Monthly Archives: March 2015

A Good Experience

Tweet The local political scene in St Albans is competitive, with a District Council hanging on to a thin Tory majority, and the minority split between Labour and the Lib Dems. We also have two Green Councillors, and UKIP are … Continue reading

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Standing for Councillor

Tweet A few months ago, I attended a ‘stand for councillor’ evening at the offices of North Norfolk District Council. It was open to ‘anyone interested in becoming a candidate and would like to find out more about what being … Continue reading

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Putting the people of coast and country at the centre of decision-making.

Tweet I have lived in Hampshire for a large portion of my life and worked in a local authority in a predominantly rural county, so have seen first hand the kinds of unique issues people face when living in the … Continue reading

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A Living Wage for Powys County Council – success for 6 strong Labour Group!

Tweet Despite the idyllic postcard look and feel to Powys, if you scratch the surface there is real poverty and deprivation – sometimes disguised by our rolling hillsides. The Independent-run council has happily allowed more than 1000 of its workers … Continue reading

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The politics of justice – enforcing the minimum wage

Tweet I was astonished and genuinely outraged (as others have been) at the reported remarks of my MP Conservative George Freeman. When answering questions about the low enforcement and prosecutions for those not paying the minimum wage (under this government, … Continue reading

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