September 29, 2014 - 0 Comments

I am very proud of being part of the Labour County Group, I think we are making some serious headway in achieving our manifesto commitments, albeit from third place.  One of the fundamental reasons behind...

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September 29, 2014 - 0 Comments

It seems Mark Hawthorne had his spies in the Labour Party conference, or more specifically some fringe events.   The Fringe events are where many issues are discussed about what future policy could look like,...

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September 22, 2014 - 0 Comments

Sunday saw the conference properly launched with a huge amount of activity.  Last time I was in Manchester for conference, the secure area was huge and very intense, however I’m quite pleased that this year...

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September 21, 2014 - 0 Comments

Yesterday (Saturday) I trekked up to Manchester for the annual Labour Party Conference.  This will be my third conference and the second in Manchester.  I call the Saturday Day 0, because officially the conference doesn’t...

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September 15, 2014 - 1 Comments

The Tory MP for Gloucester has called for Gloucester’s Religious Groups and Political Groups to be banned from joining in the parades for Gloucester Carnival and Gloucester Day itself.  In the next, rather gob smacking turn...

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August 28, 2014 - 0 Comments

From the time I was introduced to Progress as the Progressive Wing of the Labour Party, I have really enjoyed being a member, including going to the Progress Annual Conferences and the lively debates and discussions...

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August 5, 2014 - 0 Comments

I sat on my first Police and Crime panel last week.  The idea of it is that it provides Scrutiny to the work done by the Police and Crime Commissioner, Martin Surl.  With the latest...

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July 28, 2014 - 0 Comments

The Residents group in Copeland Park is already gathering significant pace, with their first community event going ahead yesterday (Sunday).  It was great to meet a group of volunteers who were willing to give up an hour or...

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July 17, 2014 - 0 Comments

On Tuesday night I chaired the second Copeland Park Residents Public Meeting and saw it well on the way to becoming a properly constituted body.  With the election of a committee and 2 events already planned for...

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June 26, 2014 - 0 Comments

I brought forward a motion at Gloucestershire Full Council yesterday to highlight the lack of meaningful discussion between the Government and the FBU.  After 3 years the FBU have not been taken seriously on the...

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