Barry Kirby

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September 10, 2017 - 0 Comments

During the General Election I was asked a number of times what my first Private Members bill would be.  There are lots of topics that could be aired here, but I am very keen on...

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September 4, 2017 - 2 Comments

There is currently a consultation from Gloucester City Council that Gloucester should be a Royal city, and why not, why shouldn’t Gloucester aspire to be a Royal city, particularly as it could be used to...

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August 27, 2017 - 0 Comments

I think the waste collection service in Gloucester is rubbish, pants.  It is not user-friendly and is not fit for purpose.  The city council would be reluctant to change it because it brings in much-needed...

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August 23, 2017 - 0 Comments

Anybody who has known me any length of time knows that I’m not the slimmest or fittest person in the world.  There are many reasons for this, both physical and psychological.  But on the back...

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August 22, 2017 - 0 Comments

Being a Social Scientist, I am constantly engaged in trying to understand why people do what they (we) do.  It is an area that is difficult to engage in because it is still difficult to...

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July 20, 2017 - 0 Comments

10 years ago, the rains started to come down and the impact upon Gloucestershire was quick, brutal and long reaching.  The effects can still be seen today with Gloucestershire Tigers still not back in Gloucester...

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July 12, 2017 - 0 Comments

The past two months since leaving the County Council have not been usual given the general election, but the past few weeks have been somewhat of an unsettling revelation about just how much of a...

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May 4, 2017 - 0 Comments

I am very proud to have been selected as the Labour Candidate to fight the General Election on the 8th June. I have worked hard for Gloucester for a long time, from founding and running...

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April 19, 2017 - 1 Comments

Yesterday, Teresa May threw down the gauntlet in quite a bold move by calling a general election.  There are possibly many reasons for this, she may not have the votes within the conservative party to...

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April 11, 2017 - 0 Comments

In my line of policy posts, (this is the second, so officially a line) I want to explore the future of the NHS.  I am the first to say that this is a hugely complex...

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