Barry Kirby

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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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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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November 7, 2011 - 2 Comments

The Boundary Commission hosted an event today in Bristol to cover the Parliamentary Boundary issues and any counter proposals. During this event it because very clear that the Gloucester MP had not actually read the...

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November 2, 2011 - 13 Comments

The issue of the Parliamentary Boundaries is becoming very emotive, especially in Gloucester where it is suggested we lose the Westgate ward to the forest of Dean.  How ironic that when it came to voting...

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July 4, 2011 - 6 Comments

As part of the bill for Electoral Reform bill that the Liberal Democrats and Tories are pushing through parliament there is a reorganising or rebalancing of the parliamentary constituencies.  It has been known that Gloucester...

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May 13, 2011 - 4 Comments

After the Election the elected Labour Councillors form what is called the “Labour Group”, in this they elect a Leader who’s job it is to decide how the party will represent itself at Council meetings and the like.  For...

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April 7, 2011 - 3 Comments

Yesterday, Gloucester City Council published the valid nominations for the Elections on May 5th.  Across the city, there are 11 wards up for election and Gloucester Labour have fielded candidates in all wards.  There have...

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March 28, 2011 - 7 Comments

I read with interest Councillor Sebastian Fields views on the AV referendum in the Citizen last week.  There are obviously a number of arguments being used for both systems, but fundamentally I think that the expense and...

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February 14, 2011 - 1 Comments

The Gloucester Libraries debacle has been “Called in” by the Liberal Democrats to the scrutiny Committee, and thus an extraordinary scrutiny meeting was called tonight to hear the arguments.  I attended in the public gallery,...

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February 4, 2011 - 0 Comments

Last night, the Gloucestershire public again showed their anger against the Tory/Liberal methods. In a By-election for the Council seat which was counted in Rodborough, Labour’s Brian Oosthuyen beat the Tories by 3 votes, which...

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