Barry Kirby

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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April 4, 2017 - 0 Comments

There is a range of thought when it comes to nationalisation, there are some who hate it and think that everything should be in the private sector, that competition provides best value.  This, is somewhat...

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January 31, 2017 - 2 Comments

Whilst I campaigned on the “Remain” side of the EU Referendum, most people know that I was quite ambivalent about the result.  This was, and still is, because whilst it is better to be inside an...

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January 23, 2017 - 0 Comments

I’m not going to go on about Trump, it’s all been said already, all over social media.  But I am interested in the wider issue of Politics, Politicians and Truth. We seem to be in...

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January 12, 2017 - 0 Comments

Last year I posted a miserly 2 blog posts.  Considering how rollercoaster last year was, I failed to record much of it.  I fell into my own trap of knowing that people were reading it...

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January 8, 2017 - 0 Comments

The Copeland By-Election is possibly the biggest challenge the Labour Party has faced in recent times.  If the party is going to regain the trust of the general public then this by-election is the biggest...

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March 8, 2016 - 1 Comments

The range of influence that the Police and Crime Commissioner has is huge.  This doesn’t just include the Police itself, but those organisations and people who utilise the funding available through the Police and Crime...

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January 6, 2016 - 2 Comments

I am a huge fan of Social Media, and being a Councillor, it is an important tool.  But, I am getting rather fed-up of Labour based social media groups at the moment.  No decent debate...

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