Liberal Democrats believe in grafting for our communities. We get out there and we get stuck in. We don’t get lost in committees. So we actively campaign on the issues that matter to you. When you elect us to do a job, we unsurprisingly, do a job. This means we work for you and feed issues into our councils rather than just feed you what comes the other way. In short, we work as your champion and as your advocate with our local authorities.
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The awful set of election results for the Conservatives on May 6th shook up Shirehall. They lost 5 seats, including that of their Leader and narrowly escaped losing 6 more by the smallest of margins. This includes Whittington Division where the Deputy Leader, Steve Charmley, clung on by 34 votes to beat me. All prompting… Read More »New Administration – Will it stand test of time?
A week has now passed since polling day and a few days since the declaration, so I wanted to say thank you. Thank you for all of your help and support over the last four years. Thank you for your support and votes last Thursday. It is always humbling standing for election and have people… Read More »Thank you for your help, support and votes
“What has Shropshire Council got to hide?” That is the question I now find myself asking. On the 9th on March I asked a public question for the Shropshire Council Cabinet meeting on the 11th. The question was duly tabled and an answer promised to follow the meeting. Fair enough. It was a complex question.… Read More »What has Shropshire Council got to hide?
Here we go again. The starting gun has been fired for the local elections to Shropshire Council and Town/Parish Councils across Shropshire. Once again I have put myself forward for election, standing for Shropshire Council and West Felton Parish Council. Shropshire Council Election As in 2017, I am up against the sitting Councillor for Whittington… Read More »Local Elections 2021
It is no surprise to anyone that shropshire roads are in aweful condition. Most of us recognise that the roads improve when we cross the border into neighbouring authorities. If you need a graphic illustration of that then look no further than the annual road condition data from the Department of Transport. Their data includes… Read More »Shropshire Roads: condition – generally shameful
Vaccinations are being rolled out at a good pace with more centres coming on stream. Over 200,000 people in the county have now been vaccinated, pushing us closer to half of the population. The Shropshire Star has also reported that over 50 year olds vaccinations will be starting next week. As an Asthmatic I had… Read More »Vaccination rollout gathers pace
Yesterday afternoon I had the pleasure of listening with interest to the Performance Management Scrutiny Committee at Shropshire Council. An acquired taste. My interest was the proposal to relocate Shirehall to the Pride Hill Shopping Centre. The report outlined the options examined, and the appendix outlining the potential disposal area at Shirehall. 5 options were… Read More »Shirehall relocation to Pride Hill
What an awful year 2020 has been. 2021 has to be a lot better but it is going to start of worse before it gets better, sadly. I hope everybody has had a restful and peaceful Christmas. For me, I have been lucky… Lucky to be loved even if my wedding to Sandra was cancelled… Read More »Happy New Year