Tag Archives: denis macshane

Michael Beckett chosen to fight Rotherham for the Liberal Democrats

Michael Beckett has been chosen as the Lib Dem candidate to fight Rotherham in the parliamentary by-election later this month. He was chosen from a shortlist of candidates by local party members.

In his professional life, Michael Beckett has helped businesses in Yorkshire grow, and has a good understanding of the problems the economic situation is having on companies in the area. Also, as a former manager for the Citizens Advice Bureau, he has many years helping the most vulnerable individuals with their problems.

Michael says that …

Posted in News | Also tagged and | 1 Comment

I hope this isn’t what Labour means by sensible debate over Parliamentary boundaries

We’ve heard a lot in recent weeks about how keen the Labour Party is to have sensible debate, careful consideration and proper analysis of the government’s proposals to change the way Parliamentary boundaries are drawn up.

So if you were to take a look at an article just written for a Labour pressure group by a current MP (i.e. one who has been in Parliament whilst the legislation has had all its House of Commons stages) and member of the Labour Party, and published by a Labour pressure group, you’d expect it perhaps to contribute to that serious debate. Or at …

Posted in News | Also tagged | 25 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarNigel Jones 31st May - 4:38pm
    Opportunity is not a sufficient word; so I disagree with Lauren's three worded mantra quite strongly. Much of what she says is good, but opportunity...
  • User Avatartheakes 31st May - 3:36pm
    The VAT issue is just one of many where the Leave campaign are leaving the rest of us standing. Irrelevant to blame the Tories, blame...
  • User Avatartheakes 31st May - 3:31pm
    The Labour and Liberal Democrat campaigns have been dreadful, virtually non existent. The only person taking any sense of a real popular lead is the...
  • User AvatarGlenn 31st May - 3:22pm
    I agree, but the problem isn't just the Tories. Successive governments have tried to avoid direct taxation as a way of raising revenue and seem...
  • User AvatarDavid Allen 31st May - 3:09pm
    Thanks for the nice comments. As I hope was evident, this article wasn't only a joke. I hope that the piece, or something like it,...
  • User AvatarJames Baillie 31st May - 2:53pm
    Peter - I (clearly) disagree, mainly in that I think you're greatly overestimating the extent to which returning to nation-states is a) possible and b)...