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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 …

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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 …

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  • User AvatarBarry Snelson 28th Sep - 9:24pm
    Tim, Phil Alsthorpe's op-ed, I thoght, struck an optimistic tone, not a negative one at all. My own predictions don't end in 'victory' in any...
  • User AvatarSimon McGrath 28th Sep - 9:20pm
    Emily - since there is no evidence that women can't get selected on their own in good seats why do we need AWS ?
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 28th Sep - 9:18pm
    An impressive candidate.
  • User AvatarRoland 28th Sep - 9:00pm
    Putting on my old HR specs, it seems to me that the NHS wants more hours and flexibility from the workforce without increasing its overall...
  • User AvatarTim 28th Sep - 8:40pm
    I think the problem is that you decided to imagine the aftermath as being so negative, and did so with such glee. Apparently you find...
  • User AvatarCaron 28th Sep - 8:34pm
    @David Evams: I don't think we have ever agreed so much on anything before - and anything that can unite us must be worth doing!!t