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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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    I normally never comment on other comments but several people have said that current membership is 30/40% of its founding membership. In fact we started...
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    Thomas Long "Yes, being the DPM’s wife adds some flavour to the story but it’s not the substance of it. She’s not just “out doing...
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    @eddie Sammon "We should elect our leaders and our candidates " I thought you had left the party ? So I assume you mean ""You...
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    @FrankBooth A very good and rational description of the concerns. @George Potter Those were not immigrants, and they actually wanted out, not in.
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    @stuart Isn't that rather a biased, closed-eye interpretation? 36% yes ... means "perfectly happy" 46% no ..... means "only a minority" Difficult to see how...
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    There was a big study done on the issue of migrant entrepreneurs recently. You can find it at http://www.creatingourjobs.org/ *GASP* Some sort of evidence in...