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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 AvatarStephen W 23rd Sep - 11:18am
    If I am correct Cameron's timetable is draft legislation and January, to be voted through after the General Election in May. Nobody is suggesting changing...
  • User AvatarJulian Tisi 23rd Sep - 11:01am
    Thanks George for the useful maps. For what it's worth I think the best starting point would be the Euro constituencies as the right level...
  • User AvatarStephen W 23rd Sep - 10:47am
    Who would attend such a convention, how would they be chosen, what powers would they have, how would decisions be decided there, and in what...
  • User Avatarmatt (Bristol) 23rd Sep - 10:46am
    Freedom for Aldershot! Seriously, though this illustrates that there needs to be time to have this discussion (although within some kind of timetable otherwise it...
  • User AvatarIgor Sagdejev 23rd Sep - 10:44am
    @Drew Durning: "I think it’s very unlikely that we will get control of our borders and remain within the EU" The UK has control of...
  • User Avatarstuart moran 23rd Sep - 10:44am
    I am with David-1 on this (and mack) Who has been given the mandate to use the UK Parliament as an ad-hoc English one? Did...