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Labour MP attacks rural broadband as “faster internet shopping for millionaires”

Labour MP Graham Jones has kicked up a fuss over his attack on the government’s plans to extend high speed broadband in rural areas, saying it will just mean “faster internet shopping for millionaires”. The MP for Hyndburn went on to say that the rural broadband investment “is just about faster internet shopping for wealthy people”.

Liberal Democrat MP David Heath begged to differ, telling the House of Commons that: “The honourable gentleman is deeply mistaken on this subject … If we do not invest properly to allow every member of every community in the country to have access to …

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Police investigate electoral allegations in Hyndburn

The Lancashire Telegraph reports:

POLICE have launched an investigation into voting at this month’s local elections.

Labour officials have made a complaint about irregularities concerning proxy votes in Hyndburn.

A proxy vote is when votes are placed at the polling station on somebody’s behalf, usually when they are unable to leave the house or are on holiday and have chosen not to vote via post.

Police said they had also launched an investigation into claims constituency MP Graham Jones had intimidated voters.

They said this was not connected with the proxy votes allegations.

In three wards in Hyndburn there were more than fifty proxy …

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  • User AvatarCHIS WILLIAMS 23rd Sep - 9:11pm
    Sorry Matt but I think you miss the point. By protecting under 18's using both the law and cultural norms society accepts that this particular...
  • User AvatarAllan 23rd Sep - 8:46pm
    In view that the party thinks an allowance for every citizen should be forth coming maybe the vote should be given to babies as well...
  • User AvatarSimon Banks 23rd Sep - 8:45pm
    Cameron can announce anything he likes, but this side of the general election he can't deliver it without our votes.
  • User Avatarmatt 23rd Sep - 8:42pm
    actually chris a robin reliant is classified as a "microcar" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reliant_Robin The point is it is a motorized vehicle that is able to be legally...
  • User AvatarCHIS WILLIAMS 23rd Sep - 8:24pm
    Mat highlights the stupidity of the debate, WITHOUT there parents permission. A CAR has 4 wheels. TRAINEES not PC's. ALCOHOL with parents permission not able...
  • User Avatarpaul barker 23rd Sep - 8:22pm
    We certainly live in "Interesting Times". There are rumours that some Labour figures think UKIP might win 2 Byelections in a fortnights time. We could...