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Duncan Hames MP’s maiden speech

Back when Cix was the main way of talking to other Lib Dems online, a tradition emerged of posting Lib Dem MPs’ maiden speeches so that people could read them and respond – a tradition LDV would like to continue. Earlier today, we read Simon Wright’s speech, and tomorrow we will bring you David Ward.

Duncan’s speech is also available to view here at the Parliament website until 1 June 2011.

Thank you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, for giving me the opportunity to make my maiden speech so early in this Parliament. I congratulate the hon. Members for Harlow (Robert Halfon) …

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  • User AvatarKeith Redwood 27th May - 6:47pm
    Like Dav I was highly sceptical about 16 & 17 year olds voting in the Scottish Referendum last year. I was a teacher in a...
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    I see no reason a newspaper could not be owned by its employees. But the question may be moot as there may not be any...
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    Whilst I understand your reasoning, Dav, and do understand that it's not having a National Insurance number, being able to live away from home or...
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    I suggest voting be optional from 16 to 20, mandatory from 21 to 75, and optional again thereafter.
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    @David Evans - there is some truth in that, but as a problem its only tangentially related to income inequality - for example all the...
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    On the contrary, anyone who concentrates only on the poor, ignores the massive impact and undue influence that the mega rich have on our society...
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