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Stephen Lloyd MP writes… 100 Members in 100 Days: The Eastbourne Challenge

Just after I was first elected as MP for Eastbourne, some three years ago (crikey – doesn’t time fly by) I pledged to do everything I could to ensure Eastbourne would buck the economic trend; and it’s worked. We have had a tremendous success in keeping unemployment down locally – it’s actually 30% lower than at the General Election! A key part of that success was to start an apprentice recruitment campaign early on – I was the first new MP to do so after the general election.

Under the banner ‘100 Apprentices in 100 Days’, I set about contacting …

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Vince Cable, One Direction, and a minimum wage rise for apprentices

There was a significant amount of chortling in LDV Towers over the Telegraph’s report of Vince Cable’s comments about One Direction’s earnings. One member of our team even suggested photoshopping his head onto this photo of the boy band wearing onesies.  Mercifully, copyright and lack of photoshopping skills on my part spares you that sight.

Vince thought he was being asked about, I presume, a director’s £5 million salary, which he described as “mad”, “downright immoral” and “grossly offensive”.  It would be hardly surprising that he would take that view given his actions to curb executive pay. He added, …

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  • Neil Sandison
    Sad to see Michael Meadowcroft still fighting the tribal battles of the 1980s pre merger . We have all moved on . indeed the public demands we move on ,There i...
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    LDV team note: Apologies for the non-working link, which has now been corrected....
  • Tristan Ward
    @Brad Burrows Totally agree that PR is a ninnwgitiable condition of a future coalition with the Tories. But why not also with Lbaour? They are just as un...
  • Gordon
    Thanks Michael - I will read them later....
  • John Marriott
    @Michael Meadowcroft My wife has said for some time that we are entering what she calls a ‘post political era’ and I tend to agree. It used to be so simple...