A funny thing happened to me…..

by danielbarker on 4 May, 2016

……..while I was out delivering yesterday. I bumped into the UKIP candidate, and realised he was the same guy who asked me on Election Day last year how things were going with the casework I was processing for his father! So voters of Short Heath, forget party politics – if you want a councillor you […]

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Knocking on doors

by danielbarker on 4 May, 2016

Knocking on doors to remind people to vote can be very dispiriting. Yes, you get the occasional person pledging their support to you, but you also come across people who are not on the electoral register or have no intention of voting. People today have no idea how their ancestors struggled to get the vote. […]

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Labour voters should vote tactically

by danielbarker on 3 May, 2016

Despite the fact that it took the combined votes of Labour and LibDem councillors to stop the Tories’ programme of cuts and put in place a budget that saved New Invention library, the Labour candidate for Short Heath seems determined to split the anti-Tory vote by delivering 3 different leaflets and getting her supporters to […]

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Bus users are patiently awaiting the outcome of ongoing talks with National Express West Midlands (NXWN) about their controversial proposals for revised bus services across Willenhall. There was a public outcry recently when NXWM announced plans to withdraw their 28 Willenhall to Wolverhampton and 40 Walsall to Wolverhampton services. At the same time they announced […]

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This week, Michael Gove (Justice Secretary) laid out his case for leaving the EU on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme. Full fact, an independent fact-checking charity, have looked into the claims Gove makes during his speech. This is what their independent researchers found: “We can take back the £350 million we give to the […]

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I was asked the other day Why should people vote for the Lib Dems at the Local Elections on 5th May? A thought provoking question. I could rattle off many things that we have achieved over the years and things we still want to do. But does that answer the question? What is it that […]

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The UK will receive £1bn in social housing investment from the EU’s bank in order to support the construction of an estimated 20,000 new homes. The funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB), working in partnership with the Housing Finance Corporation (THFC), represents the largest ever support for social housing by the bank anywhere in […]

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Incoherent ‘Vote Leave’ Campaign

by danielbarker on 27 April, 2016

The incoherence of the Vote Leave campaign must be exposed. Don’t let their assertions go unchallenged. They have been banging on recently about negotiating a better deal with the EU than we have with the Single Market. This is nonsense. On the one hand they say we can leave and still have the same access […]

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The number of care home insolvencies has jumped by 18%, as local authority spending on care homes continues to fall. New research by Moore Stephens, an accounting and advisory network, discovered 47 care home operators in England and Wales became insolvent last year, up from 40 the previous year. It also revealed the number of […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Monroe Palmer | Fri 22nd April 2016 – 2:10 pm This week the Housing Bill has continued in its long worn out path through the Lords. The Liberal Democrats have been battling to make changes to a Bill which will currently only worsen the housing crisis, reducing the availability […]

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