Monthly Archives: November 2012

The March of The Independents

Text of the The Way I See It in the Somerset County Gazette this week. Last week’s Mayoral and Police Commissioner elections threw up some interesting results. While Labour and the Conservatives took their fair share of the Police jobs, … Continue reading

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Cycle Path Plans Take Step Forward

Following the recent announcement of progress with the long-planned cycle path linking Bishops Lydeard and Cotford St Luke with Norton Fitzwarren and Taunton, I am very pleased with the fundraising effort now underway. We need to find £7,500 to pay … Continue reading

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Cameron’s War on Judicial Reviews is Daft

Prime Minister David Cameron today used his speech to the CBI to suggest that he will make it much more difficult for members of the public or interest groups to question Government plans. He says that this is necessary in … Continue reading

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Not Even Close – Su Mountstevens is our Police & Crime Commissioner

The votes have been cast and counted and Su Mountstevens, the only Independent candidate in Avon & Somerset, has been elected as our first Police & Crime Commissioner. The turnout was, as predicted, awful as a result, I believe, of … Continue reading

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Police & Crime Commissioner Elections – Today!

Don’t forget to vote today. As I’ve said, many of us regret the decision to introduce the role of Police & Crime Commissioner but it is happening regardless. The elections are today, and by tomorrow we’ll have a PCC installed. … Continue reading

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Police & Crime Commissioner Election – Two Days to Go

Just two days to go until the Police & Crime Commissioner elections.  While most of us may think that the post and the expensive elections are a waste of time, we will nevertheless have a Police & Crime Commissioner on … Continue reading

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Bishops Lydeard & Cotford St Luke to Taunton Cycle Path – Progress At Last

After more than a decade languishing as nothing more than a plan on paper, the concept of establishing a cycle path between Bishops Lydeard/Cotford St Luke and Taunton has taken a big leap in the last week. Spearheaded by local … Continue reading

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