EU Elections and the race for the Tory leadership

We didn't really need to wait for the results of the EU elections to know that the Conservatives were going to get demolished. As results started to come in last night, it was very apparent that support for the two main parties had evaporated, and voters had backed parties with a very clear position on … Continue reading EU Elections and the race for the Tory leadership

European Elections – why I have not been campaigning

For the first time in over 30 years - during which time I have taken part in every local, national and European election - I am sitting out the campaign for this week's European Elections. It is not that I am worried about the inevitable hostile reception I would find on the doorstep - having … Continue reading European Elections – why I have not been campaigning

My week – week ending 13 April

On Monday I co-chaired the CBC Corporate Parenting Panel, assisted by one of the young people in local authority care. We looked at a report from the Children in Care Council (consisting of children and young people in care) on activities they had been involved in, including the training of social workers. On Wednesday morning … Continue reading My week – week ending 13 April

My week – week ending 6 April

On Monday 1st April I attended the LLTC Community Safety Committee. The meeting was attended by Sgt Liam Mitchell of Beds Police to discuss a number of local issues. On Tuesday 2nd I attended CBC Executive at Chicksands. We looked at the Central Bedfordshire Community safety plan for the next 12 months - priorities are … Continue reading My week – week ending 6 April

The ‘B’ word and why you should vote on 2nd May

So, on the eve of what was supposed to be Brexit day, our elected representatives in Westminster are no closer to agreeing a deal than we are to finding Elvis Presley alive and well at the local chip shop. I think I can confidently say everyone - whether you voted leave or remain - is … Continue reading The ‘B’ word and why you should vote on 2nd May