Tag Archives: General Election 2017

Those who pay the piper….


This set of figures represent the amount of party funding received around the General Election, but it does not include the donations that fall below the £7,500 threshold. The many smaller sums are likely to have benefited Labour over the … Continue reading

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What to do with £140m of public money


The way in which we spend public money or rather how it is spent on our behalf varies wildly depending on ones point of view. This weekend Boris Johnson has written a piece in the Telegraph, once again promoting the … Continue reading

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What did you really learn on the doorstep


For the first time in my life, during this General Election I went out canvassing door to door for one of the candidates. Paul Sanderson who I have known for many years stood as an Independent in Bognor & Littlehampton … Continue reading

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Let us hope for a safe outcome


Last night I was at a meeting with the senior police officer who has overall responsibility for the policing of todays election across Sussex and Surrey. Just as each of the parties have a huge number of people focused on … Continue reading

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A period of great weakness


On 3rd May Parliament was dissolved. Assuming all goes to plan on 8th June, the estimated date for the opening of the new Parliament will take place on 14th or even 21st June. Clearly it may be possible to bring … Continue reading

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My take on a few of the promises


The following is my piece in todays Argus: Now that all of the main parties have published their manifestos it is interesting to see some of the elements that have been included. I confess my focus has been on the … Continue reading

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Its policies that matter not parties


Two things on twitter this morning have given me a bit of optimism. However before the good news there is the awful news. I am very disappointed that all 16 Sussex MPs appear to have voted for a General Election … Continue reading

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