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Michael Beckett
Works at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Attended Leeds Metropolitan University
Lives in Norton-on-Derwent, Malton, York, Ryedale, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, of Great Britain, Europe
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Jo Swinson on top form!
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Here is my official profile as Liberal Democrats Parliamentary Candidate for the people of Scarborough, Whitby and Esk Valley on the LibDems party website!

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I love dogs and am especially fond of working dogs that assist people like guide dogs, sheep dogs, PAT dogs, hearing dogs, security dogs and emergency rescue dogs. I am pleased to be able to support Guide Dogs and also like saying hello to dogs! Thank you +Google+​ for making this moving picture for me to share.
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 You or Mike might be interested in our General Election Webinar Debates – first one being Europe In or Out
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A grass roots pressure group that calls for common decency had been launched by Queen's guitarist Brian May. This might create trouble, that in itself might not be a bad thing. It might make mistakes but then again who doesn't. Let's hope its influence is net positive as it finds its way and if a more values based Parliament is what it helps create, then I want to support it. As with all things in politics actions speak louder than words.

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What does important mean?

Important enough to apologise for the breech of Trust a Mayor/Leader/Alderman of the Council perpetrating child sexual abuse? Specifically apologising to victims/survivors of this abuse, their families and to the people of Scarborough, Whitby and Esk Valley!

Important enough to allow a full investigation of the Council to try to prevent this from happening again, or just important enough to be seen to say the right words? The investigation into the police found wrong doing and resulted in an apology how long must people wait for an apology from the Council, until its forced?!?

IPCC investigation caused North Yorkshire Police to apologise but Scarborough Borough Council and Scarborough and Whitby Conservative Association despite being asked have refused to issue a public apology, a petition has been created to ask them to apologise.

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Cllr Tom Fox speaking here and his political colleagues in the Conservative party have the opportuinty of being held to account by the public on May the 7th in the local Council election. Hopefully more people will percieve what you do and vote for change!
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Thank you for recording the question and answer session with Nick Clegg, this is useful.
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The biggest waste of European tax payers money is the salary paid to Nigel Farage to do nothing!

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If we implemented the TDG, such politicians would out of a job without all the drama. See
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Looks like a pretty good idea. It's almost certainly better than what most parents do!

[ Thanks to +Ricky Greenwald  for this! ]
How do good parents miss child sexual abuse? It is simple. By not asking the right questions. One day my son went to a classmate's home for a Halloween costume
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Thank you Nick Clegg, Vince Cable and your Lib Dem team for your hard work in making this into a reality. Apprenticeships boost young people into long term stability and contribute to a fairer society, a stronger economy and create more opportunities for everyone!

Tags: #career #jobs #lifechances #vocation #future #team #economy #society #ourfuture
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A good summary of plans for a stronger economy, a fairer society and opportunities for everyone.
Last Thursday, the Liberal Democrats released the first page of our manifesto and our five priorities for the next Parliament. 

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Administrator, Managing Director, Non-Executive Director (NED or NXD), Governor, Councillor (Cllr), Trustee, SpAd & Chairman (previously: President, Chairman, Secretary, Company Secretary, Parliamentary Candidate, CEO, Executive Director, Treasurer, Chair of Governors & FSA approved person) ✔
  • York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
    Governor, 2012 - present
  • Mennonite Trust
    Trust Administrator, 2013 - present
  • Malton Town Council
    (Cllr) Councillor, 2006 - present
  • North Yorkshire and York Forum
    Non Executive Director (NED) and Trustee, 2010 - present
  • Liberal Democrats
    Parliamentary Candidate for the people of Scarborough and Whitby, 2015 - present
    Putting local people first, getting value for money and making things happen so we build a stronger economy, a fairer society through creating opportunities for everyone.
  • Caring for Business Ltd
    Executive Director, 2010 - 2014
  • Next Steps
    Former Trustee now Specialist Advisor, 2005 - 2014
  • Liberal Democrats
    Chair of Thirsk and Malton Liberal Democrats, 2008 - 2012
  • Ryedale Citizens Advice Bureau
    Trustee and Non Executive Director, 2007 - 2012
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
    Specialist Services Manager, 2005 - 2008
  • York and District Mind
    Executive Director, 2008 - 2011
  • National Health Service (NHS)
    Nursing Assistant, 2001 - 2003
  • Emergency Night Shelter
    Manager, 2000 - 2001
  • York Travellers Trust
    Project Worker, 2004 - 2005
  • Mental Health Matters
    Support Worker, 2003 - 2004
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Norton-on-Derwent, Malton, York, Ryedale, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, of Great Britain, Europe
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Scarborough and Whitby's Liberal Democrats Parliamentary Candidate for May 2015. A cross sector leader and community campaigner, putting people at the heart of policy.
Mike Beckett has a heart ♡ for people putting them and their experience at the center of what he does. Mike wants to connect with individual persons who can help him add value to the lives of the public as both an entrepreneur and politician. Mike is passionate for pragmatic ways to innovate and improve outcomes for society and has a driving work ethic to achieve excellence.

Mike lives in ⌘ North Yorkshire with his wife, cat and two dogs and likes politics, with an abiding interest in the Liberal Democrats in the United Kingdom, as an internationalist he also follows the EU and ALDE, the UN and the international community. I particularly like Mennonite and also Moravian, Anabaptist, Orthodox and Celtic expressions of Christianity. A proponent of subsidiarity, Local Exchange Trading Systems, Credit Unions, mutually owned cooperatives, rights with responsibility, personal & corporate ethics and caring for business in general as productivity and trade can help bring economic stability and foster peace. Mike is active in the voluntary and community sector as he likes to contribute to Civil Society making our Society bigger and better for everyone.

Mike has worked as a cross sector leader with a portfolio career, for example in the (NHS) National Health Service, as a homeless shelter manager, a (CAB) Citizens Advice Bureau manager, the Executive Director and Company Secretary of a local Mind charitable company and as the Trust Administrator for the Mennonite Trust. At University of London, Goldsmith College he read Politics with Economics.

Mike is a progressive cooperator with a belief in the need to engage with all people involved in Community Politics, Social Policy, Ethics, Business and Commerce, Economics, Governance and Public Affairs. Mike believes corporate governance is essential, with monitoring through internal audit procedures, supervision and total quality management systems.

Michael Beckett is standing for Parliament in May 2015 for Whitby and Scarborough. Mike trained with the Institute of Directors (IoD) and in December 2011 achieved the Diploma in Company Direction, having earlier that year received a Distinction in the Certificate in Company Direction. Mike is committed to continuing professional development and implementing ethical decisions.

You might also be interested in reading Mike Beckett's likeable facebook page! My personal business blog, go on have a read! Mike Beckett's professional connections on LinkedIn!

To keep up to date with Mike's latest news, circle me ⊕ on Gplus.

Some suggestions for circles you could put Mike in:
  • Ailurophile & Canophilist (likes cats & dogs).
  • Alternative and 80s music fans. ♪♬ 
  • Amateur Knitlete.
  • Arts and Crafts movement.  
  • Beta-tester for G+
  • Blogger (Business, Community & Politics). ✎
  • British Anglophile.
  • Chasers of extraordinary opportunities.
  • Charter 88 signatory.
  • Connectors.
  • Community Organiser
  • Current affairs enthusiasts.
  • Dyslexic and writer in the third person.
  • Economics experts.
  • Friendly people.
  • Friends of entrepreneurs.
  • Governance and strategy.
  • Instigators of change.
  • Intrapreneurs and Entrepreneurs.
  • Liberal Democrats (LibDems).
  • Lifelong learning.
  • Political news curators.
  • Pragmatic Futurist. ∞ Peakist
  • Professional Directors.
  • Proponent of ecumenism and tolerance
  • Public affairs aficionados.☼
  • Science Fiction fans.
  • Small and Medium size Businessmen.
  • Social media enthusiast.
  • Social policy wonks.
  • Social Science research.
  • Spirituality and faith. 
  • Startup lovers.
  • Yorkshire folk.
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Gaythia Weis​​​​​​100946817944952712900 ​​​​​​interesting analytical Chemist and manager for scientific software startup 

I am happy on Google+ to be in a "shared a circle with you.". °oO

I generally follow back if you are cordial & active. I look for public posts, a picture, a completed about page preferably with links, areas of common interest and comments. Due to the circling follow limit, I periodically review who I follow, specifically to remove inactive accounts from my follow list. ♺ ن

The Legal bit: My public disclaimer "All views are my own & not those of my employer or any other organisation or individual." Unless I specifically  and categorically state otherwise. Imprint notice: Published and promoted by Bob Jackman at 3 Brierley Road, Crossgates, Scarborough YO12 4JS on behalf of Michael Beckett.  Hosted (printed) by Googleplus at Google UK Ltd, Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9TQ, who are not responsible for any of the contents of my pages.

Disclosure: I am a #FormerVictim, a survivor and now an achiever.
I am a former victim of abuse. It got better for me. It will get better for you.Help is available.
Sources of information in the UK:

If you are experiencing abuse, or have been abused and need help, search for more information from information providers in your region. Talk to professionals that you *trust*. Be wary of anyone offering help by meeting up. There are people who will understand what you're going through, even if you can't believe its possible.

A big thank you ♥ for reading, up on me. I hope we can work together for mutual benefit. Not got a Googleplus account here's an invitation link for you:​​​​​​HBOigDSpvac:UAKjjIxq_Fk I look forward to your posts! Lastly please introduce yourself in this thread here:: http://plus.​​​​​​​​​​​​101900299178799457829/posts/​​​​​​ShYFb45uyiq being an #Engager in #Googleplus is Important! 
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In 2011 Mike received a Certificate in Company Direction with Distinction from the Institute of Directors (IoD) progressing to achieve the IoD Diploma in Company Direction. In June 2010 as Executive Director of York and District Mind the charity was rated by the Social Return On Investment network for the RBS SE100 index ranking the social enterprise as 69th in the UK overall and 35th in terms of impact, in Yorkshire and Humber region 6th overall and 3rd in terms of impact. More info:
  • Leeds Metropolitan University
    Diploma in Company Direction - Institute of Directors, 2011 - 2011
  • Leeds Metropolitan University
    Certificate in Company Direction - Institute of Directors (IoD) with Distinction, 2011 - 2011
  • Goldsmiths College
    BA (Hons) Politics with Economics, 1996 - 1999
  • Sir Richard Tauntons Colege
    A Levels, 1991 - 1993
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