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Liam Carr
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Light Up
The picture below shows the B6308 from the Hat and Feather into Medomsley in 2009. This is the same road last Summer (2016). Can you spot the difference? It's not the weather, it's not the car, it's the street lights... Have you ever missed a meeting and th...

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Autumn Statement
Before the general election, in order to prepare for hustings, TV and radio interviews and questions from the public, I studied every Labour policy announcement between 2013 and 2015 in some detail. The policies were mostly sound, sensible ideas but were ei...

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Casting My Vote for Corbyn
After a couple of weeks of thinking carefully about it. I have now decided to vote for Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour leadership contest. He was not my first choice in the last leadership election after Ed resigned, as I had already told Andy Burnham that I wo...

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Thanks to Pat Glass MP
Pat Glass MP for North West Durham has confirmed that she will not stand again at the next general election and today she stepped down as shadow education secretary. I have worked closely with Pat on many local and general election campaigns and would like ...

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51 Not 172 Is The Not-So-Magic Number
Just to clear up any confusion: 172 Labour MPs have voted in a secret ballot that they have no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party. 40 voted against the motion and presumably have full confidence in Jeremy. This vote will be reported o...

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A call for Unity
The few Labour MPs who have resigned from shadow posts probably think they have the best interests of our Party at heart. I don't agree with their actions but neither do I question their motives. They really think they are doing what's best. It is ironic th...

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A feeling about the EU
I am neither a Eurosceptic, nor a committed Europhile. There are things about the EU that I don't like such as the unelected nature of EU commissioners, and it’s pretty
unheard of for me to be on the same side as Cameron and Osborne, but I will be
voting to...

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Solidarité avec Parisisians
The world was rocked by the recent attacks in Paris. Killers who belonged to the organisation which calls itself 'Islamic State' murdered 129 people as they on what was until then a normal Friday night in a busy multicultural area of the city. One response ...

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After years of campaigning I have today learned that UK Coal appeal to opencast the Bradley site on the County Durham side of the river Derwent has been successful and that they have been granted permission to start work.   This has been a long protracted l...

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On The Buses (and trains)
Those of us who live living in rural communities often feel that they have little influence over the local
transport we depend on. It can prove impossible to prevent the loss of a much valued bus
service or improve the condition of a local train station. Se...
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