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A day in the life of a Rothwell councillor

Many people don’t know very much about what a councillor actually does, so I thought it would be useful to share a day in the life of a Rothwell councillor. My day started with a coffee and a quick check of email, Facebook and Twitter to see if anything had cropped up overnight that might […]

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Support for HS2 SoWhat campaign for possible re-route and better compensation

It was great to see HS2 SoWhat, the residents’ group, that is campaigning for a better deal  bring a deputation to the September full council meeting. My ward colleague Cllr David Nagle and me were out to support them before the council meeting by joining their demonstration. At the full council meeting SoWhat asked all […]

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HS2 Ltd visit area to see devastation of planned route

On Friday I went on a tour around parts of the Elmet and Rothwell constituency to show senior HS2 officials the areas that will be affected by their proposed route from Birmingham to Leeds. On the tour was my Rothwell ward colleague David Nagle, Garforth and Swillington councillor Mark Dobson, Rothwell Lib Dem councillor Stewart […]

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Bedroom tax will hurt most vulnerable Elmet and Rothwell residents

At Rothwell Tenants and Residents meeting last night people were very angry and upset about the Tory/Liberal Democrat ‘bedroom tax’. People found it hard to understand why this was happening when there aren’t any properties coming up for people who will be hit to move into to ‘downsize’. Comments like ‘unfair’ and ‘ridiculous’ were made. […]

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HS2 and Transport secretary show contempt for local people

The more I talk about HS2 to local people in Woodlesford the more angry I become. There is a legitimate debate to be had about the pros and cons of HS2. There is a legitimate debate to be had about the exact route it should take. There can be no debate about how the consultation […]

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