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Europe and Immigration

As published in the Hucknall Dispatch May 1st Immigration and settlement on the shores of the British Isles is hardly a new phenomenon. Vikings, Romans and Normans have all landed here and put their stamp on the genetic pool and the culture. Last century saw massive...

What Ed’s Rent Controls Will Mean for Nottingham’s Future

So Red Ed has decided to take another page from socialist France’s book and bash the landlords in the name of “fairness”.  He wants to impose fixed rents apart from inflationary rises coupled with security of tenure for three years. What a vote winner! The trouble is...

Why Our Bulwell Survey Results Bowled Me Over

82% of People Surveyed In Bulwell Want an Entertainment Centre I’m a strong supporter of the “We Love Bulwell’” campaign which was a creation of the Mary Portas national review of how local communities can support their High Street and Town Centre.  The Town Team have...

British Legion of Bulwell Collect at Soldier’s Hill

Soldiers Hill in Bulwell Forest Needs a Permanent Memorial I  first heard about Soldiers Hill from Paul Jackson of the Bulwell Branch of the British Legion when I was helping out with poppy sales last November.   So under the bright sunshine of a perfect spring day on...

Why and How We Can Make Education a Priority

We are both in agreement that parents are absolutely essential in giving full support to their children at school. It was a great pleasure to take part in the EdExcell3’s conference on learning held at the Mount Zion Millennium City church on Saturday 25th April. The...

Online Voting: Quick, Easy but Not Secure Enough

First published in Nottingham Post: April 15th, 2015 Online voting is often confused with electronic voting. The two are very different. One is where polling booths use some form of digitalised reader to count votes. It’s similar to credit card technology. The other...

The Dam Buster of Nottingham North

My long-suffering Campaign Manager (and husband) has an abiding interest in flying from his days in the RNZAF and 33 years flying the track with Qantas Airways as an airline pilot. It was his crazy idea to make this video for my campaign. I felt completely ridiculous...

A Day In The Life of a Candidate: Campaign Manager Makes a Movie

In this ninth episode of the Candidate’s Diary, Campaign Manager tries his hand as a film director I reflect on the fact it’s been a crazy few days. Using his pilot background from the RNZAF followed by thirty three years flying the world with Qantas Airways, Campaign...

A Day In The Life Of A Candidate: Back On The Trail

In this eighth episode of the Candidate’s Diary, Campaign Manager calls on Euclid to save our feet More canvassing today, working to meet Campaign Manager’s disciplined plan. He’s continually inventing different time and motion methods in a search for the most...

How the Leaders Debate Went Down in Nottingham North

"The Conservatives came across on TV as the only party linking business growth to the long-term wellbeing of our country." This week there was plenty of feedback to me on the Leaders Debate as I talked to people on the doorsteps, comments like ‘It was all very...