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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...

A Day In The Life of A Candidate: All Locked Up And No Where To Go

In this seventh episode of the Candidate's Diary,  she finds herself well and truly behind bars We are visiting  companies on the Blenheim Industrial estate in Bulwell listening to their day to day problems. The workplace parking levy, with all it’s inconsistencies is...

A Day in the Life of a Candidate: Domestic Chaos

In this sixth episode of the Candidate's Diary, the domestics are falling fast behind Could you take a look at these scales? ‘I shout downstairs to Campaign Manager. `The battery must need changing. They’re over reading by more than a kilo.’ `Nothing wrong with the...