Get daily updates directly to your inbox + SubscribeThank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email As Surrey Heath's general election candidates prepare their campaigns, there is certainly one topic which provides a consensus among the opposition parties. The proposed plans to build a massive 1,500-home development on the site of Fairoaks Airport in Chobham has long been a stem of outrage and frustration among locals. While residents voice concerns over the potential impact on traffic, services and infrastructure, not to mention that the site is green belt land - can the prospective MPs provide reassurance? All four parties have now announced their chosen candidates who will be battling it out for Surrey Heath votes in the 'snap' election on June 8. Read More Fairoaks Airport Book reveals Fairoaks history Second petition launched Fairoaks masterplan unveiled No Fairoaks New Town campaign Current Conservative MP and … [Read more...] about Surrey Heath candidates share views on the Fairoaks development
Labour's parliamentary candidate for Dartford has stood down. Daisy Page, deputy leader of Dartford Labour and a borough councillor for Littlebrook ward, has cited 'personal reasons' for her decision to withdraw from the race, less than a week after her candidacy was announced. She has been replaced by Dr Bachchu Kaini, a borough councillor for Joyce Green ward, who now has less than five weeks to win over voters before the general election on June 8. The NHS doctor, who works at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, said: "Dartford deserves better from the government and from our member of parliament. "Issues such as congestion, air quality, better transport links, the town centre, local health and social care and gone unaddressed by the Conservatives for too long. "Dartford deserves an alternative. An alternative to austerity and an alternative to the funding cuts we've seen in our NHS and education system. I want to work for a better Dartford and ensure we all reach our full … [Read more...] about General Election: Dartford Labour candidate Daisy Page stands down, replaced by borough councillor Dr Bachchu Kaini
Get daily updates directly to your inbox + SubscribeThank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email As the Surrey County Council elections on May 4 draw ever closer, Get Surrey decided to ask the parties and independents standing in Spelthorne for their stances on various key issues in the borough. As you can imagine, Heathrow , street lighting and emergency services were all heavily on the agenda for Spelthorne candidates. Voters in the borough will be selecting councillors for six different seats for Stanwell and Stanwell Moor, Staines, Laleham and Shepperton, Staines South and Ashford West, Ashford, Lower Sunbury and Halliford and Sunbury Common and Ashford Common. Conservative Party John Boughtflower (Stanwell and Stanwell Moor), Sinead Mooney (Staines), Richard Walsh (Laleham and Shepperton), Denise Turner-Stewart (Staines South and Ashford West), Naz Islam (Ashford), Timothy Evans (Lower Sunbury and Halliford) and Alison Griffiths (Sunbury … [Read more...] about Meet the Spelthorne candidates for Surrey County Council
A total of 16 district council wards across the district are being contested on May 5. Each candidate has been contacted by the Harrogate Advertiser Series and asked to provide a short biography. Biographies for candidates not included below will be updated when we receive them. Visit www.aboutmyvote.co.uk for more information about the election on May 5. BISHOP MONKTON Laura Ann Dinning Labour Party Ian Roger Galloway Conservative “My priorities are to support local family members who wish to remain in the villages, with their applications for affordable housing. “I continue to lobby for high speed broadband services for the ward’s remote farmsteads. “I was able to request commuted sums funding for Littlethorpe village hall for their replacement store and notify local community groups of grant funding.” Greig John Sharman Green Party “I stand for local transport investment and helping those communities cut off from current services whilst improving … [Read more...] about PROFILES: Who is standing in the 2016 Harrogate district elections?
PUBLISHED: 06:00 10 March 2017 Jason Noble At the age of 45 and after just a single year as an Ipswich borough councillor, Sarah Barber isn’t any ordinary candidate for the town’s next mayor. Jason Noble caught up with her to find out more Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. With Roger Fern’s term as Ipswich mayor coming to an end in May, Priory Heath borough councillor and Ipswich Hospital nurse Sarah Barber is set to take the reins as next year’s nominated candidate, following a formal vote. We sat down with her to talk about women’s politics, being a nurse and the year ahead. When did you decide to put yourself forward? It was last year – I just really wanted there to be another woman mayor, we haven’t had one for a couple of years. I know it will be a bit of a shock for some people because I have only been a councillor for a year, but it was a really good opportunity and … [Read more...] about Q&A: Ipswich councillor Sarah Barber set to take over as mayor from Roger Fern in May – News
A selection of letters to the Gazette this week. Crime As for the person who has set fire to a medium sized caravan in the lay-by at the foot of the lane, near the A41 - words fail me. Thanks a lot, mate - we will all be footing the bill to clear up your mess. Diana Woodward, Wigginton I want to reassure public after gun was fired at house I am writing to offer some reassurance to the community after the incident that occurred on Monday, March 23, in Coleridge Crescent (reported by the Gazette) in which a firearm was discharged at a house, causing damage but no injury to any person. Whilst no-one was injured, it was a serious incident that understandably may have caused concern. Detectives from the Dacorum Local Crime Unit are continuing to actively investigate and pursue all lines of enquiry. One person has been arrested in connection to this incident. For this reason, as proceedings are active, I cannot go into further details about our investigation; however it is still our … [Read more...] about Letters to the Editor (Including ‘Inspector’s open letter to reassure public after gun was fired at house’)