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Remembering Mary Turner

Many GMB members will be grieving today on hearing of the death yesterday of the union’s president, Mary Turner. Her health has been poor for quite a while, and had recently taken a turn for the worse, so the news … Continue reading

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Labour is the main challenger to the Conservatives

Throughout the recent general election, Labour supporters in the Chippenham constituency were bombarded with advice to “vote tactically”. However, make no mistake Labour is in a better position to win here now than the Lib Dems are. The average Lib … Continue reading

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Concern over standards in Melksham schools

Parents, staff and pupils will rightly be concerned about six of the eight schools run by the Academy Trust of Melksham (ATOM) receiving poor OFSTED reports, and that both St George’s in Semington and the Manor will go into Special … Continue reading

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Building support for a new Corsham station

I was invited by the Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways (FOSBR), a campaigning group seeking to extend rail services in the West of England, to speak on behalf of the Labour Party at a Rally for Rail in Bristol last … Continue reading

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Labour is the main challenger to the Tories in Chippenham

Labour has become the main challenger to the Conservatives in Chippenham constituency (which includes Melksham, Corsham, Bradford on Avon, and various villages). During the recent general election, Labour fought a dynamic local campaign, and successfully reached out to young voters … Continue reading

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Jeremy Corbyn for Prime Minister

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Vote Labour. Vote Andy Newman for Chippenham constituency.

There is an increasing likelihood of a so called “hung parliament”, where no party has a majority. The vote share in absolute numbers may be an important lever for Labour in arguing we should be allowed to form a minority … Continue reading

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