Monthly Archives: July 2009

Congratulations Chloe!

Congratulations to Chloe Smith for her sensational by-election win in Norwich North today. She turned a Labour majority of five and a half thousand into a Conservative majority of 7,348. Chloe polled 13,591 votes which was 39.5% of the poll. … Continue reading

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Chad Vale Clean Up

Following a complaint about Chad Vale Walkway needing a clean up, Harborne Councillor John Alden and I joined the Council Hit Squad and staff there this afternoon for a litter pick. We managed to fill quite a few bags of … Continue reading

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The West Midlands Gunners March Through Birmingham

Today I attended the ceremony to present the Freedom of the City to the 26th Regiment Royal Artillery (The West Midlands Gunners) in front of the Council House. A decision to award the Freedom of the City to the regiment … Continue reading

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Birmingham Beach!

It has hardly stopped raining all day today, but hopefully we will get some sun this summer. And when we do, if you’re in the city, what better place to go than the Birmingham beach? We may be one of … Continue reading

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In Touch

Across the constituency, In Touch leaflets from the Conservatives are going out, so watch out for one popping through your letter box. Pictured is the Harborne version which has stories about the Euro election result (when the Conservatives won the … Continue reading

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Mixed News On Unemployment

This month’s unemployment briefing note has come rather sooner than last month’s (which I posted about on July 1st) and it contains mixed news. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Birmingham remained at 12.2% in June. This compares to a … Continue reading

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Water Aid Petition Goes To No 10

On June 5th (World Environment Day) I visited the Water Aid stand at the Water For Life Festival in Edgbaston (pictured). I filled in a postcard as part of a petition to Gordon Brown, calling on him to “talk taps … Continue reading

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