Monthly Archives: February 2010

Campaigning Workshop

Yesterday was busy day of campaigning once again – with canvassing and leafletting taking place, including delivery of my new Change newspaper. I also took a short while out to speak at a Campaigning Workshop for students from Birmingham University in … Continue reading

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Fairtrade Fortnight 2010

We’re right in the middle of Fairtrade Fortnight 2010, which this year runs from February 22nd to March 7th. This year Traidcraft are focusing on tea, and are encouraging people to hold “Big Brew” events where they serve Fairtrade tea and coffee, … Continue reading

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Martineau Centre

Earlier this week I was invited to meet with a group of residents who are campaigning to save the Martineau Centre. The meeting was held in the Court Oak pub. The Martineau Teachers’ Centre used to be located on the Bristol … Continue reading

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High Speed Rail Conference

Today I’ve been two Health Tust Board Meetings to hear what they had to say on the subject of maternity services at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust which covers Sandwell Hospital and City Hospital on the Dudley Road. Meanwhile … Continue reading

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Meeting Inland Waterways Association At Woodgate Valley

On Saturday I took an hour out of my campaigning day to have lunch with members of the National Restoration Committee of the Inland Waterways Association. They tour the UK for their meetings and on this occasion came to Woodgate Valley … Continue reading

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Council Tax Rise Held At 1.9%

Today was Birmingham City Council’s Annual Budget Day. Once again the Conservative led administration has brought in a Council Tax rise of just 1.9%. These are difficult economic times for the whole country, but even so we recognise the importance of keeping … Continue reading

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HLBs – Alive And Well!

Yesterday the Conservative and Liberal candidates for Edgbaston at the General Election, and the constituency’s Labour MP, were on the BBC’s Politics Show. This was followed today by a much longer discussion between the 3 of us on Lunch with … Continue reading

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