Monthly Archives: September 2017

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Tories block recording concerns over biggest ever planned health service cuts in Devon

By |2017-09-22T18:11:00+00:00September 22nd, 2017|News|

.. And the County Solicitor will be called to address the committee to remind it of its responsibilities.

Devon County Council conservatives blocked my proposal yesterday to record significant concerns over the biggest cuts facing Devon’s health service in living memory.

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Hugo Swire fails East Devon residents over nature protections (yet again)

By |2017-09-13T12:06:00+00:00September 13th, 2017|News|

East Devon’s MP, Hugo Swire, has once again let down his constituents by putting his party before nature and wildlife.

On Sunday I wrote to Hugo Swire, as did many of his constituents, urging him to amend the Great Repeal Bill, currently making its way through parliament to ensure nature and wildlife were properly protected.

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I WANT TO HEAR FROM LOCAL NHS STAFF AND PATIENTS ABOUT HOW HEALTH SERVICES ARE COPING THIS WINTER

By |2017-09-13T09:22:00+00:00September 13th, 2017|News|

I am hearing news from various people that already the community hospital bed cuts as well as the maternity bed cuts, may be causing problems at the RD&E which may be struggling to cope.

As a member of Devon County Council’s Health Scrutiny Committee who has been deeply concerned at the erosion of beds over recent years it is vital that the committee finds out the truth on what is really happening.

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Email Hugo Swire MP on retaining vital EU nature protections at risk from Tory policy

By |2017-09-07T12:59:00+00:00September 7th, 2017|News|

If you care about nature and environmental protections please email Hugo Swire about this.

He simply parrots Michael Gove’s misleading nonsense about all nature laws being transferred over, but there very different plans afoot within the Tory Party.

I know someone will say what’s the point, but if we don’t lobby him he will simply claim no one really cares or people don’t believe it is a priority.

He needs to speak and vote the right way on this Bill.

I lodged a motion on this very issue at Devon County Council earlier this year and got it through unopposed, however the response from central government was anything but reassuring.

No promises whatsoever.

In East Devon there are important landscape legal protections and there are also many species currently protected under EU law that are at risk of losing that protection.
If you are on Twitter tweet him with this link. The more public the better.

Even better back it up with an email. Simply paste the points in the article into an email as a request, with a short personal intro.

It will take just two minutes grin

Let’s hold Hugo Swire to account.

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