Monthly Archives: January 2019

//January

Superb letter from outraged East Devon resident to Sir Hugo Swire on Brexit

By |2019-02-20T20:05:39+00:00January 28th, 2019|News, Recent|

This East Devon resident is so furious over how this government is handling Brexit that he sent a copy of his letter to Sir Hugo to me for anonymous publication.

I think it is probably the most well informed, well written and eloquent letter on Brexit I have read yet!

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Review into how Devon carers are faring delayed yet again

By |2019-02-20T20:06:01+00:00January 25th, 2019|News, Recent|

My efforts to get a spotlight review into how Devon carers are faring seems to have hit another delay.

I first proposed a review at the April Health and Adult Care Scrutiny Committee meeting of last year, but the vote was delayed until councillors had visited the contractors who look after the service, Westbank League of Friends.

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Availability of paid carers in people’s homes is still problematic

By |2019-02-20T20:06:21+00:00January 25th, 2019|News, Recent|

Availability of paid care in people’s homes still problematic – the issue to be debated again in June

I have asked for the thorny topic of NHS-led paid care in people’s homes, to return to the 18 June Devon County Council’s Health and Adult Care Scrutiny Committee, following further feedback from senior GPs and Hospiscare that the problems remain relating to sufficient paid carers to look after people.

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Protest meeting sparks constructive meeting with Stagecoach boss

By |2019-02-05T16:46:25+00:00January 23rd, 2019|News|

I am hopeful of a positive outcome here. It was a very constructive meeting I thought.

Many thanks to Bob Dennison for listening and agreeing to look into the issues of concern for residents of Newton Poppleford.

https://www.sidmouthherald.co.uk/news/bus-protest-newton-poppleford-1-5855783?fbclid=IwAR2s1_64QHFmrXrY1eIowAdcZvMQLuZmyQY-U6WIs7QkQeI0XN4dsANyVFs

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WORST PARLIAMENTARY DEFEAT ON RECORD, NO CONFIDENCE VOTE IN GOVERNMENT AND GENERAL CHAOS REIGNS

By |2019-02-20T20:07:02+00:00January 16th, 2019|News, Recent|

So Mrs May finally had the courage to hold her doomed vote last night - and in line with predictions, she lost.

It was the worst parliamentary defeat on record.

As the constitutional crisis worsens, around 114 Tory MPs were expected to vote down her withdrawal agreement, but the number was actually 118.

A whopping vote of no confidence in Mrs May and her government in itself, even by her own party.

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Happy New Year!

By |2019-02-05T16:46:26+00:00January 2nd, 2019|News|

As we enter the New Year I thought that it would be a timely point to provide you with a summary of the work I have been involved with during 2018!...

Read on to find out more…

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