Monthly Archives: October 2010

Taking Stock in a New Parliamentary Term

The end of the conference season and the start of the new Parliamentary term means that ‘Government’ has started again. That presents Lib Dem Councillors with challenges and opportunities. On Wednesday next week I will be presenting the LGAviewpoint on … Continue reading

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Social Enterprises – A major way forward

On Tuesday night this week I went to a  dinner at the Royal bank of Scotland in the City which had been convened by the Social Enterprise Coalition who brought social enterprises, mutuals, co-ops and CICs active in the Health … Continue reading

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Why I am backing Tim Farron

When the sad news came through that Ros Scott would not be standing for a second term as Party President I did briefly consider standing for the position myself. My biggest reasons being that I don’t think that the President … Continue reading

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Why Mayors are just plain wrong

Earlier this month I made it clear to Nick Clegg and our parliamentarians that there were two issues which still caused great concern amongst Lib Dem councillors and they are very similar. Elected Police Commissioners and Elected Mayors. We will … Continue reading

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‘Big Society’, ‘Community Politics’ Are they the same thing?

At the Lib Dem conference last week Local Government Leadership launched a booklet that Erica and I wrote which tries to bring together the Tory idea of ‘Big Society’ and the Lib Dem methodology of ‘community politics’. Similar booklets are … Continue reading

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