Gareth Wilson

Liberal Democrat Campaigner for Haddenham & Aldreth Learn more

LIB DEMS SURGE AHEAD WITH ALL OUT OFFENSIVE IN SE CAMBS

by Gareth Wilson on 27 April, 2010

LIB DEMS SURGE AHEAD WITH ALL OUT OFFENSIVE IN SE CAMBS Battling Liberal Democrats are surging ahead with an all-out offensive in South East Cambridgeshire after the Labour opposition candidate was thrown out of his party for discussing his sexual exploits on the internet. They have called in leading strategists to discuss new election tactics […]

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Jonathan Chatfield writes

by Gareth Wilson on 26 April, 2010

Dear All, I have always resisted the temptation to start an online diary or blog. But I thought you might be interested in 48 hours in the life of a Lib Dem parliamentary candidate. Yesterday morning saw me up bright and early to drive to Ely. All candidates (seven of us now) had been invited […]

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Jonathan Chatfield

by Gareth Wilson on 19 April, 2010

Jonathan Chatfield writes We have just completed the first week of a four-week campaign and it’s been a good week. The Manifesto launch went well and so did the first Prime Ministerial debate. This is all good, but it is just one quarter of the campaign and one third of the debates. There is much […]

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Fair taxes for all

by Gareth Wilson on 9 April, 2010

Yesterday: Campaigning in Liverpool Nick Clegg described the Conservatives’ pledge to protect low and middle-income earners from tax rises as a ‘bit of a con’ and that only millionaires would get tax breaks under the Tories. Today: Nick Clegg will attack Tory spending plans during a speech in Glasgow. Extract from speech: “Every Scottish person […]

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Market Stalls Tory U Turn

by Gareth Wilson on 26 February, 2010

Ian, Gareth, Jeremy and Jonathan Chatfield at Ely Market East Cambs District Council have reversed their decision regarding Ely markets, which would have caused about 20 traders to lose their livelihoods, and the market itself to change in style  My motion was accepted, with a minor amendment by the Tories to enable them to reverse everything […]

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Villagers are warned they could face up to 1,000 lorries a day going past their homes if plans to extract 1.4 million tons of sand and gravel from nearby pits is given the go-ahead.  Liberal Democrats fear the villages could become main routes for heavy lorries travelling from the pits in Mepal, Block Fen and […]

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Suppporting Ely Market

by Gareth Wilson on 16 February, 2010

Support Ely Markets We, the undersigned, petition East Cambridgeshire District Council to support Ely Market traders through the current recession and not to implement proposed cuts in the 2010/2011 Council budget which will remove the facility to rent pre-erected stalls from the Council and to consult fully with the market traders’ representatives before any changes […]

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Why risk Ely Market?

by Gareth Wilson on 5 February, 2010

The Conservative Administration of East Cambs District Council is not listening. Cllr James Palmer on Radio Cambridgeshire this morning stated that there were 61 traders waiting to come to Ely market. If this is true, then why did they not accept the Liberal Democrat amendment to add 15 extra stalls to the market and get […]

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Ely Market Threat by Tory Administration

by Gareth Wilson on 30 January, 2010

SUPPORT ELY MARKET • Ely Market has traded since the Middle Ages and is an important part of our heritage • It is loved by everybody and brings tourists and visitors to the city and into the shops • But the market is under threat. It has been targeted for cuts as the district council […]

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What a Muddle

by Gareth Wilson on 26 January, 2010

What a muddle at the Community Services Committee last week. The Tory administration’s agenda proposals on the very important budget items clearly had not been discussed, either with the so-called partners or (as became apparent during the debate) even with the councillor members of the committee. One item to save £2,000 suddenly became an item […]

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