Conservative Councillor Chris Lewis asked me the other day whether I ever vote for the Coalition in Parliament.
The straight answer is I do, but I use my judgement on matters not contained within the Coalition Programme for Government.
It is an important distinction in that while I didn’t vote for the Coalition Programme . . . → Read More: Herald Express article Thursday 11th April 2013
There are two issues that surround the Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Authority budget and its proposed cuts this financial year.
The first is whether the Authority received a fair settlement from central Government. The Chief Fire Officer and Chairman of the Authority say they did not and I have promised . . . → Read More: Herald Express Article Thursday 28th March
The Government mantra, echoed by the Opposition, is that we must ensure that work always pays, that a life on benefits is not better than being in work and a life on benefits must not be allowed to rob people of achieving their potential.
I agree. This is crucial to delivering a fairer society . . . → Read More: Herald Express article Thursday 31st January
One of the campaigns a large number of constituents have contacted me about in recent years has been the defence of local publicans from overbearing pub companies (pubcos).
In many communities across the towns of Torbay pubs form a cornerstone but their numbers have been in decline over many years while national . . . → Read More: Herald Express article Thursday 17th January 2103