And we’re off!

by phildunn on 8 November, 2019

Tomorrow marks the official start of my campaign for December 12th. The day will kick off with some campaigning on behalf of my brilliant colleague in Bournemouth West, Jon Nicholas. If you’d like to join me we will be meeting at 10am at the Shoulder of Mutton pub, 1010 Ringwood Road, Bournemouth, BH11 9LA (map) […]

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End the gender pay gap

by phildunn on 5 November, 2019

The Bournemouth Echo has recently carried a story highlighting the fact that women in Bournemouth receive on average 20% lower pay than their male counterparts. I find it appalling that this issue has STILL not been resolved. Way back in 1970 (when I was 5 years old) the first Equal Pay Act was introduced to […]

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42 days and counting

by phildunn on 30 October, 2019

As of today, 30th October 2018, there are 42 days until polling day. In Bournemouth East there are 43,627 doors to be knocked and 76,175 voters to be talked to. In order to speak to every voter I would have to knock roughly 1,039 doors every day from midnight tonight onwards. That equates to 43 […]

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Local referendum tomorrow. In Boscombe and Pokesdown tomorrow a local referendum is being held on the following question;- “Do you want BCP Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Boscombe & Pokesdown to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?” I will be voting YES in this referendum as I believe it is […]

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Official : Johnson’s Brexit bad for the UK

by phildunn on 30 October, 2019

So now we know the date of the next election. We will be going to the polls on Thursday 12th December. Winter elections usually favour the Tories as the days are short and many working voters often don’t feel like voting on a cold, dark evening after a long day at work. This election, however, […]

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We must demand better

by phildunn on 29 September, 2019

Over recent weeks many of us have watched in disbelief as Boris Johnson unlawfully attempted to prorogue Parliament. Upon Parliament’s resumption, Johnson and his government have been entirely unrepentant and the chamber itself has descended into something resembling a bear pit. Some of the language used by our politicans has been truly frightening! It is […]

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Local Election News

by phildunn on 17 April, 2019

I am delighted to confirm that I am standing for election on May 2nd to the new Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole local authority. Along with my colleague, Rebecca Edwards, I hope to be strong voice for the people of the Boscombe East and Pokesdown ward. If elected one of my first priorities will be to […]

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The fight goes on.

by phildunn on 3 April, 2019

It’s been nearly three years now since the awful result of the EU Referendum at which huge numbers of people were convinced to vote narrowly in favour of a bundle of vague promises, half truths and outright lies. I have been in no doubt that this decision to leave the EU will be nothing short […]

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Where have I been?

by phildunn on 16 August, 2018

You may be wondering where I’ve been and what I’ve been upto since my last post. Well, I’ve been working hard with my Liberal Democrat colleagues from Christchurch, Poole and Bournemouth to prepare for the creation of the new local authority for our conurbation. Over the course of the last few months we have been […]

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Rather than spending £70m of other people’s money on a white elephant like their hotel proposal for the site next to the BIC, I believe Bournemouth Borough Council should be spending the money on social housing for the thousands who simply want somewhere to live in our town! This proposal is typical of so many […]

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