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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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A couple of weekends ago some of you may have seen me on BBC South’s edition of Sunday Politics. I had been invited to join a panel of six “leavers” and six “remainers” to discuss where we currently stand with Brexit.   On the programme I had the opportunity to confront the Conservative M.P. Tim […]

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Cervical Cancer Prevention Week: 22nd-28th January

by phildunn on 21 January, 2018

A proven way to prevent cervical cancer is to have cervical screening to find pre-cancers before they can turn into invasive cancer. This is called a smear test and every woman over the age of 25 who is registered at a GP is invited to have one every 3 years; if you’re younger you can still make […]

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What have I been up to?

by phildunn on 20 November, 2017

People often ask what candidates do AFTER an election if they didn’t win. In my case I’ve found that I have become even MORE involved in a range of issues that effect all of us at a local AND national scale. There is, of course, the ongoing Brexit saga and I am continuing to argue […]

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Schools Funding Disaster in Bournemouth West!

by phildunn on 26 September, 2017

During the General Election campaign last June I shouted long and loud about proposed funding cuts for schools in Bournemouth West. Sadly I wasn’t elected but the issue didn’t go away. Figures released by Justine Greening, Conservative Secretary of State for Education have shown our local schools being hit very hard. Here are some examples […]

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Today’s ruling by the High Court to overturn The Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013 is a landmark judgement and a salutary reminder of why we need to maintain an independent judiciary. The order which introduced fees for people wishing to take their employer to industrial tribunal was introduced by the […]

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“Brexit Crunch” starts to bite!

by phildunn on 6 July, 2017

New report shows Liam Fox’s department is a disaster Department for International Trade (DIT) figures on Foreign Direct Investment show that the number of new jobs created by foreign investment fell by 9% last year, with the number of company expansions also falling. Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has blasted Liam Fox’s department as a […]

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I have today written to the Bournemouth Echo concerning the xenophobic graffiti attack in Boscombe. On Thursday 29th June I saw for myself the appalling, anti-Polish graffiti that had been sprayed across the front of the Riviera Bar in Boscombe. Having just stood at the general election on a platform of trying to build an […]

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Theresa May Shame Over EU Nationals!

by phildunn on 24 June, 2017

Shock revelation May blocked EU nationals’ right to stay is a “badge of shame”  The Liberal Democrats have criticised Theresa May as “cold and heartless,” following the shock revelation she blocked attempts to guarantee the right to stay for EU nationals immediately after the referendum. In a scathing editorial in the Evening Standard today, George Osborne revealed that […]

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Statement on Tim Farron’s Resignation

by phildunn on 14 June, 2017

For what it’s worth, this is my personal view on Tim’s resignation from the role of Liberal Democrat Party leader. In this country we have heard many people claiming to have “Christian values” over recent years. Theresa May claims that prayer is important in her decision making and Tony Blair was a committed Christian. Representatives […]

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