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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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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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