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Today is YOUR day

by phildunn on 8 June, 2017

Today is your day. The power rests at the end of a pencil in a polling booth. Please use your vote to change Britain’s future. Use your vote to ensure we fund our public services properly. Use your vote to ensure we reward our police, nurses, teachers and ALL our other public servants for the […]

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Why do I want to be an MP?

by phildunn on 7 June, 2017

I have been a Liberal Democrat activist since joining the party in 1980 at the age of 16. In the 1990s I served as both a Borough and County Councillor in Hampshire but becoming the MP for Bournemouth West would represent the ultimate privilege in my policital life. It’s not about status or ego, it […]

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Here are my key policy committments.

by phildunn on 7 June, 2017

If you’ve not yet managed to read the Liberal Democrat manifesto yet, here are a few highlights 1p in the pound on income tax to raise £6bn per year for NHS and social care services End the 1% public sector pay cap Invest nearly £7bn extra in education Ban the sale of diesel cars and […]

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Theresa May must admit cuts to armed police

by phildunn on 5 June, 2017

As the son of a former police officer I wish to echo calls for the Conservatives to “level with the British people” after Culture Secretary Karen Bradley refused to answer whether armed officer numbers have been cut on their watch. The Liberal Democrats have also reiterated calls for a long-awaited government report on foreign funding of extremism […]

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The Manchester Arena Bombing

by phildunn on 23 May, 2017

Like candidates of all parties up and down the country, I was shocked to hear of last night’s terror attack on innocent young lives in Manchester. Liberal Democrats, along with the other political parties have agreed to suspend our campaigns until further notice as we allow time for those affected to deal with the aftermath […]

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Farron: Dementia tax remains in place despite May’s manifesto meltdown   Responding to Theresa May’s announcement today on social care in which she said “nothing has changed,” Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron said:   “May’s manifesto meltdown changes nothing. As Theresa May has made clear herself, nothing has changed and her heartless dementia tax remains in place. “This […]

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Leave voters betrayed?

by phildunn on 18 May, 2017

With the publication of the Conservative manifesto today, it’s clear that Theresa May’s version of Brexit isn’t quite what many Leave EU voters thought it was. It’s also clear that Leave voters in Bournemouth West may be quite justified in feeling betrayed after UKIP stood down in favour of the Conservative candidate. Page 36 of […]

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The Liberal Democrats have challenged  Conservative candidate Conor Burns to disown UKIP’s endorsement, after UKIP announced they would not be standing in Bournemouth West to give the Tories a free run. Liberal Democrat candidate in Bournemouth West, Phil Dunn said: “UKIP are standing aside for the Conservatives in Bournemouth West because they know Theresa May has […]

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Schools’ funding – a personal view

by phildunn on 11 May, 2017

You probably know that I am a secondary school teacher in the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch conurbation. I’m also a dad and grandad and, as such, nothing is more important to me than the future of our children and grandchildren. That’s why I am determined to do my bit to stop the Conservatives’ plans to […]

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As a secondary school teacher I’m delighted to be able to share Liberal Democrat plans to invest nearly £7bn more in schools and colleges over the next parliament. The funding will reverse cuts to frontline school and college budgets, protect per pupil funding in real terms and ensure no school loses out from the National Funding Formula. The […]

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