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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End the Public Sector Pay Freeze

by phildunn on 14 June, 2017

Fall in real wages shows Govt must end public sector pay freeze   As stated in our recent election manifesto, Liberal Democrats are calling for an end to the public sector pay freeze which currently means that workers are taking home less and less in real terms as inflation rises. Data released by the Office […]

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Let’s get ready – donations needed.

by phildunn on 13 June, 2017

With Theresa May working on her deal with the D.U.P. it seems highly likely that her government will not “go the distance”. Pundits suggest that the next election may come sooner rather than later…. MUCH sooner. My opinion is that we may easily find ourselves going back to the polls within a year and the […]

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The morning after…

by phildunn on 9 June, 2017

It’s the morning after the night before and after a few hours to reflect on last night’s result in Bournemouth West I’m feeling quietly satisfied that the Liberal Democrat vote withstood the Jeremy Corbyn tide. My Green Party and Pirate Party opponents suffered badly, loosing their deposits as the Labour  bandwagon rolled over them, delivering […]

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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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