Update on Youth service cuts

25th October, 2017

Disappointingly the Labour Group voted by a majority not to have any debate at the full council meeting on the cuts to the youth service. Five of us had signed a ‘call in’ notice that meant the decision to cut the service by more than… Read full article

Why the youth service should not be cut

6th September, 2017

The city mayor is proposing to cut the youth service in half by removing £923,000 of its budget. This will mean the loss of 20-30 highly experienced youth workers, the reduction of youth work session from 42 to 12 per week and one-to-one street work…. Read full article

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Rushey mead Library Campaign Continues

18th May, 2017

The people of Rushey mead are not giving up and are still campaigning to keep their library from being closed by the City Council. They were joined outside Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre, by campaigners from Belgrave who fought to keep Belgrave Library open They have pointed… Read full article

Why Jeremy Corbyn will lead us to Victory on June 8th

19th April, 2017

                        I strongly beleive that we can win the General Election on June the 8th. It is time for everyone to unite behind Jeremy Corbyn. I have been an active member of the Labour… Read full article

Save Rushey Mead Library & Community Centre

21st January, 2017

The campaign to save the Library and Community Centre in Rushey Mead moved up a gear today when over a 100 people met to protest about the closure. Despite clear opposition in the consultation and protests from the Ward councillors Cllr Kirk Master (Assistant Mayor… Read full article

Great rally with Jeremy Corbyn in Nottingham

8th September, 2016

I’ve just got back from the biggest politcal rally I’ve seen since the miners strike in the 1980’s. There must have been two to three thousand people at Forest Fields in Nottingham. Luckily it was outdoors so there were no limits on numbers who could… Read full article

Labour Leader: Leicester East Nomination meeting

6th August, 2016

This Friday 5th August I was pleased to nominate Jeremy Corbyn to be Leader of the Labour Party at the Leicester East constituency meeting. The meeting was well attended and there were many speakers in support of Jeremy and only a few for Owen Smith…. Read full article

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Bus Lanes Review welcomed

9th June, 2016

The Bus lanes review led by Ross has been widely welcomed. We investigated how effectively the bus lanes are operating in Leicester, as there is not a consistent policy across the city. All are enforced by the police but we have some city centre camera… Read full article

City Scrutiny throws out Fire service cuts

16th October, 2015

At the meeting of the Overview Select Committee on 15th October 2015 City Councillors unanimously rejected the proposed cuts in the Fire Service. After hearing from the Chief Fire Officer and the Fire Brigades Union councillors agreed that the proposals would leave the city unsafe…. Read full article

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Could we identify Cardinal Wolsey from DNA?

20th April, 2015

Saturday’s (18.4.15) Mercury had a double page spread on Cardinal Wolsey. This follows the articles I have published over the last two years about the missing cardinal. It was good to read an in depth piece about this extraordinary man. I hope it adds further impetus to the… Read full article

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