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Our MP David Heath makes a point of being accessible to constituents by running surgery sessions, where anyone with a problem or desire to have a word with him can meet him. Here are the dates for October to December.
David Heath describes a rare cross-party meeting to lobby Culture Minister Ed Vaisey for greater access to High Speed Broadband to stimulate business across our area.
Confused about what all the talk about the deficit and the national debt means? Retired senior civil servant and Deputy Governor of the Bank of Botswna Dr. Derek Hudson cuts through the jargon and explains.
Nick Colbert presents reasons why we shouldn't adopt the proposed alternative voting system. "We have used the First Past the Post system for hundreds of years, under it the Labour Party replaced the Liberals during the early part of the last century showing what happens when a political party becomes out of touch".
Peter Roberts explains how he thinks our antiquated FPTP Electoral system grossly under-represents the third of our Electorate not voting for the Labour and Conservative Parties and why AV is a fairer system, as it ensures your views are better represented in Parliament.
David Heath lists his reasons for saying yes to the Alternative Vote. (Check this out before coming to the husting tomorrow evening at KA's.)
Three officers in South Somerset District Council shared out a massive £1.257 million of your money between them in golden goodbye pay-offs.
What is the most popular government website ever, with over eighteen million hits an hour in its first couple of days of operation? Step forward the new crime mapping site set up by the Home Office.
An awful lot of rubbish is being written at the moment about the possible sale of Forestry Commission land. Some think the government are about to sell every tree in the country to wicked developers. It's simply not true.
Am I upset by the widely reported sting operation on myself and some of my colleagues by the Daily Telegraph shortly before Christmas? You bet I am.
I do not think there is a more important issue facing the country than Britain’s deficit. As interest on the debt grows we spend more in interest than on essential services. Then the cuts come deep and essential services suffer.
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