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Huge Payouts to SSDC officers

Mon 21 Feb '11, 12:36
By Nick Colbert
Huge Payouts to SSDC officers

Three officers in South Somerset District Council shared out a massive £1.257 million of your money between them in golden goodbye pay-offs.

The National Crime-Mapping Website "Dispels Some Illusions"

Thu 17 Feb '11, 19:04
By David Heath
The National Crime-Mapping Website

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.

Woodland "Sell-Off"? David Heath Gives His Views

Thu 10 Feb '11, 17:42
By David Heath
Woodland

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.

David Heath on Reporters Creating, Not Reporting the News

Fri 21 Jan '11, 14:02
By David Heath
David Heath on Reporters Creating, Not Reporting the News

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.

Tackling Britain's Massive Deficit

Wed 12 Jan '11, 11:10
By Nick Colbert
Tackling Britain's Massive Deficit

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.

David Heath on cuts to services for the elderly in Somerset

Mon 3 Jan '11, 23:57
By David Heath
David Heath on cuts to services for the elderly in Somerset

With the announcement by the Coalition Government of the settlement for Somerset County Council, David Heath questions the need for the cuts the County Council has already announced in the fees it will pay to support those in care homes and expresses concern for the future of Sure Start Children's Centres such as the Balsam Centre.

Increased Tuition Fees - What Does it Really Mean for Students?

Mon 13 Dec '10, 15:53
By David Heath
Increased Tuition Fees - What Does it Really Mean for Students?

As parliament finally debates the proposed increases to university tuition fees, David Heath MP looks at the facts behind the new proposals and how the changes would really affect students considering higher education.

David Heath MP Considers The Decision to Assist Ireland

Wed 1 Dec '10, 16:52
By David Heath
David Heath MP Considers The Decision to Assist Ireland

In the face of austere economic measures taking effect in Britain, the decision to assist Ireland has met with a mixed reception on this side of the Celtic sea. David Heath considers the potential consequences of not doing so.

David Heath Reports on a Range of New Health and Benefit Policies

Fri 19 Nov '10, 11:28
By David Heath
David Heath Reports on a Range of New Health and Benefit Policies

David Heath expresses his understanding of how the new plans and policies of the Coalition Government regarding the support of the elderly and those with disabilities together with those receiving benefits should work out in practice.

The Comprehensive Spending Review - David Heath MP Reflects

Tue 2 Nov '10, 17:23
By David Heath
The Comprehensive Spending Review - David Heath MP Reflects

David Heath reflects on the Comprehensive Spending Review as being "not only economically credible, but a radical reforming agenda" for what he considers to be extremely tough times when "the country has genuinely been on the verge of bankruptcy."

David Heath MP Talks About Local Flooding

Tue 26 Oct '10, 11:06
By David Heath
David Heath MP Talks About Local Flooding

David reflects on the flash floods we had last year and the steps taken to reduce the effects of future floods by setting up emergency equipment sheds.

Our General Election - A Wincanton Perspective

Mon 17 May '10, 12:34
By John Baxter
Our General Election - A Wincanton Perspective

A personal account and reflection on the most unpredictable General Election since the 1930's.

WBT Hustings Q&A

Thu 6 May '10, 16:03
By John Smith
WBT Hustings Q&A

At the recent Wincanton Election Hustings WBT presented each of our prospective MP's with a list of questions that are important to the business community. Here are the answers we're received so far.

Annunziata Rees-Mogg Refuses to Debate Climate Change at Castle Cary Hustings

Fri 30 Apr '10, 13:11
By John Baxter
Annunziata Rees-Mogg Refuses to Debate Climate Change at Castle Cary Hustings

Those who turned up for the hustings on Climate Change in Castle Cary found a key player not there.

Packed Hustings at the Balsam Centre

Fri 23 Apr '10, 22:35
By John Baxter
Packed Hustings at the Balsam Centre

The Shed at the Balsam Centre was bursting at the seams as everyone who could, crowded in to see, hear and question the five candidates standing for Parliament. It was quite an encounter.

WBT Calls All Businesses to the Election Hustings

Sat 17 Apr '10, 22:13
By John Smith
WBT Calls All Businesses to the Election Hustings

It's important that the business community gets to know who they will be voting for.

How Will You Vote? Don't Miss the Wincanton Hustings, Thurs 22nd April

Wed 14 Apr '10, 13:45
By John Baxter
How Will You Vote? Don't Miss the Wincanton Hustings, Thurs 22nd April

Thursday 22nd at The Shed, The Balsam Centre at 7.30pm. Don't miss your chance to see, hear and question the candidates standing for this constituency in the General Election. The main ones have agreed to come. All have been invited.

Profile of Annunziata Rees Mogg, the Prospective Conservative Candidate

Tue 9 Mar '10, 21:11
By John Baxter
Profile of Annunziata Rees Mogg, the Prospective Conservative Candidate

In writing up this extended interview my aim has been to explore as much as I could Annunziata Rees Mogg's education experience and values and to discuss with her how she sees some key policies and political issues.

Wincanton Quakers invite David Heath MP to speak

Sun 27 Sep '09, 17:34
By John Baxter
Wincanton Quakers invite David Heath MP to speak

David Heath MP to speak at an open meeting on 'Ethics In Politics'. Friday 16th October in Wincanton Meeting House (31 High St. Entrance by the Museum). All welcome.

Ethics in Politics: Report on David Heath's speech to the Quakers

Fri 30 Oct '09, 20:27
By Stephen Tate
Ethics in Politics: Report on David Heath's speech to the Quakers

"I understand why people are losing faith in politics but we must be careful what we wish for. We are sleepwalking into something profoundly dangerous..."

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