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There is a lot of talk about lack of engagement in politics and a failure by politicians to get out and speak to voters. I want to change that in Wantage.  That is why I visited so many of the communities in the constituency in a 100 mile odyssey on 26th March.  And to show my commitment to sustainability and investment in cycling, I did it on my bike!  It was called… Read More

During today’s bout of engine-revving by Westminster and Cardiff over the possibility of a new relief road in South Wales the main casualty seems to be WG’s sustainability credentials. While arguments rage about whether a toll can or can not be imposed from London, it’s disappointing to see the Welsh Government pushing for a huge new road-building scheme while cutting bus services to rural areas.  It begs the question as to whether… Read More

Three key indicators of Spring finally arrived this week – a slight rise in temperatures,  the calendar has flicked over to March, and another round of bank results hit the front pages.   The tired explanations for failure, or scandal, or crimes and the bonuses banks are paying out for achieving the same are enough to make me feel distinctly un-Spring-like. Thankfully the sight of a man in a suit gritting his… Read More