John Shaw

Liberal Democrat candidate for MP for Basingstoke Learn more

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Tomorrow is polling day in Hampshire. Only one party has been standing up for you and winning over the past year – and that is the Liberal Democrats. Use your vote!

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  I’ve lived in Basingstoke for over two decades.  It’s a great place and I’m proud to call it home, but I know it could be better. I’m honoured to have been selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for the constituency of Basingstoke at the General Election on 8 June 2017. I’m passionate about education, […]

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Review of the Year 2014-15

by John Shaw on 15 June, 2015

Taking the County Council to task over cuts As the budget that funds care services for the elderly, disabled and socially excluded was being slashed by the County Council, despite them placing more and more funds into reserves, Liberal Democrat  Borough Group Leader, Cllr Gavin James attended a meeting with County Council officials over cuts […]

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As a campaigning Councillor I’m object strongly to residents being slyly asked to back a big increase in the cost of a residents parking permit. Currently residents’ parking permits are £24, but a questionnaire is being sent to all households within the various Resident’s Permit Parking schemes in Basingstoke and Deane. This survey is meant to help […]

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On Your Side

by John Shaw on 30 April, 2013

Only the Liberal Democrat Focus Team has an unbroken 15-year record of service and action for our local area. The Conservatives have forgotten about our community, just like Labour did when it was in government. While Liberal Democrats have proposed a proper maintenance schedule to stop the growing number of potholes in our local roads […]

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Traffic, crime and planning

by John Shaw on 14 April, 2013

Work’s due to start to improve pedestrian access along Alencon Link week commencing 22nd April. Make allowance if you’re driving to Houndmills, South View or Oakridge as it’s going to be one way only (southbound) for a while, with diversions signposted, so the work can be done safely. I recently attended the local police Neighbourhood Panel Meeting […]

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You can follow recent debates on these issues at: http://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/browse/council-and-democracy/councillors-democracy-and-elections/webcasts/2013.htm Planning and Infrastructure Committee 12th March: discussed a detailed external report on how the Borough Council has calculated likely future housing need. At Housing and Environment Committee on 14th March, I spoke at the beginning of the meeting on local people’s concerns about residents’ parking charges. […]

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Big Boost in Basingstoke Apprentices

by John Shaw on 14 March, 2013

More than 1000 people were on an apprenticeship last year in Basingstoke thanks to the Liberal Democrats. That’s a huge increase – twice the number compared to the last year of the Labour government. These figures are a big boost for apprenticeships and local young people and come as National Apprenticeship Week is underway, which aims to raise awareness and […]

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Thank You

by John Shaw on 7 March, 2013

Many thanks to those local residents who have contacted me about new street lights which need shields installed to avoid glare at night. Other local issues I’ve recently taken up include concerns about a shop selling smoking paraphernalia, the profusion of betting shops at the Top of Town and concerns about noise from HGVs laying […]

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Councillors Back Liberal Democrat Proposals

by John Shaw on 17 January, 2013

At the Full Council meeting on Thursday 10th January, Councillors of all parties and none rallied behind three Liberal Democrat proposals. It was a good night for us with three motions I proposed or seconded being passed by the Council.  Two motions were passed near unanimously and the third split the Conservative group, attracting enough for […]

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