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Thank you

by John Shaw on 9 June, 2017

Thank you to everyone who supported me over the past few weeks. We didn’t make it – although we moved up a place to third – but we fought a campaign of which we can all be proud.

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Change Britain’s future

by John Shaw on 8 June, 2017

After some six weeks of campaigning, today is polling day. You have the chance to change Britain’s future. Vote Liberal Democrat.

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Lib Dems: protecting school funding

by John Shaw on 7 June, 2017

Protecting school funding – we’ll invest £7 billion in schools to give all of our children the future they deserve. Read more.  

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More investment for our health services – we’ll join up our hospitals and social care as part of the Lib Dem’s £6 billion investment plan in the NHS.  Read more.  

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Why I’m backing our public services

by John Shaw on 7 June, 2017

The message from my conversations with local people over the past few weeks has been very clear – they worry about the way the current Conservative government is neglecting important public services on which we all rely, putting people’s health at risk and preventing the next generation from fulfilling its true potential. I share those […]

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What I stand for

by John Shaw on 6 June, 2017

I’ve been asked scores of questions as I’ve been out and about in Basingstoke over the past few weeks, and it’s been enjoyable and rewarding to debate the big issues facing our town and our country as a whole. A few questions tend come up more frequently than others, so I thought I’d highlight them […]

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How we can change Britain’s future

by John Shaw on 5 June, 2017

As a former local Borough and County Councillor, I have a long record of campaigning for local people. My priorities for Basingstoke include joining up our local hospitals and social care services to stop 10,000 bed days being lost because of insufficient facilities into which patients can be discharged. Read more. I will fight funding […]

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Missed the hustings?

by John Shaw on 3 June, 2017

Missed yesterday’s hustings? Don’t worry – you can still ask me your questions from 10.00am until 1.00pm today. Look out for the local Lib Dem team in town.

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It comes after Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the Conservatives did not know what a future cap on social care costs would be, while refusing to rule out that it could be as high as £200,000 or £300,000. The analysis reveals that: • If a cap was introduced at £200,000, the costs of care for […]

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We need more homes in Basingstoke to meet local needs. This chimes with a recently-announced Lib Dem pledge to create 300,000 new homes each year across the U.K. – almost double the current level – through a government commissioning programme. House prices in Basingstoke are out of reach for many people, private rents are too […]

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