John Shaw

Liberal Democrat candidate for MP for Basingstoke Learn more

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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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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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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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Irrational and Unlawful

by John Shaw on 8 November, 2012

Local tax payers face a hefty legal bill after a High Court judge quashed the decision by the local Tories to rule out developing land at Manydown. Lib Dems had warned the Tory administration for many years about the issue but were ignored. The site to the west of Basingstoke was purchased for £10m in […]

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Good News

by John Shaw on 25 October, 2010

The planning application reported in the Autumn 2010 edition of Brookvale and Kings Furlong Focus for the A&E Builders yard in Deep Lane has been rejected. John Shaw supported local residents in objecting to plans to convert the yard into a row of houses. Planning Officers rejected the application because: “The proposed development, by virtue […]

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New Site for BCOT?

by John Shaw on 12 July, 2008

  Local campaigners John Shaw and Doris Jones have reacted with concern to news that the development of the Eli Lilly site North of the town centre could mean the BCOT site falling into the hands of a private developer. Local press reports have told of a land swap if the Lilly development goes ahead […]

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