John Shaw

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Five reasons to vote Lib Dem on 8 June

by John Shaw on 29 May, 2017

Take a look at our latest newsletter to find out how you can help change Britain’s future.      

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What’s on your mind?

by John Shaw on 29 May, 2017

Want to ask me a question? I’ll be at hustings at the Proteus Theatre Company this Friday at 9.00am and at St Mary’s Church in Eastrop at 7.30pm that evening.

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies hasn’t pulled any punches. It concluded that the spending plans contained in the Conservative election manifesto “imply at least another five years of austerity, with the continuation of planned welfare cuts and serious pressures on the public services including on the NHS.” It also questioned if Labour’s spending plans would add up, criticising its manifesto for […]

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With polling day still more than a fortnight away, it’s already clear that Brexit is going to be one of the defining themes of the 2017 General Election. As Liberal Democrat candidate for MP for Basingstoke, I have my own personal views on the subject. I believe that a hard Brexit will be disastrous for us, […]

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What’s in the Lib Dem manifesto?

by John Shaw on 17 May, 2017

Housing, healthcare, education, a choice on Brexit – and much more. The Lib Dem manifesto has been launched: http://www.libdems.org.uk/manifesto

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Have your say!

by John Shaw on 16 May, 2017

I’ll be taking part in a number of events over the coming days to give you an opportunity to ask me questions, raise concerns and share your opinions: Saturday 19 May 10.00am – 1.00pm Basingstoke town centre I’ll be with my Lib Dem colleagues on our ‘street stall’ this coming Saturday. Please do drop by […]

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How the Lib Dems plan to help local schools

by John Shaw on 15 May, 2017

The Liberal Democrat have recently announced plans to invest nearly £7 billion more in schools and colleges across the UK over the next Parliament. This funding would reverse cuts to school and college budgets, protect per-pupil funding in real terms, and ensure that every school gets the support it deserves. The message from my conversations […]

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Thank you!

by John Shaw on 13 May, 2017

Thank you to everyone who came to see us this morning at the Top of Town. The weather wasn’t particularly welcoming, but the reception from local residents was much warmer! We plan to hold another session in town in a few weeks – look out for further details…

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Meet us this Saturday

by John Shaw on 11 May, 2017

Interested in finding out more about the Liberal Democrats? Want to quiz me about what I stand for? Got an issue that you want to discuss with me? Join me and my colleagues at the Top of Town in Basingstoke this Saturday, 13 May, from 10.00am until 1.00pm

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Standing up for our schools

by John Shaw on 10 May, 2017

Schools are being forced to cut teachers and ask parents for donations because of Tory cuts. This is not right. The Liberal Democrats have announced a £7 billion plan to invest in schools.

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