Posts for Politics

Bude’s Annual Town Meeting

Get involved in local democracy. You can make a brilliant start by attending the Annual Town Meeting which will be held in the Ivor Potter Hall in the Parkhouse Centre, […]

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Childline condemns postcode lottery

From NSPCC southwest:   A disappointing postcode lottery in the amount spent by English regions on low level mental health services is highlighted in a recent report by the Children’s […]

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Councillor role Flexbury and Poughill – why not request a democratic election?

From Simon Browning: Unless an election is requested by at least TEN electors from the Flexbury and Poughill wards – in writing before 23rd April – the new councillor to […]

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How did Scott Mann vote this time?

Well, Scott voted against every motion in this evening’s indicative votes. Commitment to negotiate a “permanent and comprehensive UK-wide customs union with the EU” in any Brexit deal 273 for […]

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How did Scott vote this time?

The government has been once again defeated over Brexit. MPs voted down the prime minister’s EU withdrawal agreement by 58 votes. Scott Mann voted for the agreement, as did Geoffrey […]

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How Scott Mann’s indicative voting went

If you’re anything like me, I was almost clawing at the walls watching the House of Commons shenanigans last night, with a bunch of people resembling braying donkeys ‘performing’ like […]

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How Scott Mann voted yesterday evening

It’s become something of a pantomime, but in yesterday’s indicative votes (as opposed to meaningful ones) Scott Mann voted against Conservative MP, Oliver Letwin’s and Labour MP Hilary Benn’s amendment […]

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Headteachers give an update on the state of school funding

This is the letter sent out by Budehaven and many other schools around the country today:   I wanted to contact you to provide an update on current issues relating […]

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Cornwall Council leader furious about £33 million allocation

Cornwall Council Leader Adam Paynter has expressed anger at the £33 million allocated to South West England from the Government’s new £1.6 billion Stronger Towns Fund. The fund, which according to […]

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Budehaven student elected again for Cornwall Youth Parliament

Year 10 Budehaven student, Indigo Haynes, has been elected for a second term as MYP for East Cornwall. She campaigned on the mental health crisis facing young people in Cornwall […]

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Stratton MIU, the wider picture? Cash for children’s mental health provision

By the Chair of Bude Labour Party (other people are entitled to publish opinion pieces, too; indeed, it would be good if someone did!)   While ‘temporary’ night time Closure […]

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Democracy in Bude: Local People fighting for our Hospital and Young People striking for all our futures.

 Opinion piece following events from last week by the Chair of Bude Labour Party (as ever, opinion pieces are open to all to submit):     There were two important […]

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Today’s Student Strike – by a Budehaven student

This letter was previously sent to Pirate FM, by Mac Spooner, Budehaven Year 11:   At Budehaven Community School, we are having a protest, much like the rest of the […]

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Government invests in Dawlish railway

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has today (15 February 2019) announced further funding of up to £80 million in the south-west to deliver a new sea wall at Dawlish, providing better […]

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