THREAT TO RURAL DEMOCRACY?

Hundreds of rural voters could have been prevented from voting if plans to cut back on country polling stations had gone ahead, according to Liberal Democrat Peer and former North Cornwall MP, Lord Tyler.

The proposals, which were revealed in a leak to the Local Government Chronicle, would have seen the Treasury declare elections ‘too expensive’ as . . . → Read More: THREAT TO RURAL DEMOCRACY?

MINISTER’S “STAGGERING” COMPLACENCY ON TOXIC PLANES

A Government Transport Minister today (Tuesday) wrote off dangerous ‘fume events’ in aircraft, which are said to affected the health of thousands of pilots, cabin crew and passengers, as merely “unpleasant”.

The Minister spoke in a mini-debate in the House of Lords, following an admission by British Aerospace that filters were needed to reduce the effect of . . . → Read More: MINISTER’S “STAGGERING” COMPLACENCY ON TOXIC PLANES

LABOUR VOTED AGAINST RECALL PROPOSALS – TYLER

Responding to news that Gordon Brown will introduce a ‘recall’ mechanism for MPs, Liberal Democrat Constitutional Affairs spokesman, Lord Tyler said:

“Actions speak louder than words. Only three months ago, Gordon Brown told Labour Peers to vote against our proposal for electors to be able to recall MPs who have proved guilty of malpractice, while . . . → Read More: LABOUR VOTED AGAINST RECALL PROPOSALS – TYLER