Could this be it for Greenwich Time?

Please note this post is from my previous blog. To read my posts during the 2017 General Election campaign click here.

News Shopper vs Greenwich Time 28 Jan 2014

Could this be it for Greenwich Time?  I made my first speech in the council chamber on the subject of the Labour-run council’s weekly propaganda newspaper, which has long drawn the ire of local opposition politicians and the secretary of state for communities and local government, Eric Pickles. Continue reading Could this be it for Greenwich Time?

Securing action on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

Fixed Odds Betting TerminalPlease note this post is from my previous blog. To read my posts during the 2017 General Election campaign click here.

I am very pleased to report that my amendment on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals, which sought to toughen the council’s stance against their spread and improve its own signposting to gambling charities, was passed at last night’s council meeting.  This was a rarity – an occasion where we were able to put party politics to one side and agree what is absolutely needed on this issue, which is a united front from both sides of the council chamber.

It came at the end of a long council meeting which I’ve given a whistle-stop tour below. Continue reading Securing action on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

My new post for Greenwich.co.uk on why “the culture of Greenwich politics” really does need to change

Greenwich.co.uk's new blogPlease note this post is from my previous blog. To read my posts during the 2017 General Election campaign click here.

I’m pleased to have been asked to blog on local affairs from time to time for Greenwich.co.uk, and today I have written my first post on it’s new multi-author blog on my approach to the coming General Election campaign in Greenwich & Woolwich, some of the challenges we face and why the “the culture of Greenwich politics” really does need to change. Take a read here.

As has been pointed out, you wait an age for a mutli-author blog to come along and then two turn up at once – as this week has also seen the launch of the promising Royal Greenwich Time blog bringing together alternative voices to the council’s taxpayer-funded organ of a similar name from across the political spectrum. Continue reading My new post for Greenwich.co.uk on why “the culture of Greenwich politics” really does need to change

The campaigning begins!

Canvassing team in GreenwichPlease note this post is from my previous blog. To read my posts during the 2017 General Election campaign click here.

It’s been 6 busy days since I was selected as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Greenwich & Woolwich, and I’ve been working hard to get my campaign up and running and off to a flying start.

The News ShopperMercury (page 10) and Greenwich.co.uk have all reported the news (but don’t expect to see it in Greenwich Time anytime soon…), and I’ve also been deluged by very kind messages of support – including many from some very unexpected places! Continue reading The campaigning begins!

Greenwich Time remains – but its day is nearly done

gt_frontPlease note this post is from my previous blog. To read my posts during the 2017 General Election campaign click here.

Before going into last night’s full council meeting – the first since the election and the first under the new Leader of the Council, Cllr Denise Hyland – I said that it was time to see if anything really had changed at Woolwich Town Hall.  The answer is an unsurprising no – below are my first thoughts after the meeting, blogged at speed (so please forgive any typos).  If any reader is only interested in the question of Greenwich Time, the main event last night, skip to about half way down!  Continue reading Greenwich Time remains – but its day is nearly done