Each week until polling day, the Widnes and Runcorn Weekly News is asking readers to submit a question for all of the candidates to answer. The third question was “Under-age drinking and... Read more
I have sent the following letter to local newspapers in Halton; We are now just over a week until Election Day and nearing the end of the leader’s television debates. The country faces a clear... Read more
The following letter was published in this week’s Widnes and Runcorn Weekly News; Michael Loftus’ letter in last week’s Weekly News caught my eye. He invited readers to pay attention to the... Read more
Each week until polling day, the Widnes and Runcorn Weekly News is asking readers to submit a question for all of the candidates to answer. The second question was “Do you feel the Mersey... Read more
THE Conservative General Election candidate for Halton has told voters the NHS is his party’s top priority. Ben Jones made the comments while accompanying shadow health minister Stephen O’Brien... Read more
THE SHADOW foreign secretary has lauded a Runcorn science hub as an ‘inspiring story’ during a trip to the town. Having toured the Heath Business and Technical Park (BTP), former Conservative... Read more
It was great to be joined today in Halton by Shadow Foreign Secretary, William Hague. Together, we visited The Heath Business and Technical Park in Runcorn, along with our fantastic Parliamentary... Read more
Each week until polling day, the Widnes and Runcorn Weekly News is asking readers to submit a question for all of the candidates to answer. The first question was “Why should the electorate... Read more
I sent the following letter to the Weekly News today; Michael Loftus’ letter in last week’s Weekly News caught my eye. He invited readers to pay attention to the detail of Conservative plans and... Read more
Mersey Gateway pledge by Labour pre-election The bridge will be 1km (0.6 miles) in length across the River Mersey The transport secretary has confirmed the government will pass the Mersey Gateway... Read more
I was joined today in Halton by Shadow Health Minister, Stephen O’Brien. He is touring the North West showing our support for the NHS; our number one priority. Stephen and I spent time talking... Read more
THE Mersey Gateway Project will be given the go-ahead if a Labour Government is returned to power. In a letter to Halton’s Labour incumbent Derek Twigg, transport minister Lord Adonis says the... Read more
Today marks the 21st anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster; the darkest day in the history of Liverpool Football Club and British football in general. I have written many times about the ongoing... Read more
HOPES for a second crossing of the Mersey to link Widnes and Runcorn have been given a crucial boost this week according to Labour leaders. But transport secretary Andrew Adonis’ public... Read more
The Former Foreign, Defence, Scottish and Transport Secretary, Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP, showed his support for my election campaign, by attending a Halton Conservatives fundraising event in London... Read more
CONTENDERS from the three main parties go head-to-head for the Halton constituency in the General Election on May 6. They are: Labour – Derek Twigg is Widnes born and bred, went to Halton College,... Read more
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