What We Think: Ben’s Blog

This week

I had a series of meetings and calls this week, including discussions on local policing, the Mersey Gateway, the work of carers within the constituency, the new Council Tax rise, and a number of... Read more

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Ivan Cameron

David Cameron and his whole family are in my thoughts and prayers today on the loss of their son, Ivan. I have written to David this morning and offered my condolences on behalf of Halton... Read more

Britain's unsung heroes

Fiona Phillip’s moving story of her family battles with Alzheimer’s reminds us of the incredible work done by Britain’s 6 million carers- many of whom do not consider themselves to... Read more

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Dad's Nose. Mum's Eyes. Gordon Brown's Debt

I know from speaking to people in Halton and elsewhere over recent weeks that they are very concerned, not just about their jobs and homes, but about the mountain of debt built up by this government.... Read more

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Real help, not PR

It is good to see the North West getting plenty of political media attention this week. I am convinced however that the people of the North West would be more welcoming of the Prime Minister and his... Read more

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Bring on 2009!

2009 is a hugely important year for our country. More than any other time in the last 20 years Britain needs strong, clear, and responsible leadership as we face into the uncertainties of the... Read more

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Congratulations Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett’s knighthood stands out in today’s Honours list. Although he has received the award for his hugely successful writing career (I must confess to never having read any of... Read more

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