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politics

823 petitions

Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council, Lisa Nandy MP, Yvonne Fovargue MP

Initiate a referendum in Borough of Wigan and its townships on our continued membership of Greater Manchester/GMCA and strengthen our links to Lancashire.

Wigan’s links with the County of Lancashire are historic. This applies to all towns administered by the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, namely - Ince, Ashton, Golborne, Leigh, Standish, Orrell, Tyldesley, Atherton and Hindley. Since the formation of Greater Manchester in 1974 to this date our links to Lancashire are becoming weakened some would say broken by our continued association with Greater Manchester. Wigan, Leigh, Ashton, Ince, Standish, Golborne, Atherton, Tyldesley, Orrell and Hindley are not in or do not form a part of Manchester. They all form part of the historic County of Lancashire. The people of ALL towns in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan have never been consulted as to whether they want their links to Lancashire weakened/broken at the same time our ties to Greater Manchester strengthened to such an extent Wigan/Borough of Wigan will have imposed on it a Greater Manchester Mayor. This Mayor will become known as the Mayor of Manchester. We want Wigan Council and our elected politicians to respect tradition, our heritage and strengthen our links to Lancashire. Therefore we ask Wigan Council to :- Conduct an immediate referendum on Wigan’s/Borough of Wigan’s and its townships continued membership of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (in or out). Review Wigan’s/Borough of Wigan’s and its townships links to the County of Lancashire. To produce reports to Councillor’s and MP’s outlining all ways these links to Lancashire can be strengthened and to liaise with residents, local groups and the Association of British Counties to ensure tradition and heritage are respected and correctly promoted.  

Michael Moulding
537 supporters
Started 6 days ago

Petition to UK Parliament, Theresa May MP

Say No to Knighthood - Robert Syms Tory MP

Poole Labour have found today that our constituency's Tory MP is to be granted a Knighthood. Robert Syms has said that this is down to his public and political services and his work on HS2 dealing with thousands of petitioners and that he is shocked by the news. No more shocked than we were to hear this. Robert Syms has done nothing for this town, and by his absence has irrevocably damaged Poole and the surrounding areas. Recently Dorset CCG made the decision to ignore c75k signatures against the closure of Poole's A&E and Maternity Unit dismissing them as "emotional", Labour campaigned hard to keep this vital service in the town. Robert Syms was noticeable in his absence. Poole Pottery, a historic landmark and tourist attraction within the town is closing down due to high rents. A petition was created to help the company stay in Poole and requested Robert Syms help as the MP for Poole, again silence. Very shortly after the 2017 General Election, Robert abused someone on Twitter after they called the Tory-DUP agreement a Coalition. Robert was not disciplined and neither did he make any apology.  Robert had claimed £2000 of taxpayers money for furniture for his designated second home but then had it all "mistakenly" delivered instead his parents' home. It is a very rare occurrence for Robert to deign to answer questions and queries from his constituents, earning him the nickname of Poole's Missing Person (MP).  Is this man deserving of an honour? We say No. Say no to Robert Syms' Knighthood and sign this petition. Poole Labour Party 

Poole Labour Party
540 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Hertfordshire County Council

Reconsider the decision to build a new Harpenden School on the Site East of Common Lane

We the undersigned, as residents of the Harpenden School Planning Area, petition Hertfordshire County Council (HCC), in conjunction with Education Funding Agency (EFA), to rerun the site evaluation and selection process, including scoring that led to the Site East of Common Lane (Site F) being chosen as a potential new school site, before any further work is carried out on the Harpenden School project due to significant changes in the factors considered in the previous exercise. In the original scoring used to justify site selection no account was taken of the following (in no particular order):   1) Site F's owners ambitions to develop part of the site for housing, and the consequent effects on school building;  2) The ambition of South Beds to develop housing on the Harpenden Northern border. 3) The rising levels of traffic caused by housing development on the Lower Luton Rd and North Harpenden and the continuing expansion of Luton Airport.   4) Two separate Archaeological investigations by the University of Bristol on only one corner of the site using Magnetometry and Ground Penetrating Radar have revealed a significant variety of constructions on the site which merit a thorough investigation of the entire site, 5) The original decision (as stated in minutes of HCC Cabinet meeting 23 September 2013) was based on a permanent increase in demand of 5 Forms of Entry over current school place provision, while the latest HCC forecasts, produced just 3 years later, show a fall to a demand for 0 Forms of Entry by the end of the forecast period, i.e. no shortfall. We believe this evidence that was not available at the time the search and evaluation processes were undertaken and has a material bearing on the nature and location of an appropriate site for needs of the area. As this evidence was not available at the time the search and evaluation processes were undertaken and has a material bearing on the nature and potential location of an appropriate site for the needs of the area. Any one of the above is enough to mean the circumstances for releasing this site from green belt cannot be justified.

John Hansen
221 supporters