5 priorities for the next Parliament

Last week, the Liberal Democrats published the front page of our General Election Manifesto 2015, which outlines our five priorities for the next Parliament:

Prosperity for all:
Balance the budget fairly and invest to build a high skill, low carbon economy.

Fair taxes:
Cut your taxes by an additional £400 by raising the tax-free allowance to £12,500.

Opportunity for every child:
Guarantee education funding from nursery to 19 and qualified teachers in every class.

Quality health care for all:
Invest £8bn to improve our NHS and guarantee equal care for mental health.

Our environment protected:
Protect nature and fight climate change with five green laws.

To understand which of these issues most matters to you, I want to hear your views on these priorities.Please contact me at ian@ianpriestner4eddisbury.co.uk   

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Reflections on the latest leg of my Walking Tour

I completed the Farndon to Malpas Stage of my Wallking Tour of Eddisbury on Sunday 1st February .

Yet again I came across broken stiles, rickety bridges and footpath signposts thrown down into the mud.   If we value our access to the countryside and the healthy benefits it brings we must  protect these ancient footpaths or they will be lost forever.  But first we must make sure we keep the paths and signs in good repair.
 
Here are some pictures of broken stiles and signs.

If you agree that we need to protect and invest in our ancient rights of way please email me at ian@ianpriestner4eddisbury.co.uk or contact me here.

Ian

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Next Stage of my Walking Tour

Some of you may know that as part of my campaign for Eddisbury for the 2015 General Election I am doing a walking tour of the constituency. The next leg is this Sunday 1st February.I will be walking from Farndon to Malpas which is about 7 miles.I will be starting at 10.00 am at Farndon Church and hopefully getting a lift back at the end.I am making walking and cycling a key campaign theme and I was delighted at Julian Huppert's success at getting a Cycling & Walking Investment Strategy included in the Infrastructure Bill.You can see my email to Stephen O'Brien on the subject here .

If you and any friends,family or supporters would like to join me you would be very welcome.If you do plan to join me please email me at ian@ianpriestner4eddisbury.co.uk .Hope to see you Sunday ! 

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Keeping the Memory Alive: Holocaust Memorial Day

27 January 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. 2015 will also be the 20th anniversary of the Genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia. It is particularly appropriate that the theme for this major anniversary year focuses on memory - 

Events are already taking place around the UK to mark the 27th January as Holocaust Memorial Day 2015.

Go to the Holocaust Memorial Day Website to find out more.

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Cycling & Walking Investment Strategy and the Infrastructure Bill

With MPs about to vote on a Liberal Democrat Amendment to the Infrastructure Bill on Monday 26 January 2015 - I have sent an email to Stephen O'Brien MP .The text of my email is below:

 

Dear Mr O'Brien,

As a local constituent I would like your support to help everyone cycle and walk short journeys, particularly to help children to walk and cycle the school run. Not only would this make everyone healthier but it would also transform my local area. I am asking you to add your name to and support Liberal Democrat amendments to the Infrastructure Bill which will include an amendment to introduce a Cycling & Walking Investment Strategy, ....

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Walking Tour of the Constituency

Ian is walking around Eddisbury constituency with his Rhodesian Ridgeback, so if you see him say hello.

'Walking is an excellent way to see what is really going on in both towns and countryside. It is all too obvious that inappropriate and insensitive development has had an impact on our countryside. Proper planning processes with the emphasis on sustainable communities and local control is the right way forward.'

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