Monthly Archives: February 2011

Keeping Their Eye On The Powerful In South Yorkshire – New Website!

South Yorkshire’s newest political website went live this week. We wish them well for the future and look forward to further web developments as political debate increasingly goes online. Click on the image below of their banner to take you … Continue reading

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The Expenses Saga – What Have We Learned? How Trust Can Be Restored!

The long running expenses scandal has provided clues that illuminate the murky depths in much the same way, you can see more below the surface of a smooth pond, if you throw a few stones in! Even the role played … Continue reading

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Illsley Sentenced – One Year!

Eric Illsley appeared at his sentencing hearing today at Southwark Crown Court overnight bag in hand. He is the first sitting MP to be successfully prosecuted over expenses. He stood down as an MP on Tuesday, at the last minute, … Continue reading

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Another One Bites The Dust – Devine Guilty!

The jury trying Jim Devine at Southwark Crown Court delivered their verdict this morning. They found him Guilty on two counts of fraudulently obtaining £8,385 by the use of deceptive documents. Seeing through Devine’s threadbare defence the jury of six … Continue reading

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Westminster Hall Debate 8th Feb 2010 – MacShane Mobilises Supporters!

Yesterday Denis MacShane, the now Independent Member for Rotherham, got all his Labour friends and supporters together for a Private Members Westminster Hall debate on the subject of his proposal for a National Defence Medal. Watch the debate on Parliament … Continue reading

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South Yorkshire MPs Expenses – April to October 2010

Expenses by South Yorkshire MPs – April to October 2010 Angela Smith, Lab, Penistone and Stocksbridge £22,272.08 Paul Blomfield, Lab, Sheffield Central £19,310.96 David Blunkett, Lab, Sheffield, Brightside & Hillsborough £18,624.71 Meg Munn, Lab, Sheffield Heeley £15,438.70 Nick Clegg, Lib … Continue reading

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Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) – Latest MP Expenses Published Today!

The, much loathed by MPs, Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) has today updated their Website to include latest details of parliamentarians claims. Citizens throughout the country will be able to see what has been going on. No small wonder then … Continue reading

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