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Ofcom – “UKIP have Major Party Status”

Ofcom – “UKIP have Major Party Status”

The broadcasting regulator has ruled in favour of UKIP being given the same status as the other main parties. UKIP have been given a boost in the run up to the European elections after Ofcom ruled that broadcasters have to treat them in the same way as any other major party. The decision means UKIP will be given the same […]

March 4, 2014 · Politics, Uncategorized
UKIP to ‘Deliver Blow to Political Class’

UKIP to ‘Deliver Blow to Political Class’

From the Telegraph. The UK Independence Party can “deliver a blow to the political class from which they will never recover” in the May elections, Nigel Farage said.  In a week when Angela Merkel told David Cameron that he is set for ‘disappointment’, Daily Mail, where she warned she would ignore British calls for her to commit to fundamental reform […]

February 28, 2014 · Politics
Babergh – 6,000 New Houses Planned

Babergh – 6,000 New Houses Planned

Babergh council unanimously backed a plan to increase the number of homes in the district by 6,000 by 2031, in a local planning document. The document alters the way in which developments take place. Instead of plans for the hamlets, villages, and towns being considered separately, there will be a policy of central direction where selected areas are specifically targeted, […]

February 26, 2014 · Planning, Politics
Shotley Gate – Another Ipswich Waterfront?

Shotley Gate – Another Ipswich Waterfront?

Ever since the eighties many large sites have been repurposed as the original use of the site gives way to changing business or societal needs. The Ipswich docks is one example, long since superseded by container traffic, where much has been done to convert this area into an attractive amenity. However, the downturn in the economy over the past five […]

February 20, 2014 · Local, Planning, Politics
Braintree MEP Meeting

Braintree MEP Meeting

The UK Independence Party Central Essex Branch started its European Election campaign in Essex at a public meeting with their MEP, Stuart Agnew and the Party’s Head of Policy Tim Aker,  at the Bocking Arts Teatre, Braintree, today 19th February. The South Suffolk UKIP Branch are holding two MEP public sessions, one at Hadleigh and the other at Gt. Cornard, […]

February 19, 2014 · Politics
Wythenshawe – LibDems Lose Deposit

Wythenshawe – LibDems Lose Deposit

The result in Wythenshawe and Sale East has produced a very good result for UKIP, with 18% of the vote for second place ahead of the Conservatives, an increase of some 14%. The outcome was most notable in the double failure of the Coalition to make headway in such Northern constituencies. It was particularly bad for the LibDems, who also […]

February 14, 2014 · Politics