Archive for Campaigns

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 @ 5:36PM

General Election Brings Great Opportunity For Lib Dems

Well  despite having planned for it we didn’t really think it would happen but Libs Dems say bring it on!  I was in Manchester helping with by election when the General Election was announced by Theresa May. Here’s me with Liz Leffman our Winey Candidate and Jane Brophy our Manchester…

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Sunday, September 11th, 2016 @ 12:06PM

Lord C-J calls for restriction on PSPO’s

Back in the Summer buskers, civil liberty campaigners and many others protested about the increasing use of PSPO’s a subject on which I have been campaigning ever since the Anti Social Crime and policing Bill became law. See here Recently I held a debate in the House of Lords to…

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 @ 10:08AM

Reduce FOBT stake to £2 says Lord C-J

Earlier this year I put forward a Private Members Bill in the Lords to reduce the FOBT maximum stake currently set at £100 to £2. This is the argument I made.  Through the Bill I am today pursuing a matter of considerable concern that has been raised in this House…

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Friday, June 5th, 2015 @ 9:13PM

Lord C-J launches bill to cut FOBT stakes

The first serious legislative attempt to enforce a reduction in the maximum stake for Fixed Odd Betting Terminals (FOBTs) is underway as my new Gambling Bill was published this week FOBTs were first introduced in 1999 but particularly in the last five years, concerns have grown as it has become…

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Sunday, March 1st, 2015 @ 7:20PM

Senior Business People Emphasize the Value of International Students

Last week I co-signed a letter to the FT as follows     International students are vital to the UK’s prosperity   Sir, The public supports an immigration system that welcomes individuals who make a contribution while they are in the UK. It is unsurprising, therefore, that the majority of…

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Saturday, February 28th, 2015 @ 4:28PM

Reduce The Maximum Stake on FOBTs

Recently in the Lords I have been arguing (along with John Leech MP and Lord Strasburger) for a major reduction in the maximum permitted stake for Fixed Odd Betting Machines. Currently this is £100. This allows users to bet up to £100 every 20 seconds. During 2013, £1.6 billion was…

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