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Buses are the lifelines of our cities, counties, towns and villages - Mary Creagh — PoliticsHome - The latest political news, opinion and press releases live from Westminster
Nov 01, 2014

RT @politicshome: .@marycreagh_mp makes the case for devolved transport powers to improve bus services. Read the full blog here:

Reckless by name...? — Friday 31st October 2014 | 16:44 Now here's a strange thing. The Treasury has decided to publish Mark Reckless's formal resignation letter - a month after he sent it. The former Tory backbencher applied to the Chancellor to quit his seat (as convention requires) and took the chance to praise him on his Tory party conference speech.
Oct 31, 2014

Spooky Halloween. George Osborne has just published Mark Reckless's resignation letter - a month late:

Experts back alcohol calorie labelling — Public health experts have said putting calorie information on alcohol "could help the nation's waistlines as well as probably reduce alcohol consumption". Recent research by Slimming World showed that calorie labelling helps people to make informed and educated choices about how much they drink and the impact that alcohol consumption has on weight gain.

Labour wins South Yorkshire PCC vote — Labour has won the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner by-election. Alan Billings took more than 50% of first preference votes, with Ukip in second place. The overall turnout was 14.88%. The by-election was held after Shaun Wright resigned in the wake of the Rotherham child abuse scandal.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @politicshome: Labour wins South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner by-election on first preferences. Ukip came second. #SYPCC

Key incentives for SME house builders — 31 October 2014 The National Federation of Builders (NFB) welcomes Tim Farron's renewed call for better incentives for SME housebuilders and he is right to recognise that regulatory and planning barriers are holding back high quality new development.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @CentralLobby: .@nfbuilders responds to @timfarron MP's article, suggesting some key incentives for small housebuilders |

A Hitchhiker's Guide to the DfT — Thursday 30th October 2014 | 20:00 Words: Paul Waugh Photos: Paul Heartfield As a keen cyclist, Mary Creagh is used to the odd puncture. But on a train journey this year, she was surprised to find herself on the sharp end of a different kind of commuter experience.
Oct 31, 2014

.@marycreagh_mp on bus/rail fares, the Kama Sutra + the joys of giving hitch-hikers a lift (including Millwall fans):

A Benn. Again. | The Waugh Room | | PoliticsHome — Friday 31st October 2014 | 08:47 The Benn family's love-hate relationship with the House of Lords looks like it's set for a curious new chapter. When Tony Benn died this year, his eldest son Stephen automatically inherited his peerage and became the 3rd Viscount Stansgate.
Oct 31, 2014

Another Benn in Parliament? How Tony Benn's son Stephen this week moved closer to a seat in the Lords:

2020 Vision | House Magazine | PoliticsHome — Thursday 30th October 2014 | 20:01 Words: Paul Waugh Photos: Paul Heartfield My eyesight has been improving," says Danny Alexander. "They say you get more long-sighted as you get older, and I was slightly short-sighted to start with. So maybe that process has delivered a short-term benefit."
Oct 31, 2014

RT @dannyalexander: My interview with @paulwaugh for the The House magazine .... on ties, eyes and much besides

Oct 31, 2014

In his House mag i/view, @dannyalexander also talks about ditching his specs/tie and AutumnStatement cash for roads

Oct 31, 2014

.@dannyalexander on TV debates with Osborne: "I’ve spent a lot of the last four years arguing with George"

Oct 31, 2014

RT @politicshome: Danny Alexander talks to The House mag about the Coalition, cuts after 2015 and clashing with the Chancellor

Shock Scots poll — Labour is facing a meltdown in Scotland with just four Commons seats if an election was held tomorrow, according to a shock new poll. The poll, conducted by Ipsos Mori for STV, also puts the SNP on a record high 54 seats.
Oct 30, 2014

Hope Jim Murphy likes a challenge. New Ipsos Mori poll puts Labour on just FOUR Scottish seats in Commons #meltdown

Osborne: Tax dogers are like common thiefs — Anyone who avoids paying tax should be treated like "a common thief", George Osborne said today as the UK signed up a new global pact. Some 51 countries have signed the agreement at the Global Forum in Berlin to automatically exchange information.
Oct 29, 2014

George Osborne says anyone who dodges taxes should be treated like 'a common thief'