Category Archives: Mike Crockart

Protecting children, delivery charges, nuisance calls and better comms support for deaf people – Lib Dem MPs’ private members bills

Stephen Tall told us all about the private members’ bills brought in by Tory MPs in their “alternative Queen’s Speech” – everything from burka banning to reintroducing the death penalty to naming the August Bank Holiday after Margaret Thatcher. I thought … Continue reading

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Skype an MP – Mike Crockart launches e-surgeries

Way back in the mists of time, my first awareness of an MP making themselves available to their constituents came through the pages of the John O’Groat Journal. Robert Maclennan, then a Labour MP but soon to join the SDP, … Continue reading

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The #hardesthit fringe at Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference

The Liberal Democrats have done a lot of good in this coalition government, from ending child detention, to cutting income taxes for low paid workers to ensuring fair pension increases every year with Steve Webb’s triple lock, to giving extra … Continue reading

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Liam McArthur tells Holyrood: Governments must work to protect people from nuisance calls

Quite often, MSPs at Holyrood debate things in a mature fashion. We don’t often see it because it happens after hours or doesn’t get the coverage because it’s too civilised. One of these moments happened on Tuesday night when MSPs … Continue reading

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Lib Dems take No to Nuisance Calls campaign to Holyrood

I’ve written recently about Liberal Democrat MP Mike Crockart’s campaign to free us from the pain in the backside that is nuisance calls, emails and texts. These contacts aren’t just a nuisance – they can be dangerous with vulnerable people … Continue reading

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Crockart and Featherstone sign No More Page 3 letter to Sun editor

The success of the No More Page 3 campaign continues with the petition having crossed the 40,000 signature milestone last night. The organisers have now drafted a letter to the Sun editor Dominic Mohan for MPs to sign. Dear Dominic Mohan, … Continue reading

Posted in Caroline Criado-Perez, Harriet Harman, huffington post, Lynne Featherstone, Mike Crockart, No more page 3 | 10 Comments

Mike Crockart MP: Say no to nuisance calls

You know the feeling. You’ve just come in from work, you’re rushing around trying to feed the cat, empty the bin, deal with your post, make the dinner and listen to the evening news. The phone rings. You have no … Continue reading

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Liberal Democrats Deliver: Green Investment Bank is Edinburgh bound

Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced today that the Green Investment Bank, a key element of Liberal Democrat policy will be based in Edinburgh and London, combining the advantages of Edinburgh’s green sector and a base in the … Continue reading

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>+++Breaking News – Mike Crockart resigns to vote against fees proposals

>Andrew wrote the other day about the farcical incident where Radio 4’s World at One programme broadcast an interview with a Yorkshireman purporting to be Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West Mike Crockart. Mike Crockart has now hit the headlines … Continue reading

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>Stop BAA taxing elderly, disabled and families at Edinburgh Airport

>I am not best pleased that BAA have decided to charge £1 for access to a drop-off area close to the terminal at Edinburgh Airport. They try to say that there will be a free drop-off area at the long … Continue reading

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