Politics

Get the latest news and updates for local politics across the Purbeck area. We talk exclusively to your local MP’s for news at home and in Westminster.

Chris Bradey

Citizens Advice steps up to the plate in face of the cost-of-living crisis

Citizens Advice helped 2.4 million people last year, with more than 60 million visiting its online advice pages. The Guardian…

Nick Ireland

Local Plan hold-up has consequences

ONE side-effect of the new unitary Dorset Council when it came into being in 2019 was to bring five…

Vikki Slade

So, does it matter if I vote?

OVER the last few years, I must have knocked on at least 50,000 doors and my heart sinks when…

Chris Bradey

Workers striking to save the NHS

At the end of my dad’s long life, when – like so many others – he was lost in…

Michael Tomlinson

Day in the life of HM Solicitor General

I WAS appointed Her Majesty’s Solicitor General shortly before the Queen died, and then re-appointed by the current Prime…

Chris Bradey

Food for thought as crisis continues

The measure of a community is surely how it reaches out to those in need of support, to the…

Nick Ireland

‘NHS vacancies tell story about pay’

By the time this is published, we will have seen nurses in England strike for the first time in…

Chris Bradey

Moves to reparations are continuing

The American writer and civil rights crusader, James Baldwin, said “History is not the past. It is the present….

Vikki Slade

‘We can act to eradicate poverty’

During recent visits to food banks in Dorset, I shared my own food parcel story from 1977, when my…

Michael Tomlinson

Reflecting on huge changes in 2023

AS we look forward to 2023, naturally one also reflects on the year past; on the massive changes that…