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John Stevenson, Carlisle MP

Scottish independence: I'm proud to be British

So after all the drama and excitement Scotland finally said “NO” to independence.

To me this is a relief. I am a proud unionist and I believe that the alternative did not bear thinking about.

However, a “NO” vote does not mean that everything will continue as it did.

In fact, far from it. All three main political... [more] (3 comments)

By John Stevenson MP
Published: September 19, 2014

Concerns over decisions being made in Carlisle

I am becoming increasingly concerned about some of the decisions being made by the Labour run councils in Carlisle.

In Carlisle we are fortunate to have a very modern Youth Zone doing a terrific job for local children and young adults. Unlike other equivalents in the north west, however, it doesn’t receive proper funding from the... [more]

By John Stevenson MP
Published: August 5, 2014

Halston is sign of confidence returning to Carlisle's economy

The opening of the Halston, a new aparthotel with a wine and coffee bar as well as function room, on Warwick Road is quite a symbolic moment for Carlisle.

To me it is a sign of returning confidence to the Carlisle economy – but it is also a demonstration that our city is changing, and changing in a positive way. The hotel has... [more] (5 comments)

By John Stevenson MP
Published: July 7, 2014

Giving power to people in Carlisle to decide their own future

As the dust settles on the European and Local Elections, analysts have been commenting on who they think were the winners and losers.

It seems to me that there was clearly one undisputed winner – the ‘None of the Above’ party.

Although I will always defend someone’s right not to vote, it is still... [more] (5 comments)

By John Stevenson MP
Published: June 9, 2014

Local and European elections should be kept separate

On May 22, people in Carlisle will have the opportunity to vote in both the local and the European elections.

Personally, I find it a little disappointing that the local elections have been moved from the traditional date of the first Thursday in May just to accommodate the European Elections and boost turnout.

This moving of the... [more]

By John Stevenson MP
Published: May 2, 2014
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