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Friday, 27 March 2015

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John Stevenson, Carlisle MP

How has Carlisle changed over the last five years?

“I Want to See City Expand” – John Stevenson MP This was the headline of the News & Star on Saturday 8th May 2010 the day after I was elected MP for Carlisle.

I have the front page framed in my constituency office, as the many constituents who have visited me will confirm!

I find it difficult to believe that this was five years ago.... [more] (8 comments)

By John Stevenson MP
Published: March 12, 2015

Carlisle will help determine the next Government

A Happy New Year to everyone. From a political prospective, it will also be an extremely important new year – and an exciting one, with the most unpredictable General Election in a generation.

Carlisle will certainly be at the centre of the campaign as it is one of those constituencies which will help determine who the next Government... [more] (7 comments)

By John Stevenson MP
Published: January 14, 2015

We must make our voices heard in devolution debate

It is hard to believe that the Scottish Referendum was only a few weeks ago. It seems the media have already moved on and attention is beginning to shift toward next May.

However, the result of the Scottish referendum - even though it was a convincing “no” - has already set in motion huge changes in the way Britain will be... [more]

By John Stevenson MP
Published: November 11, 2014

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
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