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The minister and your MP come and go

This campaign tip (no. 61) was published on Saturday, 2nd March 2019
I have "been through" three local MPs since I started Campaigning. And a well known transport campaigner who moved on last year after 30 years told me he tad been through 18 ministers at the Department for Transport. Some are well informed and interested, others are pushing their own interests and dogma and can't be bothered to become well informed.

The Civil servants have the knowledge and stay.

Over a dozen years ago,I met [name]. We didn't agree on the way forward but we grew to respect one another and I welcome the knowledge and stability he has brought. I welcome the opportunity to have a fixed point which I can refer to, even if it's fixed in a darned inconvenient location sometimes. And I welcome that ability on occasions to discuss and network and move forward toward mutual goals.
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These pages are written by Graham Ellis of Melksham, Wiltshire. Overlapping a life in IT and IT training, with running a hotel and campaigning for improved public transport, Graham has never been quiet - though he's starting to wind down gently now. He no longer takes overnight guests and has stepped doen from the "Community Rail Officer" role which he accidentally aquired. So he now has more time to write pages such as these and to travel in the UK. He'll be delighted to speak with your group or take a look through your case or camapaign, but be alerted that his time is not limitless even now, and he still has to keep the wolf from the door.

Postal: 48, Spa Road, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 7NY
Phonal: 01225 708225
Emailal: graham -at- wellho.net
Or reach me on the Coffee Shop Forum (User Grahame) facilities


What a difference a campaign makes!

It probably wouldn't have happened without a strong community campaign with which I have been involved. Most days through 2019 I'll be sharing a thought, an idea, a way of working or an experience. Come back here for the links. Discussions via the Coffee Shop Forum - Graham Ellis, 31st December 2018


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