Ever wondered what a Borough Councillor's role entails?




Ever wondered what a Borough Councillor's role entails?
I did! I was elected as a Councillor for the Lynn South & West ward of the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk on 5th May 2011.

A little bit about me:
I have lived in South Lynn for 7 years with my wife and work locally for the Norfolk Primary Care Trust as an IT Manager.

I am a Labour Councillor and whilst the local Labour group made some encouraging gains in the May elections (moving from 4 councillors to 13) we are still very much a minority opposition as the Tories hold 42 of the 64 council seats.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Guest post: The bitter irony of using the financial crisis to scrap the NHS | UK Uncut

Very interesting blog post from the UK Uncut site, on the day they took part in an Emergency Operation to highlight the bankers part in current government plans to break up the NHS under an austerity drive. Not sure that I would necessarily make the link between the suggested changes as a reaction to acute financial crisis, much more of an ideological change in response to projected rising costs in the NHS but the link between the US healthcare system and the sub-prime crisis is an important in the context that, to most observers, the Health & Social Care Bill is a huge step towards a US style healthcare here in England.

Guest post: The bitter irony of using the financial crisis to scrap the NHS | UK Uncut

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