Owen Temple

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Thank you

by Owen Temple on 10 June, 2017

Thank you to all those of you (3,398 in North West Durham) who voted Liberal Democrat in Thursday’s election, and to all those of you who would have done so had you not decided that we were not going to win in North West Durham, and it was therefore more important to you to stop […]

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Possibly for the first time ever it is possible to watch on television candidates from North West Durham debating many of the the political issues which will drive the result of the 2017 General Election. You can watch last Friday night’s debate here.

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Live NW Durham TV Election Debate this Friday

by Owen Temple on 30 May, 2017

All five North West Durham General Election candidates will take part in a TV Debate on Friday night at 8.00 p.m. The debate is being filmed by Made in Tyne and Wear, and will go out simultaneously on Sky 117, Freeview 7, and Virgin 159 as well as on Made in Tyne and Wear and Made […]

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Proud to be supported by the Sunniside Battle-Bus

by Owen Temple on 28 May, 2017

A subdued return to the election campaign

by Owen Temple on 26 May, 2017

The dreadful events in Manchester on Monday night have left many families in appalling grief, and all of us saddened on their behalf. The murderous action has left the whole country shocked, and the appetite for election campaigning reduced. Never the less, the election has restarted and the questions in many people’s minds as diverse […]

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The folly of a snap election

by Owen Temple on 22 May, 2017

It may have looked clever when Mrs May called a snap election. What could she lose? Apparently she was destined to enjoy a nailed on victory, a coronation. “Strong and stable” was the odds on favourite. The trouble with a snap election, though, is that on-one is ready for it, and that includes the political […]

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Change Britain’s Future

by Owen Temple on 17 May, 2017

The Liberal Democrat Manifesto is a commitment to Britain where people look after each other, with good schools and hospitals, a clean environment and an innovative economy. Nothing is more important to our children’s future than Brexit. A Hard Brexit which leaves Britain outside the Single Market will wreck the future for our children, our […]

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Labour’s Trolley Dash of a manifesto

by Owen Temple on 16 May, 2017

I’ve always wanted to win a trolley dash. Grab everything you fancy because someone else will be footing the bill. It’s just hard to imagine a serious political party publishing a manifesto comprising any policy Jeremy Corbyn has ever fancied, and expecting voters not to recognise that they’ll end up paying the bill. It won’t […]

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Responding to Labour’s announcement on NHS funding today, Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary Norman Lamb said: “You cannot solve the crisis in our NHS and social care services by simply imposing more top-down targets on staff and plucking numbers out of thin air. “The Liberal Democrats are the only party with a fully costed plan […]

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The nominations are in for North West Durham, and in one area at least I claim an advantage. I am resident in North West Durham, and have been for many years. North West Durham, however, is clearly a powerful magnet. It still has the capacity to attract Conservatives from the deep South who seek to cut […]

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