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- Memo to Aspiring Sheffield Hallam Candidates
- Speech to Full Council: Council Tax Benefit
- Joining ASDA Community Team for a local Litter Pick
- Labour delivers a Living Wage for Sheffield
- Hestletine admits error - now we need solutions
- Hacked off
- Clegg pulls rug from under Sheffield
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The Taxpayers' Alliance has recently released its annual figures for the top salaries within Local Authorities. These cover the 2010-11 and 2011-12 financial years.
Here are the headlines that the Daily Mail gleefully picked up on:
* There were at least 2,525 council...
I'm really pleased that we are leading a project across South Yorkshire to increase the uptake of electric vehicles in the...
The speech below was delivered to a meeting of the Sheffield Full Council, in response to the Coalition’s plan to force Local Authorities to charge working-age people who currently receive Council Tax Benefit.
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I recently went out in my role with a Cabinet Member for the Environment, Recycling and StreetScene and got my hands dirty out in the local community joining Asda’s Community Team to pick litter in Graves Park.
Although council budgets have been cut massively it doesn’t stop local...
I am delighted to be supporting Labour's plan for action for a living wage...
For the first time ever, I am taking part in Movember this year with my cabinet colleagues.
Please sponsor me by clicking ...
Today the Star has published my (genuine) letter about Sheffield's economy. They have also published the apology for their error earlier this week:
The Star recently reported that Michael...
I am currently away on holiday in Norfolk.
I got an email this morning from one of the people who deals with the press to ask me about a letter, apparently from me, that appeared in the Star... I then got a couple of texts from people "checking I was alright"!
I managed to get another letter in the Star today - see below.
The Star reported on Monday that Nick Clegg wants Sheffield's economy to focus on technology and manufacturing. One of his first acts in government was to cancel investment in Forgemasters which would...
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