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Gloucestershire MPs finally wake up to seriousness of Covid testing shambles: our letter to the press

We have written today to the local press welcoming the decision by the county’s MPs to ask the government for speedy results from the Immensa testing investigation. Better late than never – but what’s also needed is a broader investigation into poor value-for-money Covid contracts and profiteering from the NHS. Dear Editor It is good […]

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Green Party reaction as Stroud MP votes to block suspension of Owen Paterson

Stroud District Green Party has reacted after hearing that Stroud MP Siobhan Baillie voted to block the suspension of Tory MP and former minister Owen Paterson this week. Paterson had been found to have breached rules after lobbying on behalf of two companies that were paying him. But this week he escaped punishment after Boris […]

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Covid testing scandal: our open letter to Siobhan Baillie MP demanding immediate action

Stroud Greens have written to MP Siobhan Baillie demanding that the scandal-hit testing laboratory at the centre of the false-negative scandal is shut down and an immediate investigation held. This comes as the Good Law Project launches legal action asking Health Secretary Sajid Javid to immediately terminate Immensa’s contracts, compensate those affected and to take […]

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Our MP must stand up for her constituents’ rights to protest

The new Police Bill could see peaceful protest, like the one in the picture of a demo in Stroud in 2019, outlawed. Below is our open letter to Siobhan Baillie MP, which was published in the Stroud News & Journal Thank you for your email explaining why you are supporting The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts […]

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SDGP Letter to Siobhan Baillie re: Brexit Extension

The below letter was sent to Siobhan Baillie and Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown by our Coordinators Lynn Haanen and Cllr Martin Whiteside. Dear Siobhan, We are writing to express our acute concern about the government’s stubborn refusal to request an extension to the transition period to allow enough time for a successful trade negotiation with the […]

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