Author: Graham Barron

General Election – candidates’ positions on the pylon issue – Barrow and Furness

We emailed the following question to all parliamentary candidates Cumbria-wide (Barrow and Furness, Carlisle, Copeland, Penrith and the Border, Westmorland and Lonsdale, Workington): “In the event of Moorside going ahead, what are your views on how the power station should

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General Election – candidates’ positions on the pylon issue – Copeland

We emailed the following question to all parliamentary candidates Cumbria-wide (Barrow and Furness, Carlisle, Copeland, Penrith and the Border, Westmorland and Lonsdale, Workington): “In the event of Moorside going ahead, what are your views on how the power station should

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John Woodcock meeting POSTPONED

The John Woodcock meeting this evening has been postponed due to the event in Manchester.   It was due to have taken place this evening (Wednesday 24 May) in the Victory Hall, Broughton-in-Furness, from 6 – 7.30pm.   The intention

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John Woodcock meeting, Broughton-in-Furness, 24/5

John Woodcock meeting John Woodcock, the Labour-Cooperative Candidate for Barrow and Furness, is to hold a meeting at the Victory Hall, Broughton-in-Furness, on Wednesday 24 May from 6 – 7.30pm. He will discuss the anti-pylon campaign to date and focus

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Moorside project put on hold

Moorside power station and the National Grid connection project on hold National Grid (NG) formally announced on 16 May that it is “pausing work” on its North West Coast Connections (NWCC) project. This swiftly follows a similar announcement from National

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Copeland By-election – Trudy Harrison elected

Trudy Harrison has been elected as Conservative MP for Copeland in the by-election on 23 Feb. She had previously expressed her opposition to new giant pylons, and joined us on the St George’s Day Black Combe walk in April 2016.

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January 2017 newsletter

Here’s our January 2017 newsletter to update you on achievements so far, and outline what happens next.  

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8000 consultation responses!

National  Grid have announced that they had 8000 responses to the December 2016 consultation, and 2300 people attended their public events. This is a great result, especially compared with the 2014 consultation when there were around 1200 responses.  It reflects

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PWP consultation response

You can read the PWP consultation response here – PWP_06-01-2017_cons_resp

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Times leader and article

On January 2nd we achieved a leader in the Times.

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