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  • Letter to Wigan Evening Post

    23 October 2012

    Dear Editor, I must respond to your article "Burnham's Fury at Expenses Row" in Evening Post 23/10/2012. Mr Burnham had the misfortune of being exposed as being one of 27 MP's claiming expenses for rented accommodation they were living in, whilst owning...

  • Manchester Gazette Articles & other links.

    24 October 2012

    http://manchestergazette.co.uk/?p=868 - Manchester Gazette "Disability Campaign hits Three Thousand - Community Action says Thank you !" http://manchestergazette.co.uk/?p=943 - Manchester Gazette "Welfare NOT Warfare" http://manchestergazette.co.uk/?p=1190...

  • Press Statement - Wigan Evening Post published 08/11/2012

    08 November 2012

    The UK wide Campaign to save "Disability Living Allowance" from being abolished and has its orgins proudly based in Wigan has reached 10,000 ! Wigan based Community Action Party that has started the UK wide campaign to save Disability Living Allowance...

  • Letter to Wigan Evening Post - 14/11/2012

    14 November 2012

    Dear Editor, Having attended for the first time, the meeting of Wigan Council dated the 7th November, to watch proceedings and in response to your articles in the WEP on the 13th November, I am somewhat flabbergasted not only by the conduct of the meeting...

  • Press Statement - Wigan Evening Post - Published 17/11/2012

    16 November 2012

    Community Action Party calls for the Welfare Reform Act 2012 to be Repealled. Wigan-based Community Action Party is calling for the Welfare Reform Act of 2012 to be repealled. Whilst Labour controlled Wigan Council have brought forward the governments...

  • Letter to Salford Advertiser published 15/11/2012

    17 November 2012

    Dear Editor, Very shortly I will be moving out of Swinton and the City of Salford, to pastures new and to face new challenges. I would like to thank everyone in Swinton who has supported me and the Community Action Party and I personally wish everyone...

  • Community Action Party gets Stronger in Wigan.

    21 November 2012

    The Deputy Leader of the Community Action Party, Michael Moulding now resides in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Ashton-in-Makerfield. Following the annual general meeting of the Community Action Party earlier in 2012, the party devised a political...

  • Grass Roots Political Movement Makes its Mark - Manchester Gazette 29/11/2012

    29 November 2012

    A grass roots political movement in Wigan is making its mark at a national level in opposing the Conservative/Lib Dem Coalition governments welfare reform agenda. The Community Action Party which is based in Wigan, Lancashire, has taken on the government...

  • Letter to Bolton Evening News - 30/11/2012

    30 November 2012

    Dear Editor, The Community Action Party in Greater Manchester are fundamentally opposed to the governments welfare reform agenda and therefore, we are doing what we can to try and minimise the impact of any forthcoming cuts. We believe the governments...

  • Letter printed in the Wigan Observer - 04/12/2012

    05 December 2012

    Dear Editor, I have to say well done to the Wigan Evening Post and the Wigan Observer for the extensive coverage it has given to welfare reform, how it will impact on people in Wigan and the preparations people need to make from April 2013. However, despite...

  • Press Statement - Wigan Councillor

    08 December 2012

    I have submitted an official complaint to the Standards Committee of Wigan Council regarding the conduct of Councillor Lawrence Hunt. During the full meeting of Wigan Council on the 7th November, during a debate about the governments welfare reform the...

  • Letter sent Wigan Evening Post - 14/12/2012

    14 December 2012

    Dear Editor, I am writing in response to your front page article regarding the 5.6% rent increase for all Council homes in Wigan, which is significantly above the rate of inflation. At a recent meeting of Wigan Council on the 7th November and various...

  • Letter Published Wigan Evening Post - 14/12/2012

    14 December 2012

    "Gutter Politics at Meeting" I am writing in response to your article in the Wigan Evening Post of December 7th "Nazi Jibe Complaint". I attended the Council meeting on November 7th and sat in the public gallery. Wiganers expect their elected representatives...

  • Letter published Wigan Evening Post 22/12/2012

    22 December 2012

    I have read with great fondness the article written in the WEP Weds 19th Dec 2012, regarding the future of Preston's iconic bus station. I am delighted that Lancashire Publications via the WEP and the Lancashire Evening Post (LEP), who have been true...

  • News Websites in Wigan to keep up with Community Action Party campaigns in Wigan and beyond.

    10 January 2013

    Wigan News Forum - Anyone can join. Its free. Its a News website - local, regional, national and international. Has a chat facility. Anyone, anywhere can join. Its not viral so you have to note the web address - http://wigan-news.forumotion.co.uk/ Wigan...

  • Preston Bus Station

    10 January 2013

    In the year 2,000 as a Preston City Councillor, I was one of only 4 city Councillors to vote for listing of Prestons iconic bus station. At the time English Heritage recommended Grade 2 listed status to Preston Council but all three major political parties...

  • Welfare Reform

    10 January 2013

    The Community Action Party is fundamentally opposed to the ConDems welfare Reform agenda as a savage, punitive, draconian and nasty attack on the most vulnerable in our society. We have several epetitions which we urge people to sign :- http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/38182...

  • Letter Published Wigan Evening Post 16th Jan 2013

    16 January 2013

    Dear Editor, I am responding to your "editorial" where you rightly highlight the unfairness of government cuts where it is now established that Wigan has now received the third largest cut in government support in the country. Your editorial indicates...

  • Allotments in Wigan

    22 January 2013

    Letter published in the Wigan Observer 22nd Jan 2013 "Dear Editor, In recent months, the Wigan Observer and the Wigan Evening Post has highlighted the tremendous success of Wigan in Bloom and the fantastic displays throughout the Borough in 2012. I wrote...

  • Letter sent to Wigan Evening Post 2nd Feb 2013

    02 February 2013

    Dear Editor, I am writing in response to your editorial in "OurView" Wigan Evening Post Fri 1st Feb "Council Tax Rise Tough". Those words could have been removed straight from David Cameron's lips, as the ConDems continue their onslaught against the most...

  • Letter published Wigan Evening Post 20/02/2013

    20 February 2013

    Dear Editor, I am writing in response to your article WEP Feb 19th "By-Election is Called". I had NO qualms providing my signature to help trigger the by-election for the beginning of April 2013. The timing is significant because from April 2013, the...

  • Pemberton ward By-election, Wigan

    21 February 2013

    Pemberton Ward By-election Former Leader of Wigan Council opposition and current Leader of Wigan-based Community Action Party Peter Franzen is standing in the Pemberton ward by-election. Peter Franzen has agreed to put himself forward in order to "expose"...

  • Mansion Tax for Disabled People - Wigan Evening Post

    25 February 2013

    A copy of a letter sent to Wigan Evening Post 25/02/2013 for publication :- "Dear Editor, In September 2012, I started a campaign to stop the abolition of Disability Living Allowance, as reported in the WEP. The petition I launched has so far collected...

  • Death of Margaret Thatcher - Letter to Wigan Evening Post.

    20 April 2013

    The following letter has been sent to the Wigan Evening Post following the death of Margaret Thatcher and Wigan Council's refusal to lower its flag to half mast in respect. "I refer to the report in the Wigan Evening Post dated 19th April “Anger after...

  • Discretionary Housing Payments - Letter to Wigan Evening Post 29/04/13

    29 April 2013

    Dear Editor, I was extremely disappointed to witness at the last full meeting of Labour-controlled Wigan Council, the controlling group who allege to be opposed to "The Bedroom Tax", removed the right of appeal for those wishing to apply for Discretionary...

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