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14 entries for category Labour

Busy Week On The Campaign Trail With FTA

Posted on: Thursday, 15 April 2010 by Mike Webb in categories Labour, Westminster, Media and campaigns

With the general election just a few weeks away, candidates are frantically stuffing leaflets through letterboxes, shaking hands with constituents and kissing every baby in sight. ...

General Election 2010 - Results for FTA

Posted on: Friday, 7 May 2010 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Westminster, Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat

One of the curious things about the general election is that, unlike a football match or a trip to the theatre, no two people are really seeing the same thing. ...

Get Involved At The Party Conferences With FTA

Posted on: Friday, 10 September 2010 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, Westminster

FTA, in association with Kapsch TrafficCom, will be holding a fringe event at each of the main party conferences as part of the pioneering Transport Hub to raise the important issue of infrastructure provision with the Government about to conclude ...

Transport Hub venues confirmed

Posted on: Wednesday, 4 May 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Transport Hub, Liberal Democrat, Labour, Conservative

FTA has now confirmed the venues at which the 2011 Transport Hub will take place. Liberal Democrats (Sunday 18 – Tuesday 20 Sep) Fringe events: Jurys Inn, Birmingham CEO Dinner: Hyatt hotel, Birmingham Labour (Sunday 25 – Tuesday 27 Sep) Fringe ...

Fancy a ticket to ride… to Transport Hub?

Posted on: Friday, 23 September 2011 by Toby Carroll in categories Media and campaigns, Transport Hub, Labour

Following a hugely successful programme at the Lib Dem conference in Birmingham, the Transport Hub will be on the road again this weekend. ...

FTA takes its message to Labour

Posted on: Monday, 26 September 2011 by Toby Carroll in categories Media and campaigns, Transport Hub, FairFuel UK, Labour

FTA has held another successful fringe event as part of the Transport Hub at the Labour party conference in Liverpool. Fair Fuel UK campaigner Quentin Willson was joined by veteran transport figurehead Graham Stringer MP, Cllr Malcolm Kennedy of ...

Fair Fuel Has Its Day In The House

Posted on: Wednesday, 16 November 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Westminster, FairFuel UK, Road, Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, SNP, Plaid_Cymru

After over 100,000 signatures on the Government’s e-petition website, support from scores of MPs and thousands of members of the public through the Fair Fuel UK website; Tuesday finally saw the House of Commons floor debating perhaps the most ...

FTA In Touch With Transport Select Committee

Posted on: Thursday, 9 February 2012 by Mike Webb in categories Westminster, Labour

On Tuesday afternoon, FTA's James Hookham and Michael Webb ventured back into the hallowed halls of British democracy to meet one of the newer faces in Parliament; self-proclaimed transport enthusiast Julie Hilling MP, the successor to former ...

FTA's Own Welsh Assembly

Posted on: Thursday, 23 February 2012 by Mike Webb in categories Wales, Conservative, Labour, Plaid_Cymru

Yesterday, FTA held another one of its popular engagement days with a series of influential politicians in the National Assembly for Wales. ...

Talking RET With the MSPs

Posted on: Wednesday, 18 April 2012 by Mike Webb in categories Road, Scotland, SNP, Labour, Conservative

On Tuesday 17 April, FTA could be found in the hallowed halls of the Scottish Parliament, meeting a cross-party range of MSPs to discuss the impact of Scottish Government plans to end Road Equivalent Tariff (RET) for commercial vehicles. ...

Talking Rail With One Of The Shadows

Posted on: Thursday, 5 July 2012 by Mike Webb in categories Labour, Westminster, Rail

No, not Hank Marvin, but instead FTA was in Parliament to meet a member of the Shadow Transport team; John Woodcock MP. Rail freight is of considerable economic and environmental importance to the UK, and it was helpful to be able to reiterate the ...

Keeping the focus on Northern Ireland

Posted on: Wednesday, 24 April 2013 by Mike Webb in categories Northern Ireland, Westminster, Labour

This week, FTA was in Westminster to discuss a range of issues affecting Northern Ireland with the Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary Vernon Coaker MP. ...

Three Parties Are Better Than One

Posted on: Wednesday, 4 September 2013 by Mike Webb in categories Conservative, Liberal Democrat, Labour, Transport Hub, Westminster

As is now traditional in the early Autumn, FTA is set to spend three weeks in September taking the message of logistics to the heart of politics and policymaking at the three principal party conferences. ...

Hubs, Handshakes and Heated Exchanges - FTA at Party Conference 2013

Posted on: Monday, 7 October 2013 by Mike Webb in categories Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, Transport Hub

Put a few thousand politicians, lobbyists, journalists and party activists in a convention centre with a couple of adjoining hotels and what do you get? ...