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47 entries for category Media and campaigns

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. ...

FTA on the campaign trail in Newton Abbot

Posted on: Wednesday, 21 April 2010 by Neil Berry in categories Media and campaigns, Westminster

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) continues its series of visits for parliamentary candidates to member companies. This afternoon FTA will be in Devon to help show the Conservative candidate for Newton Abbot, Anne-Marie Morris, the Viridor ...

FTA and Viridor showcase transport in Newton Abbot

Posted on: Thursday, 22 April 2010 by Mike Webb in categories Conservative, Media and campaigns

FTA and Viridor showcase transport in Newton Abbot FTA held a successful visit on Monday between the local Conservative candidate Anne-Marie Morris and Viridor of Newton Abbot. ...

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. ...

New DFT Ministers: Philip Hammond

Posted on: Wednesday, 12 May 2010 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Westminster

Now that the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have had time to get past a long election time as rivals, and embrace a bold, new era of coalition; David Cameron and Nick Clegg have set about staffing the supporting cast for a play designed to last ...

New DfT Ministers: Theresa Villiers

Posted on: Thursday, 13 May 2010 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Westminster

Yesterday we looked at the new Secretary of State for Transport, Philip Hammond. Today we turn attention to the new Minister of State, Chipping Barnet MP Theresa Villiers. ...

New DFT Ministers: Norman Baker

Posted on: Friday, 14 May 2010 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Westminster

Having looked at the new Secretary of State and Minister of State, we turn our attention to the first of two junior ministers at the DfT. ...

New DfT Ministers: Mike Penning

Posted on: Saturday, 15 May 2010 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Westminster

We conclude our daily look at the new ministers at Great Minster House with an introduction to the new man charged with looking after freight; Mike Penning MP. The final piece of the DfT ministerial jigsaw is Hemel Hempstead’s Mike Penning. ...

FTA Meets Bob Russell

Posted on: Thursday, 3 June 2010 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Westminster

Today, FTA went to Westminster to meet the long-standing Liberal Democrat MP for Colchester, Bob Russell. In amongst some discussion of the merits of Colchester United’s new ground, Mr Russell was interested to hear FTA’s assessment of the problems ...

FTA celebrates important Severn first step

Posted on: Wednesday, 7 July 2010 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Westminster, Wales

Finally, there is something to cheer for the logistics industry in Wales, with the news that Ieuan Wyn Jones has agreed to set up a study into the effects of the Severn Crossing tolls on the local economy. ...

Now we are sitting comfortably, we can begin

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

After detailed negotiations, careful bargaining and a few favours called in, the House of Commons Select Committees have appointed their members and can start their important job of scrutinising the Government. ...

FTA welcomes Ellman's re-election in person

Posted on: Monday, 19 July 2010 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Westminster

Today, FTA has had a useful and interesting discussion with the re-elected Chair of the Transport Select Committee, Liverpool Riverside MP Louise Ellman. ...

Meeting the new man at Gwydyr House

Posted on: Wednesday, 21 July 2010 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Westminster, Wales

Following the successful securing of a Welsh Assembly Government study into the Severn tolls, a delegation of FTA staff and members have held initial discussions with the new Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, David Jones MP. ...

FTA Meets German In Wales

Posted on: Tuesday, 17 August 2010 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Wales

On Tuesday, FTA sat down with the newest member of the National Assembly for Wales, Liberal Democrat Veronica German AM. Mrs German has recently joined the Assembly, as a regional list member for South Wales East, when her predecessor was elevated to ...

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 ...

Conferences 2010 - Logistics, Lib Dems and Liverpool

Posted on: Wednesday, 22 September 2010 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Liberal Democrat

Five months after the frantic activity of the 2010 general election, the party conference season kicked off as usual with the Liberal Democrat conference. ...

Conferences 2010 - FTA On The Mancunian Way

Posted on: Wednesday, 29 September 2010 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Transport Hub

2010 has been a strange year in politics; and for none more so than the Labour party. For 16 years, the party had been led by one of the twin architects of New Labour, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, and for the last 13 of these it had been in ...

Conferences 2010 - taking freight's story to the Tories

Posted on: Monday, 18 October 2010 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Transport Hub

The FTA party conference roadshow continued this week with a trip to the Conservative party conference in Birmingham. Conservative MPs receptive to FTA's message While there FTA enjoyed conversations with a number of leading Conservative politicians, ...

Conferences 2010 - talking Scottish freight with the SNP

Posted on: Tuesday, 19 October 2010 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, SNP

FTA rounded off their conference programme with a series of meetings in the grand surroundings of Perth conference hall; temporary home to the final SNP conference before the 2011 Scottish Parliament elections. ...

FTA pushing O-licensing over the line

Posted on: Thursday, 4 November 2010 by Toby Carroll in categories Media and campaigns, Northern Ireland

FTA were in the grand surroundings of the Stomont estate on Monday, home of the Northern Ireland Assembly, to further push the issues affecting operators in the run up to the Assembly elections in May 2011. ...