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29 entries for category Westminster

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

FTA flies to the Eagle

Posted on: Wednesday, 12 January 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Westminster

Today FTA had its first chance to sit down with Ed Miliband’s new woman in charge of transport, Garston and Halewood’s Maria Eagle. ...

Derby Day For FTA

Posted on: Monday, 24 January 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Westminster

Today saw a return to Parliament for FTA, and a discussion of local transport and planning issues with Shadow Communities Minister and Derby North MP Chris Williamson. ...

FTA visits Cairns of old south Wales

Posted on: Tuesday, 22 March 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Westminster, Wales

FTA was in Westminster today to discuss the issue of stowaways on lorries with Vale of Glamorgan MP Alun Cairns. Mr Cairns’ constituency plays host to a number of key logistics companies, and one in particular has been discussing with him the lack of ...

Mr Smith Goes To Westminster - And Meets With FTA

Posted on: Friday, 8 April 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Wales, Westminster

Today, FTA met with new Blaenau Gwent MP and Fair Fuel UK supporter Nick Smith to discuss the key logistics issues affecting companies in South Wales, alongside Owens Roads Services, who have a base in Mr Smith’s constituency. ...

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 Fighting The Fight

Posted on: Thursday, 2 February 2012 by Mike Webb in categories Westminster, Road

No prizes for identifying the biggest issue of the year for the FTA and its members – fuel duty. It has been hard work, campaigning on a number of fronts to get a fairer fuel settlement as the global price continued to rise. ...

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 ...