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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. ...

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 ...

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. ...

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: 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: 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 ...

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. ...

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. ...

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 ...

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. ...