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  • commented 2015-05-22 12:01:11 +0100
    I have sent the below email to warrington council regarding a complaint i have in the way the procedure is with the waste control, I feel this is something the local M.P. needs to possible look into as it seems unfair I pay council tax and am not allowed to use the service because i have a van and when i do try to follow the procedure in getting a code i am simply ignored and spend hours on the phone taking up my time.

    Copy of email sent to warrington council --

    ’I have spent near 60 minutes on my phone trying to get a code for the local waste site yesterday.

    I have been informed i need a code in order to dispose of a small amount of rubble (around 2 wheel barrows worth)

    I have left a message yesterday as instructed and i never received a call back and now I have called again today.

    I need the rubble going today and i pay for this service via my council tax and it is very annoying I cannot use the service, i not last time I used the waste site was over 6 months ago and i again highlight this rubble is form my garden were i live and it is only a small amount

    If I have not heard back today then I will be forced to pay a private site and i will then issue Warrington Council with the bill and petro use etc i have occurred and i feel am in my right to do this as i pay warrington council for a service that i am not being allowed to use just because i only own a van..

    I have even called for a small claims form this morning as I feel that string about this.

    Its is beyond a joke the service warrington council provide.

    My numbers are clear stated below and again i will sit around waiting for a call for a code so i can enter the local waste site

    I have also sent copy of this email to local MP
  • commented 2015-05-19 22:28:54 +0100

    I understand that the conservatives are intending to repeal the fox hunting bill in the coming weeks.

    Fox hunting is barbaric and inhumane – it should not be something we allow to happen on our countryside. It is unforgivable in this day and age to allow, let alone encourage the ripping apart of one animal by another.

    I implore you as my representative MP not to support this position and leave foxes to enjoy their natural habitat. They are beautiful animals and an asset to our countryside.

    Thank you
  • commented 2015-05-16 09:48:47 +0100

    for a very long time(measured in years) now I have been receiving phone calls from what are known as call spoofers – a practice where the phone number left has nothing to do with the real phone number making the call – some are from abroad, judging by their accents and some are closer to home; I have spoken to my call provider, but it has not helped much.

    On doing some internet research, I have found that this was recently outlawed in the USA, and I wish it was here too.

    I have bought a call blocker, which has helped enormously, but there seems to be an endless number of people who use this process of call spoofing – there are even adverts on the internet by people offering this as a service.

    A few examples will suffice, eg any number of zeroes from 4 to 10, phone numbers with too few digits , and some with just an STD code, such as 0151.

    Do you have other people experiencing this problem – I know my mother has a similar problem, so I bought her a call blocker too, but she is over 80, and has trouble using it properly.


    John Galvin
  • commented 2015-05-14 16:12:18 +0100
    DEAR Mr Mowat, could you please help I am a dog lover and walker but for some reason the people in your constituency (eg; Fox Covert footpath leading to reservoir) dont pick up there dog mess i admit there are no bins or notices but it beggars believe, why these owners think the law does not apply to them regards vivien burns
  • commented 2015-05-13 12:45:42 +0100
    Good day David and congratulations!

    As you know I’m a member of Warrington North Conservative Association and have had a 40 year plus career as a construction professional.

    I note that Anna Soubry’s portfolio does not cover construction and at the moment, there is no minister holding a construction industry portfolio.

    If the government think that it will build 150,000 dwellings per year, plus HS2, HS3 (Northern Hub), at least one nuclear power station and a substantial number of wind and solar farms without a construction minister in place to plan and drive these national construction projects, then it is dreaming. There is a huge skill shortage in the industry and a lot of other logistical problems to overcome as well.

    Please start speaking to David Cameron to deal with this, or Conservatives will look a bunch of plonkers in 2020 when none of the above has happened, because no minister has been appointed to drive them to completion. My personal feeling is that it is time to have a Construction Minister in the cabinet again, but a dedicated junior minister is an acceptable compromise.
  • commented 2015-05-13 12:35:21 +0100
    Dear Mr Mowat

    My names Caitlin Haddrell, I am contacting you on behalf of Sir Thomas Boteler C of E High School, the high school which I attend, we are working with Christian Aid in the project of Saving the Climate. We was wondering if there is any chance of you coming to Sir Thomas Boteler and talk in our RS class and take photographs with us for the Warrington Guardian and give us more experience on the life of a MP. With our school me and my friend Erica Griffiths are working towards the aim of getting to number 10 Downing Street in June again working with Christian Aid.

    We hope you take all this into consideration and have time to reply and come visit our school.

    Thank You

    Yours Sinserly,

    Caitlin Haddrell
  • commented 2015-05-11 14:47:56 +0100
    Dear David,

    Me and my class are currently in the process of doing our GCSE citizenship controlled assessment and would really appreciate a visit from our local MP, to interview you and ask questions to do with our controlled assessment and with our local community.

    please email me if we can arrange an interview

    Email address:

    regards Matthew stout
  • commented 2015-05-10 11:33:12 +0100

    I just wanted to congratulate you on your win on Thursday. As a local businessman I am delighted that the Conservative party can continue with the amazing work done in the last 5 years to rebuild and to re-energise our country. On a local front, I am very impressed with your work and the fact you are a “visible MP”. I have seen you around town and walking the streets campaigning, which is a lot more than the other parties have bothered to do.

    For too many years, Warrington has been held back by Labour and their old views on protecting large manufacturing for the Town. Life has moved on and Warrington is a now a much more progressive town and has embraced wider business sectors that has, in my opinion made it a much more prosperous town.

    Well done on your achievements so far and good luck for the future.


    Andrew Noone
  • commented 2015-05-10 10:35:50 +0100
    Mr Mowat. I don’t have 2 wks I need help now. Please
  • commented 2015-05-10 10:32:06 +0100
    Mr Mowat

    I really need your help and support with a man in the Appleton area with a dangerous dog ! Police won’t help. Please am pleading with you.

    Mrs a Allen
  • commented 2015-05-08 22:29:55 +0100
    congratulations on your election victory, well deserved as you have held firm in your support and belief in Warrington and the people of the Town. So pleased that you have held onto your seat in Parliament as we know you will fight for our interests. Thank you for your hard work
  • commented 2015-04-30 13:00:25 +0100

    On all the election debates nothing is ever mentioned about Free Scotland,i dont think the majority of people in England realize what is Free in Scotland,Free bus passes at 60,Free hospital parking,Free prescriptions for all,tuition fees etc etc,Nicola Sturgeon was onTV the other night boasting about the new Queensferry Crossover and guess what its going to be toll Free the same as every bridge in Scotland that used to have charges,this is at the same time as charge of £2 is being talked of for the new Runcorn Bridge

    cliff gee
  • commented 2015-04-25 11:07:22 +0100
    I am dismayed at the poor campaign the party is conducting. As in 2010 the party started in a decent position but fell back as the campaign went on. Greater stress should be laid on the achievements of the last five years and personal attacks should be considered much more carefully. The attacks on Miliband have misfired largely and he has improved his standing. The last straw was when the PM and Boris were seen on TV news last week at an infants school talking kiddy talk and with paint all over their hand. What on earth is that meant to tell us?
  • commented 2015-04-22 17:20:15 +0100
    Dear sir,I am aware that you will be extremely busy with the impending election,but I am very concerned about the situation that my elderly aunt is in .She has just had an operation to replace a worn out hip at Halton CMT centre and is now awaiting discharge.The procedure was completed two weeks ago and she could have been home for over a week by now but is being delayed because of a lack of carers in the South Warrington area,and try as we might can get no definitive answer from anyone of a discharge date.You are our last resort and I will be more than happy to give you further information about the situation if you think that you can help cut through the systems red tape . Yours Sincerely .Mike Webster
  • commented 2015-04-18 20:16:52 +0100

    As a life long Conservative supporter, I am concerned about the lack of progress that the party is making in the opinion polls i.e. no clear water between the Tories and the Labour party. I firmly believe that a significant downward adjustment of the current fixed percentage of GDP that forms the basis of the Foreign Aid budget, would gain the popular vote. For me, it’s the worst item of Tory legislation and regularly receives bad press. Cameron should bite the bullet and admit it’s not perfect, and promise to reduce it. In addition, there needs to be far better safeguards as to how taxpayers money is spent overseas, to ensure that it’s going to the worthy causes and not the pockets of corrupt politicians.


    Anthony Marsden
  • commented 2015-04-16 18:33:42 +0100
    Dear David

    The conservative manifesto states that if elected, your party will hold a free vote on repealing the hunting act. Before deciding if I can support you on polling day, I would like to know if you would vote yes or no to repealing this act.

    Yours faithfully

    Stewart Donnelly
  • commented 2015-04-15 16:18:02 +0100
    David – I have contacted you before on the issue of unpaid compensation to Equitable Life Annuity holders. Election of your party was supported by such members on the back of a promise made by your party and ruling of the Parliamentary Ombudsman. Your party did however renege on your promise and only made 22% of our losses available.

    Certainly my vote will go to the party who without reserve elects to make payment of our rightful compensation. You David have been outstanding in office over the last election year and I well know the benefits that have and will befall our town. It is time for you to give those services to the Equitable policy holders who have to date been treated so badly.

    Please ensure your leaders are made aware of this failure . Your party has certainly sought my support over the last several weeks
  • commented 2015-04-10 13:05:48 +0100

    I contacted your campaign a few days ago via Twitter asking if David will promise to vote against any VAT increase in the next parliament. I have not yet received a reply.

    Can you please respond to the question: ‘Will Mr Mowat promise to vote against any VAT rise in the next parliament?’

    I have now submitted a letter to the Guardian letters page asking all candidates for their answer to this question but would prefer a reply directly from your campaign.

    Thanks for your time,

    Colin Williams

  • commented 2015-04-02 13:03:19 +0100
    Dear Mr Mowat,

    I am currently a student at Great Sankey High School, and am writing to you to inform you about the issue of litter around Warrington Town Centre. Litter leaves a huge impact on the community and costs more to the government. This is because it means more people have to come out to clean the streets or even spray pesticides to get rid of pests and germs.

    Litter makes the environment look untidy and will start to smell if allowed to build up. It can also destroy habitats and even kill creatures and small animals by them eating the rubbish or them getting tangled up. Also, litter doesn’t just stay in one place; it is often carried around by the wind having major consequences on the environment. This is mainly how litter ends up in rivers and seas, killing the sea life.

    Not only does litter damage the environment, but it can also damage people’s health. Infectious diseases can be spread by breathing in the germs that are in rotting food waste and by pests such as rats.

    I am writing to you because our town centre has areas which attract many visitors and that are susceptible to high levels of litter. It is important that the levels of litter are well managed as they will make the area look unattractive and eventually this will have an impact on the money that tourism brings into the area.

    I think that in the future, the government should organise litter picks/clean ups as it would inspire and motivate people who are just lazing around watching TV all day to do something about this worrying issue. If you and your government were to win the upcoming general elect, then would you be able to guarantee that:

    1. The level of litter in Warrington town centre would be actively and consistently monitored by the appropriate authorities

    2. That Warrington Council will take more of a pro-active and visible role in helping to control and reduce the amount of litter in affected areas. This may be through litter picking events, putting more bins around school or other activities.

    I hope that I have effectively explained why litter is an important issue, and suggested some suitable solutions to the problem. Should you wish to reply, please contact me via the following address:

    Thank you for taking the time to read this.

    Yours Sincerely

    Charlotte Neale
  • commented 2015-03-31 19:16:22 +0100
    David,as a long time resident of Gainsborough road can you tell me if the new bridge will be where Gainsborough road meets Chester road or has it not been decided yet as this would impact on the traffic flow on Gainsborough to even more than it is now
  • commented 2015-03-29 15:40:41 +0100
    Hi David

    With regards to the implementation of superfast broadband, I live on Crouchley Lane in Lymm and it appears that we are currently unable to obtain this service. Properties just around the corner have upgraded to superfast but it seems my property is not suitable for connection at this time. I think it is something to do with the direct link to the exchange or something. Do you know if anything is being done to rectify this in the near future?
  • commented 2015-03-25 22:49:22 +0000
    Hi David, if the new bridge plans go ahead (linking the A56 at Moore with the A57 at Great Sankey), what impact do you think this will have on the stretch of A57 between St Marys Church and Whittle Avenue?

    Currently during both the morning and evening rush hour/s this stretch or road is completely congested, emergency service vehicles have difficulty getting through & access/egress to our property is difficult, sometimes dangerous. If there are any problems on the M6, M62 & M56 the problem is exacerbated, as traffic tries to find an alternate route through the town.


    Nick Bearpark
  • commented 2015-03-23 18:52:44 +0000
    what is your stance on a palistenian state
  • commented 2015-03-23 17:20:13 +0000
    As a constituent of yours, I am rather upset at the manner in which you voted in regards to the Serious Crime Bill — New Clause 2 — Official Secrets Act 1989 — Defence of Disclosure to Historic Child Abuse Inquiry — 23 Feb 2015.

    The proposed clause would have enabled authority figures involved in historical child abuse investigations to come forward and give testimony without fear of censure or legal action.

    Specifically, police officers who were made to sign the OSA subsequent to police operations carried out involving individuals (some still living, some deceased) at the heart of the establishment during the 1980’s.

    Worse was the fact that the legislature seemed to vote along party lines, indicating a whip. This gives the impression that the Conservative Party is putting its historical reputation before children’s safety. If I believe this is the case I shall have to reconsider my vote at the next general election.

    Please could you clarify why you voted to reject the proposed new clause? And what you will be doing, specifically, to ensure a fair hearing of all relevant evidence pertaining to historical child sex abuse investigations currently being carried out by the police?
  • commented 2015-03-23 14:24:20 +0000
    I tale it you’re aware of the campaign being run by Nick Bent to get the proposed tolls on the new RUncorn bridge scrapped…he gets my vote. If they stay it’ll cost me over £700 a year, and I can’t afford to lose that much.
  • commented 2015-03-19 20:02:59 +0000
    Hello David

    My name is Laurence Dowell. The reason I am contacting yourself today is that I have read in the press that the nuclear test victims have been awarded 25 million in compensation. I have been trying to claim a war pension for some time now with little success. We have been waiting for two years to get an appeal date . I have been suffering from Chronic Lymphatic Leukaemia for the last ten years.

    I wonder if you are able to throw any light on the recent developments.

    I would greatly appreciate your advice on this matter

    Regards Laurence Dowell
  • commented 2015-03-19 14:26:54 +0000
    stewart gardiner can u please contact me
  • commented 2015-03-19 14:24:06 +0000
    stewart gardiner please contact me
  • commented 2015-03-18 13:53:40 +0000
    Dear Mr Mowat, Many thanks for your recent letter advising on the progress made in respect of two new river crossings for our town. I understand that this a component part of the pre-election promotion under the “Northern Powerhouse” banner.

    Please advise those involved that by far the largest potential target to be scored under this heading would involve an announcement concerning early completion of the M67 motorway from Manchester to Sheffield (so far foolishly left-out of consideration). We had occasion recently to visit Glossop and it really is staggering that the M-way extension off the M60 simply peters-out at Mottram, leaving the rest of the journey to the old single-carriageway A57.

    Include this into the Party’s plans for the future and score some real “brownie-points” !
  • commented 2015-03-17 14:08:31 +0000
    Hi David

    I have just read that the new supermarket to open in Lymm (on the old petrol station site) is going to be a ‘Netto’. I have never even heard of this company and I am certain that I am not the only one. I feel that the residents of Lymm have been grossly mislead by Warrington Council as we have been lead to believe that an ‘upmarket’ supermarket was to be constructed on this site.

    I would like to know:

    1. Why the residents of Lymm were mislead in this way and

    2. What we can do to stop this Netto from opening in our lovely village.

    Thank you for your time