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  • commented 2016-11-04 16:36:40 +0000
    Hello David, the High Court has taken the Govt to task ref failing to meet European emission standards and penalties are likely to imposed upon the use of diesel powered cars and vans. In the USA the VW Group has been taken to task about the use over several years of devices fitted to their diesel powered cars giving false readings of emissions. Vehicles that apparently meet emission standards are in fact exceeding the limit by as much as 2 to 300 percent. VW in the USA has accepted blame for this deceit and is undertaking a programme of rectification that will cost it $14 billion, yes $14 billion. The self same practice has been followed in Europe by VW and yet there has been no reaction by the EU to this criminal deceit. Why is VW group seemingly not to be punished for this criminal activity in Europe as it is in the USA? Can it possibly be something to do with being a major plank in the German economy and that country’s position in managing the EU? Diesel pollutants kill thousands of people annually, will you in your capacity as a Health Minister raise this issue so that VW group is punished for it’s criminal action in knowingly permitting it’s diesel cars to grossly exceed legal limits of emissions for several years to the detriment of public wellbeing. The fact that those members of the public who own a diesel VW will now face penalties for continued use of vehicles purchased in good faith from VW (who currently evade censure or punishment) rubs salt into the wounds.
  • commented 2016-11-04 14:09:26 +0000
    Despite being my MP and having given you my vote and never having seen you, you are duty bound to vote out as per your constitutants wish. If you cannot do this resign or face being deselected if the will of the people is not carried forward. If you refuse then UKIP will gain mine and thousands of others vote.
  • commented 2016-11-04 08:48:28 +0000
    Mr Mowat

    You have been clearly instructed by the voters of S Warrington to work toward leaving the EU, this means leaving it’s strictures completely, people are not fooled by the dishonest stalling tactics of those who lost the vote. If you are unable to do this then you must resign with immediate effect and allow the voters of this area to appoint somebody willing to do their bidding. Remember it is your job to represent us, not tell us what to do.


  • commented 2016-11-04 07:14:10 +0000
    Mr Mowat,

    I would like to express my extreme disappointment towards the decision that was made in the High Court yesterday. When ‘We’ the British people were given the opportunity to ‘Leave’ or ‘Remain’ a member of the EU, the response was a clear one. I want to make this clear to you and everyone else, that there was no ‘middle ground’ on this decision. No ‘Soft’ or ‘Hard’ Brexit, so therefore ‘Leave’ means just that.

    I am clear what your preference is, but i would like to remind you that it is your duty to support the ‘will’ of your constituency. This is above all, irrespective of your personal view and i trust you ‘will’ respect the decision of the LEAVE vote here in Warrington.

    You must understand that this subject is most dear to the majority of people in ‘your’ constituency and if you ‘choose’ to ignore the people of Warrington, i and others will have no hesitation in withdrawing our support for your future re-ellection.

    Without ill will or frivolity.


    Shane Ellis
  • commented 2016-11-03 20:45:12 +0000
    As my MP and noting that you have never bothered to visit Dallam, can I remind you that you are our servant and that the majority voted OUT at Brexit and therefore you will carry out the will of the people.
  • commented 2016-11-03 17:54:17 +0000
    Re upcoming vote on Brexit-

    You made your position clear, which I respect, but I disagree with you.

    I would hope that your vote reflects the views of your constituents.

    I am OUTRAGED at the recent court decision.

    I fear that an overturning of the democratic decision of the people ( referendum) will push Farage and his crew into the limelight.

    I am a Conservative, but will vote for Farage if necessary. I will not be alone.

    Democracy – as I understand it – is the will of the majority.

    The majority do not expect the remoaners to win on a spurious technicality

    Paul Cunningham
  • commented 2016-11-03 17:42:05 +0000
    Dear Mr Mowatt

    I am writing to respectfully remind you that your constituency voted to leave the EU and of course your job is to represent your constituency.

    In the light of today’s decision, I would ask you to confirm that you will be mindful of the democratic decision of the referendum and vote accordingly.

    I fear that any jiggery Pokery from MPs to overturn the referendum will have major repercussions and create a constitutional crisis.

    I await your response.

    J Dove
  • commented 2016-11-03 13:22:30 +0000
    Dear David

    I recently learned about the decline in mental health nurses working for the NHS in England. It is believed that the number has reduced by 15% since 2010, the year the Conservative party came into power.

    I am wondering if you know of any explanation for this, and if the party is looking at ways to rectify this situation.

    I look forward to hearing from you.
  • commented 2016-11-03 13:21:12 +0000

    You ask above in your address that you always enjoy hearing the views of local residents and then ask for us to include our phone numbers so that you can get back to us…. yet you deny us that same option by not listing your telephone number

    Why is that?

    I wanted to call you to ask where you stood with regards Brexit , do you think that we should get on with it as per the outcome of the referendum?, or that we would be stronger and more prosperous staying within / close to the EU?.

    As my representative to parliament I feel that is important that I know, especially in view of what has happened today.

  • commented 2016-11-02 12:16:00 +0000
    Dear David, would it be possible to have a few minutes with you on Friday at the NCAS Conference? The topic is – – for which we, the authors, would be grateful for your advice. Best regards, Michael
  • commented 2016-10-28 16:14:40 +0100
    Dear David

    I am a happy resident of Lymm, but I am unhappy with the gridlock that occurs because of the 12p toll bridge.

    Last night I spent 30 minutes in a traffic jam waiting to pass the bridge at 630pm

    The road is so narrow once you are in it you can’t turn around.

    I don’t think it is appropriate to generate a traffic jam at peak hours and at certain times the jam can block up neighbouring roads. This is not good for CO2 and local air quality.

    This is a risk to ambulances and emergency services and a disruption to locals living a happy life.

    I recognise it is a toll and it has right to earn, but its approach is very antiquated.

    I also feel if they cause local disruption a fee should be levied against them or enforce barriers to be raised if there is a long wait.

    But I feel we should try to work with their business model.

    My ideas:

    1: Could there be any negotiations for number plate recognition barrier so that 12p is debited from a prepaid account or card. I’m sure a website could be set up easily that we could credit.

    I recognise there could be loss of staff jobs if a computer managed the barrier. Perhaps the costs of implementation will be recalled if it led to clear staff losses.

    I recognise the costs of implementation could be relatively high and so perhaps it could be supported through our council tax or crowdfunded through a locally promoted campaign. I would certainly be happy to donate.

    2: Could the average earning value of the toll be paid by our council tax at peak times, so that it is fully open during rush hours?

    I really feel such an inefficient business must be reviewed.

    I also think it would be a great success for your office to resolve this issue.
  • commented 2016-10-28 15:48:25 +0100
    I am the manager of a small industrial estate that is occupied by 50 or so cottage industries / SMEs.

    It’s in Lymm.

    Last Christmas the floods put a few of our tenants out of business.

    The remaining tenants are very worried that the floods will return.

    That Peel won’t open the locks down at Latchford, and that they will once again be the victims of more corporate greed.

    What assurances can you give us that you have done everything in your power to confront Peel in relation to their decision not to open Latchford Locks?

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    Yours faithfully, Mike Riddell
  • commented 2016-10-27 16:51:48 +0100
    Can you tell me how long it takes to get a question answered from no.10

    I asked a question on 18 sept 2016 and have not had a reply as yet.
  • commented 2016-10-27 14:47:59 +0100
    I’ll be 70 years old November 24, 2016, and have been living in my own (ex-council) property peacefully for 29 years up until last November 2015 when an HMO landlord bought the property next door and fitted 5 heavy spring loaded fire doors in it – like the sort you’ll find in offices, hospitals and commercial buildings, converted all rooms into bedsits and rented them out to 4 young men, including his son. The noise from these fire doors is causing havoc – boom/banging and destroying my health because they are installed in a prefabricated property that wasn’t designed for them. The local council failed to deal with the noise problem, and as a matter of fact, the noise investigation was biased… in favour of the landlord. The council is aware of the structure of the houses, but they still gave the HMO landlord permission to fit those sort of fire doors to his property.

    The severity of the noise and the attitude…of the council has caused me anxiety, frustration, unhappiness a near enough breakdown that I was referred by my doctor to the Wellbeing Services, and has put me into the hospital for 3 days with high blood pressure and a mild stroke. A letter from my doctor outlining my health addressed to the Chief Executive of the council (I delivered myself) was ignored. And, I also made the council aware of my hospital admission, but they took no notice of that either.

    The Local Government Ombudsman is at present investigating the council, (which seems to be taking ages), while I’m still suffering from these horrendous noises (that sounds like sonic booms). I can’t sleep when the boom/banging occurs, on edge all the time waiting for the next bouts of boom/banging, that sometimes vibrates the party wall and resonates; and my own bedroom door nearest the party wall rattles in its frame and makes me jump. I’m retired and there is nowhere else I can go to escape the severity of the noise. Even with all the room doors in my house closed, headphones on and trying to sleep with earplugs in, I can still hear the boom/banging and resonance they create.
  • commented 2016-10-25 15:02:27 +0100
    How do you feel about eddie stobarts use of employment legislation to further inequality ?
  • commented 2016-10-23 22:48:38 +0100
    Hello – can you please tell me what logical process lead you to vote against this proposal?

    This could destroy our health service, which I assume you are aware? I’d be fascinated to learn your reasoning.
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  • commented 2016-10-17 10:06:20 +0100
    Hi David

    It is nice to know that you are in touch with the public and in easy reach. I know that you have to listen and answer everyone and it is some time hectic to spend time and listen to everyone and solve their problems. Sorry but the best way to raise my voice and complaint I do feel is to put the things in front of you as an M.P ,which I am sure that you might be able to help.

    I am living in property owned by GGHT took over by it from council in November 2010. I became tenant on may 2011. Regular showing my interest to buy the property under right to buy but every time a wrong information given as we have to be in the property for 5 years .But now when I forwarded my application , after they send me that you are eligible for right to acquire in which the rebate is much less not for right to buy. I have expressed that why they haven’t write that I am eligible for it after three years as the application showing me that I am eligible for right to acquire after 3 years.

    Why on every enquiry a wrong information conveyed to me but then they said we don’t know who conveyed this information to you. Also one person told me that this has come into existence in 2015. So again we have already been in the property for 4 years. Now I have submitted application on 5 July 2016 (as it was proposed that the right to buy will be extended but it has not made me eligible but again it is said that the govt. is looking to further extend the right to buy but still) and according to rules they have to sort the things within 12 weeks once your application submitted but I have got the reply on 4/10/2016 and they are still looking for another 8 to 12 weeks but I think that the housing associations are just making money and the government is saying helping people to buy their own homes but both of the statements are contradicting so please can you consider this and have a solution which will also help common people as this happens to me might be too many of us are sailing in the same boat.

    We would like to have Right to Buy for the property 4 Hurley Close, Great Sankey, Warrington WA5 1XG. it would be highly appreciable as it would help us and others having the same condition to buy their property.
  • commented 2016-10-16 10:12:35 +0100
    Stockley View

    Northwich Rd

    Higher Whitley


    WA4 4PH

    16th Oct 2016

    Dear Sirs/Madam

    I am secretary of Whitley Women’s Institute and I am writing to you on behalf of all our 84 members.

    At our latest meeting, members discussed the closure of most of the Libraries in Warrington, especially the Stockton Heath branch, which is the one the majority of our members use.

    I will now outline the NATIONAL WI view to you on their behalf:

    This meeting urges HM Government to maintain support for local libraries as an essential local, educational and information resource.

    This resolution was passed and supported by 98% of members at the AGM in June 2011.

    WI membership is about 220,000 in 6300 WI’s

    Libraries are a ‘social good’ providing free opportunities for people to read and learn.

    Many libraries provide a range of other essential services, acting as a community hub with internet access and IT skills training, activities for parents and toddlers, homework and reading groups.

    The Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 sets out a statutory duty for Local Authorities to provide a ‘comprehensive and efficient’ library service.

    On behalf of our members, I would seriously ask that all library changes are reconsidered, with maybe a reduction in opening hours to save council money.

    Yours Faithfully

    Patricia Sharp (sec of Whitley WI)

    01925 730531
  • commented 2016-10-13 18:37:08 +0100
    Hi David with us voting to leave Europe just wondering when the Prime Minster is going to start saying by British goods we don’t need to import as much by British cars made in Britain not in Europe ie Astra Nissan Mini land rover ect not France or Germany buy home grown produce ect thanks for listening
  • commented 2016-10-12 16:10:15 +0100
  • commented 2016-10-12 08:29:54 +0100
    Why is the Government persisting in building HS2. It offers very little in terms of speed or convenience . It is a complete waste of money that could be better spent on the NHS or improving the existing road infrastructure.

    The current rail services can get to London in less than two hours,albeit at a ridiculous cost so why do we need this white elephant?
  • commented 2016-10-11 11:18:20 +0100
    Hi David,

    I was wondering why migrants are not expected to fight? Or let across borders to train to fight?

    If I can plug gght, some tenants can become neglected overlooked by the glits and glam…
  • commented 2016-10-11 09:36:01 +0100
    Hi David, I have always voted Conservative and should be pleased to hear your views regarding Brexit. If you could copy me in to your response to Paul Heyes(below) that would be fine.
  • commented 2016-10-10 19:38:03 +0100
    Can you update me please on the progress with regards to the toll costs to Warrington residents for the Runcorn bridges. I have particular interest as I work on the Runcorn side but live in great Sankey
  • commented 2016-10-10 19:23:31 +0100
    What is your stand on the outcome of the recent referendum and the attempts by some MPs to force a debate on the terms of the agreement.
  • commented 2016-10-09 17:20:44 +0100
    Dear Sir,

    I would like to book a meeting to discuss how electronic harassment is affecting the UK population.

    Many thanks.

    Yours faithfully,

    Ana B. Fernandez Alvarez

    Covert Harassment UK Ltd

  • commented 2016-10-07 16:34:02 +0100
    It is time the hoardings came down that block the TransPennine Trail path adjacent to Morrison’s in Stockton Heath. All work was completed many weeks ago and this this area is now a litter trap, an eye sore and inconvenient for local residents and visitors using the Trail. You pressure on those accountable would be appreciated
  • commented 2016-10-04 19:42:14 +0100
    I am not a natural Tory, but I voted for you I the last two general elections.

    Judging by comments I have read in the press I am not impressed with your recent expressed views on three separate issues.

    a) Peel Ports. I think you are far too soft on their refusal to paint the bridges. Why does nobody stand up to Peel? The bridges are a disgrace, although in a way they reflect the tone of Warrington. Much of the town is a dump, and the awful thing is that the council seems to accept it. I would have expected my MP to have been more assertive with Peel, and used his best efforts to shame Peel into action.

    b) The closure of the libraries in south Warrington. I am surprised that you seem to accept this suggestion. I accept as a member of the government, you possibly don’t have as much freedom as a back-bencher, but there must be an alternative to closure. We are continually being told that we are the 5th largest economy in the world and it is a sad reflection that we cannot afford a library system. I understand that money has to be saved, but it requires vision, influence and pressure to find an alternative means of funding. I would have expected my MP to be in the forefront of any campaign.

    c) Parking charges in south Warrington. Charges for short term parking in Lymm village are likely to kill off the small shops. And yet you seem relatively content with the proposals. People need to be encouraged to shop in the village – and the present system works very well. The proposal will result in more empty shops and more side streets full of parked cars.

    Please have a rethink on these issues.
  • commented 2016-10-04 17:44:47 +0100
    Hi. i am asking you if you can do anything about the mess on the pathway between Sankey Valley St James School & the scout hut. It is a absolute disgrace. I have twice phoned the council about it & still nothing has been done. I am ashamed to say I live around here