Julia Batt

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Maidstone Elections

by Julia on 2 May, 2008

Well…. my predictions, it turns out, were hopelessly optimistic…. The Conservatives won Bridge, Fant and Coxheath, although they did lose Barming. Maidstone, for the first time since 1983 is no longer a hung council. The sad thing is, I just can’t put my finger on why…. I feel that Fant ward was won by the […]

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After so many weeks busy on the campaign trail, today, at last, saw the arrival of polling day. After a day spent “Telling”, “Knocking-up”, leaflet delivering and running around like a loon, I’m just showered and changed ready to go off to the count. For once I’m early and so I thought I might as […]

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Concessionary Fares – The FACTS –

by Julia on 22 April, 2008

And so it begins – with an impending election, the Conservatives have chosen to not tell the truth in their literature in the hopes of winning a few illgotten votes…. The Conservatives are claiming that the Liberal Democrats wilfully refused to support a fully costed scheme which would have preserved tokens for the disabled and […]

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Laws, Rules & Regulations

by Julia on 31 March, 2008

I just left my friends house where we were discussing the state of the country today (as you do), and something was said that really resonated with me and I felt was worth blogging. We were talking about the amount of red-tape and over regulation that exists today in this country for just about every […]

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Concessionary Bus Fares

by Julia on 21 January, 2008

In April 2008 the Government will be introducing it’s new national concessionary bus fare scheme. From now on, every person over the age of 60 and all disabled people will be able to travel on any bus in the country for free. Sounds great doesn’t it? Yes it does – and it is a great […]

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No one else would get away with it…

by Julia on 2 January, 2008

On the 21st December (my 35th birthday for those of you who’d like to send me a card in future!) those lovely people at HM Revenue & Customs sent me a bill for just over £750 for underpayment of tax in the year 2000/01 which I was to pay by tomorrow. In other words 6 […]

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Nick Clegg’s New Year Message

by Julia on 1 January, 2008

It’s Clegg!

by Julia on 19 December, 2007

Clegg or Huhne?

by Julia on 18 December, 2007

I’ve been waiting all day to find out…. Who is the next leader of the Liberal Democrat party?…  and I still don’t know!  Update assured for tomorrow!

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I’ve made front page news!

by Julia on 13 November, 2007

Big excitement in the Batt household this morning, as I’ve made it to the front page of the Downs Mail town edition under the headline “The city of Maidstone”. The story reads: Tentative moves are being made to revisit city status for Maidstone. Cllr Julia Batt raised the question at a borough council scrutiny committee […]

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