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In the home of the Tolpuddle Martyrs and the birthplace of the trade union movement, Dorset is far from being the centre of radical politics some may expect. Generally, across the centuries, it has resembled the rotten borough of Dunny on the Wold from Blackadder, in which the public...
Labour could potentially surge into power with a landslide victory of over 400 seats in the upcoming general election, as per the latest YouGov mega poll. The survey, conducted among 18,000 individuals, foresees Sir Keir Starmer's party securing a parliamentary majority of 154, with an estimated gain of 403 seats...
In the grand theater of democracy, Election Day often resembles a farcical carnival, where the absurdity of political antics rivals the whimsy of April Fools' Day. As citizens flock to the polling booths, they unwittingly participate in a grand spectacle of deceit and illusion, much akin to the pranks...
Today is International Women's Day Today at 11.20 am, school students at Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester will be walking out in protest at the genocide in Gaza and in solidarity with Palestinian women.  The students will be marching to Shire Hall, to the memorial of Elizabeth Martha Brown, the last...
Dear Mr Loder Speaking to the villagers of Portesham on the 1st February, I note that you are asking for questions to be put to you before the meeting in case someone with opposing views to your own might dare to speak. I’m sure that you, with the gonads of...
Is it any wonder that councils across the land—of all political stripes—fail when they employ so many absolutely useless staff? In the private sector, employers tend to look at the record of interviewees and do "due diligence" on their CV's, but local government is a law unto itself, and...
Summary of Horizon Scandal at UK Post Office The Horizon scandal involved the UK Post Office and its Horizon IT system, which was responsible for managing financial transactions at post office branches. Between the early 2000s and 2010s, numerous postmasters and mistresses were accused of theft, fraud, and false accounting...
21st November 2023 We represent a range of organisations and individuals working on audit and accountability, local government and local democracy. We are deeply concerned about the current situation in local government audit. In October, a cross-party group of MPs and Peers wrote to the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, asking him not...

Guess which Dorset MP did is?

Records show x claimed back £110 spent on the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal last year. See page 2 for the answer. Answer: Chris Loder Conservative MP Dorset West Prior to entering politics, Chris Loder held the position of head of new trains for the South Western Railway. Starting his career at...
Rees-Mogg admits, voter ID was deliberate Tory gerrymandering (designed to block young voters, who tend to be more socialist) Speaking at the National Conservatism Conference, Jacob Rees-Mogg took a swipe at Keir Starmer's recent proposal to enhance the youth... vote by giving 16yr olds and EU Nationals the right to vote...