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News from our Parliamentary Candidate

Email: ellen@swwiltslibdems.org.uk

South West Wiltshire Prospective Parliamentary Candidate - Ellen Nicholson

  • NHS in Wiltshire
    Article: Apr 8, 2020
    By Ellen Nicholson

    Fewer people are using our local Minor Injury Units (MIUs) during the pandemic, so the Bath Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has taken the opportunity to close them.

    Lib Dem Health expert Cllr Gordon King said: "This appears to go against government advice that people should attend their nearest MIU rather than going directly to A&E during the current crisis. I have asked the CCG to revisit this decision."

  • Article: Apr 6, 2020
    By Ellen Nicholson

    Very concerning news about the Prime Minister
    Our thoughts are with his family and friends and we wish him a speedy recivery.

    Some things are more important than politics

    Coronavirus: Boris Johnson moved to intensive care
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52192604

    The PM has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise for him, a No 10 spokesman said.
  • Horningsham Primary School
    Article: Mar 6, 2020
    By Ellen Nicholson

    It was both a pleasure and a privilidge to spend the afternoon at Horningsham Primary School taking part in 'what's my line' an aspirational assembly for reception to year 6 - 'guess the profession' 🏫 📖 👩‍⚕️

    Its always a great opportunity to speak with children about their possible career choices and their hopes for the future, having professionals come into school and discuss how they chose their career provides opportunity for questions and may spark a life long interest. The other participants and I noticed there were lots of future footballers and chefs (Masterchef anyone).

  • South West Wiltshire Prospective Parliamentary Candidate - Ellen Nicholson
    Article: Feb 16, 2020
    By Ellen Nicholson

    The Government has total failed to fix the social care system in England and to help make sure everyone receives the help they need when they need it - both now and in the future, Liberal Democrats spokesperson for South West Wiltshire and registered nurse Ellen Nicholson says.

    "Everyone should be able to live a healthy life with the support they need in their local community. That means properly investing in the NHS and social care, doing more across government to promote wellbeing and to reduce inequality at every stage of life. It means making the shift from healthcare that kicks in only when people are ill to systems of wellbeing that help them to stay healthy and minimize levels of physical and mental ill-health.

  • £12bn black hole ()
    Article: Feb 4, 2020
    By Ellen Nicholson

    Responding to reports that the govt is a facing £12bilion Brexit black hole in three years according to Financial Times analysis of BoE forecasting, Liberal Democrat acting leader Ed Davey said:

    "Boris Johnson is not fit to run the UK's economy.

    "This grim forecast for the nation's coffers is a warning that his plan to hollow out our vital trading relationships with Europe is nothing short of reckless.

    "Johnson's Brexit is taking Britain's public finances to the brink. He must halt his charge to a No Deal or Hard Brexit and guarantee instead the closest trading relationship possible with the EU. Otherwise there'll be no money in the future for the NHS, schools and police."

  • Trends in maternity figures - Wiltshire ()
    Article: Jan 17, 2020
    By Ellen Nicholson

    In response the decision by Wiltshire CCG to close Trowbridge's maternity unit, South West Wiltshire's Parliamentary candidate Ellen Nicholson said "It's very disappointing that the Trowbridge maternity unit in the County town of Wiltshire has been selected by @NHSWiltshireCCG for closure whilst Chippenham, which has seen fewer births and is predicted to receive fewer births than Trowbridge in the coming years, is retained".

  • Facts Matter ()
    Article: Jan 10, 2020
    By Ellen Nicholson

    There has been some controversy around recently published Wiltshire Times articles this week, misrepresenting stories, getting facts wrong and misquoting stories. Lib Dem Councillors Hoare, Palmen, Bates and Bryant have all been affected by the recent slew of stories, so much so Cllr Bryant contacted the Wiltshire Times editor to complain and request a rewrite of the story relating the Elm Grove Park planning …

  • Happy New Year ()
    Article: Dec 31, 2019
    By Ellen Nicholson

    Few of us can say 2019 went exactly the way they wanted it to.

    Looking forward to 2020 it's clear that we have a lot of work to do and we will continue to stand up for our values and Liberalism.

    All over the country, people have been getting behind our local and national campaigns by joining and supporting the Liberal Democrats.

  • Thank you ()
    Article: Dec 23, 2019
    By Ellen Nicholson

    I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for working so hard to help the Lib Dems and I campaign in the recent General Election.

    Although we didn't get over the line in South West Wiltshire this time, we made gains on previous general elections, increasing our vote share by 4.8% above the national Lib Dem trend of 4%. This builds on the credible track record that we've set in South West Wiltshire over the past 12-18 months

  • Polling Day Vote Lib Dem ()
    Article: Dec 12, 2019
    In a general election campaign that has been underscored by new levels of misinformation and denial from opposition parties, hiding from reporters in fridges and not turning up for debates, the campaigns in South West Wiltshire have been run with a minimum of acrimony between the four parties and candidates standing, surely the gold standard for political behaviour.