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Meet Ashley and Bruce George on Saturday 

Pheasey Park Farm Labour 29 Apr 14

After the success of the street surgeries a couple of weeks ago, Ashley Lovell will once again be doing another round on Saturday.

£10m payouts for former MPs

8 Jun 10

Former MPs who retired or lost their seats at the General Election were revealed to be sharing more than £10m in golden goodbyes..

Bruce George says farewell 

Bruce George MP 12 Mar 10

Walsall Advertiser 11 Mar 10
I’ve been writing this column since the Walsall Advertiser first appeared around 30 years ago and I have striven hard not to use it as a political forum…

Labour veteran Bruce George taken to hospital 

27 Feb 10

Veteran Black Country MP Bruce George is in hospital in America after falling ill on a visit to the country, it was revealed today. The Walsall South Labour MP, who has announced he will step down at the next general election, was at a conference at the National Defense University, Washington DC when he went […]

Bruce George MP to stand down 

18 Feb 10

Walsall South MP Bruce George is to stand down after 36 years. Mr George, aged 67, said he had agonised over the decision for months and that he had reached his conclusion “with the very greatest reluctance and with an extremely heavy heart”. The MP was first elected in the Walsall South constituency in February […]

Bruce almighty…by George 

19 Feb 10

Having temporarily relocated to the Serpentine in Hyde Park for a bit of rummaging in that there London, the Hippo returned to Hatherton Lake today to learn that the MP for Walsall South has called it a day…

Plea to spare Bloxwich women’s abuse charity 

7 Dec 09

Walsall South MP Bruce George has pleaded with council chiefs not to cut funding to a Bloxwich based charity which provides support for victims of domestic violence. Walsall Domestic Violence Forum has suffered significant funding cuts in recent years. In 2007 funding stood at £188,000, compared to the £78,000 allocated this year…

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The Bruce George column 

Bruce George MP 29 July 09

The Walsall South MP talks about MPs’ holidays, memories of the journalist Walter Cronkite visiting Darlaston, the death of Corporal Johnathan Horne, Walsall schools and the ongoing controversy over Chuckery youth centre plans…

MP joins fight over Chuckery youth centre

24 July 09

Walsall South MP Bruce George has added his support to a campaign against plans to transform a derelict bakery in Chuckery into a £500,000 youth centre, describing the choice of location as “almost criminal”…

Bruce George blogs 

Bruce George MP 29 June 09

The Walsall South Labour MP reflects on what he’s been up to including electing a new House of Commons speaker, elections in Albania and thoughts on Great Barr Hall…

MPs’ expenses published with key details removed 

Daily Telegraph 18 Jun 09

House of Commons publishes heavily edited documents setting out some details of the expenses claims of every MP…

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Bruce George MP publishes expenses 

Bruce George MP 9 June 09

Walsall South MP Bruce George invited journalists to inspect the last fours years of his expense account details and now he has published a summary online for you to view…

“I’ve got nothing to hide over expenses” 

28 May 09

Walsall South Labour MP Bruce George is welcoming members of the press to assess his expenditure claims next week – to distance himself from the ongoing MP expenses saga…

The end could be near for clampers 

Walsall Observer 19 May 09

Bruce George MP (Labour, Walsall South), is backing plans that would spell the end for rogue car clamping firms in the borough…

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