John Whitehouse

Retired County Councillor for Kenilworth Abbey Division Learn more

Free advice on fitting child car seats

by John Whitehouse on 4 October, 2013

I was pleased to see a the latest road safety initiative from Warwickshire County Council, who have organised a number of ‘clinics’ across the county where parents can come along and get free advice on buying and fitting child car seats and information on the new i-size regulations. The Kenilworth clinic will be held at the […]

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Can we have OUR £6.9 billion as well please?

by John Whitehouse on 24 September, 2013

An interesting calculation in today’s Financial Times, that the costs of HS2 now work out at £160 million per mile. Warwickshire would get 43 miles of HS2 track – 32 miles in Phase 1 and 11 miles in Phase 2. That works out at a total cost of £6.9 billion for the Warwickshire sections of […]

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My latest posting on Lib Dem Voice: HS2 is NOT Lib Dem policy!

by John Whitehouse on 9 September, 2013

  The Lib Dem transport strategy “Building a Fast Track Britain” agreed in 2008 is an excellent document which is well worth re-reading. Lib Dem proponents of HS2 constantly refer back to this strategy when declaring their support for the project.   But High Speed Rail (HSR) does not necessarily mean HS2. On the day […]

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In recent weeks the national media has been full of HS2. A number of prominent politicians have expressed opposition to the scheme, others like George Osborne have rushed to support it, the Institute of Directors members said it should be scrapped, etc etc. For those of us who have been “in the firing line” of […]

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Introduction This response to the HS2 Draft Environmental Statement is made in a personal capacity. I do not require the response to be treated as confidential. I have been consulted on, and support fully, the comprehensive response issued by Warwickshire County Council. As the elected member for the Kenilworth Abbey division of Warwickshire County Council, […]

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THANK YOU!

by John Whitehouse on 5 May, 2013

My grateful thanks to the 1,120 Kenilworth Abbey voters who supported me in the County Council election on Thursday, enabling me to be re-elected as their county councillor for another four years with a greatly increased majority. The results in full were:- I feel immensely honoured to have received such strong support from so many voters across […]

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I was one of four candidates for Kenilworth Abbey Division interviewed on BBC CWR today. The fifth candidate, the Green, was absent. The interviews took place in Burton Green, at exactly the place where the planned HS2 route will bisect the village if it ever goes ahead. As the county councillor for the last eight years, […]

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So Far So Good!

by John Whitehouse on 7 April, 2013

The first two weeks of election campaigning have gone pretty well, with a good reception generally from voters on the doorstep. It’s been perishingly cold, but somehow both I and my fellow canvassers have managed to stay well! With the weather having turned slightly milder over the weekend, let’s hope the trend continues … We’re […]

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My re-election campaign gets going!

by John Whitehouse on 25 March, 2013

With the Notice of Election published last Friday, and the launch of the Lib Dem manifesto over the weekend, the race for  the County Council elections has well and truly started. I’m standing for re-election in Kenilworth Abbey, having served as county councillor for the last eight years. While I feel I’ve achieved a lot […]

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HS2 Property Compensation

by John Whitehouse on 24 January, 2013

I’ve just completed and sent off my response to the government’s consultation on the proposed HS2 Property Compensation Scheme. The deadline for getting responses in is 31st January, so there is just over a week left to do so! The scheme as currently proposed would be grossly unfair for 98% of the many thousands of […]

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