John Whitehouse

Retired County Councillor for Kenilworth Abbey Division Learn more

Youth Service Petition Gets Massive Support

by John Whitehouse on 19 January, 2011

Dozens of young people from the Lillington and Campion youth centres in Leamington came to last night’s meeting of Warwickshire County Council’s Warwick Area Committee, to see and hear their spokesperson Becky present a 1600-signature petition to the Council. The petition calls on the Council to minimise planned budget cuts to the youth service, and […]

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by John Whitehouse on 9 January, 2011

As chair of the management committee of the Kenilworth Youth & Community Centre, I am leading the local campaign to save the Centre in the face of massive budget cuts threatened by Warwickshire’s Conservative administration. The proposed cuts would remove ALL county funding from the Centre within 2-3 years. Can the Centre survive as an […]

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by John Whitehouse on 1 January, 2011

2010 was another busy and eventful year for me personally and politically. The early months were dominated by my role as General Election Agent for Nigel Rock in the parliamentary contest for Kenilworth & Southam. We succeeded in pushing Labour into a poor third place and establishing the Lib Dems as the clear challengers in […]

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Project Transform – My part in its downfall

by John Whitehouse on 3 October, 2010

A cause for celebration this week! Both Coventry and Solihull councils have decided to pull out of Project Transform, the joint project with Warwickshire to build a new giant incinerator. This kills the PFI project, and forces Warwickshire to go back to the drawing board. I have long argued that the project was fundamentally flawed, […]

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I oppose the High Speed Rail plan

by John Whitehouse on 15 June, 2010

As the county councillor whose electoral division includes the village of Burton Green, a community which would be split in two if the preferred route went ahead, I have been engaged actively in the issue since it was first announced on the 11th March. I have both attended and organised public meetings on the subject, […]

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 It will have taken seven months since the consultation over the future of the Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service closed in December last year, but finally we are going to get the chance to debate the final proposals for the service at Full Council on the 20th July. I’ve no idea yet what the new […]

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There is an alternative!

by John Whitehouse on 14 June, 2010

I’ve issued a press release today responding to a statement in last week’s local press by Cllr Alan Cockburn, the Conservative portfolio holder for the Environment on Warwickshire County Council. He had criticised the Liberal Democrats for opposing Project Transform, the giant incinerator project, without putting forward any alternative to this. I said: “It is not true that we […]

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Project Transform

by John Whitehouse on 4 June, 2010

In March a combination of Conservative and Labour councillors on Warwickshire County Council voted down my motion calling for an immediate halt to Project Transform, the joint project with Coventry and Solihull to build a replacement for the Coventry incinerator by 2016. However, the recent local election results in Coventry and Solihull have changed the political […]

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As a Warwickshire councillor I represent the county division of Kenilworth Abbey, which includes the village of Burton Green that is in the direct path of the proposed HS2 route. I am also the Liberal Democrat spokesperson for the Environment & Economy on the County Council.  I am therefore writing as an individual councillor and […]

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Re-launching my web site

by John Whitehouse on 19 May, 2010

As you may have noticed, this web site has been pretty dormant for many months! Why? Because I was acting as election agent for Nigel Rock in the parliamentary election for the new constituency of Kenilworth & Southam, and was putting all my energies into that – including running the local party’s web site at […]

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