Posts tagged North West England
Renaissance Man: George Freeman MP Reinventing Business in Britain's Countrysides

Seeking to revolutionise mainstream politics, George Freeman MP gave up his business career to challenge politics and return power to the people, then became a grassroot diplomat.

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Frank Field MP Demonstrates Climate Change Entrepreneurship in Parliament

Frank Field MP is something of an oddity around Westminster and a perfect grassroot diplomat.

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Julie Cooper MP Nominated for Campaign to Save the Chai Centre

Julie Cooper MP for Burnley has been nominated for the campaign to save vital community centre, the Chai Centre in Stoneyholme. The Chai Centre is described as an open access healthy living centre for the community with a café, gym and sauna. The centre is in one of the most deprived parts of town and provides the local community, with facilities that bring people together in one of the most positive ways. The centre has become a casualty of cuts.

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Sir Roger Gale MP Nominated for Manston Airport Campaign

A long-serving MP, Sir Roger Gale has been nominated for his tireless work in supporting to save Manston Airport. Manston Airport has a long and proud history stretching back 100 years, having played a major role in World War One and Two, as well as being the training ground for the Royal Air Force. The airport is considered a national asset by grassroots advocates, who have campaigned to keeping the airport open and ensure its survivability.

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Grassroot Diplomat Announces Diplomatic and Political Award Winners

Diplomatic consultancy Grassroot Diplomat today hosted a star-studded even to announce the political and diplomatic winners for the 3rd Annual Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Awards at The May Fair Hotel. See who are winners are here.

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Frank Field MP Nominated for Championing Climate Change with Cool Earth

Frank Field is nominated for his work with climate change charity Cool Earth. Set up in 2007, Mr Field founded the organisation with businessman Johan Eliasch as a reaction to the failure of any progress made to halting deforestation. The idea was originally conceived when Mr Field read how Johan had bought a part of the Brazilian rainforest, employing members of the local community as rangers and gave open access to local communities for sustainable farming. 

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Luciana Berger MP Nominated for Uncovering Britain's Hidden Food Poverty

Describing the food poverty crisis as a ‘national scandal’, Ms Berger was the first MP to secure a parliamentary debate on food banks and had since brought the issue back to parliament more than 16 times. Ms Berger was shocked and appalled to see the growing number of people within her constituency and across the United Kingdom – one of the richest countries in the world, relying on food banks to feed themselves and their families. 

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Andrew Griffiths MP Award Nomination for Standing up for the Brewing Industry

Burton upon Trent is the home of British brewing, and as the local Member of Parliament, Andrew Griffiths has been working hard over the last five years to represent brewing and pubs in Parliament. With large breweries such as Molson Coors to smaller microbreweries like Burton Bridge and Tower Brewery, there are thousands of people in the constituency dependent on a healthy brewing industry for their livelihoods.

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Government Minister George Freeman MP Nominated for The Norfolk Way

As said by George Freeman MP, the Norfolk Way is the reason why he is involved in politics. Founded in 2007, Mr Freeman created the Norfolk Way to inspire entrepreneurial activity and raise aspirations in an area too often dismissed by Whitehall as a ‘rural backwater’. Known for its rich heritage of villages and markets, Norfolk is traditionally rural with dependency on agriculture and historic issues over large-scale over-development.

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Saying Goodbye to Paul Goggins MP

Grassroot Diplomat pays a eulogy to friend Paul Goggins, Member of Parliament for Wythenshawe and Sale East, who died at the age of 60 on 7th January 2014. 

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Debbie Abrahams MP Nominated for Protecting Small Businesses

Debbie Abrahams MP of Oldham East and Saddleworth has been nominated for the inaugural Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award under the Business Driver category for establishing the Pay On Time Campaign to improve late payments affecting small businesses. 

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