Posts tagged South West England
John Glen MP Nominated for the Veteran’s Village

John Glen MP of Salisbury is nominated for his involvement with the Veteran’s Village. In his role as MP, Mr Glen has been an advocate for individuals and families, both within his constituency and across the UK, who are living in poverty. Mr Glen, who believes that “there is more to poverty than economics”, has been a supporter of the Troubled Families Programme, which focuses on truancy and anti-social behaviour rather than measures of individual income.

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Robert Buckland Standing up for the Rights of People with Autism

Winning the 2013 Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award, Member of Parliament Robert Buckland has been one of the most outspoken champions on autistic rights particularly on special education during his term in parliament since his 2010 inauguration.

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Romanian Diplomat Dr Razvan Constantinescu Nominated on Improved Social Capital

Using his diplomatic position to maximum effect, Dr Constantinescu is very active in networking and laying new foundations in supporting small and medium businesses across South West of England and Romania. Passionate about democracy and community engagement, Dr Constantinescu successfully recruited a team of 35 volunteers of all ages and diverse ethnicities to organise Bristol’s first ever Voting Station for the Romanian Community. 

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Richard Graham MP Nominated for Set-up of Gloucestershire Credit Union

Mr Graham is nominated for setting up the local Gloucestershire Credit Union. With a population of roughly 600,000 residents, Mr Graham noticed how very few credit unions existed in Gloucestershire. With 10,000 people living in social housing, many of his constituents were vulnerable to become reliant on pay day lenders who are known to charge unaffordable interest rates.   

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Sedgemoor Councillor Duncan McGinty Nominated for Nuclear Community Benefits

Councillor Duncan McGinty of Sedgemoor District Council has been shortlisted under the Policy Driver category for the 2nd Annual Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award. The Councillor is nominated for securing a multi-million pound benefit package for communities set to host the country’s first third generation new nuclear power station. 

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Robert Buckland MP Award Nomination for Special Educational Needs Activism

Robert Buckland MP of South Swindon has been nominated for the inaugural Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Awardunder the Policy Driver category in demonstrating an outstanding commitment to children with special educational needs both nationally and locally.

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