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Richard Leppington, UKIP County Councillor for Blakeney and Bream was appointed to serve on the Scrutiny Committee supervising the operation of the Strategic Economic Plan for Gloucestershire.
The strategic Economic Plan for Gloucestershire was successfully submitted to Government recently. It is designed to grow the Gloucestershire economy.
Richard said " I am glad to have the chance to make sure that the Forest gets its fair share of investment and job creation. We desperately need to get more well paid local employment in the area"

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Energy prices? Blame the politicians!

 Energy prices? Blame the  politicians!

I've said it so many times, but it seems we have to keep on saying it: it was the politicians who did it, not the energy companies. It was
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The EU have embarrassed Cameron

Farage on Friday

THE problem with using conveniently-timed foreign crises to distract from domestic difficulties is that they depend on favourable subsequent developments in order to endorse the claim of being the saviour of the hour, rather than the failure.... Read More....

Out of the EU | Into the World

Out of the EU | Into the World

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Britain needs a return to academic selection

Britain needs a return to academic selection

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