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    David Burbage MBE was Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council from 2007-2016. This blog : Promoted by Geoff Hill on behalf of David Burbage and all other Windsor and Maidenhead Conservative candidates, all of 2 Castle End Farm, Ruscombe, Berkshire RG10 9XQ
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Archive for August, 2014

The way we were

Posted by davidburbage on August 23, 2014

Anyone wanting to predict the result of the 2015 election might like to take a look at this poll from April 30th 2010, just a week before the national poll.

How times change! This is taken from the excellent Political Betting Blog, a great site, well worth a visit run by Mike Smithson for many years.

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A week later, the country voted 37% (Con), 30% (Lab) and 23.5% (LD).

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Feeding into Twitter

Posted by davidburbage on August 14, 2014

Test post eric-pickles

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The beauty of news spin

Posted by davidburbage on August 14, 2014

So the A-level results are out.

Here’s how the major organisations highlighted the news!

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BBC run with the negative, Sky with the positive. Mind you, with the grade inflation of recent years might mean that the negative is a positive.

Just a thought 

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Transparency of public meetings

Posted by davidburbage on August 13, 2014

This is a hoot. Elected councillors at all levels shouldn’t hide in public – thanks to Eric there really is nowhere to hide!

We have every ambition to increase the public’s participation in civic society, and is part of our Big Society agenda.

This is also a good watch. The point made near the end (about the accuracy of a single recording) is particularly sharp because we’ve been in meetings where the council team haven’t recorded the meeting, and a member of the public has done, we’re then in the position of defending the accuracy of minutes, a month later !

 

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