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Anne Snelgrove: Labour MP for South Swindon



 
    * PPS (Lord Warner, Minister of State), Department of Health (since 10 Nov 2005)
    * Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
    * Majority: 1,353 voters — 588th safest out of 645 MPs
    * Born 07.08.1957, Wokingham.
    * Married.
    * Educated at Bracknell Ranelagh School, King Alfred's College Winchester and City University, London.
    * Community Relations Adviser.
    * Member of the Co-operative Party, Amicus and Amnesty International.
    * Works in education - teacher for 8 years, Local Education Authority Adviser for 7 years.
    * Interests are gardening, going to the cinema and reading.

Her information page at 'TheyWorkForYou.Com':Click Here

Her Own Labour Party Webpage: Click Here



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Re: Anne Snelgrove: Member of Parliament for Swindon South (Labour)
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2006, 10:21:33 PM »
Another nice enough person.

Does her bit for Swindon. Very outspoken on Farepak and mini-motos.

Just wish she tried a lot harder to save Coate after elected after her promises during the election campaign last time around.

Also used Swindon to get to Westminster.

Career politician, might get moved somewhere else if it looks like Swindon might go Conservative at the next GE (which I think it will).
'Twas brillig and the slithy toves did gyre and gimbal in the wabe

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Re: Anne Snelgrove: Member of Parliament for Swindon South (Labour)
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2007, 10:31:52 AM »
Snelgrove's website: http://www.annesnelgrove.co.uk/

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Re: Anne Snelgrove: Member of Parliament for Swindon South (Labour)
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2007, 05:49:23 PM »
"Mark", learn and inwardly digest (from last week's Questions ...)


Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon) (Lab): I was very proud to be elected to this House in 2005, particularly given that I joined a 98-strong group of Labour women MPs. Does my right hon. Friend think it time for a debate on how to increase the number of female MPs in this House, and does he share my disappointment at the fact that so far this year the Conservative party has selected 17 men and no women?

Mr. Straw: A debate on this issue would be very important. I note that more people called “Mark” have been selected as Conservative candidates than have women.


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Re: Anne Snelgrove: Member of Parliament for Swindon South (Labour)
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2007, 08:39:04 AM »
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Career politician, might get moved somewhere else if it looks like Swindon might go Conservative at the next GE (which I think it will).

Not a chance Alan. Anne has already been re-selected for this seat next time and was very pleased about it.

Thanks for the kind words though!

Jude

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Re: Anne Snelgrove: Member of Parliament for Swindon South (Labour)
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2007, 07:45:55 PM »
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Career politician, might get moved somewhere else if it looks like Swindon might go Conservative at the next GE (which I think it will).

Not a chance Alan. Anne has already been re-selected for this seat next time.....

Well of course she's been re-selected for Swindon South! what other cnstituency would want her? In any event the labour party are probably bricking it at the moment and there are far more important people in the party that 'deserve' to be parachuted into a safe seat than the a**e licking Ms Snelgrove......Believe me she'll be left to her own devices at the next GE while Brown and his mates make sure they all get their seats back.   The fact is that there just isn't enough 'safe' seats to go around all those MPs that have dne the dirty on their electorate so poor old Snelgrove will be stuck with Swindon.   All that brown nosing and what does she get for it ???  I'll tell you....an electorate that now knows she can't be trusted, who see that she has no backbone and know that she supported a lie about ID cards in her manifesto.

.....and was very pleased about it.

Do you honestly expect her to say anything else?  even if she is being genuine (I assume you're speaking FOR her Jude when you say this) you'll have to excuse my scepticism, but I've had 2 years of her spin, so I don't believe a word she utters.  With any luck her days as a career politican will be short lived.

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Re: Anne Snelgrove: Member of Parliament for Swindon South (Labour)
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2007, 08:54:12 PM »
I was going to respond to Jude's post, but I think Steps has said it pretty well for me.

The only thing I'd add is that last time round Anne may have been able to market herself as Julia Drown mark 2 (I still have quite a bit of respect for Julia, even though we disagreed about a lot of things), but she can't get away with that this time.
We are all in this together, but some of us are more in it than others (with apologies to George Orwell)

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Re: Anne Snelgrove: Member of Parliament for Swindon South (Labour)
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2007, 10:08:38 AM »
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Do you honestly expect her to say anything else?  even if she is being genuine (I assume you're speaking FOR her Jude when you say this) you'll have to excuse my scepticism, but I've had 2 years of her spin, so I don't believe a word she utters.  With any luck her days as a career politican will be short lived.

I speak for myself although I post information on Anne's behalf and try, sometimes, to put right some misinformation (of which there is a lot about). I wouldn't work for Anne if she wasn't genuine. End of story.

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Re: Anne Snelgrove: Member of Parliament for Swindon South (Labour)
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2007, 10:16:33 PM »
Fair play Jude, I know who you are and what you do.

I'm rather surprised that she is hanging around though. I would have thought that her position within Whitehall now would have placed her somewhere else.

Swindon is the UK average town. In demographics, crime, ethnicity and just about everything else. It's like a national barometer.

To that end you can check the MPs elected for Swindon and their parties against the party in power over the last n years (I think).

The Conservatives are going to get in next time, I'm certain - not that I have any feelings either way. I'm independent. They're both as bad as each other.
'Twas brillig and the slithy toves did gyre and gimbal in the wabe

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Michael Wills: Alive
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2007, 06:40:22 PM »
Is Michael Wills still alive?

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Re: Michael Wills: Alive
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2007, 10:10:26 PM »
Is Michael Wills still alive?

Technically yes, although his judgement regarding civil liberties has long since passed on.


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Re: Michael Wills: Alive
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2007, 11:45:49 PM »
Is Michael Wills still alive?

Technically yes, although his judgement regarding civil liberties has long since passed on.



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Re: Anne Snelgrove: Member of Parliament for Swindon South (Labour)
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2007, 07:25:17 PM »
found this link about Anne

http://www.hazelblears.com/?p=231

"I am out campaigning in Swindon with the formidible Anne Snelgrove MP" was the 'highlight' of the article

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« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2007, 08:08:17 PM »
 :smiley6600: :smiley6600:

Well, Michael Wills was the invisible man at the Local Elections or was that payback for the fact that Anne hid in the shadows at the NO2ID debate at which he found himself defending the Government's position on his own?  Michael knew how important the 'locals' were to Anne and maybe that accounts for his absense.

Anne Snelgrove might be our MP for Swindon South, for the moment, but she doesn't represent us in any way whatsoever unlike her truly excellent predecessor Julia Drown. 

I am afraid the above will count heavily at the next General Election which could be sooner than we think!!

 ::) ::)

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Re: Anne Snelgrove: Member of Parliament for Swindon South (Labour)
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2007, 07:25:27 PM »
According to todays Advertiser Anne will be pulling pints on Friday (13th!) at the Rising Sun/Roaring Donkey something to do with British pub week.  I won't be there as have something else on.

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« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2007, 11:39:02 PM »
Shucks missed her again!!

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Re: Anne Snelgrove: Member of Parliament for Swindon South (Labour)
« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2007, 08:37:27 PM »
Well for those of you who haven't spent the time tracking her, this is what Nanny Snelgrove has been up to this year.



Bless her. All very politically correct and on board.

"Inclusion", "equality" "communities" and all of the other New Labour rubbish phrases feature highly. Well done Anne, you are a godsend. I also like your protection of game birds and minorities in other countries. Thanks. How about raising a few questions about our local shit infected hospital, our badly failing local education system, our crap local policing policies and the stuffing of employees in our local government system caused by your shite government and their loony policies?

Church Commissioners: Flooding (23 Jul 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-07-23a.563.0&s=speaker%3A11866#g572.3
Anne Snelgrove: Will my right hon. Friend take into account the
experience of the residents of Moresby close in Swindon, whose homes
first flooded in 2004? Ever since my election, I have been working with
them to try to get Thames Water, the local council and the Environment
Agency to work together to find a solution to the problem of the
culvert that frequently floods their houses. Together, we helplessly...

Business of the House: Crime Reduction (19 Jul 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-07-19a.463.0&s=speaker%3A11866#g471.2
Anne Snelgrove: I welcome in particular my right hon. Friend's comments
about building safer schools partnerships and involving young people in
neighbourhood policing teams. May I inform her of the success of the
Broadgreen pilot neighbourhood policing scheme in my constituency? Its
local knowledge of young people helped it to damp down some difficult
racial and social tensions earlier this year. Will she...

Opposition Day - [16th Allotted Day]: Social Policy and the Relief of
 Poverty (11 Jul 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-07-11a.1510.0&s=speaker%3A11866#g1548.0
Anne Snelgrove: Although I welcome the Opposition's late conversion on
this important matter, I also have reservations about that. Although
the Conservatives will never be in power in the coming decades, if they
ever are I hope that they will build on the work done by the Labour
Government. I want to draw attention to the great work being done in my
constituency to improve the lot of children and young people...

Oral Answers to Questions - Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform:
 Regional Development Agencies (5 Jul 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-07-05a.1071.8&s=speaker%3A11866#g1073.1
Anne Snelgrove: I add my welcome to the new ministerial team. Does my
hon. Friend welcome the Prime Minister's announcement earlier this week
that there will be regional committees of Members of this House, and
does he agree with me that that will strengthen the relationship
between the House and the regional assemblies, particularly with regard
to enterprise and the economy of our regions? Will he encourage...

HMRC (5 Jul 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-07-05a.1088.2&s=speaker%3A11866#g1089.0
Anne Snelgrove: May I welcome my hon. Friend to her new role, which is
both well deserved and long overdue, especially given her commitment to
equalities in this country and in South Africa? The possible closure of
HMRC offices may affect my constituents as well. Will any change mean
extra travel for the women involved, and will they be able to do the
same sort of work in offices elsewhere?

Business of the House: Higher Education (Student Support) (5 Jul 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-07-05a.1108.0&s=speaker%3A11866#g1123.0
Anne Snelgrove: In a cracking first statement, my right hon. Friend
identified many of the measures that will help us to attract more young
people from low income homes in Swindon into higher education. However,
as a good local university can also attract such young people into
higher education, does he share my disappointment that the university
of Bath has pulled out of developing five campuses in Swindon?...

Oral Answers to Questions - Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:
 Constitutional Reform (3 Jul 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-07-03a.815.0&s=speaker%3A11866#g831.6
Anne Snelgrove: I welcome the depth and breadth of these proposals,
especially those relating to local communities and young people. I also
welcome the emphasis on regional communities and the regional
committees. When my right hon. Friend sets up those committees, will he
bear in mind that large communities such as Swindon often look across
regional boundaries with regard to their economies?

Opposition Day - [15th allotted day]: Access to NHS Services (3 Jul
 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-07-03a.837.1&s=speaker%3A11866#g839.2
Anne Snelgrove: The hon. Gentleman believes that reconfiguration should
be halted and the medical profession should be listened to. However,
what he recommends is the opposite of what is being said by Professor
Roger Boyle, national director of Heart Disease and Stroke? He said
that reorganising services could lead to 500 fewer deaths, 1,000 fewer
heart attacks and 250,000 fewer serious complications such as...

Opposition Day - [15th allotted day]: Access to NHS Services (3 Jul
 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-07-03a.837.1&s=speaker%3A11866#g845.2
Anne Snelgrove: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Oral Answers to Questions - Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jun 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-06-20a.1367.5&s=speaker%3A11866#g1376.2
Anne Snelgrove: Is my right hon. Friend able to use his influence in
 the
case of baby Sebastian, who was born in Texas to my constituent
 Samantha
Lowry and abducted to Mexico at the age of nine weeks by her estranged
and unstable partner? Does he agree that the best place for Sebastian
is with his mother, who is best breastfeeding him? Will he use his
influence with the Mexican Government to get the case...

Oral Answers to Questions - Justice: Iran (Detention of Naval
 Personnel) (19 Jun 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-06-19a.1255.0&s=speaker%3A11866#g1266.6
Anne Snelgrove: I welcome the fact that there was no equipment failure,
the commitment to learning from mistakes and my right hon. Friend's
assertion that the rules of engagement were right for the task. I spent
several years in the nuclear industry, in a communications department,
where I witnessed press officers working in difficult circumstances.
The best press officers have media experience and a media...

Written Answers - Culture Media and Sport: Schools: Sight Impaired (18
 Jun 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-06-18a.143016.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g143016.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and
Sport what provisions she plans to put in place to improve the access
to sport in schools for blind and partially sighted children.

Oral Answers to Questions - Treasury: World Trade (14 Jun 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-06-14a.850.3&s=speaker%3A11866#g852.0
Anne Snelgrove: Nearly 40 top international companies have their UK
headquarters in Swindon, thus creating an economic powerhouse in our
part of the south-west. Does my right hon. Friend agree that in the
week when it was reported by the World Bank that Russia was on track
for high gross domestic product growth and China's trade surplus with
the EU was nearly £160 billion, it is absolutely vital that, as...

Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Housing:
 Construction (13 Jun 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-06-13a.141118.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g141118.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local
Government what consideration has been given to ways of decreasing the
potential damage to health from small particle emissions in housing
developments near roads.

Oral Answers to Questions - Home Department: Detention without Charge
 (11 Jun 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-06-11a.498.2&s=speaker%3A11866#g500.1
Anne Snelgrove: Acts of terrorism and the threat of terrorist attacks
affect everyone in this country, not only those who sadly suffer the
immediate effects of terrorism. Some of my constituents have said that
they are concerned about travelling to London and other cities because
they are afraid of terrorist attacks. Such attacks are an attack on our
freedom. What plans does the Secretary of State have to...

Written Answers - Trade and Industry: Dairy Products: Milk (22 May
 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-05-22a.128837.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g128837.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
what recent discussions he has had with supermarkets regarding the
price of milk and its effect on dairy farmers.

Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Housing: Swindon
 (21 May 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-05-21a.127664.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g127664.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local
Government how much her Department has spent on improving the condition
of social housing in Swindon in each year since 1995.

Oral Answers to Questions - Duchy of Lancaster: Social Exclusion (16
 May 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-05-16a.595.0&s=speaker%3A11866#g595.2
Anne Snelgrove: What assessment she has made of the balance of costs
 and
benefits of intervening in the early years of a child's life to prevent
social exclusion.

Oral Answers to Questions - Duchy of Lancaster: Social Exclusion (16
 May 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-05-16a.595.0&s=speaker%3A11866#g595.7
Anne Snelgrove: As antisocial behaviour is a product of social
exclusion, which is causing many problems in my constituency and
throughout the country, what examples of good practice could she give
my local council in Swindon to help it to learn from that and so tackle
antisocial behaviour through social exclusion?

Written Answers - Defence: Landmines (14 May 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-05-14a.136591.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g136591.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his
assessment is of the effectiveness of initiatives taken by the UK to
remove landmines and explosive remnants of war.

Written Answers - Home Department: Asylum (9 May 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-05-09a.131843.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g131843.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department
what the average processing time is for a claim by an asylum seeker or
refugee with extraordinary leave to remain for indefinite leave to
remain; and how many such claims are in process as of 17 April.

Written Answers - Work and Pensions: New Deal Schemes: Self- Employed
 (2 May 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-05-02a.124686.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g124686.q1
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how
many people completed the new deal self-employment programme in the
last three years for which figures are available.

ritten Answers - Communities and Local Government: Housing Revenue
 Accounts (30 Apr 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-04-30a.131845.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g131845.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local
Government how much on average local authorities in England paid back
to the Exchequer from their housing revenue account in each year since
1990.

Written Answers - Trade and Industry: Telecommunications: Billing (27
 Apr 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-04-27a.133935.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g133935.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
what discussions he has had with British Telecom on its additional
charges for payment of bills by cheque or cash.

Written Answers - Culture Media and Sport: Licensing Laws: Urban Areas
 (26 Apr 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-04-26a.133934.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g133934.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and
Sport what assessment she has made of the consistency of application of
the Licensing Act 2003 by local authorities in urban areas.

Written Answers - Education and Skills: Teachers: Training (26 Apr
 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-04-26a.131844.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g131844.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
what plans he has to increase funding for the training of designated
teachers over the next three years.

Written Answers - Culture Media and Sport: Licensing Laws (24 Apr 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-04-24a.133052.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g133052.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and
Sport what mechanisms exist under the Licensing Act 2003 to review the
licence of licence holders charged with offences who do not declare
that they hold a licence at the time of the legal proceedings.

Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Council Housing:
 Street Warden Scheme (20 Apr 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-04-20a.127659.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g127659.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local
Government which local authorities make an additional charge on council
house rents to pay for street wardens.

Written Answers - Duchy of Lancaster: Antisocial Behaviour: Families
 (18 Apr 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-04-18a.131170.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g131170.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what
estimate she has made of the cost of  (a) supporting a problem family
in the community and  (b) early intervention support for such a family.

Written Answers - Home Department: Asylum: Travel (17 Apr 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-04-17a.131086.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g131086.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department
what the average time taken to process travel documents for asylum
seekers with exceptional leave to remain in the UK when applying for
permission to leave and return to the United Kingdom was in the last
period for which figures are available.

Written Answers - Home Department: Offenders: Rehabilitation (16 Apr
 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-04-16d.131169.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g131169.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department
what estimate he has made of the weekly cost of  (a) a violence
reduction programme and  (b) a prison place.

Oral Answers to Questions - Duchy of Lancaster: Charities (Income Tax
 Cut) (18 Apr 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-04-18a.282.6&s=speaker%3A11866#g283.1
Anne Snelgrove: Last week I was pleased to organise for Oxfam a
breakfast meeting in my constituency with leading Swindon companies
such as Nationwide, Zurich, npower and Barclays, all of whom have
worked hard on payroll giving. Does the Minister agree that payroll
giving will increase giving to charities and would he encourage MPs to
join in?

Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Housing: Subsidies
 (29 Mar 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-03-29a.127669.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g127669.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local
Government  (1)  which local authorities are eligible for housing
revenue account subsidy; and how much was granted to each eligible
local authority in each year for which there are records; (2)  how much
each local authority in England paid back to the Exchequer from their
housing revenue account in each year since 1990.

Oral Answers to Questions - International Development: Clean Drinking
 Water (28 Mar 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-03-28a.1479.3&s=speaker%3A11866#g1481.0
Anne Snelgrove: My right hon. Friend will be aware from the
correspondence that we have had of the concern of many of my
constituents about water issues in developing countries, and I thank
him for his response on water privatisation in particular. What have
his Department's budgets been for water and sanitation over the past
five years?

Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Rents: Swindon (26
 Mar 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-03-26a.127658.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g127658.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local
Government  (1)  what average rent was paid in Swindon by  (a) council
tenants,  (b) tenants with a registered social landlord and  (c)
tenants paying market rates in the most recent year for which figures
are available; and if she will make a statement; (2)  what average rent
was paid for  (a) council housing and  (b) registered social...

Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Temporary
 Accommodation: Swindon (26 Mar 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-03-26a.127665.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g127665.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local
Government how many people lived in temporary accommodation in Swindon
in each year since 1995.

Written Answers - Home Department: Asylum (23 Mar 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-03-23a.127815.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g127815.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department
under what circumstances an asylum seeker with exceptional leave to
remain is able to leave and return to the UK.

omen and Equality: State Second Pension (22 Mar 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-03-22a.941.7&s=speaker%3A11866#g941.8
Anne Snelgrove: How many more women will receive entitlements to the
second state pension as a result of the Government's pension proposals.

Women and Equality: State Second Pension (22 Mar 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-03-22a.941.7&s=speaker%3A11866#g942.1
Anne Snelgrove: That is indeed welcome news, but does the Minister
 agree
that women are overwhelmingly the poorest pensioners because of their
caring responsibilities, so it is absolutely imperative that the
Government act quickly? Will she reassure me that that will happen, and
that her proposals will make a big difference? Will she consider
including in the proposals women who retire before 2010?

Business of the House (22 Mar 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-03-22a.947.0&s=speaker%3A11866#g959.1
Anne Snelgrove: I was very proud to be elected to this House in 2005,
particularly given that I joined a 98-strong group of Labour women MPs.
Does my right hon. Friend think it time for a debate on how to increase
the number of female MPs in this House, and does he share my
disappointment at the fact that so far this year the Conservative party
has selected 17 men and no women?

Written Answers - Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Waste Disposal:
 Fees and Charges (21 Mar 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-03-21a.127680.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g127680.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and
Rural Affairs what average charge each local authority made for bulk
waste doorstep collection in the last year for which figures are
available.

Oral Answers to Questions - Home Department: Drug-related Crime (19 Mar
 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-03-19a.561.3&s=speaker%3A11866#g562.1
Anne Snelgrove: Does my hon. Friend agree that detection is important
 in
combating drug-related crime? Will he join me in congratulating the
Wiltshire constabulary, which has detected and shut down crack houses
and cannabis farms in Swindon? Does he also agree that local,
neighbourhood policing is extremely important for detecting low-level

Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Housing: Low
 Incomes (19 Mar 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-03-19a.127662.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g127662.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local
Government if she will require local authorities to increase the amount
of affordable housing they provide.

Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Housing: Swindon
 (19 Mar 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-03-19a.127663.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g127663.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local
Government what the Government grant to Swindon borough council for
housing was in each year since 1990.

Written Answers - Education and Skills: Mature Students (15 Mar 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-03-15a.127488.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g127488.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
how many and what proportion of applicants for university places were
from mature students in the last 12 months.

Written Answers - Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits Agency:
 Standards (13 Mar 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-03-13a.124464.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g124464.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
 what
the average time taken by the Benefits Agency to process claims was in
the last period for which figures are available.

Oral Answers to Questions - Deputy Prime Minister: Slavery (7 Mar 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-03-07a.1507.4&s=speaker%3A11866#g1507.5
Anne Snelgrove: If he will make a statement on the debate that he is
seeking to organise for young people from Commonwealth countries on the
consequences of slavery.

Oral Answers to Questions - Deputy Prime Minister: Slavery (7 Mar 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-03-07a.1507.4&s=speaker%3A11866#g1508.0
Anne Snelgrove: My right hon. Friend is right to seek to hold that
debate. Will he inform the House of how his discussions with young
people in Sierra Leone and Gambia have informed his thinking on the
debate, and will he meet me to discuss how the subject of modern-day
slavery could play a part in the discussions?

Orders of the Day: Off-Road Vehicles (Registration) Bill (2 Mar 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-03-02a.1185.1&s=speaker%3A11866#g1187.1
Anne Snelgrove: My hon. Friend will be aware that I introduced the Mini
Motos (Regulation) Bill in the past Session. There are also problems
involving the sale of cheap mini-motos at open markets and car boot
sales. Has he also considered the regulation of such activity?

Orders of the Day: Off-Road Vehicles (Registration) Bill (2 Mar 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-03-02a.1185.1&s=speaker%3A11866#g1196.0
Anne Snelgrove: It is an irony that, during proceedings on the Natural
Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006, we spent some time
discussing how to prevent pathways such as the Ridgeway from being
churned up by off-road vehicles, yet the Government oppose this Bill,
which would help to regulate off-road vehicles on bridlepaths.

Orders of the Day: Off-Road Vehicles (Registration) Bill (2 Mar 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-03-02a.1185.1&s=speaker%3A11866#g1198.0
Anne Snelgrove: I commend  my hon. Friend the Member for Manchester,
Blackley (Graham Stringer) for introducing this Bill. Several hon.
Members have introduced ten-minute Bills on the same subject. I am one,
and  my hon. Friends the Members for Rhondda (Chris Bryant) and for
Worsley (Barbara Keeley) have also done so. That shows the weight of
concern on the Labour Benches. I should say to other hon. Members...

Written Answers - Trade and Industry: Energy: Television (27 Feb 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-02-27a.123424.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g123424.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
what estimate he has made of the energy requirements of  (a) analogue
and  (b) digital television systems.

Written Answers - Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Turkey: Armenia (27
 Feb 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-02-27a.122293.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g122293.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and
Commonwealth Affairs if she will make representations to the Turkish
authorities to encourage them to instigate an investigation into the
actions taken against Armenians in 1915-16.

Written Answers - Education and Skills: Foster Care: Safety (27 Feb
 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-02-27a.121043.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g121043.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the provisions in
the Children's Act 2004 to ensure the safety of children who are
privately fostered.

ral Answers to Questions - Trade and Industry: Energy White Paper (22
 Feb 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-02-22a.390.1&s=speaker%3A11866#g393.0
Anne Snelgrove: My right hon. Friend will be aware of the many
 practical
examples of renewable energy measures that have been introduced into
 the
UK, with or without an energy White Paper, over the past 10 years. Will
he join me in congratulating npower in Swindon on its plans for a wind
turbine on Windmill hill, and will he further tell me what steps he is
taking to encourage local councils-

Women and Equality: Human Trafficking (22 Feb 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-02-22a.403.3&s=speaker%3A11866#g403.8
Anne Snelgrove: I agree that we are making progress, but what steps are
the Government taking to ensure that schemes that are designed to help
victims of trafficking are available outside London?

Written Answers - Education and Skills: Schools: Internet (22 Feb 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-02-22a.122292.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g122292.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of internet filtering
programmes used by schools in the South West.

Delegated Legislation: Government's Crime Record (7 Feb 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-02-07a.918.0&s=speaker%3A11866#g923.2
Anne Snelgrove: Does the hon. Gentleman agree with  the hon. Member for
Winchester (Mr. Oaten) that prison is a complete and utter waste of
time? Can he guarantee that that will be in the next Liberal Democrat
manifesto?

Written Answers - Transport: Railways (7 Feb 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-02-07a.112145.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g112145.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent
discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and
Local Government on the role of the railways in creating sustainable
communities; and if he would make a statement.

Points of Order: Opposition Day - [4th Allotted Day] - Special
 Educational Needs (30 Jan 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-01-30a.106.0&s=speaker%3A11866#g110.0
Anne Snelgrove: rose-

Points of Order: Opposition Day - [4th Allotted Day] - Special
 Educational Needs (30 Jan 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-01-30a.106.0&s=speaker%3A11866#g110.2
Anne Snelgrove: I thank the hon. Gentleman for giving way. Does he not
accept that Ofsted's report entitled "Inclusion: does it matter where
pupils are taught?" found that effective provision was distributed
equally between mainstream and special schools, but that more good and
outstanding provision existed in resourced mainstream schools, which he
has been criticising?

Written Answers - Transport: Road Network: Swindon (30 Jan 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-01-30a.112146.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g112146.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much
 has
been spent on Swindon's road network in each year since 1997.

Oral Answers to Questions - Treasury: Gold Reserves (25 Jan 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-01-25a.1540.0&s=speaker%3A11866#g1540.5
Anne Snelgrove: Will my right hon. Friend confirm that achieving the
shrewd and successful management of the economy over the past 10 years
has required more than looking at three years of gold reserve prices?
Will he further confirm that he has absolutely no intention of
introducing a third fiscal rule that will wipe £22 billion from this
country's public spending?

Written Answers - International Development: Developing Countries (17
 Jan 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-01-17a.114737.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g114737.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for International
Development what recent assessment he has made of the cost and benefits
of water privatisation in developing countries.

Written Answers - Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Illegal Timber
 Imports (16 Jan 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-01-16a.114738.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g114738.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and
Rural Affairs what steps he plans to take in 2007 to reduce the import
of illegal timber into the UK.

Written Answers - Communities and Local Government: Building Standards
 (8 Jan 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-01-08b.113052.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g113052.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local
Government what plans she has to give more powers to local authorities
to impose higher building standards with regards to  (a) insulation,
(b) energy efficiency and  (c) built-in micro-generation.

Oral Answers to Questions - Prime Minister: Sub Post-Offices (10 Jan
 2007)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2007-01-10a.348.0&s=speaker%3A11866#g364.4
Anne Snelgrove: I thank my right hon. Friend for giving way. I am
pleased to say that all the post offices in my constituency are viable
businesses that benefit the community, and my constituents want them to
remain so. Will he confirm that, in future, people will be allowed to
get their pensions or benefits from post offices, if that is what they
choose? I have taken advantage of my local post offices'...

That's just this year. I got bored copying and pasting, so I will give you a few blasts from the pasts as well:

New Clause 4 - Education of Children with Special Educational Needs in
 Mainstream Schools (24 May 2006)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2006-05-24a.1484.3&s=speaker%3A11866#g1509.0
Anne Snelgrove: My right hon. Friend is making an important point, and
 I
have been of the same opinion for years. Small unitary authorities, in
particular, are unable to provide the breadth of special needs
education that larger authorities such as Derbyshire can provide. I
hope that the Minister is listening to my right hon. Friend.

New Clause 5 - Restrictions on Special School Closures: New Clause 24 -
 Admissions administration (24 May 2006)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2006-05-24a.1517.8&s=speaker%3A11866#g1566.0
Anne Snelgrove: I think that the hon. Gentleman will be disappointed.
The draft code for admissions specifically bans what he is proposing.

Orders of the Day: New Clause 33 - proposals under section 7 relating
 to community or community special schools (23 May 2006)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2006-05-23a.1335.3&s=speaker%3A11866#g1401.0
Anne Snelgrove: Does the hon. Gentleman consider that the schools in
 the
Reading authority-Kendrick, St. John's, Caversham, All Saints and
Churchend- that received outstanding Ofsted reports in the 2005-06
school year are bog standard? I do not think so. His LEA has worked
very hard to improve all those schools in order to reach that level.

Written Answers - Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Gamebirds (22 May
 2006)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2006-05-22a.70780.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g70780.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and
Rural Affairs how many  (a) pheasants,  (b) partridges and  (c) ducks
are being kept for (i) meat production, (ii) showing, (iii) breeding
for shooting, (iv) rearing for shooting, (v) releasing for shooting and
(vi) other purposes at premises listed in the Great Britain Poultry
Register; and how many such premises there are, broken down...

Written Answers - Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Gamebirds (22 May
 2006)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2006-05-22a.70782.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g70782.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and
Rural Affairs how many premises listed in the Great Britain Poultry
Register in respect of the keeping of  (a) pheasants and  (b)
partridges receive (i) live birds and (ii) eggs from outside Great
Britain.

Written Answers - Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Gamebirds (22 May
 2006)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2006-05-22a.70783.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g70783.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and
Rural Affairs how many premises listed in the Great Britain Poultry
Register in respect of the keeping of  (a) pheasants and  (b)
partridges have a pond, lake or open reservoir within the boundary of
the premises or next to the premises.

Written Answers - Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Commercial
 Whaling (18 May 2006)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2006-05-18a.71683.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g71683.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and
Rural Affairs what steps he is taking towards preventing Japan and
other whaling nations from overturning the moratorium on commercial
whaling at the forthcoming International Whaling Convention meeting.

Written Answers - Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Gamebirds (18 May
 2006)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2006-05-18a.70779.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g70779.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and
Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the percentage of gamebirds
shot on commercial shooting estates were for human consumption in
2005-06.

Oral Answers to Questions - Deputy Prime Minister: Office Staff (17 May
 2006)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2006-05-17a.979.3&s=speaker%3A11866#g980.1
Anne Snelgrove: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. As I was saying, there is a
great deal of pride in the party and the country about the role that
the Deputy Prime Minister has played. In particular, we are pleased to
hear that his responsibilities have now been defined. Perhaps he could
tell us how many of his staff will be responsible for the extended
responsibilities that he is taking on.

Written Answers - Home Department: Alcohol-free Zones (17 May 2006)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2006-05-17a.66465.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g66465.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department
what steps he is taking to encourage local authorities to extend
alcohol-free zones.

Written Answers - Culture Media and Sport: Olympic Games 2012 (10 May
 2006)
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2006-05-10a.68848.h&s=speaker%3A11866#g68848.q0
Anne Snelgrove: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and
Sport  (1)  what progress has been made in providing a manual of
facilities identified as suitable for training camps by National
Olympic and Paralympic Committees for the Olympic games in 2012; (2)
what progress has been made in providing interested organisations with
the guidelines and requirements for training camps for the run up to
the...

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Re: Anne Snelgrove: Member of Parliament for Swindon South (Labour)
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2007, 11:48:51 PM »

Thanks for posting those excerpts of her parliamentary exploits, hopefully members will use them to prime themselves with knowledge about the Member for South Swindon before deciding hopw to cast their vote at the next general election.

And speaking of the next general election...... a good many Talkswindon members do take an interest in local and national politics, which is why they will shortly be doing a little bit more to supply a more detailed account of what's actually going on around us.

The steady local diet of press-release driven political journalism is incomplete, sometimes deliberately inaccurate and more often than not completely misleading.

One only needs examine Anne Snelgroves letter regarding her 'justification' for voting for MP's to be exempt from the freedom of information act to see how easily she will deliberately mislead her constituents.

'A More Open Governance for Swindon' seems an apt title for an exercise in putting our MP's and PPC's under some civil scrutiny...wouldn't you say?

 

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Re: Anne Snelgrove: Member of Parliament for Swindon South (Labour)
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2007, 07:45:06 PM »
The steady local diet of press-release driven political journalism is incomplete, sometimes deliberately inaccurate and more often than not completely misleading.

Too right.

The Adver is apparently a vacuum cleaner for quango and government press releases.

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Re: Anne Snelgrove: Member of Parliament for Swindon South (Labour)
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2007, 10:40:12 PM »
A letter I sent to the Adver this evening:

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Regarding Anne Snelgrove's comments in the Swindon Advertiser (Tuesday 31st July) about cannabis use, I find myself astonished at her outrageous supposition regarding stroke victims and their presumed habits. I quote: "I recently visited the stroke unit at the GWH and was shocked at the number of younger people suffering strokes. It used to be people in their seventies and eighties, now they see people in their forties, fifties and sixties and it is largely due to increased drug and alcohol issues. These are people who grew up in the 60's and cannabis still has this link with the hippy generation."

Is that right, Anne? Presumably the list of "risk factors" I found on Wikipedia - hypertension (high blood pressure), previous stroke or TIA (transient ischaemic attack), diabetes mellitus, high cholesterol, cigarette smoking, atrial fibrillation, migraine with aura, and thrombophilia - were not present in these unfortunate individuals.

So tell us Anne. Did you go around the ward with an in-depth questionnaire and grill these people? Did you compare them with a control group of similar age, physique and life habits? I think not.

I'm sure these patients would be delighted to know that Anne thinks that they were - or are still - all dope heads and/or heavy drinkers: "largely due to increased drug and alcohol abuse".

Anyway, according to current research by Oxford University there has a been a considerable reduction in stroke incidence across all ages between 1984 and 2004. Also, 75% of stroke cases occur in people over the age of 65.

Yet again we have to suffer New Labour MPs dishing out rubbish based on absolutely no facts whatsoever to suit their current nanny agendas.

Incidentally Anne, you can't have three decades worth of people "growing up" in the 1960's either.
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