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UK Independence Party - UKIP
Geoff Locke
(UK Independence Party - UKIP)

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  • Stallholders in Burslem Friday market should have their charges waived to protect fresh food availability and build the market back up.
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    John Fisher (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly agrees
    Melanie Baddeley (British National Party)
    agrees
    Andrew Large (Conservative Party)
    disagrees
    Joan Walley (Labour Party)
    agrees
    “Stoke-on-Trent Council needs to urgently assess its policy on markets and make arrangements to ensure fresh food is available. A farmers market should also be explored on a regular basis.”
  • The Burslem Library and associated community facilities should continue to be housed at the Wedgwood Institute.
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    disagree
    John Fisher (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
    Melanie Baddeley (British National Party)
    is neutral
    Andrew Large (Conservative Party)
    is neutral
    Joan Walley (Labour Party)
    strongly agrees
    “Community groups should receive funding to prepare a business plan for the long term use of the Wedgwood Institute. This needs to be the first phase development in respect of the surrounding businesses. A community enterprise model should be used.”
  • Public funding should be found for Tunstall Pool and Burslem Gymnastic Centre to be maintained and developed.
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    John Fisher (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly agrees
    Melanie Baddeley (British National Party)
    agrees
    Andrew Large (Conservative Party)
    is neutral
    Joan Walley (Labour Party)
    strongly agrees
    “I have met with the Heritage Lottery Fund, Sport England, Swimming Association and UK Gymnastics to discuss how to secure a future for both sites and I have their support for this campaign. If re-elected I will continue to press for this.”
  • Funding should be found to enable free parking in Bursem.
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    agree
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    disagree
    John Fisher (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
    Melanie Baddeley (British National Party)
    is neutral
    Andrew Large (Conservative Party)
    is neutral
    Joan Walley (Labour Party)
    strongly agrees
    “This needs to be done on an interim basis to encourage investment in the town.”

National statements

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