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  Paul Keetch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paul Stuart Keetch (born 21 May 1961, Hereford) is a Liberal Democrat politician in the United Kingdom.
Keetch was elected a Liberal Hereford City Councillor in 1983.
In July 2005, Keetch succeeded Sharon Bowles MEP as Chair of the Liberal International British Group.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Paul_Keetch   (159 words)

 Liberal Democrats : Paul Keetch MP, Hereford
Paul Keetch was born in Hereford, the youngest of five children.
Paul won a council election in 1983 in the Holmer ward of Hereford City Council, and at the age of 21 was the youngest person ever to be elected to the council.
Paul was selected as the Liberal Democrat PPC for Hereford in October 1993 and moved back to Hereford together with his wife Claire.
www.libdems.org.uk /party/people/person.html?id=27   (425 words)

 List of Recent News Stories (PAUL KEETCH MP)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Paul Keetch, MP for Hereford recently visited Goodrich Primary School to voice his support for the school's ongoing campaign to reduce the speed limit from 60 to 20 miles per hour outside the school premises.
Paul Keetch, MP for Hereford, this week presented a letter to 10 Downing Street on behalf of the Acorns Hospice.
Paul Keetch MP is urging Herefordshire residents to nominate their community's local heroes for recognition through the Nationwide Awards for Voluntary Endeavour.
www.paulkeetch.org.uk /news/recent.html   (1056 words)

Paul Keetch: MP for Hereford and Lib Dem Shadow Defence Secretary
Tomorrow night Paul will be holding a a public meeting "to discuss the issue of polytunnels and to advise constituents of his involvement in this matter at both local and central government levels."
In his role as Shadow Defence Spokesman, Paul has backed calls for Gurkha soldiers to receive British citizenship.
paulkeetch.blogspot.com   (384 words)

 MP Paul Keetch ‘HASSLED’ by new campaign group questioning his loyalty to US company ASDA-Walmart
Keetch’s statements in the press about being proud of what we have achieved in 10 years time are highly questionable.
Keetch was splashed across our newspapers apparently praising the selfless generosity of US giant ASDA-Walmart (3), he also published a press release criticising the government for not sourcing more school fruit locally (4).
He’s right on that, but supermarkets are the main cause of the lack of local produce, as it doesn’t fit with their centralised distribution systems, which cause so many traffic problems.
homepage.mac.com /teejayeff/iblog/jaba/C2008522165/E20051103121713   (592 words)

 Council leader responds to MP's claims over Asda - Herefordshire Council
The Leader of Herefordshire Council, Cllr Roger Phillips, has responded to the press release issued by Paul Keetch, MP, in which he asserts he can’t understand what he refers to as ‘the Asda decision’.
Responding, Cllr Phillips said: “Paul Keetch’s statements are as inaccurate as they are insulting.
Cllr Phillips also explained the flaw in Paul Keetch’s arguments about flood defence plans: “The responsibility for flood defence lies with the Environment Agency.
www.herefordshire.gov.uk /council_gov_democracy/news/988.aspp   (296 words)

 Paul Keetch MP opens Shrewsbury and Atcham Liberal Democrats new Office (West Midlands Liberal Democrats)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Paul Keetch MP opens Shrewsbury and Atcham Liberal Democrats new Office
The Liberal Democrats longest serving West Midlands MP, Shadow Defence Minister Paul Keetch, today officially opened the Liberal Democrats new campaign HQ in Shrewsbury.
Paul Keetch formally re-selected as Liberal Democrat candidate for Hereford
www.westmidslibdems.org.uk /news/65.html   (336 words)

 Military On Spot Over Drug Tests   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Amid persistent rumours that officers are being tipped off about 'random' drug tests, Paul Keetch, the Liberal Democrat's defence spokesman, has written to the Ministry of Defence asking for an explanation.
Keetch has written to Geoff Hoon, the Secretary of State for Defence, asking for checks to ensure officers are not being tipped off about drug tests.
Keetch said: "Drug-testing procedures should apply equally to all service members." His action was prompted by complaints received from serving soldiers alleging that officers receive favourable treatment on drug testing.
www.mapinc.org /newscc/v02/n1879/a03.html?397   (221 words)

 Anthrax jab rejected by half troops
Defence spokesman Paul Keetch MP said that of the 16,538 service personnel offered the jabs only 8,103 accepted.
But that prompted Mr Keetch to accuse the government of failing to show leadership over the vaccines.
Mr Keetch's comments come just days after the government rejected suggestions troops were being asked to sign waivers to say they will not claim compensation if they become ill after having vaccinations.
www.prisonplanet.com /news_alert_021203_vaccines.html   (530 words)

 Hereford (UK Parliament constituency) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The current MP is Paul Keetch, Liberal Democrat.
Before Keetch's election in 1997, the constituency had been held by the Conservatives since 1931.
Robin Day stood as the Liberal candidate in the 1959 General Election.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hereford_(UK_Parliament_constituency)   (200 words)

 Paul Keetch MP, Hereford (TheyWorkForYou.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
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Paul Keetch MP Liberal Democrat MP for Hereford
Paul Keetch's recent appearances (apologies for the extra click, server load is high
www.theyworkforyou.com /mp/paul_keetch/hereford   (561 words)

Paul Keetch MP visited Hereford Cathedral on Friday 3 February for a behind-the-scenes tour of the library and archives.
The Cathedral Library and Archives have recently undergone a schedule of work to make the collections more accessible to the public, with Paul Keetch’s visit marking the launch of extended opening hours and a new online catalogue.
During his visit, Mr Keetch viewed items of local interest, including a cathedral document from the reign of Henry II and the eighth-century Hereford Gospels.
www.herefordcathedral.org /read.asp?newsID=146   (312 words)

 Environment Minister's Visit (PAUL KEETCH MP)
Hereford's MP Paul Keetch has welcomed news that Environment Minister Michael Meacher will visit Herefordshire tomorrow to promote tourism.
The Minister has picked the day that Paul Keetch launches the Cider Route Exhibition at the Cider Museum.
Mr Keetch concluded "The Cider route is being marketed by the Cider Museum in connection with Herefordshire Tourism.
www.paulkeetch.libdems.org.uk /news/60.html   (213 words)

 Mystery Illness Strikes 20 More UK Troops In Afghanistan
Paul Keetch, Lib Dem spokesman Two of the other new cases, all medical personnel, were said to have stabilised after responding to treatment for the stomach illness at their base.
The remainder have shown symptoms of vomiting and diarrhoea but were said to be less seriously ill.
Paul Keetch, Liberal Democrat defence spokesman, said: "If health and hygiene procedures have been sloppy they should be tightened."
www.rense.com /general25/myst.htm   (543 words)

Paul Keetch MP with the children of prisoners of the Second World War
The members of the COFEPOW project (children and families of the Far East prisoners of war) are the war babies and siblings of many thousands of men who died on the Thai/Burma railway, in Formosa, Japan and in Burma as well as others.
The COFEPOW fund raising Campaign aims to have the building completed by the 15th August 2005, the 60th anniversary of the Japanese surrender.
www.paulkeetch.libdems.org.uk /news/473.html   (309 words)

 Idaho Observer: British soldiers refuse anthrax shots; Vaccine vials jettisoned?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Defence spokesman Paul Keetch reportedly commented Feb. 11, 2002 that, of the 16,538 service personnel being deployed to the Gulf region, only 8,103 accepted the invitation to be jabbed with the anthrax vaccine.
Keetch has criticized the government for not ordering troops to receive the vaccination which has caused so many adverse reactions and has never been proven to confer immunity to the anthrax.
Curiously, there have been reports that British troops who opted to get the shot are being asked to sign waivers agreeing to not claim compensation if they become ill after having vaccinations.
proliberty.com /observer/20030205.htm   (388 words)

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The statistics were obtained by Paul Keetch, the defence spokesman for the Liberal Democrats, amid concern over reported recurrences of Gulf war syndrome.
Mr Keetch said the size of the total number of troops medically downgraded was "a reminder of the huge human and financial cost of the war in Iraq".
The MoD refuses to accept that the syndrome exists but is already facing a number of court cases involving soldiers who served during the 2003 war in Iraq and who claim to be a victim of the syndrome.
www.telegraph.co.uk /core/Content/displayPrintable.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/06/14/narmy14.xml&site=5   (478 words)

 CPRE Herefordshire | Press Releases
Paul Keetch, MP for Hereford, has joined the growing list of MPs who have signed up to an Early Day Motion which asks the Government to make sure its housebuilding plans don't destroy the countryside.
We're pleased Mr Keetch and many other MPs agree,' said Henry Oliver, Head of Planning at the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).
Bob Widdowson, Chairman of CPRE Herefordshire’s Policy Group, said ‘We’re pleased that Paul Keetch is aware of the threat posed to the countryside by excessive housebuilding’.
www.cpreherefordshire.org.uk /site/press.html   (2195 words)

 Time to dispatch that man Spellar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Hacks in the press gallery had to be helped out of the Commons suffering from suspected hernias.
The Liberal Democrats' Paul Keetch offered 'sympathy' to the new minister on his first answer.
Matthew Parris, the Times's brilliant sketch writer said it was the most interesting thing John Spellar will ever say in his life but sadly he did not mean to say it.
www.serve.com /pfc/pmcbride/pmc040115in.html   (465 words)

 Vote4Peace - "DON'T MENTION THE WAR!"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Paul Hilder, campaign director, said: "Candidates who had the courage to raise their voices against the folly in Iraq shall be rewarded.
It explains the absence of Conservative MPs or candidates from its slate by saying that very few opposed the war in Iraq, and none of those are in marginal constituencies.
He said that the campaign is not about money but "it's actually about the people: the many not the few, the moderate majority of Brits who believe in peace and legitimacy but despair for the realisation of their dream.
www.vote4peace.org.uk /media.php   (623 words)

 AM - Blair defends reputation of British troops
FRAN KELLY: Their political opponents were also happy to praise the troops, but they weren't going to let the Government off the hook.
Liberal Democrats spokesman Paul Keetch pushing the Defence Secretary on why the Government hadn't made public a report form the International Red Cross, received in February, and detailing systematic abuse and humiliation of Iraqi prisoners
PAUL KEETCH: This report should have been brought directly to the attention of UK ministers and to Parliament.
www.abc.net.au /am/content/2004/s1105568.htm   (665 words)

 The Rory Peck Trust: The Free Lens
The reception was followed by a debate, "Videojournalism: more politically powerful and physically dangerous than it's ever been?" The panel, chaired by Nik Gowing of BBC World, consisted of Lindsey Hilsum (Channel 4 News), Paul Keetch (Liberal Democrat MP for Hereford) and Vaughan Smith (Frontline Television).
Nik Gowing expressed concern at the apparent "instinct now among those in power to say, 'All of you as journalists, particularly videojournalists, are threatening our power to rule and run the country and mount an operation in the way we see fit.'".
His view was reinforced by Paul Keetch, Shadow Defence Secretary, who said "Politicians want to control our news, be it local, national or international….your job, it seems to me, is to try and frustrate us and actually witness and report the real issues.
www.rorypecktrust.org /freelens/lens12   (347 words)

 [A-List] UK military: fiscal crisis & pensions scandal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Sick troops left with no medical pensions IAN BRUCE, Defence Correspondent The Herald, May 25 2004 THE Ministry of Defence has admitted it has discharged more than 200 sick or injured soldiers without them receiving medical pensions.
Paul Keetch, Liberal Democrat defence spokesman, said the figures, revealed in an answer to a written parliamentary question, show the soldiers left under administrative regulations rather than being declared medically unfit.
The difference in pension and other benefits saves the MoD up to £18,000-a-man per year and is seen by military insiders as a method of cost-cutting at a time when the military budget is under pressure from Iraq war costs and arms' programme over-spending.
lists.econ.utah.edu /pipermail/a-list/2004-May/030624.html   (333 words)

 PAUL KEETCH MP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
PAUL KEETCH MP Working hard for Hereford, Ross-on-Wye, South Herefordshire and the Golden Valley
The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity - Preamble to the Liberal Democrat Constitution
In a disappointment for David Cameron there was no sign that the Conservatives had made any breakthrough in the northern cities.
www.paulkeetch.org.uk   (644 words)

 Hereford news stories from the Hereford Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
A PAUL Keetch hat-trick won Hereford for the Liberal Democrats with a more comfortable margin than pollsters predicted.
In Hereford, Liberal Democrat candidate Paul Keetch is defending a 968 majority.
Sandra Howard's "chaperone" showed just what friends are for when Liberal Democrat Paul Keetch made his move.
www.thisishereford.co.uk /news/elect.html   (242 words)

 UK Political Weblogs - Paul Keetch (Proxy Blog)
The Political Weblog Project is a collaborative effort designed to encourage MPs, Councillors and other elected officials to communicate more effectively online via the intelligent use of weblogs.
This one came and went like a thief in the night.
Paul Keetch himself operates a party-aided webiste at http://www.paulkeetch.co.uk/ that includes regular sequentially-arranged entries, but no visible two-way communication.
www.bloggerheads.com /political_weblogs/archives/2004/09/paul_keetch_pro.html   (266 words)

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