LETTER: Government must find long-term solution to end ‘dementia tax’

The “dementia tax” may have shaped the General Election campaign, but it’s not a new issue. For too long, the 11,000 people living with dementia in Lincolnshire have been struggling to pay the catastrophic costs of their care. That’s because, unlike other conditions, people with dementia don’t get free care on the NHS. This is wrong. People with dementia shouldn’t ...

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LETTER: Dismay over the lack of street patrols

I write to you with sheer dismay that over the weekend we had to witness so much anti-social street drinking, along with other acts which are deemed anti-social within the town’s Designated Public Place Orders (DPPO) boundaries. It has become clearly obvious that we have hardly any street patrols and, at the times we have witnessed anything, there is nobody ...

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LETTER: Please, Mr Hayes, reconsider your position on Brexit

Congratulations on your re-election, John. Although you and I disagree on issues of national policy, I respect the work you do on behalf of local constituents. However, in the wake of the recent General Election, I hope you’ll now re-consider your position on Brexit.   Until now, you’ve interpreted a miniscule, overall majority in an “advisory”, “non-binding” EU Referendum as ...

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LETTER: Our candidate did very well – and thanks to all

What a night we had at the Parliamentary General Election Count for the South Holland and The Deepings consituency, held at Springfields Events Centre, Spalding. Firstly I would like to congratulate John Hayes, our local MP for being successful in this general election. John is clearly the people’s choice for South Holland and The Deepings after increasing his majority with ...

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LETTER: PM must go – and very soon

So finally we get to see what “strong and stable leadership” looks like. Like me, many are very annoyed that Theresa May’s “vanity project election” has wasted £130m of taxpayers’ money, and rightly so. However, in my view, positives can be drawn. It has exposed Prime Minister May’s complete range of arrogance and incompetence and seals her fate. Also, it seems to have wiped out the dreadful UKIP phenomenon ...

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LETTER: Some of our verges are important for wildlife – leave them alone!

Having watched BBC’s Springwatch last Wednesday (June 7) in which co-presenter Chris Packham appealed to farmers and county councils to protect roadside verges from unnecessary cutting by flail mowers in order to preserve our valuable wildlife, I was saddened to read (Voice, June 8) that certain district councillors are calling for the county council to increase its budget for roadside ...

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LETTER: Thank you – this was democracy at its best

I would like to thank, from the bottom of my heart, all the voters who believed change was possible and voted for me. I am truly humbled to see how many voters supported the Labour Party’s bold vision for Britain. I also wish to thank all the electorate for exercising their right to vote. I am grateful to the returning ...

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LETTER: Prime Minister’s standing has weakened dramatically

Now that the dust has started to settle after the election, we are waking up to a strange reality indeed. The Prime Minister opportunistically called the general election to “strengthen her hand” in Brexit negotiations. She did so when the Conservatives seemingly enjoyed a massive advantage in the opinion polls. She then presided over the worst election campaign in living ...

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LETTER: Arrogant Prime Minister must go after damaging election

“Strong and stable” my foot. The PM’s arrogance and desire to decimate her opposition simply hurt the country, Brexit and her own party. There was no need for this election. She must follow her predecessor and go. We don’t need a weak and unstable government just now. I expected to be embarrassed at the Spalding count last night (Thursday), not ...

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LETTER: Hayes campaigned for test veterans

Without the campaigning efforts of John Hayes, inspired by local veteran Douglas Hern there wouldn’t have been a £25million provision in George Osborne’s 2015 budget for veterans of British nuclear tests.  That’s why John Hayes will have my vote on 8th June.   B Peters    Long Sutton  

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LETTER: Twenty years of excellent service by Hayes

In praising John Hayes’ amazing track record, Allan Beal speaks for many local people. In marked contrast to Jennie Thomas, who speaks for few, if any, when rather conveniently she overlooks the fact that, as is well known, his past personal experience drives John to be a very effective champion for those with greatest need. John Hayes lives with his ...

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LETTER: Shared respect between all is how democracy should work

I’d just like to thank you for publishing all my letters on the run up to #GE2017. Although I have experienced some unpleasant comments from the usual suspects, who like to remain anonymous, and a whole letter dedicated to my “moaning” about election results; most locals are receptive to my point of view even if they disagree with it. This ...

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LETTER: Prospect of Corbyn as PM is scary

It scares me beyond belief that Jeremy Corbyn might be the next Prime Minister. The very same Jeremy Corbyn who has backed the IRA, doesn’t support NATO, wouldn’t renew Trident, won’t control immigration and wants to massively increase taxes on working families! So, what am I looking for from our next government? The best deal from Brexit, with new free ...

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LETTER: Tories best for right Brexit deal

Making sure that we all get the best possible deal from the Brexit negotiations is, by far, the most important task facing the next government. Which is what only John Hayes of our local candidates has straightforwardly said. All credit to him for actually saying so in his leaflets. After all, we voted in the referendum to take back control ...

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LETTER: Not so well said…

When I went to primary school in Lincolnshire I was taught that there are 26 letters – a, b, c etc. I have heard a rumour that if Priti Patel and Angela Rayner are returned to Parliament on June 8 they are going to introduce a bill to outlaw the letters “t” and “g” from the English alphabet. Is this ...

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LETTER: Streetlights turned off is appalling

As I am a resident in Spring Street, I am appalled by the lack of street lighting after 11.30pm (approx). In the council’s infinite wisdom is the authority penny-pinching as per usual? Have they not thought of the implications that, because of this, it may well cause the event of an injury. Or, by the same argument, how long will ...

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LETTER: Yes, Spalding is absolute mess! (letter writer should be PM)

We are writing to congratulate Neil Bingham on his excellent letter (“Criminals should be hit harder”, May 25). We agree with your every word, Mr Bingham. You’re right – Spalding is an absolute mess. You have hit the nail on the head. We think you should be Prime Minister. Perhaps the whole country could be cleaned up as well as ...

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LETTER: Help for the floating voter…

Are you bored with elections? Fed up with lies and sleaze? Sick of spin and false promises? Don’t like Jeremy? Can’t trust Theresa? Loved on Thursday, forgotten on Friday? Then vote John Nobody of the Why Bother Party and you won’t be disappointed. More taxes, more benefits, more foreign aid, less service. Life carrying on just as before! But at ...

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LETTER: A closer look at some of the issues in Voice edition

Election looms, and although independent and non-political personally, I think several topics in The Voice (May 25) justify closer inspection. My view of our present Government and Cabinet seems validated by the German Chancellor’s comments recently. She certainly sees Mrs May as a very lightweight irrelevance. Perhaps we should anticipate extensive financial restructuring during the term of the next parliament ...

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LETTER: ‘Will of the people?’ It was will of 37.5% of people

I’ve a lot of respect for John Hayes’ record as our constituency MP. I wish I could say the same for his election leaflet. He writes: “I believe in positive politics”, and declares his readiness to “work in partnership with representatives of other political persuasions”. Admirable sentiments both. But open it up and there – highlighted in red – is ...

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