Archive for the ‘Speeches’ Category

Online Anonymous Attacks

by Nigel Bakhai on 29 January, 2013

Please find below a copy of a speech to the January 2013 Council meeting in response to a Labour motion on anonymous online attacks against members of the council:- Mr Mayor, in most resident surveys politicians are viewed by the public on a par with second hand car dealers, estate agents and journalists. All too […]

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Council Tax Freeze 2013/14

by Nigel Bakhai on 11 December, 2012

Please find below a copy of my speech at the December 2012 council meeting to second an Ealing Lib Dem motion calling for a council tax freeze in 2013/14. Thank you Mr Mayor, I rise to second the Lib Dem motion. One of the roles I have outside this chamber is to be a director […]

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2012 Olympics and Paralympics Success

by Nigel Bakhai on 16 October, 2012

Please find below a copy of the text of my speech to the October 2012 council meeting to second a Lib Dem motion on London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics:- Thank you Mr Mayor, I rise to second the Lib Dem motion. As a sports fan, I have to say how much I enjoyed this summer’s […]

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Please find below a copy of the text of my speech to the July 2012 council meeting in response to a Conservative motion calling for compensation to residents over the failures in the waste & recycling contract:- Thank you Mr Mayor, I rise to second the Lib Dem amendment. We all in this chamber accept […]

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Please find below a copy of the text of my speech to the July 2012 council meeting in response to a Labour motion on plans to reconfigure Hospital services in North West London:- Thank you Mr Mayor.  The future of Ealing Hospital and the NHS in North West London is the number one issue facing […]

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Election of Cllr Aslam as new Mayor of Ealing

by Nigel Bakhai on 15 May, 2012

Please find below a copy of the text of my speech to the May 2012 annual council meeting in support of the nomination of Cllr Mohammad Aslam:- On behalf of the Liberal Democrat group it gives me great pleasure that I rise to support the nomination of Cllr Mohammad Aslam as Mayor. Cllr Aslam has […]

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Rubbish refuse and recycling service

by Nigel Bakhai on 8 May, 2012

Please find below a copy of the text of my speech to the May 2012 special council meeting into the problems with the new waste and recycling contract:- Mr Mayor, I rise to second the Lib Dem amendment Rubbish That’s the first word that comes to mind when residents are asked what they think of […]

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Harmonious Relations in Ealing

by Nigel Bakhai on 3 April, 2012

Please find below a copy of the text of my speech to the April 2012 council meeting regarding the comments made by Councillor Dennehy on the issues of Southall and immigration on his website:- Mr Mayor, I move the amendment in my name. As a life-long liberal who believes in freedom of speech it gives […]

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High Speed Rail 2

by Nigel Bakhai on 31 January, 2012

Please find below a copy of the text of my speech to the January 2012 council meeting regarding the HS2 project:- Thank you, Mr Mayor. It is quite clear from the demonstration outside the town hall and full public gallery this evening that there is a great deal of public concern in this borough about […]

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The Future of Ealing Hospital

by Nigel Bakhai on 13 December, 2011

Here is the text of a speech I made at full council in December 2011, in response to a Labour petition on the proposed merger between Ealing Hospital Trust and North West London Hospital Trust I welcome the opportunity for this debate not least because the Lib Dem group tried to submit a motion on […]

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