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MP Oliver Letwin voices support for rare disease charity

A MAN from Dorchester who founded a charity to support those with a little known brain condition has been praised by his local MP.Dr Ian Stuart, who set up Cavernoma Alliance UK in 2005, met with West Dorset MP Oliver Letwin at the Houses of Parliament to mark the Rare Diseases Day event.Mr Letwin was pleased to show his support for people who have rare diseases like cavernoma.Rare Diseases Day aims to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about diseases that are not well known and educate people about the impact of patient’s lives.

West Dorset MP Oliver Letwin thinks economy will be key to 2015 general election

WEST DORSET: Oliver Letwin believes it is crucial for rural businesses to compete online - and expects the economy to be key in May's general election campaign.The MP will defend his West Dorset seat on Thursday May 7 - aiming for a fifth term in parliament. Mr Letwin is still hungry for the job and is passionate about each community having its own MP.“I'm just as interested and enthusiastic in doing this as when I started” he said.“Nobody should do this job for any reason other than having a passion for it.

MP backs campaign to reduce speed limit

RESIDENTS are vowing never to give up their fight against a ‘dangerous’ speed limit one year after they began campaigning to get it reduced.West Dorset MP Oliver Letwin is continuing to back the crusade of people living in Forston as they say it is just a ‘matter of time’ before someone is killed on the section of the A352 which runs through the hamlet.As reported in the Echo, residents have been lobbying Dorset County Council to cut the speed limit from 60mph to 30mph.

Things looking up for the economy, says MP Letwin

WEST Dorset MP Oliver Letwin has told a meeting of Dorchesterbusiness representatives that there is plenty to be cheerful about with the state of the local economy.Speaking at a meeting of the county town’s Chamber of Commerce, Mr Letwin said that he saw the national and local financial climate as an improving picture.

MP welcomes prison car park scheme

WEST DORSET MP Oliver Letwin hailed the move to open up Dorchester Prison’s car park to businesses and local residents as a victory for common sense.

40 new car parking spaces coming to Dorchester

THE DORCHESTER BID (Business Improvement District) has managed to secure 40 new parking spaces for the town after striking a deal for the temporary use of the old county town prison car park.