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SHOCK NEWS! 250 HOUSES FOR THURNBY & SCRAPTOFT

by simongalton on 7 May, 2010

Within the past 48 hours we have been informed that an outline planning application for around 250 dwellings on the two fields to the east of Pulford Drive has been submitted to Harborough District Council (HDC). The application has been made by Jelson Ltd who own most of the fields immediately bordering the houses on […]

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Strong concern has been expressed about a change of policy affecting 10 year olds travelling on double deck school buses in the County.  At last week’s Cabinet, Lib Dem Group Leader Cllr  Simon Galton, whose division will be affected by the changes, questioned why the cabinet felt it acceptable to treat 10 year old pupils, who happen […]

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Just wanted to up date you on developments  in Harborough – on Monday night (23rd) i managed to write a successful motion that won the vote.  It has some important points on the Co-op’s Eco-Town- and this will hopefully be the one of the final nails in the coffin The motion said: “That this Council […]

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A press release from my colleagues in Oadby & Wigston:   Liberal Democrats have reacted angrily about the decision to impose a member of the Conservative group from North West Leicestershire on the Oadby & Wigston Highway Forum.  Michael Charlesworth one of the Oadby County Councillors said: “I find this all very frustrating, the people […]

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Dear All,  i just wanted to say a big thank-you fro everyone who voted Lib Dem last Thursday – we are now the official opposition to the Conservatives at County Hall with 14 Councillors.  I also want to thank those hard working Lib Dem activists who made this all possible – well done!

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Liberal Democrat Manifesto on its way……

by simongalton on 30 April, 2009

Hi all,  Sorry there has not been a post for a while, i have been snowed under with preparing the manifesto and a consultation response on ecotowns – its been pretty hectic. However i can reveal that our manifesto will be released next week, and a copy will go on the website (if possible) or […]

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The privatisation of the employment service and social fund:   The Liberal Democrats are not opposed to contracting out employment services per se, but examples from abroad suggest that private companies tend to cream the easier-to-help clients off the top and ‘park’ the most challenging cases, so that the people most in need of support do […]

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Lib Dems on Climate Change – more sense, less spin

by simongalton on 24 March, 2009

Here is something to clarify the parties stance on the new climate change targets the Labour government will obviously write and ignore (not much point mentioning the Tories the only thing green in their party is in the Logo). As a party we have always been committed to envrionmental issues – and here is the proof: Recent scientific […]

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I thought you might like to hear about Liberal Democrat proposals for the G20 summit in London on 2 April 2009. Below is a brief overview of the Parties proposals. I will of course follow developments at the G20 summit closely. The full paper is available on the Liberal Democrat website and if you would […]

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Vince Cable MP to visit Leicestershire on Thursday

by simongalton on 18 March, 2009

Local Liberal Democrats are pleased to announce that Dr Vince Cable MP, Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader, is to visit the County on Thursday. Dr Cable will be attending a meeting with local business leaders in Mkt. Harborough before visiting the site of the proposed Eco-Town ‘Pennbury’.  Liberal Democrat Group Leader Cllr Simon Galton said “I […]

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