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Local Lib Dems support ICE campaign

by simongalton on 19 February, 2009

The ICE (In Case of Emergency) initiative highlights an easy way to identify crucial contact numbers in emergency situations – which can actually save lives.We all carry our mobiles with names and numbers stored in its memory. If we were involved in an accident or taken seriously ill, how would emergency services staff know which […]

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Home energy plans mean cheaper bills in Leicestershire

by simongalton on 13 February, 2009

PLANS by the Liberal Democrats to massively increase the energy efficiency of all homes will lead to big savings in energy bills, say Liberal Democrats in Leicestershire.  Lib Dem Envrionment Spokesman  Bill Boulter CC has backed the plans to raise the standard of home energy efficiency.  “The energy efficiency standards of 99 out of every […]

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by simongalton on 9 January, 2009

 Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg today announced his team for the next General Election. He said: “I am proud to lead the best front-bench team in British politics, a team which has consistently been ahead of the curve on the big debates that matter to the British people. “This team leaves the Liberal Democrats well placed […]

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 Dear All, Here is a copy of my latest press release on the eco town – the Halcro report was commissioned by the four local authorities (Harborough, Oadby & Wigston, City and County) to conduct a strategic assessment of the Co op plans. ______________________________________________________ “County Councilor and CASCET Vice-Chair, Simon Galton has welcomed the Halcro […]

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The regional assembly (a unelected body that i am a member off – as it has so much influence over key areas) has been told to conduct a review of the Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS). I am lead to believe that the government wants to increase the housing target number again.   As a group we oppose the […]

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I have just found out that the Leicester City Council Labour group has created a resolution to support the Ecotown for Pennbury.   I just can’t quite bring myself to believe that they could undermine the collective actions of local councils like this. A process was agreed to develop a strategic assessment that is due to report on the […]

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Ok so there is alot of confusion in this world – sometimes words sound nicer than what they mean; because of this it is important to ensure that we as local politicians tell the truth and more importantly ensure what we say is clear – even at the risk of losing a bit of political credibility. […]

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Liberal Democrat group leader Simon Galton has reacted to the announcement that Ms. Caroline Flint has been replaced in Gordon Brown’s Cabinet reshuffle with Margaret Beckett. Margaret Beckett who represents the Derby South constituency was a former holder of the Housing Minister position. Simon Galton said: “I am relieved that Ms. Flint has been replaced […]

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Following the County Council’s press release announcing the allocation of £86 Million in PFI credits from government, the Liberal Democrat group Environment spokesman Bill Boulter has highlighted his ‘doubts and concerns’.   He said: “we recognize that the allocation of funds is greater than was requested by the county council and I have concerns as […]

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Liberal Democrat group leader Simon Galton has welcomed the passing of a motion at the Liberal Democrat conference in Bournemouth which commits the party to opposing the Eco-Town process.  Simon Galton CC stated: “it was a good debate I am delighted that the party has committed itself in opposition to free standing eco-towns being imposed […]

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