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Residents in Thurnby & Houghton Ward which comprise the villages of Scraptoft, Thurnby, Bushby, Houghton and Stoughton will get the chance to vote twice this Thursday! Once for Simon Galton for the Leicestershire County Council elections who has served the area for over 24 years, and once for Peter Elliott to join the Harborough District […]

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Leicestershire County Council is currently consulting on proposals to reduce or cut public transport in Leicestershire for students, the disabled and the elderly, which could go ahead if too few people respond to the Consultation. Local Councillor Simon Galton said: “The old phrase ‘use it or lose it’ springs to mind here. If people don’t […]

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County Budget survey launched

by simongalton on 17 December, 2010

Conservative controlled Leicestershire County Council is planning to make cuts of up to £90m over the next four years. Most of this is due to reductions in government grant brought about by the budget deficit, but the County Council has considerable choice over how cuts are made and which services are affected. The severity of […]

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Liberal Democrat’s respond to County Council Budget

by simongalton on 12 January, 2010

Liberal Democrats have responded to the County Council’s publication of its draft Budget.   Simon Galton, Group Leader said: “this report is something that we have feared for some time. The Tories are attacking key services that vulnerable and elderly people rely upon in order to fulfil a promise on Council Tax that is entirely […]

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Following on from recent events in Melton, the County Lib Dems have produced an amendment for next Wednesday Full Council. My colleague Cllr Don Wright is leading on this and the press release shows what we are trying to acheive:  “Cllr Don Wright, Lib Dem Spokesman on CYPS, said: “our amendment proposes a way forward. […]

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Liberal Democrat Councillor Don Wright has commented on the County Council’s Cabinet decision regarding King EdwardVII School.  He said: “The level of protest from the people of Melton, Opposition councillors and other interested parties was so high that the Conservatives have been forced into playing for time. Even the local Conservative councillor spoke in support […]

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County Council £70m Savings plan

by simongalton on 9 September, 2009

Recently the County Council announced a plan to save £70m off hte bdget through a combination of efficiency savings (doing what the council does cheaper) and the rest through a combination of service reductions (cuts) and possible redunacies (future cuts). below is a copy of the press release the Lib Dems released:  Liberal Democrats have […]

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Lib Dem’s announce Shadow Cabinet

by simongalton on 10 July, 2009

Dear all,  Sorry for the long amount of time without a post. Following the recent reforms of Scrutiny by the Conservatives, i have decided to establish a Shadow Cabinet to properly represent the opposition and ensure that our contributions to the Overview & Scrutiny in the Council is proffessional and effecitive. Shadow Cabinet Positions: Simon […]

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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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Dear all,  I am writing to inform you of an article in todays Leicester Mercury that alleges that Senior Conservative County Councillors have possibly engaged in electoral fraud and have been reported to the police. The piece quotes the Liberal Democrats, but i must emphasise that these are allegations only. What i would say is […]

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