Simon Galton

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Hi all, please see my latest press release on a proposal by the conservatives to close King Edward School in Melton. “Liberal Democrats on the County Council have voiced their concerns at yet another consultation that could see one of Leicestershire’s schools closed. Leader of the Opposition Simon Galton (Lib Dem) said: “it has been […]

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Sorry it has been so long since my last post – i am currently looking into a new website for the county group! I sent this press release out last week on housing – let me know what you think!!! Liberal Democrat’s response to Regional assembly on Housing  Liberal Democrats have welcomed the decision of […]

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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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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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Statement on Eco-towns announcement

by simongalton on 27 July, 2009

Dear all, Having spent a while reading through the documents and statements following the Governments announcement on eco-towns two weeks ago – I thought I would do an update on the actual situation.   First things first, I think we should all be pleased with the fact that Pennbury didn’t make the primary list of eco-towns […]

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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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Following an intense debate on the issues of housing in the last County Council meeting before the elections in June, a Liberal Democrat amendment was agreed with all parties and moved with unanimous approval. Simon Galton Leader of the Lib Dem Group said: “I am delighted – after a very passionate debate on housing numbers and […]

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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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