Simon Galton

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In the wake of the recession, the world has changed significantly and many of the old assumptions no longer apply. Given the state of public finances it would be dishonest for any party to go into the election with a long shopping list of pledges and not say how they can be afforded. What we […]

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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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ECO-TOWN ANNOUNCEMENT EXPECT TOMORROW MORNING!

by simongalton on 15 July, 2009

Dear All, I have just heard that the Government may well be planning to announce the Eco-towns list tomorrow morning! As soon as i can i will put our reaction up here for you!  ill keep you posted, Simon

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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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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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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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