Simon Galton

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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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Osborne’s proposals are Lib Dem Lite – Cable

by simongalton on 7 October, 2009

Commenting on George Osborne’s address to Tory party conference, Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor, Vince Cable said:  “This set of deficit reduction proposals is Lib Dem Lite. The sum total amounts to nothing more than a drop in the ocean and will not deal with the structural deficit.  “What is more, Osborne has in effect guaranteed […]

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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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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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