Simon Galton

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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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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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I thought you might like to hear about Liberal Democrat proposals for the G20 summit in London on 2 April 2009. Below is a brief overview of the Parties proposals. I will of course follow developments at the G20 summit closely. The full paper is available on the Liberal Democrat website and if you would […]

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New additions to the Website

by simongalton on 20 March, 2009

When i started this website it was my intention to use it to allow the public to keep up to date with the work of local Lib Dems on key issues.  We have now uploaded three major documents to the Website – two of them are responses to Government Consultation on the Ecotown and the […]

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Press coverage of Vince’s Visit

by simongalton on 20 March, 2009

Here is the link for the Harborough Mail video interview & coverage of Vince Cable’s visit – we were also lucky enough to get coverage from BBC radio and News as well as  ITV, which appeared last night.  http://www.harboroughmail.co.uk/mail-videos/VIDEO-Economics-expert-Vince-Cable.5093957.jp In the video – Vince discusses the purpose of his visit but also comments on the ‘fundamental’ […]

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Vince Cable MP to visit Leicestershire on Thursday

by simongalton on 18 March, 2009

Local Liberal Democrats are pleased to announce that Dr Vince Cable MP, Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader, is to visit the County on Thursday. Dr Cable will be attending a meeting with local business leaders in Mkt. Harborough before visiting the site of the proposed Eco-Town ‘Pennbury’.  Liberal Democrat Group Leader Cllr Simon Galton said “I […]

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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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