News from the Liberal Democrats across England

  • Article: Aug 13, 2020

    Due to the coronavirus crisis, young people have not only had to adapt to a new system of at-home learning, but many have also missed out on sitting crucial exams that would decide their university fate.

    Now, many of these students across England have been left rightly worried about their futures over the government's decision to use a botched grading system in their A-level results.

  • Article: Aug 13, 2020

    Back in July, Boris Johnson finally agreed to our demands to hold an independent inquiry into the Government's response to coronavirus.

    The Prime Minister accepted his Government will "learn the lessons of this pandemic" and confirmed there will be in independent inquiry.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson
    Article: Aug 13, 2020

    The centre, based in Prebend Street car park, is operating on a walk-in basis for anybody in the borough who needs a test, and will be open every day from Friday.

    As a walk-in site, residents must either walk or cycle to the site, not drive or take public transport. Strict safety control measures will be in place; a face covering will need to be worn and social distancing must be followed at all times.

  • Article: Aug 13, 2020
    By Simon McGrath

    the combination of a higher poverty rate than the rest of England, Brexit, COVID-19 and an ineffectual Mayor have presented Londoners with huge challenges

    Nearly nine million people, 300 languages, the second largest financial centre in the world, a power house of culture, media and business and the driver of the UK economy: London is a fantastic place to live and work. But the combination of a higher poverty rate than the rest of England, Brexit, COVID-19 and an ineffectual Mayor have presented Londoners with huge challenges.

  • Cllr Charles Royden
    Article: Aug 12, 2020

    Works have begun to build a new footbridge over Manton Lane, which will make it easier for pedestrians to cross this busy road, improve road safety, and reduce congestion.

    This new bridge is part of the Transporting Bedford works, which have already seen this stretch of Manton Lane widened with new traffic signals installed to help ease congestion and make the road safer.

  • Article: Aug 12, 2020

    Traffic Lights on the A490. There has been a great deal of trouble with the traffic lights on the A490 between Chirbury and Churchstoke. If anyone sees anyone interfering with these lights can you let me or Shropshire Council know. Any information received will be treated in the strictest confidence.

  • Article: Aug 12, 2020

    Chirbury School. So long as COVID infection rates do not increase, Chirbury School will open to all children on Wednesday, 2nd September. They will be educated in 'class bubbles' to keep them as safe as possible. We are expecting an increase in pupil numbers to 57 this year. Great things are going on this summer in the school to improve the facilities and education for our children. Heather

  • Article: Aug 12, 2020

    Following the elections in July we're pleased to announce that a new Executive has taken office. A big thank you to everybody who took part in these elections.

    We are pleased to announce that your new Exec is:

    • Chair: Gareth Lewis Shelton
    • Vice Chair: Stephen Lambert
    • Secretary: Andy Hinton
    • Treasurer: Vacant
    • Membership Secretary: Jasmine Joséphine Sakura-Rose
    • Ordinary Members:
      • Charley Hasted
      • Em Dean
      • Fraser Graham
      • George Rice
      • Jennie Rigg
      • Lucy Tonge
      • Natasha Chapman
  • Article: Aug 11, 2020

    On the 1st of August, we notified both Leadership Campaigns of a proposal from the Radical Association to conduct an event.

    An agreed Chair wasn't then identified before Saturday 8th. At this stage, we were advised that the Layla Moran campaign could no longer attend the event.

    The Returning Officer's team believes both campaigns acted reasonably and in good faith, indeed they have been notably helpful and flexible with the shifting arrangements throughout this campaign.

  • VJ Day 75 logo
    Article: Aug 11, 2020

    Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day) marks the day Japan surrendered on the 15 August 1945, which in effect ended the Second World War. As with VE Day, this year's VJ Day has been impacted by the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic.

    The Union Flag will be flying at Borough Hall this Saturday (15 August) and there will be a number of other events throughout the day: