News from the Liberal Democrats across England

  • Article: Aug 8, 2022

    Temporary Road Closure: B4386 Stockton
    Date: 19th - 20th September 2022
    09:30 - 16:00
    Purpose: Drainage investigation
    Works Promoter: Shropshire Council
    Works Promoter Ref: UJ216HW-1712335
    You can view the closure and diversion route by clicking here: https://one.network/?tm=130470618
    Should you have any queries regarding this closure, please call Customer Services on 0345 6789006, or contact the Street Works Team on streetworks@shropshire.gov.uk<mailto:streetworks@shropshire.gov.uk>.

  • Article: Aug 8, 2022

    Following the closure of the Shop the Post Office will now be open in Marton at the Village Hall on Mondays 9.30 to 12 noon

    It will be working on a sim card to begin with but a landline connection has been applied for to make it more reliable.

    Please use it.

    Heather

  • Dentist
    Article: Aug 8, 2022

    Our NHS dental system is in tatters, with most surgeries closed to new patients and appointments near impossible to get.

    This Conservative Government is forcing people into costly private care and unsafe DIY dentistry that can leave your teeth in worse condition.

    Put simply, it can't go on.

    A survey today shows that 91% of dental practices in England are not currently open to new patients, with that tally rising to 98% here in the North West. (BBC report here).

  • Lib Dems Winning Here poster
    Article: Aug 8, 2022

    Congratulations to our Penrith Lib Dems team who gained a seat yesterday.

    Results of the byelection for Carleton ward, Penrith Town Council:

    Lib Dem: 337
    Ind: 92
    Ind: 24

    Liberal Democrat GAIN from Green Party, who did not stand.

    Many thanks to everyone who voted for us and congratulations Councillor Deb Holden and team!

  • Ed Davey
    Article: Aug 8, 2022

    Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey MP says the Tory leadership contest is taking place when a much bigger one should be:

    "The Tories have trashed the economy, and neither Sunak or Truss have a plan to get us out of this mess.

    "We need a general election to offer the change our country so desperately needs."

  • Article: Aug 8, 2022

    Shropshire Councillors Heather Kidd and Ruth Houghton have persuaded Shropshire Council to lobby the Government to have a fuel subsidy available for the last decade in parts of the UK extended to rural Shropshire.

    Heather said "Whether we like it or not, the vast majority of us have to use a car to get around in rural Shropshire. We need them to go to work, do the shopping and take the kids to school. Public transport is very limited and the Westminster Government has turned down the Shropshire bid for funding an improved network.

  • Letter re Look East
    Article: Aug 8, 2022

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has signed a joint letter to the Director General of the BBC with other Leaders of other Councils, public sector and private organisationscalling on the BBC to reverse their decision to merge the two branches of Look East.

    This comes after the BBC announced plans to end the Cambridge-based version on the regional news programme. This would move one of Bedford Borough residents' major sources of local news 100 miles away to Norwich.

  • Money (Michael Longmire)
    Article: Aug 7, 2022

    We are facing the worst fall in living standards in a generation due to spiralling costs of energy and food and declining real terms wages.

    Bedford Borough Council has declared a Cost of Living Crisis and has called on the government to take action to help struggling resdients.

    The Council provides support through its 100% Council Tax Reduction Scheme for the worst off and free school meal vouchers every holiday (for those eligble). You can find out more about the support at http://bedfordlibdems.org.uk/cost-of-living-support.

  • Energy meter
    Article: Aug 6, 2022

    The government has announced how the Energy Bill Support Scheme will work.Each household's bill payer will be entitled to receive £400, paid in six instalments.

    Households will see a discount of £66 applied to their energy bills in October and November, and £67 a month from December to March 2023.
  • Myanmar Needs Your Help
    Article: Aug 3, 2022
    By Merlene Emerson and Dr Yeow Poon in Libdem Voice

    After the initial burst of news, there have been few updates in the UK press on the situation in Myanmar following the military coup in February 2021. This was till recently on 25th July 2022, when the military rulers announced that 4 democracy activists were executed. According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), these 4 executions "were the first carried out among some 117 death sentences handed down by military-run courts since the coup".