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  • Article: Aug 15, 2019
    By Jo Swinson

    In just eleven weeks, however, our country faces an immediate crisis: crashing out of the EU without any deal. The most cavalier and catastrophic of Brexits: putting at risk hundreds of thousands of jobs , public services including our NHS , and even our national security.

    So in this moment of national emergency, I stand ready to work with anyone to stop Boris Johnson and his hard-line Brexit government.

  • Article: Aug 14, 2019
    By Jo Swinson

    Our party is going from strength to strength.

    We now have more than 116,000 members, as well as almost 15,000 registered supporters.

    Our team in the House of Commons is growing too. A little over a week ago, we welcomed Jane Dodds as our newest MP.

    Today, we welcome another addition to our team. Dr Sarah Wollaston.

  • Article: Aug 14, 2019
    By Sarah Wollaston

    After very careful thought, I have come to the conclusion that I can best serve the interests of my constituents by joining the Liberal Democrats.

    Brexit has not only sucked all the political oxygen from government over the past three years, but it has also consumed the funding and energy that should have been invested in local communities, tackling climate change and supporting the workforce and infrastructure of our NHS, schools and transport.

  • Article: Aug 14, 2019

    I can think of about 350 million reasons why a promise from Boris Johnson isn't worth the paper (or bus) it's written on.

    The Government promised that the rights of EU citizens wouldn't change after Brexit. So did Vote Leave - many of whose senior figures are now Government officials.

    But now we're hearing that if Brexit happens, the Government plans to make EU citizens pay to use the NHS.

  • Article: Aug 12, 2019

    As I spent my first week in Westminster on my induction programme, in the forefront of my mind is that there are less than 80 days until Boris Johnson tries to take us out of the EU without a deal. So, of course, my first priority was to learn my way around so I am able to find Boris Johnson like I said in my victory speech:

  • Article: Aug 12, 2019
    By Steve Beasant
    East Marsh Lib Dems - work all year round!
    The local Lib Dems on the East Marsh work hard - all year round. Councillors Steve Beasant, Kay Rudd and Terry Walker take part in regular litter picks, attend community events and get involved in clearing alleyways.
    Ward Surgery
    The 3 ward councillors are always here to help, every Saturday on Freeman Street Market between 10am and 12-noon they available to assist with all of your problems and issues. If you have an housing issue, suffering from crime or anti-social behaviour, noise nuisance, fly tipping in your area, just turn up on a Saturday and they will be only too pleased to help. There is no need to book an appointment. However, if you are unable to attend please email them or contact them by phone.
  • Article: Aug 12, 2019
    By Steve Beasant

    Noise nuisance is blighting our community

    Prior to 2011, North East Lincolnshire had an effective noise service and anyone who created excessive noise had their music equipment removed by council officers. The service was the envy of every Council in the country.

    Unfortunately, noise nuisance is now blighting our local communities due to the fact that in 2017 the Council noise reduction service was closed and replaced with the Enforcement and Compliance Team. Consequently, anti-social behaviour as gone through the roof.

  • Article: Aug 12, 2019
    By Steve Beasant

    SKIP IT: a massive success!

    Last year our first 'Skip It' event was held on Grant Thorold Park, with a further event being held at Elliott House just a few months ago - at both events tonnes of household waste were removed.

    This popular event returned to Grant Thorold Park on Friday, 26th July and on this occasion almost 30 tonnes of waste was removed.

  • Article: Aug 12, 2019
    By Steve Beasant

    Lib Dems on the UP!

    The Liberal Democrats are a party on the up after the party thrashed Labour and the Tories at both the Local Elections and the EU elections.

    Over the past month the Lib Dems have:

    • Gained 704 Councillors and gained control of 10 councils. The most gains the party has ever made.
    • Finished second in the EU elections, beating Labour and the Tories and gaining 15 seats.
  • Article: Aug 12, 2019
    By Steve Beasant

    Fighting to save the Skills Hub

    A petition with over 2,500 signatures to save the Community Learning Skills Hub on Freeman

    Street was debated at a Special Council Meeting on Thursday, 4th July.

    Community Learning currently offer courses for adults of all ages, including English, maths,

    English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), creative arts, ICT and skills to enhance a person's employability, but now the service is threatened with closure. The closure was originally proposed by the previous Labour administration but at the recent Special Council