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  • York Central ()
    Article: May 4, 2016

    Cllr Keith Aspden, Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader of City of York Council, has released this joint statement with the Council Leader:

    "Progressing York's Local Plan is a key priority for the city and over the past few months the council has been working behind the scenes to ensure we can move things forward this summer.

  • Support your local Doctors
    Article: May 4, 2016

    In a letter to the local media, Lib Dem Cllr Chris Cullwick outlined why he backed strike action by junior doctors last week.

    Dear Editor,

    As a local Liberal Democrat councillor, I would like to add my voice in support of the junior doctors who went on strike last week.

    The issue from start to finish has been poorly handled by the health secretary.

  • Cllr Stephen Fenton
    Article: Apr 28, 2016

    Prior to tonight's meeting of the Joint Executive, councillors have reached an agreement with Manor CofE Academy to co-fund the three dedicated home to school bus services facing termination at the end of this school year for an additional school year.

    Cllr Stephen Fenton (pictured), Liberal Democrat Councillor for Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward who lobbied against the cut on behalf of local residents, commented:

  • Article: Apr 27, 2016

    Great Britain to Little England: the impact of Brexit on the UK's role in the world

    Nick Clegg's speech on Europe and the special relationship at Princeton University 20 April 2016

    Today I want to talk about Britain's two most important relationships: with our neighbours in Europe; and our cousins in the United States.

  • Article: Apr 24, 2016

    Ahead of the key vote on Monday on whether the UK should offer sanctuary to 3,000 child refugees, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has written to every MP calling on them to put party politics aside and 'stand up for humanity'.

    The Government last week tried to buy off MPs with a proposal to take up to 3,000 additional people including children from Syria and North Africa over four years, but this will not help one of the thousands of children in Europe today.

  • One Planet York ()
    Article: Apr 22, 2016

    To mark International Earth Day 2016, organisations have joined forces with City of York Council to pledge their support towards creating a more sustainable and resilient One Planet York.

    Typically in the UK we are using the resources of three planets when we have just one. This is not sustainable. To help address this, a number of local businesses and organisations are backing the new One Planet York initiative.

  • keith aspden ()
    Article: Apr 21, 2016

    Figures released yesterday have shown an increase in the number of people in employment across the city in 2015.

    Statistics from the Annual Population Survey have shown an increase in the number of people in Employment in January-December 2015 has increased by 5.3 per cent in York compared to the figures for 2014.

  • HM Treasury analysis: the long-term economic impact of EU membership and the alternatives
    Article: Apr 18, 2016

    Commenting on Treasury analysis, which shows that Brexit would cost British households up to £4,300, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron said:

    "The sheer volume of serious and sobering evidence against turning our backs on Europe is overwhelming. The Treasury assessment today, showing a £4,300 cost to families, gives another stark warning about the impact on every household in Britain.

  • YorkFlood
    Article: Apr 18, 2016

    Liberal Democrat Executive Member for the Environment, Cllr Andrew Waller, has written to the Floods Minister asking for more information about planned flood defence schemes in York.

    Last month in response to public and political pressure after the Boxing Day floods, the Government announced that York was to receive £45million for 15 flood defence schemes. However, a month on no further details have been released about the location of the schemes or the timetable for works.

  • Baroness Olly Grender
    Article: Apr 15, 2016

    The Government has agreed a Liberal Democrat amendment to the Housing and Planning Bill, which protects vulnerable tenants from being wrongly evicted.

    Under the Housing & Planning Bill, landlords get faster access to a property if they believe the tenant has abandoned it.

    The successful amendment requires a landlord to get in touch with a third party such as a charity, local authority or individual who has helped to pay the tenant's deposit. If the landlord gets a response that the tenant has not abandoned the property they can't change the locks and reclaim it.