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  • Article: Oct 27, 2016

    Zac Goldsmith claimed Brexit has nothing to do with this by-election. The very public endorsement he has picked up from the party of Nigel Farage nails that lie.

    Zac Goldsmith was already the Conservative Party candidate. Now he is also the UKIP candidate. His campaign is the Nigel and Zac show.

    UKIP's website expressly states that it is vital for supporters of Hard Brexit to defeat the Liberal Democrats in Richmond Park, and praises Zac Goldsmith for being 'fully committed to getting Britain out of the European Union'.

  • Article: Oct 27, 2016

    The 'No Ifs, No Buts' pledge from the Conservatives has been thrown by the wayside in the rush to bulldoze homes and build a new runway.

    Zac Goldsmith has failed Richmond Park on Heathrow and betrayed them on Brexit.

    The turbulence in the Conservative Party is nothing compared to the anger felt by those they have betrayed by giving up their commitment to the environment and communities in West London.

    Theresa May used to make this case, now she has ripped those words down from her website and scrubbed them from history.

    Boris once said he would lay down in front of the bulldozer. Now he will find himself on the slow boat to China - anywhere to avoid having to stand up for his principles - or stand down from his seat at the cabinet table.

  • Article: Oct 27, 2016

    Over the next five weeks, we'll be fighting a Parliamentary by-election caused by Zac Goldsmith's resignation - the Liberal Democrats held this seat until 2015 and we're the clear challengers to Zac.

    Electing a Lib Dem MP in Richmond Park will send a strong message to the Tory Government not just on Heathrow, but on Brexit too. It's a tremendous opportunity for people to give their verdict on the direction Theresa May's new government is taking our country.
  • Article: Oct 21, 2016

    Last night saw the results of the Witney by-election - we started the campaign in 4th place as 50/1 outsiders and thanks to the relentless, positive campaign we ran, dented the Conservative majority and secured one of our best by-election results in decades. This is what you need to know:

    1: If this result was repeated across the UK, the Tories would lose their majority

  • Article: Oct 20, 2016

    Liberal Democrat peer, John Sharkey, whose Private Member's Bill was instrumental in securing a pardon for Alan Turing, has reached an agreement with the Government which will grant a posthumous pardon to thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted under long abolished sexual offence laws.

    Those similarly convicted but still alive will also receive pardons if they have successfully applied for a disregard or in future successfully apply for a disregard under the Protection of Freedoms Act.

  • keith aspden ()
    Article: Oct 19, 2016

    City of York Council has welcomed figures released by the Office of National Statistics today which show a 26.4 percent reduction over the past year of the number of people claiming jobseekers allowance in York.

    Preliminary statistics have shown a decrease in the amount of residents claiming Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) in September compared to the previous month's figures meaning there are 530 claimants in the city. In September 2015 there were 720 claimants. The number of residents claiming Universal Credit rose throughout September, bringing the total to 648.

  • Carol Runciman - Glen Lodge ()
    Article: Oct 18, 2016

    Work to extend a City of York Council sheltered accommodation scheme is starting to deliver a £4 million investment to increase and further improve care services for older people.

    Glen Lodge Housing with Extra Care Scheme is being extended as part of the council's plans to modernise accommodation for older people in the city with 25 new flats and two new bungalows being built.

  • Article: Oct 17, 2016

    Responding to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal ruling today which found that UK security agencies unlawfully collected data of British citizens for over a decade, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Alistair Carmichael said:

    "Allowing the state to collect endless amounts of personal data is not just a gross invasion of a privacy, it is a waste of precious resources.

  • Aileen Hingston ()
    Article: Oct 14, 2016

    Local Liberal Democrat campaigners have welcomed plans for a new cycle lane scheme on Holgate Road.

    The proposals were given the go-ahead by York's Executive Member for Transport & Planning at a meeting yesterday. The plans will see new cycle paths on Holgate Road from the Iron Bridge towards Acomb Road.

  • Cllr Sue Hunter
    Article: Oct 14, 2016

    Liberal Democrat Councillor Sue Hunter has backed the idea of a new investment scheme for Front Street and called on the council "to give Acomb the support it deserves".

    A recommendation for a"wider renewal and reinvigoration scheme" was agreed by York's Executive Member for Transport & Planning at a meeting yesterday in response to petitions presented by Lib Dem councillors in Acomb and Foxwood.