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£245,696 boost for children in Calderdale

by jamesbaker on October 23, 2014

Alisdair Calder McGregor prospective parliamentary candidate for Calder Valley said: “By investing nearly 1/4 Million in Calderdale to help the most disadvantaged three and four-year-olds, Liberal Democrats are ensuring that children are getting the best possible start in life.

“All the evidence shows that helping children as early as possible is key to making sure they do not fall behind. That is why this announcement is fantastic news for children.

“This is all part of creating a fairer society and opportunity for everyone.”

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If English voters want to see what a Labour health service will look under Ed MIliband they should look no further than Wales. Under Labour A&E targets have never been met, budgets have been slashed and urgent cancer treatment target are routinely missed. They may be the party of Mid-Staffs but their record in Wales is just […]

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Slow down around the valley!

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 Concerns are growing that Calderdale Council’s plans for 20mph being the speed limit in “residential areas” across the whole of Calderdale are not going to be “fit for purpose” in the Upper Calder Valley. “At last we’ve seen the proposals for Calder Valley”, says Cllr Janet Battye. “While there are some positive aspects to it: […]

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Calderdale Lib Dems call for a Yorkshire Parliament

by jamesbaker on October 20, 2014

Let’s cut the shadowy bureaucracies and remote Westminster parliament down to size, and have Yorkshire run for Yorkshire, by Yorkshire and from Yorkshire!”

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Councillor Janet Battye reports on her work on the People’s Commission:  We’ve spent most of the last two days working on this: yesterday, we visited the local hospitals. I was only able to go on the visit to Huddersfield hospital in the morning (I know Calderdale Royal Infirmary rather better). We started with a guided […]

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Clegg confirms devolution on demand

by jamesbaker on October 17, 2014

We remain longstanding advocates of reform and of a fully Federal solution for the whole UK, and to this end, we want a radical rebalancing of power within England, devolving power away from Whitehall and Westminster.

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Derelict sites to be sorted out

by jamesbaker on October 16, 2014

Following discussion at Calderdale Council’s Economy and Environment Scrutiny Panel, the Council’s Cabinet has now agreed to put together a process for taking action on derelict sites around the Borough. “At last, we’re getting somewhere with this, using section 215 of the Town and Country Planning Act” says Liberal Democrat Cllr James Baker, the Chair […]

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Thanks to the triple lock commitment in our manifesto pensioners across the country have benefited from a substantial income boost this parliament.

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Upcoming events – Campaigning & Policy

by jamesbaker on October 9, 2014

We have a few upcoming events this week. On Saturday we will be out campaigning in Elland to get David Hardy elected back onto Calderdale Council, and to get our Prospective Parliamentary Candidate Alisdair Calder McGregor into Westminster. We will be meeting in Town Hall Street Car park, Elland at 11am and we welcome anyone […]

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There are two more parliamentary debates this week as Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate Alisdair Calder McGregor goes head to head with the Conservative MP Craig Whitakker and Labour’s candidate Josh Fenton-Glynn. We have previously stated that once other parties select their candidates they should all be invited too. Thursday 9th October – Calder High […]

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