Calderdale Liberal Democrats

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Calderdale’s Council’s Economy and Environment Scrutiny Panel, has appointed a cross-party scrutiny review group of Councillors to look at the relationship between the local environment and public health. The chair of this newly appointed detailed Scrutiny Review Group,  Liberal Democrat Councillor James Baker, commenting on this important piece of research work said:- The Scrutiny Review […]

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Labour in a Mess

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Labour councillors spent a large part of the Council  meeting this week arguing against a Liberal Democrat amendment – described as “mean-spirited” – proposing that “Council calls on Cabinet to ensure that this Council makes full use of the funding available to it to support those in financial hardship.” We put forward this amendment as […]

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Meeting with Sir David Higgins A memorable meeting for a number of reasons: David Higgins seems to be a calm, bright and perceptive man and hugely influential (which proves the point about how important transport is for driving the economy). The little report: Rebalancing Britian: from HS2 toward a national transport strategy is a good […]

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Revealed – Labour’s secret sell-off plan

by jamesbaker on November 10, 2014

Liberal Democrat councillors in Calderdale have today exposed the previous Labour administration’s plans for a wholesale sell-off of council-owned properties – plans that were to remain under wraps until after next year’s elections.

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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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