Calderdale Liberal Democrats

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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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A Council blunder in drafting a parking order in 2008 when the Conservatives were running Calderdale will result in hundreads of people issued parking tickets being offered refunds. The mistake was discocered when a resident legally challenged a ticket they were issued. It appears the officers at the Council incorrectly drafted one of these orders, and […]

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Petition proposal for Calderdale

by jamesbaker on September 26, 2014

Calderdale Liberal Democrats have put forward a motion to Calderdale Council to strengthen the power of petitions. They are proposing that any petition signed by 1,000 or more local residents is automatically placed on the agenda of the next full Council meeting to be debated by Councillors Councillor James Baker, Deputy leader of Calderdale Liberal […]

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The Calderdale Labour party is attempting to exclude Liberal Democrats from a series of debates on the future of the NHS and the General Election in 2015. When these debates were proposed, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate Alisdair Calder McGregor immediately requested a full, open and honest debate from all sides. Labour say they want debate on […]

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We have made sure that from this week every child in infant school in England will get free school meals, saving families over £400 a year per child. Here in Calderdale 7,968 pupils aged 5-7 will benefit from this. This is one of the most important changes in our education system for a generation. A […]

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Tackling tax avoidance

by jamesbaker on August 22, 2014

Actionaid are running a ‘towns against tax dodging’ campaign which is encouraging Council’s to pass motions against tax dodging. The only real tax the Council has powers to stop people dodging is Council tax, as it’s the government and HMRC which are really able to take meaningful action in this area. There maybe some lobbying […]

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