Article: May 20, 2022By Liberal Democrats
Richard Foord will be our Liberal Democrat candidate for the upcoming Tiverton & Honiton by-election.
I was proud to serve my country in the Armed Forces for ten years and now want to serve my community in Westminster.Richard Foord
Richard lives in Uffculme with his wife and family. He grew up in the West Country and served for ten years in the army after graduating from Sandhurst, reaching the rank of Major and receiving three campaign medals for service in Iraq and the Balkans.
Article: May 17, 2022
Here we find ourselves again. It is now coming up on two years since the Conservatives' first threatened to break international law over the Northern Ireland Protocol. Then, this time last year, we heard the continued threats over Article 16 which threatened to overshadow the G7 summit in Cornwall. And now, we are awaiting a rumoured announcement from the Foreign Secretary regarding legislation which will, reportedly, unilaterally rip up the Protocol.
Article: May 16, 2022
Since Spring Conference, most members will have been focused on the Local Elections which took place in many parts of the country - and rightly so: the hard work has paid off, with some truly fantastic gains made from both the Conservatives and Labour. Particular mention should go to our amazing Chief Steward at Conference, Mike Ross, who is now the Leader of Hull Council! Massive congratulations to Mike and the whole team.
Article: May 14, 2022By Liberal Democrats
The Liberal Democrats have selected Cllr Sarah Dyke as their candidate for the Somerton and Frome constituency.
Sarah lives in the constituency and is from a Somerset farming family which can be traced back over 250 years to the local area. Sarah worked in the agricultural industry and is Portfolio Holder for the Environment on South Somerset District Council where she is spearheading rewilding programmes, investment in electric vehicle charging points and the council's zero-carbon targets.
Article: May 13, 2022
Liberal Democrats won right across the country in May's local elections with successes from the Scottish Highlands to Somerset, from Kingston-Upon-Thames to Kingston-Upon-Hull, from Powys to St Albans.
Liberal Democrats elected 868 Councillors, a net gain of 224!
We are winning again because we are listening to people. Because we hear their concerns and their frustration. Because we are standing up for our values, standing up for our communities, and fighting for a fair deal.
Article: May 12, 2022
What an amazing outcome from this May's local elections:
- Three more Liberal Democrat majority councils, taking us back to where we were before going into Coalition in 2010;
- A net gain of 224 councillors, making this the fourth set of net gains in a row, something we've not achieved since the Iraq war;
- 19% vote share (the national equivalent vote share, i.e. what it would have been if there were elections everywhere); and
- The lovely bonus of seeing our sister party in Northern Ireland, Alliance, gaining seats and votes to move up to such an impressive third place.
Article: May 9, 2022
The Federal Board will be holding another surgery, a chance to come along and ask us your questions, on Monday 16th of May. You can register to join us here!
Interested in our plans for Tiverton and Honiton? Want to know drove success in the Local Elections? Have an idea for how we can improve? This is an opportunity to talk to us.
Article: May 9, 2022By Patrick Keating
The independent leader of North Somerset Council, Don Davies, has announced his resignation as leader of the independent group. As a result, North Somerset Council will elect a new leader at its annual meeting on Tuesday.
The independent group have elected Yatton ward councillor Steve Bridger as their new group leader and he will be nominated to replace councillor Don Davies as leader of North Somerset Council at the annual council meeting on Tuesday 10 May.
Article: May 3, 2022By Liberal Democrats
These elections are your chance to vote for Liberal Democrat local champions who will listen to you and work hard for your community.
Here we answer some frequently asked questions about how to vote Liberal Democrat:
- Who can vote in these elections?
- Where do I go to cast my vote?
- When can I vote?
- What do I need to take with me to vote?
- How do I vote Liberal Democrat?
- I have a postal vote but haven't returned it, what do I do?
- Why are people asking for my number outside the polling station?
- Can I tell you when I've voted?
- Why should I vote Liberal Democrat?
- How can I help Liberal Democrats win?
- Is campaigning allowed on polling day?
- When will we know the results?
Article: Apr 25, 2022
Liberal Democrat councillors have condemned a freeze in funds given to councils to carry out road and pavement maintenance as "a real-terms cut that could leave 30,000 potholes unfixed".
On 28 February the Government announced their plans to freeze road maintenance funding for local councils for the next three years. For 2022/23 the funding to North Somerset has been frozen at £4.4 million. This follows a cut of 25% from the nearly £6 million in funding given in 2020/21.
Here in the Weston-super-Mare constituency our Liberal Democrat Councillors are working hard with colleagues from across North Somerset and with Council officers to support our communities through the current Corona Virus crisis. Find help and useful information here: corona virus update
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