• meals petition
    Petition: Oct 23, 2020

    Warrington Liberal Democrats are calling to extend free school meals so that no child living in poverty misses out - even during holidays and periods of lockdown.

    After a high-profile campaign led by footballer Marcus Rashford, the Government provided food vouchers for the poorest families through the summer holidays.

  • Site of former Shearings interchange (foreground)
    Article: Oct 16, 2020

    Local Liberal Democrats have accused the Government of railroading the lorry park at Appleton Thorn through without adequate consultation.

    The Government has acquired the old Shearings site for use as an inland border control point once we leave the European Union. It has special powers to grant itself planning permission. Large numbers of lorries will be using Junction 20 off the M6 to access ports at Liverpool and Heysham. This will be twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The planning permission will be for a minimum of two years and could be for four years.

  • SharonH
    Article: Oct 3, 2020

    The Liberal Democrats used their recent Autumn Conference to agree a series of measures to build a green recovery and tackle the climate emergency, including encouraging active travel through walking and cycling.

    In Warrington the proportion of people that have walked and cycled at least three times a week was only 46.8% in 2018/19 which is barely up from 44.1% three years earlier. Cllr Sharon Harris, Liberal Democrat Transport Spokesperson on Warrington Council says:

  • Article: Oct 2, 2020
    By Cllr Bob Barr, Cllr Ryan Bate, Cllr Ian Marks

    Local Liberal Democrats have welcomed the decision by Warrington Council to delay work on the Local Plan. Senior Party members, Cllr Bob Barr Leader of the Council Liberal Democrat Group, Cllr Ryan Bate Parliamentary and Planning spokesman and Cllr Ian Marks Former Council Leader and Vice-Chair, South Warrington Parishes Local Plan Group, issued a joint statement:

  • PPC Cllr Ryan Bate (Warrington Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Oct 1, 2020
    By Cllr Ryan Bate

    Liberal Democrats in Warrington vow to challenge the Government's power grab on planning. They have warned that the Government's planning proposals will "disempower" local authorities like Warrington and allow developers to run roughshod over local communities' wishes.

    A motion agreed at the Party's Autumn Conference lays bare the risks of the Government's proposals, which the Party argue amount to a Government power grab that will reduce investment in affordable housing in this town and elsewhere.