• Local Plan Stall (Warrington Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Jun 12, 2019
    By Cllr Ian Marks

    Lymm Liberal Democrats ran a street stall in the Village centre on a rainy Saturday to encourage residents to voice their opposition to Warrington Council's Local Plan proposals.

    The closing date for comments on the consultation proposals is 17 June.

    Councillor Ian Marks says, "It is vitally important that as many people as possible submit their thoughts to the Council. What is being proposed for the south of Warrington will have a huge effect on the quality of life of people here. We do not believe the Plan is sound. We accept that some development is needed but we do not accept the scale and nature of what is being put forward. Little has changed from the previous version.

  • UKLD HeIsVoting (UK Liberal Democrats)
    Article: May 18, 2019
    By UK Liberal Democrats in Liberal Democrats Press Office

    As Brexit drags on, it becomes clearer every day - it's a national embarrassment. More and more people are realising how important EU membership is for our country and our future.

    Theresa May is trying to push through a deal that panders to her party's extreme fringe and Nigel Farage. Again and again, Jeremy Corbyn has helped her, letting down Labour supporters across the UK.

  • PPC Cllr Ryan Bate + Layla Moran MP (Warrington Liberal Democrats)
    Article: May 18, 2019
    By Councillor Ryan Bate

    The Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Warrington South, Councillor Ryan Bate, has welcomed Liberal Democrats plans for removing government interference in our schools and the curriculum.

    Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson, Layla Moran MP who is a former Physics teacher, has unveiled plans for a new cross-party Education Commission to look at this proposal. The 'Future Perfect Education Commission' aims to develop a vision for the future school system and put teachers at the heart of that mission.

  • Thelwall Cllrs at Thelwall New Road (Warrington Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Mar 27, 2019
    By Cllr Ian Marks

    Local councillors and residents are stepping up their campaign to have something done about the Thelwall 'eyesore' at 40 Thelwall New Road on the corner of Alderley Road.

    Many years ago the building used to be a shop but for a very long while it has been allowed to fall into a state of disrepair and it now looks worse than ever.

  • Lib Dem Councillors at Local Plan Protest (Warrington Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Mar 27, 2019
    By Cllr Ian Marks and Cllr Ryan Bate

    The Liberal Democrat Group on Warrington Borough Council has voiced its opposition to the new version of the proposed Local Plan for the Borough.

    Members voted against the Plan at the end of a debate in the Town Hall on Monday evening. Seven Liberal Democrat councillors spoke during the debate.

    Cllr Ryan Bate said, "The Liberal Democrats fully recognise the need for Warrington to have a robust Local Plan. We recognise that Warrington cannot stand still. There is an urgent need for housing, especially housing that is truly affordable. There is a need for employment land. There is a great need to address our current infrastructure failings and we also have a moral obligation to redress the social and economic inequalities across our town. Unfortunately, we do not believe that the draft Local Plan we have before us will achieve those things.

  • Ed Davey
    Article: Mar 13, 2019

    Responding to the Chancellor's announcement on police funding in his Spring Statement, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Ed Davey said:

    "Faced with the current epidemic of knife crime claiming the lives of so many young people, the Government's response today is shockingly inadequate.

    "The Conservatives have cut £1 billion from police budgets since 2015, and now they offer just £80 million back. They have taken 5,000 police officers and 2,600 community support officers off the streets, and now they offer to fund some extra overtime.

    "This is an insult to our hard-working police and an insult to the victims of knife crime and their families.

    "The Liberal Democrats demand better. The Government must give local police forces the funding they need to recruit more officers and restore the community policing that prevents crime and keeps us safe.

    "The Government must also invest in a proper public health approach that brings together youth services, community groups, schools and the NHS to tackle the shocking rise in knife crime."