• PPC Cllr Ryan Bate (Warrington Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Sep 10, 2019
    By Cllr Ryan Bate, PPC for Warrington South

    The normal rules for running the country have been thrown overboard as the Government descends from one crisis to another.

    Cllr Ryan Bate, the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Warrington South says, "Our Prime Minister is hell-bent on taking us out of Europe, with or without a deal. The independent Office for Budget Responsibility has warned that no-deal' would cost the public purse £30 billion every year for the next four years.

  • Zebra Crossing at Lymm (Warrington Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Jul 18, 2019
    By Cllrs Anna Fradgley and Ryan Bate

    Liberal Democrat councillors are putting pressure on Warrington Council to install a promised zebra crossing at Lymm Dam.

    The Council agreed to install the crossing last January but nothing has appeared yet.

    Cllr Anna Fradgley says, "After the necessary surveys, the Council agreed to install this crossing. Lymm Dam is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Borough and we want to encourage visitors to the Dam to also walk down the Dingle into the village centre. Crossing the road can be hazardous and councillors were pleased the Council agreed to our request.

  • Article: Jul 14, 2019
    By Ryan Bate

    The revised planning application for Eddie Stobart's new logistics site in the south of the town has now been fixed for going to Warrington Council's planning committee on 24 July.

    The previous application was turned down in the autumn by the planning committee despite officers recommending approval.

  • Article: Jun 12, 2019
    By Cllr Bob Barr and Cllr Brian Axcell

    The Liberal Democrats are submitting a Motion to the full meeting of Warrington Council on 13 June asking for a Climate Emergency to be declared.

    The Motion is being proposed by Lib Dem Leader, Cllr Bob Barr, and seconded by Cllr Brian Axcell who is an Energy Engineer.

    Cllr Barr says, "Many Councils up and down the country have declared a Climate Emergency and we think Warrington should do the same. Human activity has caused massive adverse impacts all over the world. Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide exceeds the level deemed to be safe for humanity. Society needs to change its laws, taxation and infrastructure to make low carbon living the new norm. If there is a concerted and ambitious effort to take action now, it is not too late to reverse the trend.

  • 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.