Jenny is best choice for Burton

Jenny Davies a former councillor in Luton is the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Town Council Election in Burton Latimer on Thursday 15th September.

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■ Jenny Davies is 74, a widow and a grandmother, and has lived in Burton Latimer for three years.


■ Before this she lived in Luton where she was a local councillor for34 years serving her local community, helping local residents to deal with personal issues and solving problems.


■ When she was previously a councillor she fought successfullyagainst over-development of the local area, seeing off plans fromTesco that would have put local shops at risk.


■ She has considerable experience in managing council committees and dealing with council staff that she can use to fight for Burton Latimer

■ Jenny would like to use her considerable experience to serve people in Burton.

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Coffee Cakes and a Celebration

Coffee, Cakes & Celebration Tuesday 13th September 10.30 at Kingsley Park WMC Office.

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The first Coffee and Cakes since Brian Markham's stunning by election win in July. A chance to talk over the campaign and thank the Tuesday morning team for their help. Let David Garlick know if you are coming  784634 

 

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Brian Markham wins again in Westone

Westone By election 21st July 2016

Lib Dem Brian Markham   583

Conservative                   319

Labour                             270

 

After the result Brian said " I am so proud that my neighbours in Westone Ward have put their faith in me to be their local councillor  and will work hard to justify their support. Lots of people told us on the doorstep that they remembered how hard the Lib Dem Focus Team worked for the area in the past and our committment to the ward".

" The result also reflected people's disappointment at the Tory run councils" said Brian. " There are potholes everywhere, services are being reduced and the Borough Council  lent over £10million  to the Cobblers  without proper guarantees and security. The council is now having to pick up the interest on that loan and still doesn't know where the money has one"

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A time to relax after Westone By election campaign

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Coffee Cakes and Chat

Get together for a coffee and chat and help the Westone By Election campaign.

This coming Tuesday 12th July .

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Envelopes to stuff, leaflets to fold and cakes to eat.

Contact David Garlick 01604 784634 for more details.

New members especially welcome

Bring Back Brian

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A future for The Russell Room?

Farm_Youth_Club.jpgBrian Markham Lib Dem Candidate in the Westone By Election outside The Farm Rickyard Road

 The Conservative Leaflet in Westone has their By Election candidate stood in this spot. It doesn't explain why he was there neither does it mention that the Tories closed the Farm Youth Club and Russell Room in 2011. Despite our objections.

From The Chronicle and Echo 2011

"Marion Minney (Lib Dem, Headlands), councillor for the area, said: “It would mean the loss of youth services in an area where there isn’t much else around, and I’m not happy about that.

“I understand the financial situation but I think it would be a great loss.

Marion went on to suggest that other or groups could use the centre to make it financially viable.

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500 houses called on in first week

canvassing_team.jpgBrian Markham and the local Liberal Democrats have got off to a flying start with around 500 doors being knocked on in the first week of campaigning in the Westone By Election.

Brian said "the response from resident to our message BRING BACK BRIAN has been really good. People remember  The Focus Team and the work done over the years by myself and other Lib Dems David Garlick and Marion Minney and after over 5 years of having a Tory Borough Councillor want someone who they know will put the local community first"

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Lions led by Donkeys

Remembering The Somme 1st July 1916

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Fighting for Votes at 16

In light of the recent referendum result, as a Young Liberal, I have found this result  disheartening and frustrating.

Joining the party at 16 and now being 17, I have not yet been able to exercise my voice and vote in any democratic election aside from the Liberal Democrat leadership election. This matter disappoints me and,  I’m sure,  many other politically passionate 16 and 17 year olds massively.

From a personal perspective I cannot help but feel that there is an enormous need for change to cater for this currently unheard voice in politics. I and many other young people have been active  in the political landscape since the day I joined the party yet feel angry that I am not allowed to exercise my passionate views through a vote.

Young people have shouted louder than ever on the issue of the European Union and I feel unsatisfied and discouraged that David Cameron declined me and other 16 and 17 year olds the right to vote on an issue that has shifted the tectonic plates of British politics more than any other issue in recent times.

It is clear that young people favoured Remain by a landslide yet they did not get the decision they wanted. It could be argued that this is down to a lack of a voice amongst young people, but also the lack of action to energise the base of young people in the United Kingdom and galvanise their opinion on the issues that will affect their everyday lives and also their future.

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Politics and a Pint July

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A break from campaigning in the Westone By Election and a welcome to new members.

Come and join us on  13th July at 7 p.m. at Kingsley Park Working Mens Club, NN2 7HJ  for a pint  and a chat.

Who exactly is running the country? 

We have around 20 new members locally in the last week and would love to see you!

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