Northamptonshire Liberal Democrats joined on the campaign trail by Party President Tim Farron MP.
Double by-election win for the local Liberal Democrats as they take two seats off of the Conservative party.
Northamptonshire Liberal Democrats have today launched their full manifesto for the County Council elections, entitled “Getting Northamptonshire Working”. The manifesto is built around 4 main themes, with a green environmental thread running through it. The themes are: A Fairer Start – Better Jobs · Getting young people into work · Attract investment and green jobs [...]
The recent Department of Health Minister, Paul Burstow MP, addressed a meeting of Liberal Democrat members and supporters last night in Northampton. Paul Burstow talked about his responsibilities as a Coalition minister and achievements in reforming Social Care, and ensuring the Dilnot report was enacted. This was followed by a wide-ranging Q&A covering subjects [...]
The Leader of the Opposition at County Hall has today reacted with disappointment after the Conservative Cabinet Member responsible for child protection refused to resign after a devastating OFSTED report into child protection in Northamptonshire. A motion put before Full Council by Cllr Brendan Glynane was defeated by the Conservative majority. OFSTED judged Northamptonshire [...]
The Leader of the Opposition at County Hall has today reacted to an OFSTED inspection of safeguarding children that identified serious failings in the safeguarding of children. OFSTED judges Northamptonshire County Council as inadequate in all 4 categories and identifies that: “Children and young people are not effectively protected from harm” “Inspectors saw a [...]
The Leader of the Liberal Democrat Opposition at County Hall, and member of the Police and Crime panel, has slammed the Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner after he permanently appointed his election agent and campaign press officer to tax-payer funded £65k a year jobs. Cllr Glynane said “It really is unbelievable. The Conservative Police Commissioner [...]
The Liberal Democrats at County Hall have reacted with shock to news that the Conservative administration will not be providing crisis loans as part of their new social fund scheme. Previously emergency loans were available to people on benefits facing an immediate crisis. The Government is localising this support and the County Council will be [...]
The Leaders of the Liberal Democrat Groups in Northamptonshire, Northampton and Corby have written to the Government calling for changes to the bedroom tax, in particular in relation to foster carers and armed forces personnel. The letter reads as follows: Dear Mr Webb, May I first congratulate you on the fantastic job you are doing [...]
The Northamptonshire Liberal Democrat County Council group have lobbied the Local Government minister on the potential merger of emergency services. Recently the Conservative Police Commissioner raised alarm after talking of a “merger” between services, with the Police Commissioner taking over the Fire Service and possibly even other blue light services in the long term. In [...]
The Leader of the Liberal Democrat Official Opposition at Northamptonshire County Council has responded to the Conservative Police Commissioner’s first 100 days in post. Cllr Glynane, who is a member of the Police and Crime Panel, said “Our Conservative PCC should be a lot less proud of his record and listen to the Liberal [...]
The publication of a valuable ‘Healthcheck’ report that will show how effective NEP really is has been delayed for several months. The report will expose whether NEP actually delivers the value for money that Tory controlled NCC claim. In the light of repeated criticism from the Liberal Democrat opposition that the £2m annual cost [...]