It is clear that whether Theresa May or Labour "win" on Thursday they will lead a divided country and a government that more people voted against than voted for.
Liberal Democrat Councillors at the Borough Council are calling for the Council to purchase some temporary , pre-fabicrated housing units to use as emergency accommodation for families waiting for a more permanent home.
Cllr. Sally Beardsworth , Leader of the Lib Dems on the council says. “ With increasing homelessness the council is spending around £50,000 a month on temporary accommodation and much of this is going on Bed & Breakfast or to private landlords.”
“We believe that it is time for the authority to follow Reading council and others and use prefabricated units to create a stock of temporary emergency housing which will provide homes for families while they are waiting authority-owned or other social housing”.
“B & B is particularly unsuitable and disruptive for families and at a time of growing homelessness represents poor value for money within a stretched budget.” Says Councillor Beardsworth.
Local business man and environmental campaigner has been chosen as the Liberal Democrat Focus Team candidate for the By-election in Eastfield Ward of Northampton Borouch Council on 28th September. Martin was a first time candidate in the County elections last May, standing in Headlnads where he doubled the previous vote.
Canvassing has already started and the first leaflet will go out this weekend.
The Liberal Democrats want to Change Britain's Future by changing our politics.
Liberal Democrats would:
- Introduce the Single Transferable Vote for local government elections in England and for electing MPs across the UK.
- Reform the House of Lords with a proper democratic mandate.
- Take big money out of politics by capping donations to political parties at £10,000 per person each year, and introducing wider reforms to party funding along the lines of the 2011 report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life.
- Deliver on our promises to Scotland in full, devolve more powers to Wales, and secure the political stability of Northern Ireland.
OUR PLAN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Prevent 40,000 premature deaths a year by cutting air pollution.
Ban fracking, and more than double green electricity to 60 per cent by 2030.
Ensure that 4 million properties receive insulation retrofits by 2022, prioritising the fuel poor.
Climate change and air pollution threaten our future – but by investing in renewable energy and stopping the waste of energy and natural resources, we can protect our health and the environment, and boost the economy.
Jill Hope and Liberal Democrat supporters were out in Abington Street on Saturday.
Jill Hope , Lib Dem Candidate for Northampton South and members of her campaign team were out on Saturday talking to voters about Theresa May's Dementia Tax and Tory threats to school funding .
When there the "media" turned up to film Jill for a interview.
We want to build an economy which allows people and business to thrive.
Liberal Democrats are a pro free-trade, pro-business party.
We know that if we want to support the most vulnerable, give people the opportunity to succeed and deliver strong schools, hospitals and other public services we need a growing, stable economy.
That means building a sustainable economy, fit for the future, alongside a thriving business community. We want an economy built on ensuring regional growth, embracing new technology and being an outward looking, internationally-minded country.
Yet the Conservative Government is letting everyone down when it comes to our economic security.
Despite claiming to be the party of business, they have now turned their back on the needs of business by threatening to leave the Single Market, devastating business and our economy, and pursuing spending plans based on the short term interest of the Conservative Party, not the long term health of our economy.
Meanwhile, Labour are shying away from the huge challenges facing our economy.
Instead of working to ensure globalisation, and huge leaps in technology work for all of us, they are seeking to stop them in their tracks. They cannot deliver a prosperous economy, or provide an economically credible opposition to the Conservative Party.
Liberal Democrats want to work to build an economy which allows people and business to thrive.
Andrew Simpson is an experienced local campaigner and believes that politicians have to prove they are worthy of your support by the actions and approach they take on representing you.
He has previously stood for Parliament three times and on each occasion secured an increase in the vote share for the Liberal Democrats. He served as a Northampton Borough Councillor between 1995-2011. As a councillor he campaigned on many local issue including helping to save a Post Office from closure, getting improvements to the local park and better safety measures in a local shopping area.
Most recently he stood to be elected to Northamptonshire County Council in the Braunston & Crick Division in Daventry constituency where he now lives. The result saw a massive 25% increase in the Lib Dem vote and firmly put the Lib Dems in place as the challengers to the Conservatives in that area.
He serves on the Board of Trustees of a Northamptonshire based Charity that supports young people.
Andrew works in Financial Services for one of the country’s leading retailers. His interests outside politics including learning Spanish, trying to keep fit and gardening.