Liberal Democrats have slammed Labour Council bosses after it emerged that Redcar & Cleveland Council’s budget reports are by far the hardest to understand in the country. The study by the Manchester Evening News declared the Council’s budget report more complex than Professor Steven Hawking’s ‘A Brief History of Time’. According to a recent analysis […]

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Plans to Build 320 Houses in Ormesby Refused

by Group Office on October 20, 2014

The Council’s Regulatory Committee by 6 votes to five has refused planning permission for 320 houses to be built on the Longbank Farm site in Ormesby. Only Labour Councillors supported the application. It’s a victory for the campaign by local residents and Lib Dem Councillors to protect green areas. The Committee only gave three local […]

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Redcar Lib Dems welcome extra money to fix potholes

by Group Office on October 14, 2014

Liberal Democrats on Redcar & Cleveland Council are pleased to see that a substantial grant from the Government to fix potholes is now being used. Earlier this year the Government announced an extra £301,123 for Redcar and Cleveland Council to fix holes in the roads. Lib Dem Council Group Leader Glyn Nightingale recently demanded to […]

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Liberal Democrats on Redcar & Cleveland Council are delighted that the borough has seen the largest fall in Tees Valley of the number of young people not in education employment or training (NEETS). Whilst the proportion of young people aged 16-18 not in Education, Employment or Training remains higher than the national average, it has […]

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Redcar Lib Dems demand answers on Vertical Pier

by Group Office on October 9, 2014

Liberal Democrats on Redcar & Cleveland Council today demanded to know what is being done to ensure that Redcar’s “Vertical Pier” is properly maintained. This follows concerns that some of the structure was not coated properly and has allowed the tower to rust. There are also major worries that the units within the tower are […]

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Supporting World Teachers’ Day

by Group Office on October 2, 2014

Redcar Liberal Democrats are urging people to recognise the hard work done by teachers in our communities. This comes in the run-up to World Teachers’ Day, held on 5 October. Councillor Josh Mason, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on Redcar & Cleveland Council, commented: “It is right to celebrate the work done by […]

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Redcar Lib Dems select Josh Mason

by Group Office on September 30, 2014

Redcar Liberal Democrats have selected Cllr Josh Mason to take the reins from Redcar’s Liberal Democrat MP Ian Swales to stand for MP in the 2015 General Election. Local man Josh, who is chair of the party, has worked very closely with Ian for the past 4 years supporting his campaigns for jobs, on flooding, […]

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Lib Dems Oppose Labour’s Local Plan

by Group Office on August 18, 2014

Liberal Democrat Councillors on Redcar & Cleveland Council voted against Labour’s Local Plan.   Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Glyn Nightingale commented: “The Council’s Draft Local Plan was a flawed rush-job. “The Lib Dems reject Labour’s scheme to build houses that will join Redcar to Marske and to produce more urban sprawl, especially in Ormesby and […]

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Redcar Lib Dems welcome further fall in unemployment

by Group Office on July 28, 2014

Liberal Democrats have welcomed the news that unemployment in the Tees Valley is falling faster than in the region and in the country as a whole. New figures out show that unemployment has fallen each month since January 2014 in the Tees Valley. Lib Dems are particularly pleased that Redcar automotive company ElringKlinger is recruiting […]

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Ian Swales MP welcomes specialist academy to Redcar

by Group Office on July 7, 2014

The development of a multi-million pound specialist oil and gas academy has been confirmed today.  The world class facility on the site of Redcar and Cleveland College will train more people in the skills they need to work in the oil and gas industry – a sector which is growing on Tees Valley. The academy […]

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