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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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Lib Dems welcome extra money to fix potholes

by Group Office on June 30, 2014

Liberal Democrats on Redcar & Cleveland Council are delighted that the Council is to receive over £300,000 to fix potholes. The Government has just announced extra funding for councils up and down the country to deal with the problem. Redcar & Cleveland is set to get £301,123. The Government estimates that each pothole costs £53 […]

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Never mind the bollards

by Group Office on June 24, 2014

LAST August bollards in Redcar’s popular but privately owned Roseberry Shopping Centre on Roseberry Road, were given a coat of yellow and black hooped paint, by the Centre’s Management Company, Knight Frank, to make them stand out more as drivers were shunting into them frequently. Since then thousands of pounds of damage has been done […]

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Disappointed with the news that Marks and Spencer have decided to close their Outlet store on Redcar High Street, Ian Swales MP has written to management to urge them to reconsider. Ian Swales commented: “We’ve had a lot of investment in Redcar in recent years, including the regeneration of the seafront and the recently opened […]

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Victory in Dormanstown

by Group Office on May 24, 2014

The Liberal Democrats have held on to the Dormanstown ward in yesterday’s Council by-election. New Councillor Sabrina Thompson was elected by the people of Dormanstown, Kirkleatham and Yearby in the election caused by the retirement through ill health of Lib Dem John Earl. The result was: Sabrina Thompson (Liberal Democrats) 753 Labour 741 UKIP 523 […]

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Redcar Lib Dems name their team

by Group Office on May 13, 2014

Liberal Democrat councillors at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council have re-elected Councillor Glyn Nightingale as their group leader. Glyn, a retired teacher, represents the Ormesby ward and has been group leader since 2011. He will also speak for the group on finance. Deputy Leader will be Cllr Josh Mason from Redcar (Zetland ward), who at […]

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