Redcar Lib Dems condemn paltry pothole grant

by Group Office on 12 April, 2016

Redcar & Cleveland borough is being deprived of money to do up its roads, according to Liberal Democrat councillors. Figures uncovered by the Liberal Democrats show that the Labour-run council will receive only £121,000 from a £50 million Government pothole repair fund. Neighbouring North Yorkshire County Council will receive more than 13 times as much. […]

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Lib Dem Vote Rockets in Hutton

by Group Office on 24 March, 2016

Lib Dems are celebrating after an excellent by-election result in Hutton ward last week. The result: Conservative 879 Lib Dem (Graeme Kidd) 536 Labour 368 UKIP 116 Independent 56 Our excellent local candidate Graeme Kidd knocked Labour into third place and brought the Tories down 600 votes compared to last May. UKIP and Independents made […]

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Redcar Lib Dems get council to back “Safe Places”

by Group Office on 11 February, 2016

Liberal Democrats on Redcar and Cleveland Council were successful in persuading the council to back fully the “Safe Place Scheme” today. Safe Place Schemes are places in the community where people who need extra support can go if they need some help. This ‘help’ can range from a phone call to home to ask a […]

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Redcar Lib Dems oppose greenfield development

by Group Office on 7 January, 2016

Liberal Democrats today persuaded Redcar and Cleveland Council to adopt a policy of putting new housing on “brownfield” sites rather than on green fields. At today’s meeting of the council, Lib Dem Councillor Chris Abbott seconded an opposition motion committing the Labour-led authority to prioritising future residential development on previously developed brownfield land. The motion, […]

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Happy Christmas!

by Group Office on 24 December, 2015

Councillor Josh Mason and the Liberal Democrat Group on Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council would like to wish all residents a very happy Christmas and a peaceful, successful New Year!

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Opposition to Fight Labour Bus Cuts

by Group Office on 26 November, 2015

The three opposition groups on Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council have joined forces to oppose cuts to the Link bus service in the area. The council’s Labour leadership is understood to be planning to get rid of or seriously reduce the service. A working group has been set up to discuss the future of the […]

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Figures produced by the House of Commons Library show over three million low-income working families currently in receipt of tax credits will see their entitlement reduced, as part of the Government’s proposals. The change will mean a total loss of £5,775,000 to families in Redcar constituency, with the average family losing £750 a year. Despite […]

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Lib Dems vote to support steel workers

by Group Office on 8 October, 2015

The Lib Dem Group on Redcar & Cleveland Council today supported a motion offering council support to workers and communities affected by the steelworks crisis in Redcar. The motion was passed unanimously by council with cross-party support. Lib Dem Group Leader, Cllr Josh Mason, said: “Recent weeks have seen a brutal blow to our proud […]

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Liberal Democrats on Redcar & Cleveland Council reacted with great disappointment to the news that 1700 jobs are to be lost following SSI’s halting of its steelmaking at Redcar blast furnace. Lib Dem Council Group Leader Councillor Josh Mason said: “This is truly heartbreaking for the area, and especially for the families of those losing […]

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Redcar Lib Dems demand answers on council art

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 8 September, 2015

Liberal Democrats on Redcar & Cleveland Council have criticised the Labour bosses for failing to disclose information about works of art owned by the council. A recent Freedom of Information request from the Taxpayers’ Alliance asked all local authorities to disclose how many works of art they own, how many of them are available for […]

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