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Message from the Party President on the referendum

by Group Office on 27 June, 2016

Last Friday it felt as if the politics of division and isolation trumped openness and cooperation. The very essence of our country is under threat. While we recognise that the British people have spoken, as Lib Dems we do not recognise the values held by Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson as being the values that […]

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“Truly saddened to learn of the death of Mr Anderson whilst working at Boulby potash mine. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues.”

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St Germain’s Ward Liberal Democrat Borough Councillors are bitterly disappointed that parish councillors have blocked plans for new play equipment in Marske. The Marske play area’s equipment is over 25 years old and has needed improvement for some time. Lib Dem Councillor Margaret Wilson has worked closely with Marske Residents’ Association to devise a scheme […]

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“Increase Council Tax income by more housing development” …Headline on key objectives in a Council presentation on its “Shaping our Future” Plan given to the Executive Scrutiny Committee Thursday 28 April 2016

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Hundreds object to Swan’s Corner housing plan

by Group Office on 31 May, 2016

At least 532 residents signed letters objecting to Bellway’s plan to build 141 houses at Swan’s Corner. A large team of volunteers contacted local residents to seek their support in sending objections to the Council. Opposition to the scheme was convincing and overwhelming. Residents’ top objections are worsening traffic problems, lack of school places and […]

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Liberal Democrats on Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council today demanded tourist information facilities for Redcar town. At the meeting of the Council today, Councillor Mary Ovens called for the Labour-run council to re-establish tourist information facilities. Councillor Ovens, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, said: “The current strategy is failing to achieve the successful […]

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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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