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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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“No more traffic on Ormesby Bank” say Lib Dems

by Group Office on 30 July, 2015

Liberal Democrats in Ormesby ward on Redcar & Cleveland Council have carried out a traffic survey on Ormesby Bank as part of their campaign to limit house building in the area. The results are staggering. There were: • 1864 vehicles on Ormesby Bank near Swan’s Corner between 7.45 am and 9.00 a.m. • 3812 vehicles […]

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Labour breaks bulky waste promise

by Group Office on 7 July, 2015

After only a month in charge of Redcar & Cleveland Council, Labour is already breaking promises. Liberal Democrat councillors have slammed Labour Council bosses after they decided to increase the charges for “junk jobs” (bulky household waste) today. Today’s decision by the Labour Cabinet means that residents will now pay £17 for collections of large […]

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Independent puts Labour in charge

by Group Office on 28 May, 2015

Voters in Eston ward will be appalled to learn that their so-called “Independent” councillor Ann Higgins today handed control to Labour at Redcar & Cleveland. Councillor Higgins voted for Labour’s nominee for Mayor. The new Mayor was then able to use her casting vote to put Labour in all key positions, including Leader of the […]

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