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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Lib Dems win 11 seats

by Group Office on 12 May, 2015

The Liberal Democrats have won 11 seats on Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, the same as they had before the election. This means that they are still the main opposition to Labour, who failed to win a majority on the Council after a dramatic recount in Skelton ward. Lib Dems comfortably held on to West […]

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Vince Cable launches Lib Dem manifesto

by Group Office on 31 March, 2015

On a visit to Redcar Constituency last week, Vince Cable MP joined local Parliamentary Candidate Cllr Josh Mason and the Redcar Liberal Democrats to launch the party’s local manifesto. The manifesto outlines the group’s vision for the area, including plans for better council to business relations, improved local services, a cleaner environment and a fairer […]

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Black Hole revealed in Labour budget

by Group Office on 9 March, 2015

Figures released today show a huge gap in the budget proposals put forward by Redcar & Cleveland’s Labour Council Group. Labour regularly increased Council Tax when in control, and in 2012 gave Redcar and Cleveland residents the biggest Council Tax rise in the country. This year, local people will get a cut of 1% for […]

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Lib Dems to pay Living Wage to Council staff

by Group Office on 4 March, 2015

Liberal Democrats on Redcar & Cleveland Council today announced a rise in pay for council staff that will ensure all receive a “living wage”. From 1 April 2015 the Redcar & Cleveland Minimum Wage will be raised to match the National Living Wage, which is £7.85 per hour. All staff will receive a 2.2% pay […]

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Since taking control of Redcar & Cleveland Council with Independent partners, Liberal Democrats have already found a way to offer residents a cut in Council Tax bills. Labour regularly increased Council Tax when in control, and in 2012 gave Redcar and Cleveland residents the biggest Council Tax rise in the country. This year, local people […]

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Lib Dems offer new hope in Redcar pier fight

by Group Office on 2 March, 2015

Since taking control of Redcar & Cleveland Council, Liberal Democrat Cabinet members have asked officers for a report on the possibility of providing a traditional pier at Redcar. The Council will be looking at basic structures and trying to find a realistic option that is achievable. A feasibility study is expected in the next three […]

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Police respond to Labour misuse of resources

by Group Office on 24 February, 2015

Following complaints from Liberal Democrats in Redcar constituency, the Acting Chief Constable of Cleveland is to issue guidance to about the importance of not involving police officers in election campaigns. This follows photographs published on social media of Labour council candidates and the Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Redcar appearing alongside uniformed police officers. The Acting […]

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Labour misuse police resources

by Group Office on 23 February, 2015

Liberal Democrats in Redcar constituency have complained to the Acting Chief Constable of Cleveland about police officers being pictured alongside Labour Party election candidates. The photographs also include the Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Redcar, who has appeared in others. In one of these pictures she appeared with both Police Officers and the Police and Crime […]

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Lib Dems Celebrate Ormesby Housing Decision

by Group Office on 23 February, 2015

Redcar Constituency Liberal Democrats are celebrating this week following the rejection of intrusive housing plans at Longbank Farm, Ormesby. The application for 320 houses received widespread objections from local residents, councillors and business and was refused during a planning meeting on Thursday. Ian Swales MP commented: “This is a great result for the residents of […]

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