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Lib Dem WIN in Newcomen

by Group Office on 3 March, 2017

Liberal Democrat candidate Laura Benson stormed to victory in the council by-election in Newcomen ward. Laura, who has two sons and works for a charity in Middlesbrough, increased the Lib Den share of the vote in the by-election caused by the sad death of long-standing Lib Dem councillor Chris Abbott. The result was: Laura Benson […]

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Redcar gets nothing from pothole fund

by Group Office on 24 January, 2017

Liberal Democrats in Redcar are furious that the town will receive nothing from a Government grant to do up the roads. Last year the Liberal Democrats uncovered figures showing that Redcar & Cleveland Borough would receive only £121,000 from a £50 million Government pothole repair fund. Neighbouring North Yorkshire County Council is getting more than […]

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Lib Dems pay tribute to Cllr Chris Abbott

by Group Office on 8 January, 2017

Liberal Democrats in Redcar are shocked and saddened to learn of the death of long-standing Councillor Chris Abbott. He had been a Liberal and Liberal Democrat Councillor since the 1970s and was the current Deputy Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland. He worked tirelessly for the residents of Newcomen ward and used his experience to support […]

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Fight to protect Roseberry Library

by Group Office on 13 December, 2016

Chris Abbott, a Liberal Democrat Councillor in Redcar, has put forward a motion to Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council calling for services at Redcar’s Roseberry Library to be protected. Labour-run Redcar and Cleveland Council appears to want to split it up with the books going into the 25K Community Centre and the IT section staying […]

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Redcar Lib Dems welcome end to tenants’ fees

by Group Office on 6 December, 2016

Liberal Democrat Councillors in Redcar are delighted that the Government is to ban letting agent fees to renters. This was announced in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. Councillor Lisa Harding, who represents West Dyke ward, has been demanding greater rights for private sector tenants and recently put forward a motion to Redcar & Cleveland Council requesting […]

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Lib Dems fight for Roseberry Library

by Group Office on 23 November, 2016

Chris Abbott, a Liberal Democrat Councillor in Redcar, has launched a petition to protect services at Redcar’s Roseberry Library. Labour-run Redcar and Cleveland Council appears to want to split it up with the books going into the 25K Community Centre, the IT section staying where it is and Adult Education taking over the purpose built […]

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Redcar Lib Dems demand rights for renters

by Group Office on 17 November, 2016

Liberal Democrat Councillors in Redcar are demanding greater rights for private sector tenants. Councillor Lisa Harding, who represents West Dyke ward, has put forward a motion to Redcar & Cleveland Council requesting support for the Renters’ Rights Bill. The bill is currently in the House of Lords. The bill is the work of Lib Dem […]

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Fight to protect Laburnum Road Library

by Group Office on 17 November, 2016

Josh Mason, a Liberal Democrat Councillor in East Redcar, has launched a petition to protect services at Redcar’s Laburnum Road Library. As part of its “Shaping Our Future” programme, Labour-run Redcar and Cleveland Council has released the prospect of closing Laburnum Road Library, switching library services elsewhere and the use of the building to childcare. […]

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Have your say on the NHS

by Group Office on 6 October, 2016

What does your local NHS do well? What could it do better? These are the questions that the NHS has been discussing with the public as part of the NHS Better Health Programme. The programme is about improving patient services including emergency care, maternity, and care outside hospital. In October the NHS is running a […]

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Massive win for Lib Dems in Ormesby and Nunthorpe

by Group Office on 19 August, 2016

Redcar Liberal Democrats are delighted to have held on to the Ormesby ward with a landslide result in a by-election held yesterday. Nunthorpe resident Carole Morgan, a former teacher at Nunthorpe School, was comfortably elected as the new councillor Ormesby ward, which includes part of Nunthorpe. The result was: Carole Morgan (Lib Dem) 980 UKIP […]

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