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Big Mickledales Summer Survey

by Group Office on 23 July, 2019

Lib Dem Councillors Shaun Moody and Yvonne Lax-Keeler have started their Big Summer Survey in Mickledales estate, knocking on doors to give out survey forms. This is in order to find out what issues matter to local people. There will be several nights of surveying so don’t worry if we haven’t got to you yet. […]

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Lib Dem/Independent Partnership to run council

by Group Office on 23 May, 2019

Lib Dem Cllr Karen King was today confirmed as Deputy Leader of Redcar & Cleveland BC. Cllr Glyn Nightingale is Cabinet Member for Resources, Alison Barnes Cabinet Member for Children, Mary Ovens is Cabinet Member for Adults. Cllr Karen King said: “Let’s go forward together, let’s all embrace the spirit of partnership in which the […]

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A partnership between the Independents and Liberal Democrats is set to take control of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council. ​ The two groups have agreed to work in equal partnership, and the new administration is expected to be ratified at the Council’s Annual General Meeting later this month. Cabinet positions will be divided equally between […]

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More Lib Dems on Council!

by Group Office on 9 May, 2019

The Lib Dems in Redcar and Cleveland are celebrating increasing their numbers on the council from 11 to 13. The Lib Dems comfortably held onto seats in Ormesby, West Dyke and St Germain’s, and made gains in Zetland and Wheatlands. Congratulations to new councillors Shaun Moody, Yvonne Lax-Keeler, Malcolm Head, Louise Westbury and Alison Barnes.

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Lib Dems back Tees Valley Airport take-over

by Group Office on 13 February, 2019

Local Liberal Democrat Councillors backed the £1.4 billion Tees Valley Combined Authority Investment Plan approved on 24 January. The 10-year plan includes the acquisition of Durham Tees Valley Airport and and land at the South Tees Development Corporation site. Both will promote local jobs and prosperity. The Lib Dems also initiated an all-party letter to […]

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West Dyke Road bench success

by Group Office on 23 November, 2018

Following action from the local Liberal Democrats, the benches in West Dyke Road are to be replaced. New designs for the replacements have been agreed.

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Newcomen rose gardens action

by Group Office on 21 November, 2018

Councillor Laura Wright has been in discussion with the council about doing up the rose gardens out of public realm money. The designs so far have been about putting coloured tarmac down in flower patterns with barely any flowers. Laura says: “I have been fighting for more flowers and plants and pushing for actual roses. […]

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Mersey Road Bus Stops Success

by Group Office on 19 November, 2018

In the past, Newcomen’s Lib Dem Councillor Laura Wright has raised the issue about both bus stops on Mersey Road being opposite each other. This causes traffic jams and is dangerous. The Lib Dem Team is happy to report that this has now been resolved and the bus stops have been moved.

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Councillor in triathlon to raise money for hospital

by Group Office on 16 July, 2018

Councillor Chris Jones has entered Redcar Sprint Triathlon to raise funds for Ward 14 at James Cook University Hospital. Chris Jones, 44, works as a Service Team Leader for local social housing landlord Coast & Country Housing. Chris is also a Liberal Democrat councillor serving the West Dyke ward on Redcar & Cleveland Council. Chris […]

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Redcar Lib Dems backing the NHS at 70

by Group Office on 5 July, 2018

Liberal Democrats on Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council today backed a motion praising the NHS on its 70 years of providing healthcare. The motion also called for an independent commission to look at future funding plans for the health service. Lib Dem Deputy Leader Cllr Mary Ovens said: “The seeds of the NHS were sown […]

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