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Redcar Lib Dems support end to single-use plastics

by Group Office on 18 January, 2018

Lib Dem councillors today backed a motion aimed at phasing out single-use plastics at Redcar and Cleveland Council. The council today agreed to ensure that single-use plastic items such as plastic cups are not used by the council after existing stocks run out. The motion was submitted by Independent Councillor Stuart Smith. It was amended […]

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Primary School Application Deadline Nears

by Group Office on 8 January, 2018

Liberal Democrats would like to remind parents they are running out of time to apply for primary school places for their children. The deadline for applications for the next academic year, which starts in September 2018, is Monday 15 January 2018. In order for a child to be eligible to start school in September 2018, […]

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Happy Christmas!

by Group Office on 24 December, 2017

Councillor Josh Mason and the Liberal Democrat Group would like to wish all residents of Redcar & Cleveland Borough a very Merry Christmas and a happy, successful new year!

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It’s time for the ward boundaries in Redcar to be made more sensible, says a local Lib Dem councillor. The Local Government Boundary Commission is currently looking at making changes to boundaries across Redcar & Cleveland Borough. They have not been amended since 2002. In particular, local Lib Dems are calling for the Mickledales estate […]

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Newcomen bin victory

by Group Office on 10 November, 2017

Newcomen ward residents are pleased with the new dual litter bin on Windermere Avenue. Lib Dem Cllr Laura Benson successfully pushed the council into installing it following requests from local people. Cllr Laura Benson said: “It was clear from talking to local residents that the new bin was badly needed. “I am so pleased that […]

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Lib Dems WIN in St Germains

by Group Office on 7 October, 2017

Lib Dem candidate Debi Dowson stormed to victory in the St Germains ward by-election. The result was: Debi Dowson (Lib Dem): 661 votes 38.4% (+10.5) Labour: 368 votes 21.4% (+2.8) Independent: 261 votes 15.2% (+15.2) Independent: 225 votes 13.1% (+13.1) Conservative: 174 votes 10.1% (-1.8) Green: 31 votes 1.8% (-9.0) Debi, a nurse, served St […]

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Cllr Madge Moses

by Group Office on 25 July, 2017

Liberal Democrats on Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council are saddened to learn of the death of our colleague, Cllr Madge Moses, who was 83. Madge represented the St Germains Ward in Marske after being first elected in 1999. Lib Dem Group Leader Cllr Josh Mason said: “Madge was an extraordinary lady who was devoted to […]

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Strong and Cable Leadership

by Group Office on 20 July, 2017

Sir Vince Cable has today been elected Leader of the Liberal Democrats. He was first elected to Parliament in 1997 to serve Twickenham. Sir Vince has been Deputy Leader and Acting Leader of the party. He also served as Business Secretary in the Coalition Government between 2010 and 2015. More information here: https://www.libdems.org.uk/vince-manifesto#

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Can Bellway Add Up?

by Group Office on 4 July, 2017

Bellway can’t add up! A retrospective application for 10 flag posts and 2 V-boards has been submitted at Swan’s Corner, yet there are 18 flag posts and 3 V-boards in situ. In reply to Cllr Carole Morgan’s email the planning officer in charge of the application wrote:- “Thank you for the email below. I have copied this […]

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Cllr Karen King is new Mayor

by Group Office on 18 May, 2017

Liberal Democrats in Redcar are delighted that Marske Councillor Karen King is the new Mayor of Redcar & Cleveland. Karen was elected in 2015 to serve the St Germains Ward. She runs her own business as a humanist celebrant, organising secular weddings, funerals, baby namings, etc. Today she was elected Mayor of the borough. She […]

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