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Lib Dems elect Karen King as Group Leader

by Group Office on 25 May, 2021

Liberal Democrats in Redcar & Cleveland have unanimously elected Councillor Karen King as their new leader. She replaces Councillor Glyn Nightingale who has decided to stand down after two spells as group leader since 2011. The Lib Dem group has 13 members and runs the council in partnership with Independents. Karen, who represents St Germains […]

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Cllr Karen King stands down from Cabinet

by Group Office on 20 October, 2020

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council Deputy Leader Cllr Karen King has stood down from her leadership role and position on the authority’s Cabinet. Cllr King, who became Deputy Leader when the Lib Dem/Independent Partnership administration was formed in May 2019, will step back from the senior roles to concentrate on her business and further business […]

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Cllr Norah Cooney

by Group Office on 13 April, 2020

Local Liberal Democrats are shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Conservative Councillor Norah Cooney. A resident of New Marske, Norah had been a councillor since 1979 and represented the Longbeck Ward. Lib Dem Council Group Leader Glyn Nightingale said: “No one could fail to admire Norah’s dedication to her role over many […]

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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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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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