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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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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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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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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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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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