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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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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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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 Karen King on TV!

by Group Office on 16 May, 2017

Lib Dem Cllr Karen King appeared live on Channel 4 last night. Watch it here: https://www.channel4.com/news/election-debate-from-redcar

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Liberal Democrats in Redcar today received support from the council for their call for more apprenticeships for care leavers. Lib Dem Councillor Karen King, from Marske, submitted the motion to Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council today. It received cross-party support. Research carried out last year shows that only 3% of care leavers aged 19-21 were […]

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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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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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