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Comments from the Liberal Democrat Group Leader on the Council, August 2019

There is a saying, that it is quality and not quantity that matters. That is certainly true both here in Newcastle and nationally. Well done to Brecon and Radnorshire on their excellent parliamentary election result. It is good to know that another ardent Brexit member has been defected and replaced by Jane Dodds, a Liberal […]

Date13th August 2019  Author  CategoryNews  CommentsNo comments  

Thistleberry Focus Summer 2019

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Liberal Democrats have worked out a plan to help TOWN CENTRES

If business rates were replaced by a commercial land levy, Newcastle under Lyme businesses would pay 29% less. The plan also includes: 1 Reform of planning law to free up councils to ensure that commercial space is used flexibly and efficiently. 2. Subsidised work space and support for business start-ups. 3. Publicly-accessible asset registers so […]

Date1st April 2019  Author  CategoryNews  CommentsNo comments  

Report from the 2019 Lib-Dem Spring Conference

Dear Member, Three of us from Newcastle under Lyme attended the Lib-Dem conference in York last weekend and we are pleased to say there were good debates. There were a variety of types of people speaking, including an encouraging number of younger people; the youngest was 15 years old who spoke extremely well. The conference […]

Date26th March 2019  Author  CategoryNews   

LIB-DEM Leader VINCE CABLE CALLS FOR CHANGES TO UNIVERSAL CREDIT.

 As well as outlining its principles and its faults below, Vince has called this month (October 2018) for it to be stalled in order to overcome the hardships it is causing and to put £3bn more into it.  The £3bn was cut from welfare spending soon after the coalition ended.  When Lib-Dems were in government […]

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