The Education motion at conference stated  “The UK faces a serious skills deficit”. That is an understatement. Take for example what happens when young people fail GCSE Maths and English and move on to sixth form or college. When I taught at a general FE College, I remember a group of 17 year old girls, […]

Date4th October 2019  Author  CategoryNews  CommentsNo comments  

Recent letters from Nigel Jones (LibDem PPC, Newcastle under Lyme) to The Sentinel

These letters have recently been published in The Sentinel. Support for Boris It was sad to hear some of the comments today from people in our area. I understand how many may feel if they want to quickly leave the EU, but they are wrong to be seen to be supporting an unelected Prime Minister […]

Date3rd October 2019  Author  CategoryNews  CommentsNo comments  

Nigel Jones has been selected as the Liberal Democrats prospective parliamentary candidate for Newcastle under Lyme Constituency.

Says Nigel: “I am pleased to be chosen to represent the voice of the Liberal Democrats in this constituency. The Liberal Democrats believe the best for Britain is to remain in the EU, for our economy and our position of power and influence in the world. However, given the current political difficulties we need a […]

Date7th September 2019  Author  CategoryNews  Comments3 comments  

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  Comments1 comment  

Thistleberry Focus Summer 2019

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