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Clegg bids for Department for Education

by danielbarker on April 21, 2015

Nick Clegg says he would like his party to run the Department for Education if it forms part of a coalition government. The Deputy Prime Minister said the Liberal Democrats were the “party of education” and that he wanted to build on its “great work” in coalition. The party has said all teachers will be […]

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Most people aspire to own their own home, and we believe in supporting people on the journey to home ownership. But policies that promote home ownership should not discriminate on the basis of previous housing tenure. It is unfair for private tenants to get little or no support to buy a home while some social […]

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Surgery this Thursday

by danielbarker on April 20, 2015

My latest surgery is this Thursday at 7pm at Winehala on Sandbeds Road. Come along if you have any council-related problems and I’ll see if I can help. Thanks, Dan Barker Cllr for Short Heath

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If you believe that Willenhall should have its own train station. If you want to see Walsall more than just a minor backwater end of the line none destination on the national rail network, then how you vote in this election should be very important to you. Why? Because the way you vote could realise […]

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The Liberal Democrats’ manifesto outlines plans to build 300,000 new homes a year, including 10 new garden cities in areas where homes are needed most. New rent-to-own homes, with monthly payments buying a stake in the property, are also proposed. Lib Dems pledge to extend childcare The Lib Dems have pledged to extend 15 hours […]

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by Ian Shires on April 16, 2015 Getting lots of feedback this morning from the elderly who are furious that Walsall’s Labour controlled Council is telling them that they have to start paying for their community alarm systems. Letters started dropping on to doormats this week informing users of the system that they now have […]

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Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg has issued a stark warning that BLUKIP, an alliance of right wing Tories, UKIP, and the DUP, could hold the balance of power after the election. He said: “Everyone knows that David Cameron and Ed Miliband won’t win this general election outright. “That means that someone else will hold the […]

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David Cameron’s plans to extend the right-to-buy scheme to 1.3m families in housing association properties, has come under fire from business. The CBI and Jones Lang LaSalle warned that the Tory plan would not address the shortage of housing. JLL’s Adam Challis said: “The expansion of right to buy may be good politics, but represents […]

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Nick Clegg has launched the Liberal Democrats manifesto in a speech in London pledging to bring “prosperity for all”. Five years ago, the British people chose to do things differently. You decided that no one party had the right to govern our country on their own. You chose to make politicians work together in the […]

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Liberal Democrats set out plan to build 300,000 homes

by danielbarker on April 15, 2015

Liberal Democrats have announced plans to build 300,000 more homes a year and ensure everyone has a decent place to live. The manifesto plans announced by Nick Clegg include: •Bringing forward at least 10 new garden cities in England providing tens of thousands of high quality new homes. •Direct government commissioning of private house building […]

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