Archive for the ‘News’ Category

LIBERAL DEMOCRATS DEMAND BETTER FOR TOWN CENTRES

by danielbarker on 21 March, 2019

Lib Dems debate how to end crisis in country’s town centres The debate focuses on the party’s motion to Spring Conference – Town Centres fit for the future. The motion sets out bold measures to ensure town centres flourish in an increasingly digital economy Measures include: boosting support for local entrepreneurs; reforming local planning laws; […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Brexit talks shame Britain say 90%*

by danielbarker on 21 March, 2019

UK’s approach considered a national embarrassment Nine out of ten Britons believe the UK’s handling of Brexit is a ‘national humiliation’, a poll shows. Only seven per cent don’t feel it has been embarrassing….found Sky Data. Meanwhile, Mrs May held a cabinet meeting at No. 10 yesterday and later summoned leaders of other parties for […]

Read more    Leave a comment

It’s time to address the shortfall in school funding

by danielbarker on 19 March, 2019

Funding the future – the story so far … (a National Governance Association article) School governors and trustees are responsible for the financial oversight of their schools, which includes deciding how the budget is spent – and almost three quarters are telling us that they are unable to manage funding pressures without negatively impacting pupils’ education. It’s […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Cllr  Ian Shires launches Liberal Democrat Manifesto     by aldc on 15 March, 2019 Click on the pictures below to look through our manifesto for Willenhall or download the pdf here. 

Read more    Leave a comment

Poor, urban areas see majority of homeless deaths

by danielbarker on 18 March, 2019

Welfare cuts and a lack of social housing are driving the homelessness crisis which has resulted in hundreds of deaths, particularly in poor, urban areas. The Office for National Statistics has published data on the deaths of homeless people — namely, those who are sleeping rough or staying in emergency accommodation — broken down by […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Works Expo Meet with over 80 Employers & Training Providers 100s of jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities available Call us now to book your place 01922 654353 or email walsallworks@walsall.gov.uk 10.00am-4.00pm The Hub, Walsall College, WS2 8ES Content published and promoted by Willenhall Liberal Democrats all at 23 Lynwood Close, New Invention WV12 5BW

Read more    Leave a comment

WOMEN UNDER AUSTERITY—A FRONTAL ATTACK

by danielbarker on 15 March, 2019

Women are disproportionately dependent on public services. They can’t afford austerity and it’s time that governments recognised this. Austerity. From the left to the right, governments have only that one word on their lips. The European Parliament elections are approaching in May and there are fears everywhere that the tidal wave of extreme right-wing movements […]

Read more    Leave a comment

An elderly persons charity has warned that Britain is on the verge of an ‘accessible housing crisis’ due to planning policy failures. Just 7% of UK homes meet basic accessibility standards, according to the English Housing Survey, despite national rules stating that a proportion of every development should include accessible homes. The Centre for Ageing […]

Read more    Leave a comment

MORAN: FOX WASTES £2.6M ON ANOTHER VANITY PROJECT

by danielbarker on 14 March, 2019

A Parliamentary Question from Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran has revealed that the Department for International Trade’s ‘Exporting is GREAT’ campaign cost the taxpayer £2.6m last year. £1.9m was spent on online digital advertising and a further £0.72m was spent on advertising via physical formats. The latest figures from 2017 show that up to 130,000 […]

Read more    Leave a comment

When will this Brexitshambles end?

by danielbarker on 14 March, 2019

Whatever your view on Brexit, you cannot consider that the Conservatives have handled this issue well! Now , most people will agree that we are witnessing nothing less than a constitutional crisis – and it’s all of the Conservative Party’s own making. From the start, Theresa May has put the unity of her party first, […]

Read more    Leave a comment