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Foxhill: Wera steps in to get both sides talking

Bath MP Wera Hobhouse has acted to improve relations between Curo and some Foxhill residents over the plans to demolish and rebuild a large part of the estate.

“Time for a rethink on Libraries” say Lib Dems

“Time for a rethink on Libraries” say Lib Dems

The controversial proposal to merge the Council’s One Stop Shop and Library, and possibly move Bath Central Library, should be scrapped according to Lib Dem Councillors on B&NES Council.

At tonight’s meeting, Councillors will receive a petition – signed by over 5,000 people – calling for the library to be saved. Lib Dem spokesperson on community services and new Walcot Councillor, Richard Samuel, will propose a motion agreeing with the petitioners and calling for the Council to acknowledge their concern. 

Lib Dem challenges rival to save free school meals from Tory ‘lunch snatchers’

The Liberal Democrat candidate for Bath, Wera Hobhouse, has challenged her Tory rival to promise to vote against his Party’s plan to take free school meals away from infant children. She says that the proposal, which is in the Conservative manifesto, shows the "nasty party is back, and hitting the poorest hardest.”

Lib Dems launch manifesto plan to fund more nurses, teachers and police in Bath

The Liberal Democrats have launched their manifesto plans today for a brighter future, with pledges to reverse Conservative cuts and increase funding for the NHS, schools and police.

The Party’s landmark policy would give the people the final say on the Brexit deal which would include the option to remain in the EU.

Lib Dems would give £527 pay rise to nurses in Bath to address staffing shortages

Liberal Democrats have announced they would end years of pay restraint for nurses, teachers and police in Bath & NE Somerset by lifting the 1% cap on public sector pay and increases wages in line with inflation.

Under Liberal Democrat plans, the 1,872 teachers working in B&NES would get an average pay rise of £905 by 2021, while the 2,684 police working for Avon & Somerset Police would see their pay boosted by £471.

Lib Dems announce plans to address Bath's housing shortage

The Liberal Democrats have announced plans to address the housing shortage in Bath and build more affordable homes.

The latest figures show that 6,093 families in B&NES on a waiting list for council homes, up from 5,662 the previous year.

Lib Dems announce £1bn of funding to transform mental health care

The Liberal Democrats have today announced that £1 billion of the party's additional health funding would be spent tackling the "historic injustice" faced by people with mental ill health.

Last weekend, Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron and Shadow Health Secretary Norman Lamb unveiled a Five Point NHS and Care Recovery Plan to increase funding for health and social care services, including a penny on income tax to provide a £6 billion funding boost.

Today the Liberal Democrats announced that £1 billion of this extra money would be ring-fenced as dedicated funding for mental health services.

£6bn extra a year for the NHS and care

Today, we've have announced our first election manifesto commitment; we will invest an extra £6bn a year in our NHS & Social Care system.

This new funding will be paid for through an immediate 1p rise on all rates of income tax.

Lib Dem membership in B&NES jumps 17% since election called

The Liberal Democrats in B&NES have seen a big surge in new members in just two weeks, with membership up 17% since the General Election was called.

It comes as the Liberal Democrats reach their highest ever membership nationally, with more than 102,000 members.

14,000 new members across the country have joined the Liberal Democrats in the two weeks since the General Election was announced and over 50,000 members have joined since last year’s EU referendum.

Wera Hobhouse: Best for Bath

Wera Hobhouse is the Liberal Democrat candidate for the City of Bath. 

Aged 57, Wera was born in Hanover, Germany and came to Britain in 1990 having met and married her English husband, William Hobhouse. They both cite the fall of the Berlin Wall, which they travelled to witness in November 1989, as a pivotal moment in their lives.