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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. 


Wera Hobhouse: Best for Bath

Wera Hobhouse has been selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for the City of Bath to fight the General Election taking place on June 8th. 

 


Government taken to court for sitting on pollution report

Liberal Democrats have reacted angrily to news that ministers are today defending in the High Court their decision not to release a crucial clean air plan for the UK to tackle illegal levels of air pollution.


At least 40 young people in Bath at risk of homelessness

At least 40 young people in Bath will be affected by the Conservative government’s decision to strip 18-21 year olds of housing benefit, putting them at risk of homelessness. This shock figure emerged from research by the House of Commons library commissioned by the Liberal Democrats.


Winning in Walcot

Liberal Democrat candidate Richard Samuel has been elected as the new Councillor for Walcot ward in Bath in yesterday's by-election (6 April). 


Vince Cable supports Stephen Williams to deliver a ‘prosperous and sustainable regional economy’

Sir Vince Cable has given his support to Stephen Williams as the Lib Dem West of England mayoral candidate today, saying that Williams's economic plans would lead to a “thriving, sustainable and attractive place to live and work”.


Lib Dems issue challenge on Metro Mayor costs and transparency

Lib Dem Councillors in B&NES have called for the new West of England combined authority to prioritise financial responsibility and democratic accountability.


Support for EU Nationals' Right to Remain

Local Councillors in B&NES have added their voices to calls for the government to resolve the situation of EU nationals in the UK as soon as possible. There are over 6,000 residents from other EU countries in the district and around 3 million in the UK as a whole.

 


Williams Hits out at “Painful” Bus Fares Hike

Stephen Williams, the Lib Dem candidate to be the regional mayor of the West of England, has slammed a planned hike in bus fares and outlined his plans to combat the rising cost of travelling by bus.


Warning of a winter of bin chaos

Lib Dem Councillors in B&NES are warning that the Conservative plan to reduce waste collections to fortnightly could lead to bin chaos this winter.