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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 Dem Councillors in B&NES have called for the new West of England combined authority to prioritise financial responsibility and democratic accountability.
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.
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.
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.
On March 8, people in dozens of countries all over the world will observe International Women’s Day, a day that for more than a century has been set aside to celebrate women’s achievements and campaign for gender equality. On International Women's Day 2017, everyone is becoming asked to #BeBoldForChange.
Local Liberal Democrats have called on local Tory MPs Ben Howlett and Jacob Rees-Mogg to vote to ensure that thousands of EU nationals in our region are guaranteed the right to remain in Britain.
Councillor Lisa Brett has announced that she is standing down after six years as Liberal Democrat Councillor for Walcot Ward. Lisa will be moving to America with her family and plans to work on women’s rights issues globally. The Liberal Democrats have selected local campaigner Richard Samuel (pictured, with Lisa Brett) as their candidate for the forthcoming by-election.
The B&NES Conservative Cabinet will decide today (25 January 2017) whether to build an East of Bath park and ride on the Bathampton water meadows. Lib Dem opposition Councillors are attending the crunch Cabinet meeting to speak out against the plans.
Papers for next week’s Special Cabinet meeting, which will decide on the location of the East of Bath park and ride, have been published today.