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General Election Recap

After an undeniably difficult night nationally for the Liberal Democrats, the re-election of Wera Hobhouse with an increased majority in Bath and the efforts of Nick Coates in nearly tripling the Lib Dem vote in North East Somerset provide us with a great deal of hope for the future.

Lib Dems save Bath Central Library

Liberal Democrats on B&NES Council have reversed a decision by the previous Conservative administration to relocate Bath Central Library and merge it with a One Stop Shop.

Lib Dems Support Votes at 16

Bath and North East Somerset Council has passed a Liberal Democrat motion to lobby for the extension of the voting age to 16 and 17 year olds. The move comes amid increasing levels of engagement among young people in political and environmental affairs. 

Lib Dems to plant 100,000 trees by 2023

As part of Lib Dem-run B&NES Council's Climate Action Plan, 100,000 trees will be planted across Bath and North East Somerset by May 2023. This number will reach 250,000 by 2030. 

A Step Towards Cleaner Air For Bath

Air pollution causes 140 deaths per day in the UK, and is linked to the onset of heart disease and cancer. It particularly affects the most vulnerable: children and older people, those with heart and lung conditions, and those living in less well-off areas.

Public to be Consulted on Play Areas

The Lib Dems running B&NES Council are listening to residents’ views on the future of ten local play areas. The aim of these consultations is to bring the public into the conversation about options including re-landscaping to encourage imaginative, natural play or creating engaging spaces for community use.

Lib Dems launch Bath summer clean-up drive

Bath city centre will get a big boost of £40,000 for a major clean-up of our streets. Your Lib Dem council is acting after listening to complaints from residents about the state of the city centre.

Tackling the Climate Emergency: A Record of Lib Dem Actions in the first 100 days

Find out in this long read article what the new Lib Dem administration has already done in its fight against the climate emergency. 

“No-deal” Brexit to cost more than 2,000 jobs across Bath & NE Somerset

Research by the UK Trade Policy Observatory has revealed that a no-deal Brexit will lead to just over 2,000 jobs being lost across the region.

Lib Dems Pledge Action on Food Poverty

The thousands of people receiving food bank parcels every year are just the most visible aspect of food poverty locally, say Councillors calling for the creation of a Food Poverty Action Plan for B&NES.