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  • Tiverton and Honiton swing
    Article: Jun 24, 2022

    The Liberal Democrats have gained Tiverton & Honiton in a by-election that breaks records for the biggest majority overturned.

    It gained us our 14th MP, Richard Foord. Huge congratulations to him and thanks to everyone who helped in the by-election, and more than 22,000 voters who gave him and us their support.

  • Lib Dem Summer Draw 2022
    Article: May 27, 2022
    Would you like to win £1000?

    Our Lib Dem Summer draw is a great way to support your local party and give you the chance to win some great prizes!

    Tickets cost just £1 each and you can enter the draw by clicking here:

    Buy draw tickets

    The draw will take place on Thursday 7th July at 8.00pm.

  • Kim Tonks
    Article: May 26, 2022

    Residents will no longer need to walk home in the dark along the B5063 near Glovers Way, Bratton, following a seven-year campaign by the Focus team.

    The new lighting, which was recently installed, was requested by Cllr Karen Tomlinson in 2015, and Cllr Kim Tonks joined the campaign last year.

    '"I'm delighted. This will make the area safer, as the path is very close to the road where there are speed concerns, and a large number of vehicles travel through," Cllr Tonks highlighted. "I'd like to thank Karen for her hard work on this over many years."

  • Election Results ()
    Article: May 9, 2022

    The Liberal Democrats have gained made massive gains in the local elections around the country.

    In England alone, the party's brilliant candidates achieved:

    • 💪192 GAINS
    • 🔶 712 Councillors
    • 🔼 3 new Lib Dem majority councils

    It is clear from the results that voters are tired of being taken for granted and that the Liberal Democrats play a huge role in defeating Boris Johnson's Tories.

  • Helen Morgan wins North Shropshire
    Article: Dec 20, 2021

    The Liberal Democrats have declared 'the party is over' for Boris Johnson after their sensational by-election win in North Shropshire on Thursday.

    Liberal Democrats won a stunning victory in North Shropshire, taking one of the Conservatives' safest seats.

    Liberal Democrat candidate Helen Morgan received 17,957 votes, representing a swing of 34% from the Conservatives and giving her a majority of 5,925.

  • Bill Tomlinson telford
    Article: Oct 7, 2021

    Telford and Wrekin's Liberal De mocrats have called on the Government to double the Warm Home Discount for existing recipients and make it available to 747 extra pensioners across the borough. The measure would prevent pensioners being forced to "choose between eating and heating this winter", say the Lib Dems.

  • Cllr Cathy Salter
    Article: Jul 16, 2021

    Telford & Wrekin Lib Dems are celebrating a close win in the Lawley and Overdale Parish Council by-election.

    There was only one vote in it! Lib Dem Catherine Salter took 140 votes, to the Conservative's 139, with Labour trailing a distant third on 69 votes. The independent candidate came fourth with 38 votes.

  • telford and wrekin by election candidates
    Article: Apr 13, 2021

    We are pleased to introduce our line-up for the forthcoming by-elections on Thursday 6th May. We are standing candidates in many wards for the first time. It is brilliant to see our local party continuing to go from strength to strength!

    Telford & Wrekin Council By-elections

    Dawley and Aqueduct ward

    Article: Mar 22, 2021

    The organiser of a community campaign to tackle fly tipping in Telford has said the council's trial of free bulky waste collections is a "great start" but more needs to be done.

    Madeley Town Councillor Greg Spruce launched the campaign for free bulk collections and other measures to deal with dumping in January 2020, following complaints about items abandoned in the street.

  • Bill Tomlinson telford
    Article: Mar 8, 2021

    Last Thursday Telford and Wrekin's Labour Council increased council tax by 4.99%. Liberal Democrats did not support the council tax increase at last week's full council meeting.

    Liberal Democrat group leader, Cllr Bill Tomlinson explains their decision:

    "The Labour administration put forward its budget for the next year on Thursday night. Lib Dem councillors abstained. I wanted to explain why we took the stance we did. Although the budget had a lot of very positive aspects, we felt that the proposed increase in council tax of nearly 5% is something we could not support at a time when Covid-19 and the impact of Brexit is already hitting residents financially."

    "It is acknowledged that all local authorites have been pressured into this increase tax increase by lack of funding from our Conservative government. There is always upwards pressure on costs to help protect the most vulnerable (and we fully support the need to do so). It is about time a national formula was devised to achieve a fair national standard for spending on adults and childrens services, similar to the way Lib Dems in government brought in the Pupil Premium to allocate schools funding on the basis of need. We don't want to be like the USA, where only the wealthier areas, that can raise higher council tax, can afford good services."