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Fracking Decision “Dangerous Precedent”

Lib Dems have condemned today’s decision by the Government to overturn the local council’s decision and approve fracking in Lancashire. Lib Dem Climate and Energy Spokesperson, Lynne Featherstone, said: “This decision sets a very dangerous precedent, with the government riding roughshod over the will of the local people. “Fracking poses a huge risk to our countryside, environment and efforts to […]

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Baroness Barker joins Conference lineup

Baroness (Liz) Barker will deliver the Viv Bingham Memorial Lecture at this autumn’s North West Lib Dem Conference. Liz is the Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for the Voluntary Sector and Social Enterprise. From 2004-2010, Liz was Spokesperson on Health for the Liberal Democrats in the Lords and remains a member of the Health and Social Care Team. Liz came out during […]

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Tim’s message for Black History Month

Black History Month is an opportunity for us all to reflect on Britain’s diversity and rich culture, as well as serving as a reminder of the inequality that still exists. This year, more so than others, the significance of Black History Month cannot be overlooked. Following the referendum result, we have seen a rise in racist attacks and xenophobic hate […]

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Council Gain & Near Miss in Cumbria

Liberal Democrats in Cumbria are celebrating a great pair of council election results yesterday. On Cockermouth Town Council we gained our first seat, while a strong second place for an Allerdale Borough Council byelection saw our share of the vote rise 20%. Cockermouth Town Council, Christchurch ward: Lib Dem Rebecca Hanson 228 [41.1%] Labour 189 [34.1%] Independent 138 [24.8%] Majority […]

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