Metro mayors add little to development of Greater Liverpool and Greater Manchester

The Leader of Liverpool’s Liberal Democrats, Cllr Richard Kemp CBE, argued at the Party’s North West Conference this Saturday that the Region’s 2 Metro Mayors are adding nothing but cost and bureaucracy to the local government arrangements that existed before they were elected last year. Cllr Kemp said, “In the past few days we have been treated to pictures from […]

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Farron: ‘Flood defence plans are in vain unless water companies are held to a higher standard’

Tim Farron MP

South Lakes Lib Dem MP Tim Farron says that new multi-million-pound flood defence schemes along the River Kent could be in vain if the Government fail to hold water companies to a higher standard. At the moment, while the Environment Agency’s standard for all new flood defences is to withstand a one in 100-year rainfall event, the industry standard for […]

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Lib Dem surge in Morecambe

The Lib Dem vote surged in Morecambe North today in a byelection to Lancashire County Council. Conservatives: 49.0% (-14.2%) – hold. Lib Dem – Andrew Severn: 29.7% (+21.6%) Labour: 21.3% (-0.7%) Congratulations to Andrew Severn and the local team there on a great result to build on next time, and thanks to all the voters who gave Andrew their support.  […]

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