Our best local election results in years!

With control of four more councils and 75 more councillors nationwide Thursday’s council elections saw the best results for the Liberal Democrats in many years. Thankyou to all the voters who gave us their support, and the teams of local Lib Dem campaigners right across the country.  Here in the North West we saw gains in Liverpool, Manchester, Rochdale and […]

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Lib Dem Gain in Warrington

Congratulations to Anna Fradgley and our team in Warrington!  The Lib Dems gained a Borough Council seat from the Conservatives last night in Lymm South ward of Warrington council. Result: Anna Fradgley  Lib Dem   769 Conservative  649 Labour   328 UKIP  25 Green  24 Turnout 35% This reduces the Conservatives to just one seat on the council to the Lib Dems’ […]

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MP asks local businesses to back his ‘manifesto for the Lakes’

Tim Farron MP

South Lakeland MP Tim Farron is asking local businesses to write to the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy asking them to back his calls for greater investment in infrastructure in the South Lakes. Last month, Tim met with business minister Andrew Griffiths where he presented his ‘manifesto for the Lakes’ – which included calls for upgrades to the Lakes […]

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Government misled local people over Lakes Line electrification

Commenting on the revelations from the National Audit Office’s investigation into the Department for Transport’s decision to cancel the electrification of the Lakes Line, local MP Tim Farron said, “Today’s revelations completely dispel the Government’s made up excuses that electrification was cancelled to protect the Lake District’s environment or because it wouldn’t deliver any benefits to passengers. “The simple truth is […]

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MP slams Government decision to reject flood defence plans

South Lakes MP Tim Farron has accused the Government of turning their backs on Windermere after it was announced that they had snubbed plans for new flood defences in the area. The Environment Agency had proposed a number of flood relief schemes for the town as well as at the lake at Bowness and at Backbarrow, but these plans were […]

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