The Liberal Democrat and Labour group have come to a provisional agreement regarding the future administration of Lancashire County Council. A statement from the Liberal Democrat group says, “The Liberal Democrat and Labour groups acknowledge that no party has overall control of the county council. Both […]

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Lib Dem NOTES from Brussels by Chris Davies MEP

by johnpotter on 5 October, 2012

3 October 2012 How did Lib Dem party conference appear to you? The media coverage seemed reasonable to me but I thought my daughter’s (20) comments were interesting: “Dad, you know I don’t take THAT much interest but the TV and radio aren’t reporting any of the ideas being discussed, they just want to know […]

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Voter Apathy Sweeps Over Fulwood

by johnpotter on 24 June, 2012

Turnout Plummets Across Conservative Fulwood – Only Exception is Lib Dem Controlled Cadley (Liberal Democrat Fulwood Canvassing Team) At the 2012 local elections there was a huge drop in votes across all the Conservative wards in Fulwood. Only in Lib Dem Cadley ward did voters remain at the same level as the last election. In […]

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Campaigning Victory as Local Conservatives U-turn on Charging Special Needs Children £1,200 (Cllr Potter with concerned parent Samantha Molloy) Local families and Liberal Democrat campaigners have been celebrating after the Conservative controlled Lancashire County Council U-turned on its plans to charge children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) up to £1,200 to travel to […]

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Cadley Rewards Hardworking Local Councillor

by johnpotter on 11 May, 2012

Re-elected Cllr John Potter at the count with the Fulwood Team Lib Dems in Cadley Ward win 50.2% of the vote – up 7%. They also nearly double their majority  to over 400. 44% turnout – best in Fulwood (2nd best in the city). Result in Full John Potter (Lib Dems) – 826 – 50.2% – UP […]

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(Cllr John Potter with Indoor Market Trader Vali Bhikha) City centre traders expressed their delight that at last someone was listening to their concerns. The Liberal Democrat councillors in Preston City Council put forward plans to offer two hours of free parking on council owned car parks in the city centre. Cllr John Potter said, […]

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Clean Our Bus Shelters

by johnpotter on 9 April, 2012

(Cllr John Bruton at a bus stop in Cadley Ward) Despite strong opposition from your Lib Dem local councillors the Labour run council have pushed ahead with the plan to only clean our bus shelters twice a year. Cllr Bruton said, “The figures show that it saves only £10,000 a year out of a budget […]

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3.5% Council Tax Hike for Prestonians

by johnpotter on 9 April, 2012

Despite calls for restraint, the ruling Labour group on Preston City Council has decided to reject the Government money and will raise council tax by 3.5%. Cadley resident and Lib Dem Councillor John Potter said, “It’s the wrong tax at the wrong time. The majority of councils are freezing council tax because families are really […]

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(The Molloy Family – worried about the future) The Conservative run County Council are wanting to start charging students with special educational needs and disabilities to get to school. Students aged 16-24, like Joshua Molloy, will be charged £1,000 for transport to a school/college of more than 3 miles distance from home and £1,200 where […]

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Local services Axed: Save Our PCSOs

by johnpotter on 9 April, 2012

Top policemen and community leaders in Lancashire have attacked both the Labour and Conservative parties in Preston for their decision in council to cut PCSO funding by 69%. Chief Supt James Lee spelt out a damning verdict on  saying, “Ultimately, it will be the community that suffers. “This will make the fight against crime and […]

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