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West Worcestershire Liberal Democrats

  • Article: Apr 10, 2021
    By Tom Banner in Malvern Gazette

    Paul Bennett, who represents Pickersleigh on Malvern Hills District Council, is standing as the Lib Dem candidate for Langland Great Malvern (Langland Division).

    He said: "We have all had one heck of a year and I would like to pay thank and pay tribute to all those people who kept us going.

    "The NHS staff of course but also the carers, supermarket/shop workers, refuse collection staff, teachers, volunteers and emergency services. You all deserve knighthoods in my book.

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    Article: Apr 9, 2021
    By Dan Boatright

    This week, Ed Davey launched the Liberal Democrat 2021 local election campaign:

    As we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic the Liberal Democrats have been championing a caring recovery for the UK by putting communities first.

    And in the last few months we've accomplished a lot!

    Liberal Democrat councils have been working hard for their communities, doing things like:

    βœ“ Delivering prescriptions to people self-isolating.

    βœ“ Distributing smartphones to care home residents so they can stay in touch with loved ones when in-person visits are impossible.

    βœ“ Getting laptops to disadvantaged children so they could continue to learn when they weren't at school.

    All over the country, Liberal Democrat councils are making a difference for their communities.

    They also make a difference for our local environment.

    You can watch the full video here.

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    Article: Apr 2, 2021
    By Dan Boatright

    With over 100 responses from our recent climate change survey we wanted to feedback on what you have said so far, and what we plan to do to enact your views.

    We are still receiving survey responses but if you have any ideas that you feel we have missed, please do get in contact. We are here to listen to your views and work for you.

  • May 6th elections
    Article: Mar 28, 2021
    By Dan Boatright
    To residents across the Malvern Hills District and Pershore - you should be aware that as of 8th March the government lifted the ban in place since early January on leafleting and canvassing (subject to appropriate safety rules).

    There are rules in place to ensure proper precautions are taken: campaigning should involve the most minimal numbers required, all of whom should be socially distanced by 2 meters, from each other and from you.

    Keeping you informed ahead of the May 6th Worcestershire County Council and Police and Crime Commissioner elections is important, but equally so is your safety. All Liberal Democrats will adhere to the official guidelines

  • Article: Mar 24, 2021
    By Tom Banner in Worcester News

    The county's Liberal Democrats have launched their campaign for this year's county council elections.

    Kicking off their campaign, the party has pledged to declare a climate emergency, commit to more spending on green infrastructure and a focus on becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

    Cllr Dan Boatright, speaking for the group, said: "I have been surprised by the limited focus our local councils have shown when addressing climate change.

    "Whilst producing glossy 'Green Plans' and publicly declaring commitments to tackle climate change, our local area has seen a continued increase in development that is neither carbon neutral, nor sustainable.

    "We will bring a climate emergency motion to council immediately, with real solutions to the problems we are facing."

    "The council must change. We have a great range of experts leading our campaign and we are excited at the prospect of being elected to county to make a significant.

    "I am a Geography and Geology teacher and have been teaching climate change for years, as well as sitting on national committees on how to reduce our impact on the climate.

    "We have doctors, health care professionals, town planners, financial specialists and business owners running as candidates across the county, all with expertise that can help us bring the County's carbon emissions down".

    The party pledges to increase recycling rates to match the best councils in the country, to improve cycling and walking infrastructure so that people have the option not to drive, to increase the biodiversity of Worcestershire by working with residents and community groups, and fight unsustainable development.

    The County Council elections are on Thursday, May 6.

    The story can be read on the Worcester News here.