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The Spending Review

On Wednesday 20th October 2010, the Coalition Government set out a clear plan to deal rapidly with the worst financial position this country has faced for generations. With the largest budget deficit in Europe and spending more than £100 million a day on servicing our debt – enough to build a primary school every single hour, or triple the number of doctors working in our hospitals – there was simply no choice.

The Coalition Government has had to make hard choices that affect millions of people and Liberal Democrat ministers have fought hard to ensure that the burden of . . . → Read More: The Spending Review

Will you say “Yes” to fairer votes?

Are you fed up with a political system that gave us the Iraq War, the MPs’ expenses scandal and means that millions of votes are wasted every election?

All that can change on 5th May next year in the Fairer Votes Referendum.

Changing the way our voting system works will mean that MPs won’t be able to ignore people as they often have in the past. Every vote will count..

A yes vote will put power back in your hands – where it belongs.

Elizabeth Jewkes said, “Changing our outdated and unfair voting system will give power back to . . . → Read More: Will you say “Yes” to fairer votes?

A new Upton Ward–final proposals

A new “Upton ward” is to be created by the Boundary Commission’s final proposals for the electoral boundaries in Cheshire West and Chester (CWAC). This new ward will elect two councillors in the May 2011 local elections. The new ward covers the same area as Upton Parish Council. It will include the Dale Camp, Moston, much of Chester Zoo, Upton Heath, Upton Park, the Countess hospital site and the Bache This is similar to the Boundary Committee’s draft proposals in November 2009. Liberal Democrats and some residents had argued that the ward should be split into two single-councillor wards, making . . . → Read More: A new Upton Ward–final proposals

Welcome to Newton Ward – final boundary proposals

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This long ward stretches from Parkgate Road and the “Fountains Roundabout” in the West to Long Lane in Upton in the East. It will include Northgate Village, Parkgate Road, Abbots Grange and nearby parts of Upton Ward, as well as much of Newton. This is similar to the Boundary Committee’s draft proposals in November 2009. Liberal Democrats and some residents had argued that the ward should be split into two single-councillor wards, making it easier for . . . → Read More: Welcome to Newton Ward – final boundary proposals

The Heywoods and Bailey Bridge Close – Resident Survey Results

On 6 September, the Liberal Democrat Focus team carried out a residents’ survey in this area. Many thanks to all who gave us their comments. Here is report-back on what you said and what we are doing about the issues you raised. Several respondents stated they liked living in this part of Chester. Excellent news! All too often, any feedback concentrates on the negative. For the most part, Chester is a beautiful city and sometimes perhaps we lose sight of that. But there were some issues that concerned you:

YOU SAID There have been a number of break-ins to properties . . . → Read More: The Heywoods and Bailey Bridge Close – Resident Survey Results