Meet our new Leader: Jo Swinson

Today the Liberal Democrats elected their Jo Swinson as our new leader, replacing Vince Cable. Jo joined the party when she was 17, and is the MP for East Dunbartonshire. Her first speach as leader is below: Thank you all so much. I am delighted, honoured, absolutely over the moon to stand

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Demand Better than Brexit

The Government is using a wafer-thin referendum majority to sow division in our communities. Liberal Democrats demand better. As Brexit drags on, it becomes clearer every day – it’s a national embarrassment. More and more people are realising how important EU membership is for our

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Tree-iful problems

Mark and Noel recently went door knocking to ask residents in Newton & Hoole about their concerns with our local open spaces. One thing that kept coming up was the state of the pavements and how poorly kept the trees were in the area. On one street in Newton tree roots were breaking up the

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JUST WHAT IS THE SPECIAL CHARGE?

In this years Council Tax Bills, there is a section titled “Parish Precept and Special Expense”. The Focus team, like many, were puzzled by this so we looked at the council website and it appears that the Special Expense charges “are made in relation to the costs of maintaining open

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Campaigning for Better Youth Services for Handbridge Park

Carol Braithwaite and Jonathan Rule the Liberal Democrat candidates for the upcoming local council elections are campaigning for more resources to be allocated to youth services in Handbridge. Carol is a long term campaigner on youth issues and is concerned about the situation in our community.

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