Marshalswick South Focus Team

Councillors, Rod Perks and Allan Witherick working with Andrew Duff MEP and Melvyn Teare for you Learn more

Archive for the ‘LibDems in Government’ Category

Extract from ‘sales’ e-mail from Buckle Green & Ptnrs. To put the UK’s budgeting into context, we have translated this year’s figures [2011] into household terms by shifting the decimal point 7 places to the left: £58,900 Income £71,000 Spending £12,100 New borrowing on the credit cards £90,920 Borrowing already on the credit cards £2,200   […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Youth Contract- something Labour never did

by awitherick on 9 January, 2012

Among the things launched last year was the Youth Contract, a £1bn programme to get every unemployed young person earning or learning again before long-term damage is done. As Liberal Democrats we know that as a society we cannot afford to lose the skills and talent of our young people – right when we need them […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Last year was one of cuts…

by awitherick on 1 January, 2012

The Labour party locally and nationally think that they can win the economic argument by just wailing about cuts on behalf of their public sector union paymasters.  Bare in mind that I, Allan Witherick and your local councillor, was one of those who has suffered personally, I was a member of UNISON and worked in Local […]

Read more    Leave a comment

So what did we get for Christmas?

by awitherick on 25 December, 2011

Well, that was an “interesting year” for us.  With Marshalswick South Ward we’ve had one of us get made unemployed while as a team we’ve been fighting for you on a wide number of issues.  It’s not been an easy time for most, and especially it would seem if you are a Liberal Democrat. But […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Prior to the General Election there wasn’t a pro-Liberal Democrat newspaper, and so it is little surprise that post the General election the situation has not changed. So sadly a lot of the good that we have achieved isn’t covered in the press. Below is an example of something which went out a while back […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Clowns to the Left of me, jokers to the Right…

by awitherick on 28 May, 2011

We might not have got the results we wanted this year, but what’s clear is that we aren’t Labour-Lite, or the New-Tories. In the words of Nick Clegg: We will not define ourselves in relation to the other parties. We are defined by a century and a half of liberal politics. It is not left. […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Fresh Ways to Work, an initiative launched last October by Network St Albans under the previous Liberal Democrat administration, has received a boost by way of a prestigious endorsement from the Undersecretary of State for Transport, Liberal Democrat MP Norman Baker. The Fresh Ways to Work project is part funded by the European Union, and […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Members of the Liberal Democrats have been working to highlight the restrictions on street photography in public spaces due to counterterrorism laws. Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000, which allowed the police to stop and search people without reasonable suspicion in certain conditions, was repealed by the LibDem-Conservative coalition government in January 2011. It […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Liberal Democrats fight for our NHS

by awitherick on 11 May, 2011

The Lib Dems in Government have put the brakes on plans to reshape the NHS. This had lead to a two month period to allow major changes to the plans to ensure they bring real improvements to patients. These changes should include tough rules to stop private companies cherry picking services and give more say […]

Read more    Leave a comment

What has austerity saved us? £5bn already

by awitherick on 3 May, 2011

When the Liberal Democrats came in to government it was to face a spiralling budget which was out of control and a growing mountain of debt to fund it. It is always easy to spend money and be popular, but far harder to reduce that spending to sensible, manageable levels. We’ve already seen the effects […]

Read more    Leave a comment