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  • refugee child group not identifiable - from Lib Dem HQ website
    Article: Sep 16, 2021

    The Labour/Liberal Democrat Progressive Alliance moved a successful motion at last night's Full Council asking the government for more support, as Afghan families in MK and across the country start their new lives.

    The motion asks the government to make sure councils across the country have adequate funding for housing, additional school support and mental health programmes for Afghan refugees.

  • dogs fireworks
    Article: Sep 16, 2021

    Liberal Democrat and Labour councillors on Milton Keynes Council voted for plans to help reduce the impact of fireworks on animals and vulnerable people, whilst the Conservative Group abstained on the vote.

    Liberal Democrat Councillor Uroy Clarke proposed the motion: "For a lot of people, organised and responsible firework displays are exciting and fun, but we cannot ignore that for our pets, wildlife and vulnerable residents they can sometimes be distressing."

  • Tory Unfair National Insurance Tax Rise
    Article: Sep 9, 2021

    Milton Keynes Liberal Democrats have slammed local Conservative MPs Ben Everitt and Iain Stewart's choice to break their promise to the electorate and vote for a 1.25% rise in National Insurance.

    The changes, which go against the Conservatives' manifesto promise not to raise taxes, will mean hard-pressed local families and small businesses will be left paying hundreds of pounds more in tax each year.

  • dogs fireworks
    Article: Sep 9, 2021

    Local Liberal Democrats are asking MK Council to take action to help reduce the impact of fireworks on animals and vulnerable people at next week's Full Council.

    Liberal Democrat Councillor Uroy Clarke will be proposing the motion: "Although responsible fireworks displays are enjoyable for many, we cannot ignore that for pets, wildlife and some vulnerable people, the noises can be stressful and scary."

  • LD Police pic 1
    Article: Sep 9, 2021
    By Richard Greenwood

    The Labour/Liberal Democrat Progressive Alliance on Milton Keynes Council is set to propose a motion at Full Council asking when the police service in Milton Keynes will be sufficiently resourced.

    Milton Keynes is the largest town in the eastern region by both size and population, however police stations have been closed to the public or had their operating hours curtailed, and policing numbers have failed to recover from the Conservative government's headcount cuts.