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  • Housebuilding Plannning
    Article: Sep 8, 2021
    By Richard Greenwood

    Local Liberal Democrats will next week propose a motion emphasising their belief that planning needs to be community-led.

    The motion also asks the Council to note the impact of the government's proposed planning reforms in a recent Buckinghamshire by-election.

    In June, Liberal Democrat candidate Sarah Green won the previously safe Tory seat of Chesham and Amersham with an extraordinary majority of 8,028 - and one of the key issues during the campaign was the government's planning reform proposals.

  • Universal Credit Keep £20 Increase Campaign
    Article: Sep 3, 2021
    By Richard Greenwood

    As many as 21% of hard-pressed families in Milton Keynes North, and 21% in Milton Keynes South, face being left worse off when the government end the uplift to Universal Credit next month.

    New data from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation exposes the true nature of how badly some areas will be hit by the £20 Universal Credit cut, which is opposed by Milton Keynes Liberal Democrats.

  • Article: Aug 29, 2021

    Thank you to everyone who has been able to donate clothes and other essential items to help famalies who have come from Afghanistan and are currently staying in MK. Many of those who have come were involved with supporting British forces in Afghanistan, and many of them along with their families have come with little, often a small bag or just the clothes they were wearing when they made it out of Afghanistan.

  • refugee child group not identifiable - from Lib Dem HQ website
    Article: Aug 20, 2021
    By Richard Greenwood

    Milton Keynes Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to make a more ambitious commitment to resettle refugees fleeing the Taliban, and to give Milton Keynes Council extra funding to house and support them here.

    The Liberal Democrats have slammed the Government's commitment to resettle just 5,000 Afghan refugees across the UK over the next year, saying it "falls woefully short" of what is needed in response to the unfolding humanitarian crisis.

    The party also highlighted that 78 people have been resettled in Milton Keynes since 2014, under the previous Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme for refugees of the conflict in Syria.

  • Jane Carr
    Article: Aug 5, 2021
    By Richard Greenwood

    Milton Keynes Council has secured funding to provide healthy meals as part of their Summer of Play activities, and issue supermarket e-vouchers for children eligible for free school meals.

    Councillor Jane Carr, Liberal Democrat Progressive Alliance Cabinet Member for Tackling Inequalities and Child Poverty, said: