Council Leader welcomes Commissioner’s resignation after vote of no confidence

Council Leader and vice-chair of the York and North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Panel, Cllr Keith Aspden, has welcomed Phillip Allott’s resignation after losing a vote of no confidence.

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North Yorkshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner Phillip Allott loses vote of no confidence

Council Leader and vice-chair of the York and North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Panel Keith Aspden has criticised Phillip Allott for refusing to resign, despite losing a cross-party vote of no confidence.


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Lib Dems to propose no-confidence vote in Police Commissioner

Liberal Democrat members of the York and North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Panel will be proposing a no confidence motion in Phillip Allott at the panel meeting tomorrow.


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Council Leader calls for long term Covid testing funding, as 5 city sites are set to close

Council Leader Keith Aspden has written to the Health Secretary to ask for continued long term funding for local testing and contract tracing to be delivered at least until end of March 2022.


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Government looks set to pass on a Tax bombshell to Council tax payers

York Liberal Democrat councillors have warned of an unfair ‘tax bombshell’ that could be passed to local communities, as Government continues to fail to live up to its promises to ‘fix social care’.


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York Jobs Fair return features 50 employers

This year’s Jobs Fair saw around 50 employers gather at the York Rail Institute on the 6th of October to offer new jobs and careers to the hundreds of visitors in attendance.


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More than £200k to be spent to support most vulnerable this winter

The Council’s Executive have approved plans to spend £150,000 to provide Free School Meals to beat hunger during school holidays, and a further £78,000 to fund community support schemes. 


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Conservative Police Commissioner comments branded ‘offensive’ and ‘counterproductive’

York Lib Dem councillors have hit out at comments made by the Conservative Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner in the wake of the Sarah Everards’s horrifying murder, calling for his resignation.


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Ward funding helps local school celebrate its 250th anniversary

Councillor Keith Aspden and the Fulford and Heslington ward committee have supported Fulford’s St Oswald's Primary School’s 250th birthday by granting £1,500 from its ward budget for an anniversary project, which displays the original school foundation stones.


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36,340 pensioners in York hit by Conservative broken promise on triple lock

The Liberal Democrats have published figures showing that 36,340 of State Pensioners in York are set to be impacted by the Government breaking its manifesto promise and suspending the triple lock on pensions.


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