Back York campaign success

Ministers have today confirmed that the cross-party Back York campaign has succeeded in retaining local decision making in York. City of York Council is set to remain a unitary authority in its own right, alongside a new North Yorkshire unitary authority covering North Yorkshire County Council’s current footprint.


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Lib Dems call for reforms to ‘broken’ asylum system

York’s Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to halt its planned Nationality and Borders Bill and instead take meaningful action to fix the UK’s ‘broken’ asylum system.


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Julian Sturdy breaks election promise as he votes to cut aid to world’s poorest

York Liberal Democrats have hit out at Julian Sturdy York Outer Conservative MP, for breaking his election commitment on international development spending and voting to abandon the world’s poorest in the middle of a global pandemic.


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Councillors back Lib Dem calls to Fix Social Care

Proposals put forward by York’s Liberal Democrat councillors to call on the new Health Secretary to put forward a plan that would fix social care, have been approved by Full Council this evening (15 July).


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York Councillors call for scrapping planning reforms

Proposals put forward by York’s Liberal Democrats urging all councillors to back calls to scrap the Planning Reform Bill and instead ask Government to focus on making the planning system more accountable to local residents, have been approved by Full Council.


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Calls for benefits uplift to be made permanent as number of claimants in York remains high

York’s Lib Dem Councillors are calling for the £20 uplift in Universal Credit to be made permanent, as latest data shows that despite the easing of lockdown restrictions, the number of people claiming Universal Credit in York remains high.key_uc.jpg

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Sky lantern restrictions to be considered

City of York Council is set to consider introducing restrictions on the release of sky lanterns on Council-owned property or council-approved events, due to the environmental and fire hazards they pose.


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Last chance to back York’s Green Belt

York residents have one week left to have their say in consultation on the ongoing examination of the city’s Local Plan, which will conclude on the 7th July.


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Councillors call on Chancellor to fix 'black hole' in business support

York’s Liberal Democrat Councillors are calling for an extension of vital support schemes, warning that small businesses face a 'black hole' in support.


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Campaign success as Acomb’s pedestrian crossing to be upgraded

Cllr Sue Hunter, Liberal Democrat Councillor for Westfield, has welcomed the news that improvements will be made to the pedestrian crossing on Acomb Front Street, outside Vyner House.


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