Councillors call for law change to let councils reject Russian state-backed firms

York Lib Dem councillors are calling for change to council procurement laws which risk allowing state-backed Russian firms into the UK public sector unchallenged.


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Calls for more women to stand for elected office

Today (8th March) marks International Women’s Day, an event celebrated around the world for more than a century to highlight the achievements of women. This year’s campaign theme is #BreakTheBias, with a focus on creating a world that is free of stereotyping and discrimination.


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Local clinic unable to see thousands of patients as dentistry crisis deepens

A local dental clinic has revealed that it will be unable to provide NHS care to 6,000 patients who had registered with the practice. Lib Dem councillors have hit out at the Government’s lack of urgency in addressing the dentistry crisis.


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York united in calls for UK to welcome Ukrainian refugees

Lib Dem councillors have joined calls to for UK to follow the EU and urgently begin coordinating a humanitarian response, including a simple, fast scheme to settle Ukrainian refugees in the UK.


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York stands with Ukraine

York’s leaders have extended their support and solidarity with the people of Ukraine, following the start of the illegal and horrendous attack on the country.


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As York suffers flooding once again Councillors hit out at Government inaction

As river levels reach their peak in York, Councillors Keith Aspden and Paula Widdowson, have called for the Government to act on their promises.


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Councillors hit out at scrapping of Covid tests, as 16,985 people in York to face £500 "tax on caring"

Liberal Democrat Councillors have warned that the scrapping of Covid lateral flow tests is irresponsible and will see an over £9million “tax on caring,” with as many as 11,235 residents facing costs of £500 a year to take regular tests and visit vulnerable relatives.


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Plans to invest in social care and York’s economy get the go ahead

Proposals put forward by the Liberal Democrat and Green Partnership, to stabilise Council’s financial position and invest in social care and city’s economic recovery, have been given the go ahead following agreement at Full Council this evening (17 February).


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York awarded Purple Flag status

After several years of partnership work across the city, York has been awarded the prestigious Purple flag status in recognition for its diverse, safe and vibrant evening economy.


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Sir Ed Davey backs York’s GBR bid

Sir Ed Davey MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, has backed York’s bid to be the new home of Great British Rail, further strengthening the local campaign. The competition for the location of the GBR HQ has begun with York’s bid set to be formally submitted shortly.


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