North Yorkshire Conservative MPs urged to stop “dangerous & draconian” Police Bill

In a letter to York Outer Conservative MP Julian Sturdy, Liberal Democrat Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner candidate James Barker has urged him and his fellow North Yorkshire Conservative MPs to stop the ‘dangerous and draconian’ Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.

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PFCC candidate urges Government to back plan to end the cladding scandal after Lib Dem Lords’ victory

Liberal Democrat candidate for York and North Yorkshire's Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, James Barker, has urged the Government to accept an amendment to the Fire Safety Bill proposed by Lib Dems which was passed by the House of Lords yesterday by 326 votes to 248.

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Liberal Democrats seek a fair funding deal for North Yorkshire’s Police and Fire & Rescue Services

In a motion put to Full Council on the 22nd March, York Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to deliver a Fair funding deal for Police and Fire services.

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Lib Dem PFCC candidate calls on North Yorkshire MPs to oppose 'draconian' Police Bill

James Barker, Liberal Democrat Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner candidate for North Yorkshire, has called on the county’s MPs to vote against Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill which is being debated in Parliament this week.

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Concerns raised over proposed development in Huntington

Huntington and New Earswick’s Liberal Democrat Councillors are urging Huntington residents to submit objections on the proposals to build 300 houses on the Green Belt.

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Lib Dems to call for York’s pensions to be invested in green infrastructure

In a motion to Full Council, York’s Liberal Democrat councillors are calling on the York and North Yorkshire Pension Fund to invest £120 million in green infrastructure to aid local efforts to rebuild a sustainable economy and support the creation of green jobs.

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Support grows for York remaining independent

Former Conservative leader William Hague and the MP for Scarborough Robert Goodwill have backed plans to create a single council in North Yorkshire, which would see decision-making retained in York without generating needless challenges in the midst of a national crisis.

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Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Candidate backs call to scrap Vagrancy Act

Liberal Democrat candidate for York and North Yorkshire's Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, James Barker, has called on the Government to back Lib Dem MP Layla Moran’s campaign to scrap the 1824 Vagrancy Act. Layla Moran has introduced a cross-party Bill that would repeal the Act, which makes it an offence to sleep rough in England and Wales. Speaking in the House of Commons last week, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick admitted that the Vagrancy Act should be repealed.

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EU nationals reminded to register for ‘Settled Status’, amid warnings of the system failing

York’s Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to grant EU citizens the automatic right to stay in the UK, with the physical proof they need, as new Home Office figures reveal that 420 residents in York are still waiting for a decision on their Settled Status application.

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Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Candidate Slams 'Unsafe' £13.8m Tory Cut to Road Maintenance

Liberal Democrat candidate for York and North Yorkshire's Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, James Barker, has condemned the Government's cuts to the funds given to councils in York and North Yorkshire to carry out transport maintenance as 'potentially unsafe'.

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