Council leader welcomes details of Government funding to progress York Central

Liberal Democrat Leader of the Council Cllr Keith Aspden has welcomed the confirmation and details of the £77.1m funding to secure the delivery of York Central development, which will deliver a £1.16 billion boost to the local and regional economy and enable the city to build back better.


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Ward funding brings cross-generation project to life in Fulford

Cllr Keith Aspden, Fulford Nursing Home and Dandelion Arts have joined forces to create a new project aimed at combating isolation and loneliness amongst the elderly. 


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Decisions affecting York should be taken in York

York Liberal Democrats are standing up for our communities and opposing Conservative plans to merge self-governing York into a super-council stretching across the whole county.

Add YOUR voice to the opposition to these plans by filling out our survey online at:


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Hong Kong residents welcome in York

York Liberal Democrats have welcomed the recent Government announcements outlining details on the new pathway to citizenship for Hong Hong’s British National (Overseas) status holders.


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Lib Dem Councillors to thank ‘Community Champions’

York Lib Dems are launching a community recognition scheme to thank those who have gone the extra mile to help their neighbours and communities through this difficult time.



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10 year city plan proposed to build back better

The Council’s Executive have today welcomed the proposed development of a 10-year City Plan, which will be developed with key partners, to build on York’s strengths to improve the lives of all residents, communities, students and businesses in the city.


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York Lib Dems warn of the impact of further cuts to local media

York Liberal Democrats are calling on the BBC to recognise the impact their cost-cutting plans will have on the local communities, as well as the future of local and regional journalism.


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York Lib Dems join calls to help 3million Excluded from Government support

York Liberal Democrats have joined the national campaign led by ExcludedUK to call on the Government to provide financial support to the 3 million people who have been excluded from the coronavirus support schemes.


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Social care exclusion from new Health and Care Visa

Earlier last week the Government announced that social care workers would be excluded from the new Health and Care Visa and the entire “skilled worker” route with the implementation of points-based immigration system.

Following this announcement, Cllr Runciman, the Liberal Democrat Executive Member for Health and Adult Social Care, has written to the Home Secretary to condemn this decision and urge the Government to introduce a sector-specific visa route enabling international recruitment into social care to address the worrying staffing shortages facing the sector.


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Council leader lobbies for civil service relocation to York

Cllr Keith Aspden, Liberal Democrat Leader of City of York Council, has today written to the Prime Minister and Cabinet Office to reiterate his support for the proposals which would see York established as Britain’s ‘second city’, with the possible relocation of the House of Lords or civil service departments. Cllr Aspden first wrote to the Prime Minister in January expressing the Council’s support in progressing any proposals.



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