Incompetence by the Conservatives who for years ran Northamptonshire County Council has led to a financial crisis never seen before in local government. At the end of the 2017/18 financial year, the County Council declared a balanced financial position, but audited accounts showed that this was “not accurate” - the true position was a deficit of over £35,000.000.
It cannot and must not be underestimated, the world faces a real threat from climate change. Understandably, the focus for most of 2020/2021 was on the major health crisis that is Covid-19. But in the hubbub of news, we should remember that this health crisis is part of the same unfolding story. Nature and the environment are connected. We have all seen the reality of global warming in melting ice caps, raging fires and extreme weather. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reported that to cap the rise in global temperatures below 1.5oC this century, emissions of carbon dioxide would have to be cut by nearly half by 2030. Many experts say we have a small window of 10 years to do this.
Voting by post is likely to be the safest way to vote in the upcoming local elections this May. You can use this tool to generate the form (although it does need to be printed, signed and posted).
The first ever draft revenue budget for North Northamptonshire Council was approved for consultation by the council's shadow executive on Monday, December 7th and now they’re seeking your views on the proposals for when the council comes into existence in April next year. To take part in the consultation follow the link here
Tory attacks are designed to allow govt to act with impunity
Responding to reports that Dominic Cummings has attacked judicial review as a “farce”, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:
“Dominic Cummings seems to believe that he, Boris Johnson and Tory Ministers are above the law. They are not.
Our candidate, Suzanna Austin will be at these hustings events this week. Can you come along and support her?
Wed 4th December 19:30-20:30 Park Road Baptist Church, Park Rd, Rushden NN10 0LH
Thurs 5th December 19:30 - 21:00 Glamis Hall, Goldsmith Rd, Wellingborough NN8 3RU
If you wish you can arrive a little early to chat to Suzanna.
The Liberal Democrats have chosen the Higham Ferrers-based business-owner Suzanna Austin to fight for Wellingborough constituency in the upcoming General Election.
Suzanna previously stood in Kettering in the 2017 General election and in the 2019 European Elections where the Liberal Democrats finished second in the Wellingborough constituency with 15% of the vote.
The Early Parliamentary Election Bill has just passed the Commons. It's full steam ahead for an election on the 12th December.
It's likely to be the most important General Election in our lifetimes. And the Liberal Democrats are going into it as the only party that will stop Brexit on day 1.
We're ready for this. We have an ambitious plan for the future of our country, where every single person and community can thrive. But we need your help if we're going to win - and here's how you can make that happen.