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  • AIleen & City of York Councillors with Sarah Olney MP
    Article: Mar 23, 2017

    York Liberal Democrats have selected local resident Aileen Hingston to contest the forthcoming Micklegate by-election

    Aileen is a retired civil servant who has lived in Micklegate ward for 25 years. Her career involved health and social care, refugee issues, and economic statistics. She has been campaigning to resolve parking problems for residents and to improve local bus services.

  • Article: Mar 23, 2017

    Keith Aspden, Liberal Democrat Councillor for Fulford and Heslington, is asking residents to support his petition calling for additional flood defence funding and works in Fulford.

    The A19 in Fulford is prone to flooding after periods of heavy rainfall, which has caused traffic disruption on several occasions on one of the city's busiest roads. Fordlands Road, just off the A19, is also vulnerable to flooding, which has in the past led to the Fordlands Road community being cut off.

  • Purple Flag
    Article: Mar 22, 2017

    'Purple Flag' status could be on the way for York city centre, with Liberal Democrat councillors proposing a motion to a Council meeting later this month.

    Purple Flag is an accreditation process for town and city centres - similar to Green Flag for parks and Blue Flag for beaches. The award is given to places that meet set standards of excellence in managing the evening and night time economy.

  • Cllr Carol Runciman meets hardworking NHS staff with Party Leader, Tim Farron, and Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Norman Lamb.
    Article: Mar 21, 2017

    Cllr Carol Runciman and the Liberal Democrats have called for emergency funding to keep health services from the brink of collapse.
    The Liberal Democrats passed a motion at their recent spring conference in York calling for an injection of emergency funding - particularly focused on social care and mental health services.

  • Article: Mar 9, 2017

    Cllr Carol Runciman, Liberal Democrat Executive Member for Health and Adult Social Care, has raised concerns over £50 million of health cuts announced by the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group.

    A CCG report for a meeting of York's Health and Wellbeing Board tomorrow identifies cuts in areas including out of hospital care, elective orthopaedics, and continuing healthcare. The CCG remains in special measures after NHS England rated it inadequate for leadership, finances, planning, and performance in July 2016. Projections suggest that the CCG's financial deficit will nearly double between 2016/17 and 2017/18, from £24 to £45 million.