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  • Article: May 26, 2017

    Cllr Chris Cullwick has written to the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS England to ask for urgent clarification about the recent revelation that the CCG has been placed into a capped expenditure programme.

    At last week's Heath and Wellbeing Board, Cllr Cullwick, Liberal Democrat Vice Chair of York's Health Scrutiny Committee, asked a series of questions about the news that the Vale of York CCG's Medium Term Financial Plan has been rejected by NHS England and that NHS England and NHS Improve had placed the CCG into the capped expenditure programme - meaning it is likely that NHS services in York will lose out by even more than was previously expected.

  • Keith walkabout
    Article: May 26, 2017

    Lib Dem Councillor Keith Aspden has written to Virgin Media to raise concerns about how fibre optic cable works are being carried out in Heslington and Fulford.

    In recent days, contractors working on behalf of Virgin have been installing fibre optic boxes and tearing up footpaths and verges in both villages to lay cables. Concerns over how the work is being carried out centre on the condition of the footpaths and verges after the contractors have left, and particularly the poor communication with local communities about the nature and timescale of the works.

  • Chris Cullwick Letter
    Article: May 19, 2017

    Councillor Chris Cullwick, Liberal Democrat Vice Chair of the City of York Council Health Scrutiny Committee, demanded answers from the NHS Vale of York CCG about their mounting financial crisis at a meeting of York Health and Wellbeing Board yesterday afternoon.

    Councillor Cullwick's concerns focused on reports that the Vale of York CCG had been subjected to a "Capped Expenditure Program", meaning that NHS spending was likely to be down in York next year, having a serious detrimental impact on local NHS services and waiting times.

  • Article: May 16, 2017

    Responding to official figures showing inflation rose last month to its highest since September 2013, Liberal Democrat candidate for York Outer James Blanchard said:

    "This sudden jump in inflation shows the Brexit squeeze is hitting shopping baskets across.

    "This is the reality of Theresa May and Nigel Farage's extreme Brexit at all costs approach: higher prices in the shops, the cost of holidays going up and less money for our schools and NHS.

    "Schools in York Outer are facing a cut of £244 pupil over the next two years due to Conservative cuts. The government is simply balancing the cost of Brexit on the backs of our young people.

  • Alex Nowis and Nick Love
    Article: May 10, 2017

    Local Liberal Democrats have selected Alex Nowis as their candidate for the forthcoming Hull Road by-election.

    The Hull Road by-election has been called as a result of the resignation of Labour councillor David Levene.

    David Levene is the second senior Labour Councillor to resign in the last few weeks after Julie Gunnell resigned as councillor for Micklegate in May.

  • shine
    Article: Apr 25, 2017

    Cllr Keith Aspden visited the York City Knights Foundation on Thursday at Rowntree Park to promote the activities available for children, young people and families in the city.

    York's Shine magazine is aimed at school age children, young people and families. It contains information on lots of great activities throughout York that you can do in your free time.

  • Article: Apr 25, 2017

    Nestle has today announced it is planning to cut 166 jobs at its York site. This would be part of wider cuts of 300 jobs across the UK, read more about the news here.

    Cllr Aspden, Leader of Lib Dem Group and Deputy Leader of City of York Council, commented "I am concerned to hear about these potential job losses in York. I will ask the Council to ensure that it receives assurances from Nestle that support will be in place to give workers and families the support they need - particularly as the 45-day consultation starts."

  • Nick Love and James Blanchard
    Article: Apr 21, 2017

    James Blanchard and Nick Love will be the Liberal Democrat candidates in York at the General Election on June 8th 2017.

    James Blanchard will be the candidate for York Outer, the constituency in which he stood at the last General Election. James has a track record of campaigning to protect York's Greenbelt locally and will join the many residents who disagree with Theresa May's hard Brexit. He has worked for a number of major regional companies and organisations in senior communications and campaigning roles.

  • Article: Apr 21, 2017

    Liberal Democrats on City of York Council are supporting putting £250,000 into five communities around York.

    At next week's City of York Executive meeting, Liberal Democrat members will support an additional £250,000 investment, over the next two years, into a local area approach to promoting financial inclusion. The additional funding will complement the existing ward committee funding and the new local area teams to ensure that all parts of York benefit from being in one of the North of England's strongest and most economically vibrant cities.

  • Article: Apr 18, 2017

    Theresa May has announced plans for a 'snap' general election on the 8th of June. Voting Liberal Democrat will show that you support the real opposition to the Conservative government's plans for a hard Brexit.

    If you are interested in helping us campaign locally, email info@yorklibdems.org.uk, donate at https://yorklibdems.org.uk/en/donate or join the party at https://libdems.secure.force.com/LiberalDemocrats/NewMemberRegistration