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Milton Keynes MPs vote against free school meals

by Douglas McCall on 22 October, 2020

Last night, local MPs Ben Everitt and Iain Stewart voted against plans to extend free school meals for children during the school holidays. The Labour motion to extend free school meals during holidays, up to Easter 2021, was voted down by 322 votes to 261. Milton Keynes Liberal Democrats say this goes against everything they […]

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Warning: Double Blow of Brexit and Covid

by Richard Greenwood on 22 October, 2020

MK Lib Dems give stark warning to Council: “We’re about to suffer the twofold blow of COVID and Brexit” At last night’s Council, the Lib Dem Group gave a stark warning that the ending of the transition period and the potential of a no-deal Brexit, combined with the fall-out from the COVID-19 pandemic, will have […]

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Making MK The World’s Greenest City

by Richard Greenwood on 22 October, 2020

The Lib Dem Group have further committed to seeing Milton Keynes become carbon neutral by 2030 by bringing a successful motion at last night’s Council that requests Cabinet progress several environmentally innovative initiatives. The motion, which was passed unanimously, impacts everyone from homeowners to schools, from parents to apprentices. Amongst other things, the motion requests […]

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Lib Dems Thank Community Litter Picking Groups

by Richard Greenwood on 22 October, 2020

The Liberal Democrat Group on Milton Keynes Council has applauded community groups who took on the task of litter picking and basic landscape maintenance work during the pandemic. A motion that was passed unanimously at last night’s Council urges the Cabinet to actively support these individuals and groups by providing mentoring and equipment, as well […]

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MK’s Tory MPs Block Proof to Stay for EU Citizens In UK

by Richard Greenwood on 22 October, 2020

MPs Ben Everitt and Iain Stewart vote to block physical proof of right of residence for 25,680 EU citizens in Milton Keynes The Liberal Democrats have warned that Ben Everitt and Iain Stewart, Conservative MPs for Milton Keynes North and South respectively, are risking a “new Windrush-style scandal”, after they voted to refuse to offer […]

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Demanding Better for Our Children

by Richard Greenwood on 1 October, 2020

“We need to do better for all our children” Lib Dems say as new Corporate Parenting model launched The Corporate Parenting Panel of Milton Keynes Council has launched the Champion Model to make sure “all 57 councillors understand their role as corporate parents”. The Panel, which makes sure that the Council’s pledge to children in […]

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A £25,000 Liberal Democrat budget amendment on MK Council has contributed to seeing children and young people in need in Milton Keynes receive lunches this summer. By the end of this week, around 8,500 lunchboxes will have been issued to children, along with 1,000 food packs for young people. The initiative, which started in July, […]

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Councillors ask to overturn decision on racist comment

by Richard Greenwood on 16 July, 2020

Senior councillors are seeking a rare review by asking a committee to overturn a decision not to investigate a councillor accused of posting a racist comment on Facebook. Last week a Standards Sub-Committee made up of just three councillors voted two to one to not investigate Cllr Terry Baines for a comment he made on […]

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Lib Dem Response to Council Financial Report

by Richard Greenwood on 10 July, 2020

“We cannot relax. We must remain diligent.” – Liberal Democrats respond to the council’s new Financial Outlook Report looking at the impact of At last night’s meeting of the Budget and Resources Scrutiny Committee, Milton Keynes Council officers presented a Financial Outlook Report to councillors, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It provided councillors […]

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Anger at decision over Councillor’s racist comment

by Richard Greenwood on 10 July, 2020

Leading councillors have condemned the decision by a council sub-committee to not investigate a councillor who made racist remarks as “utterly unexplainable” and “hurtful” Cllr Peter Marland & Cllr Douglas McCall have condemned the conduct of a panel of councillors and said they will try and get the decision not to investigate Conservative Cllr Terry […]

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