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A Liberal Democrat motion that called on the Council’s Cabinet to publicly condemn the decision of MK’s MPs to vote against an extension of free school meals was passed last night. At Wednesday evening’s Full Council, the motion was passed by councillors unanimously. The motion means the leader of the Council will write to MPs […]

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Lib Dem Success for Affordable Housing in Milton Keynes

by Richard Greenwood on 26 November, 2020

A successful Lib Dem motion that passed unanimously at last night’s Council means the Cabinet will investigate excessive premiums on shared ownership properties. Shared ownership is a combination of buying and renting, where you own a share of the property and rent the part you don’t. Shared ownership makes eventually buying a house a lot […]

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Help for Struggling Residents in MK

by Richard Greenwood on 6 November, 2020

Struggling residents urged to ask for help if they need it during second lockdown. As Milton Keynes begins its first day in lockdown, local Liberal Democrat Leader Cllr Douglas McCall urges residents to reach out if you need help. Following yesterday’s vote by MPs to implement a month-long lockdown across England, Cllr Douglas McCall, the […]

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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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