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LIB DEMS PROMISE TO LISTEN, CARE AND WORK FOR MK

by Douglas McCall on 5 May, 2021

Ahead of the local elections on 6th May, the Liberal Democrats are putting reducing child poverty, Covid recovery, tackling flooding and cleaning up neighbourhoods top of their list. If elected to run the Council in May, the Liberal Democrats will: • Reduce child poverty • Tackle unaffordable housing and homelessness • Help our children and […]

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Veteran Lib Dem Group Leader set to retire

by Douglas McCall on 22 March, 2021

Councillor Douglas McCall, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on Milton Keynes Council for the last 9 years, has announced his plans to retire from the Council this May. Councillor McCall was first elected to MK Council 25 years ago in 1996 at the very first elections to the then new Unitary Authority of Milton […]

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Milton Keynes Liberal Democrat and Labour Groups have again signed an agreement to work in partnership on Milton Keynes Council for the year ahead, after local elections were postponed until May 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Milton Keynes Labour Group currently runs the Council as a minority administration with the support of the […]

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Helping out at Foodbank Xtra

by Douglas McCall on 24 April, 2020

Complying with social distancing, Lib Dem Cllrs from across Milton Keynes helping out at Foodbank Xtra, which is a joint venture between MK Council and MK Foodbank to feed the vulnerable during the Coronavirus pandemic.If you need help getting food during the crisis call Foodbank Xtra on 01908 565852.Alternatively, if you are able to donate […]

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MK Lib Dem 2019 Local Election Manifesto

by Douglas McCall on 25 March, 2019

The Milton Keynes Liberal Democrat Manifesto for the local elections, “Demand Better for Milton Keynes”, is launched today. Our Key Priorities for 2019/20 • Action to tackle child poverty• Action to reduce levels of litter• Protection for the most vulnerable from Tory austerity cuts• Support for the homeless to help them off the streets• Action […]

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MK Lib Dems Back the People’s Vote Campaign

by Richard Greenwood on 22 October, 2018

On Saturday 20th October a number of MK Lib Dems travelled down to London to support the People’s Vote campaign.  On the day it is estimated that over 700,000 people marched, the second largest protest this century, with only the Stop the War march with an estimated 1 million people being larger – which is […]

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Lib Dem Pothole Policy Success

by Douglas McCall on 5 October, 2018

The Liberal Democrats have used their influence on MK Council to have the Council’s policy regarding fixing potholes changed; 1. The Liberal Democrats have argued that the intervention level, the depth that potholes need to reach to be repaired, should be reduced. This has now been reduced from 50mm to 40mm. 2. The Lib Dems […]

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MK Lib Dem Leader speaks at Local Government Conference

by Douglas McCall on 11 July, 2018

  Cllr Douglas McCall, Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Milton Keynes Council, spoke at the Local Government Association Conference in Birmingham last week.   Cllr McCall, who also works for a homeless charity, spoke in a debate about homelessness, which included the CEO of Shelter and a Government representative. He called on the Government […]

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Today Labour Leader Cllr Pete Marland and Lib Dem Leader Cllr Douglas McCall signed a new 12 month Partnership Agreement. Under the new Enhanced Partnership the Labour Group will continue to run the Council in return for delivering the whole of the Lib Dem manifesto and giving the Lib Dems and enhanced role in formatting […]

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With Milton Keynes Council being in No Overall Control (NOC) following the local elections the Liberal Democrats had separate meetings with both the Conservatives and Labour to see if some agreement could be reached on the future running of the city. Lib Dem Group Leader, Cllr Douglas McCall, said, “We carefully considered the responses from […]

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