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Liberal Democrat Leader, Tim Farron MP, makes it clear. The Liberal Democrats will not enter into any coalition deal with either Theresa May’s Conservatives or Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party. On Thursday 8th of June, every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to change the direction of our country and stop a hard Brexit. […]

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MK Lib Dem Leader Re-Elected

by Douglas McCall on 20 April, 2017

At their Annual General Meeting the Liberal Democrat Group on Milton Keynes Council re-elected Cllr Douglas McCall as their Leader. Cllr Ric Brackenbury was re-elected Deputy Leader and Cllr Derek Eastman Re-elected as Group Chair.

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Lib Dems call Special ‘Green Bins’ Council Meeing

by craigwhittall on 7 April, 2017

On the 6th April the Liberal Democrats have called a Special Meeting of Milton Keynes Council to address the Green Bin issue. The Executive Scrutiny Committee referred Labour’s decision to charge £33 for each green bin to Full Council, but the next ordinary Council is not until June. Liberal Democrat Leader Cllr Douglas McCall said “June […]

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Homelessness Crisis

by craigwhittall on 17 March, 2017

The homelessness crisis continues. In the last year MK Council has housed 687 families, including 1013 children, in temporary accommodation costing over £7.5M! This doesn’t include the dozens of ‘non-statutory’ street homeless. There is much concern about the Government’s decision to remove Housing Benefit from 18-21 year olds from April. We can expect more teenage […]

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Former Cllr Alan Pugh dies

by Douglas McCall on 21 February, 2017

The Liberal Democrats regret to announce the death of former long standing councillor and Mayor of Milton Keynes, Alan Pugh. Alan Pugh Alan graduated from the London School of Economics and worked in the food, building and construction industries in the UK and in Australia before setting up his own civil engineering company in 1979. […]

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The Liberal Democrats make By-Election gains

by Douglas McCall on 24 September, 2016

It is the Liberal Democrats that are making most Council by-election Gains since May 2016.

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Highlights of Tim Farron’s speech to the Lib Dem Conference

by Douglas McCall on 20 September, 2016

Today, Tim Farron delivered his leader’s speech to Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference in Brighton in it, he talked at length about where we, as a country go from here, about Brexit and the politics of fear, division and hate. He also spoke about the refugee crisis, the NHS and how we ensure it cares for […]

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MK Lib Dem Summer Party

by Douglas McCall on 16 August, 2016

On the afternoon of Saturday 13th August Milton Keynes Liberal Democrats came together for a “Summer Party”.   Lib Dem Council Group Leader, Cllr Douglas McCall said “It was great to come together socially and I appreciated the opportunity to thank members and helpers for all their hard work over the year. It was also […]

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MK Lib Dems Announce Spokespeople

by Douglas McCall on 18 May, 2016

Milton Keynes Liberal Democrats COUNCIL GROUP APPOINTMENTS 2016/17 Group Officers Leader: Douglas McCall Deputy Leader: Ric Brackenbury Chair: Derek Eastman Vice-Chair: Robin Bradburn Secretary: Peter Cannon Media Officer: Vanessa McPake Training and Development Champion: Jenni Ferrans Committee Spokespersons Scrutiny Management: Isobel McCall (C) Budget Scrutiny: Ric Brackenbury (C) Children & Young People: Sam Crooks (C) […]

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Lib Dem / Labour Agreement

by Douglas McCall on 16 May, 2016

Further to our statement on the 10th May, we have had further discussions with the Labour Group. To recap, both Labour and the Conservatives made us offers to work together. Labour also offered us places on the Cabinet, but we value our independence and decided not to have a joint administration with either party and […]

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