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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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Lib Dem Post Election Statement

by Douglas McCall on 10 May, 2016

  Following the Milton Keynes local election results both the Labour and Conservative Groups approached the Liberal Democrats with a proposal to work with them. The Lib Dems carefully considered both of these offers, but believe keeping our political independence is important, and have decided not to enter into a joint administration with either of […]

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Liberal Democrat Council Leader

by Douglas McCall on 9 May, 2016

At their AGM on Monday 9th May the Lib Dem councillors on MK Council re-elected Cllr Douglas McCall as their Leader for the 5th year in a row. Cllr Ric Brackenbury was re-elected Deputy Leader and Cllr Derek Eastman was re-elected Group Chair. The AGM also welcomed newly elected Cllr Marie Bradburn to the Lib […]

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Lib Dem success in MK Elections

by Douglas McCall on 6 May, 2016

We would like to congratulate the following four Liberal Democrat cllrs who retained their seats in the local Milton Keynes elections:- Ric Brackenbury – Campbell Park & Old Woughton Peter Canon – Shenley Brook End Douglas McCall – Newport Pagnell South Vanessa McPake – Monkston Also, a big well done to Marie Bradburn for winning […]

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Recycling Saved

by Douglas McCall on 16 April, 2016

  Leo Montague, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Newport Pagnell North & Hanslope Ward, is delighted that the Lib Dems saved the MK recycling scheme.   The Lib Dems moved the successful amendment to the MK Council budget that saved the pick sack recycling scheme from being cut.   They also ensured that the green […]

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Play Area Protected

by Douglas McCall on 9 April, 2016

  Leo Montague says that play areas are important to young families, that is why MK Lib Dems opposed the budget proposals to cut the maintenance budget for play areas by 50% over the next three years.   This would have resulted in the closure of many Play Areas. The Lib Dems have got that […]

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Leo Montague delighted that wardens were saved

by Douglas McCall on 3 April, 2016

  The number one priority for the Liberal Democrats is to protect the most vulnerable from Conservative Government cuts.   That is why they opposed the Council’s plans to scrap wardens for the sheltered housing schemes and successfully stopped the plan to charge our poorest pensioners for the scheme once it was saved, so they […]

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Refugee Crisis

by Douglas McCall on 7 September, 2015

Many of us have been touched by the tragic events in the Mediterranean and elsewhere. Local residents want something done. Noting the comments of the Prime Minister for the UK to fulfil its moral responsibility and give sanctuary to thousands of Syrian refugees the Liberal Democrats are moving an urgent motion at the MK Council […]

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“I have considered the report very carefully.  In doing so I have reflected on my position and wish to formally apologise.  I want to ensure that all that can be done to protect the public is achieved and therefore will be supporting the recommendations from the Council’s Audit report fully. I will make it my […]

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Lib Dems comment of Council Taxi Report

by Douglas McCall on 19 November, 2014

Lib Dem Group Leader, Cllr Douglas McCall said “Following a meeting to discuss the report the Lib Dem Group welcomes and accepts the audit report and all its recommendations. The action plan will lead to improved public safety. We hope that the other parties will also accept the report”.

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