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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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MEASURES TO ALLOW SHOPS TO FULLY REOPEN SAFELY

by Douglas McCall on 12 June, 2020

As most people will know the Government is allowing the opening of non-essential shops from Monday 15th June. What many people will not know is that the Government has placed a duty on MK Council to ensure that shops can open safely, ensuring social distancing. They also have a duty to aim to prevent a […]

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MK Liberal Democrat Council Group Finance Spokesperson, Cllr Robin Bradburn, has hit back at recent misguided lobbying by Conservative councillors on business support grants. Councillor Bradburn said: “Conservative councillors are pressuring Milton Keynes Council to use their reserves to supplement a Central Government grant for small businesses – this is the job of the Conservative […]

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2020 Lib Dem Manifesto Added to Council Plan

by Richard Greenwood on 5 June, 2020

The MK Lib Dem manifesto prepared for the May 2020 local elections has now been added to the Milton Keynes Council Plan after the partnership agreement with Labour was renewed. The 2020 MK Lib Dem manifesto can be downloaded by clicking here. The 7 key priorities in the manifesto were:• Tackle poverty and homelessness• Support […]

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Lib Dems launch campaign for ‘Frontline Support Package’

by Richard Greenwood on 23 April, 2020

The Liberal Democrats have launched a campaign calling for a ‘Frontline Support Package’, a five-point plan to give frontline workers the support they need and the recognition they deserve as they get us through this appalling coronavirus crisis. Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey thanked the “army of workers protecting us” in hospitals, […]

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Food Bank Xtra

by Richard Greenwood on 16 April, 2020

Milton Keynes Council has teamed up with MK Food Bank to create Food Bank Xtra, a new city-wide service that is providing essential food and resources during the coronavirus crisis. If you need help: If you are in need, you can contact the Food Bank Helpline on 01908 565852 between 10am and 4pm Monday to […]

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Coronavirus Emergency Response Appeal

by Douglas McCall on 26 March, 2020

MK Council and the MK Community Foundation have launched a special appeal fund, the Covid-19 MK Emergency Response Appeal, to which people can donate to support MK charities and community groups helping to support vulnerable people through the coronavirus outbreak. Milton Keynes Council is providing £50,000 to kick start the appeal, with MK Community Foundation […]

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Lib Dems Lead Fight Against Child Poverty in MK

by Richard Greenwood on 11 March, 2020

Liberal Democrats welcome the interim report from the Child Poverty Commission The Milton Keynes Child Poverty Commission presented its interim report to Milton Keynes Council’s Cabinet last night. The Child Poverty Commission was called for by the Liberal Democrats last year, and last month the Liberal Democrats also secured £25,000 in next year’s MK Council […]

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