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Over 8,000 Pupils Eligible For Free School Meals In MK This Autumn

by Richard Greenwood on 10 December, 2020

In the Spring, 7,269 pupils were eligible, but this figure went up to 8,359 in the Autumn. MK Lib Dems say our MPs and the government need to act now Liberal Democrat Councillor Jane Carr has said these numbers show the need for “permanent solutions to child hunger”. “We know that last month the government […]

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Liberal Democrat Councillors Douglas McCall and Jane Carr have written to Milton Keynes MPs Ben Everitt and Iain Stewart expressing their sadness and disappointment over their decision to vote against extending free school meals back in October. You can download a copy of the letter by clicking this link. Though the government have since U-turned […]

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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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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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