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Archive for the ‘Transport’ Category

Liberal Democrats Fighting to keep HS2 on track

by derekdeedman on 28 January, 2017

The Liberal Democrats voted for greater scrutiny and environmental protection in the construction of High Speed 2 as the HS2 Bill went through Report Stage in the Lords. Bill Bradshaw put his name to an amendment that would have ensured that construction on Phase One would not have commenced until a full costs estimate had […]

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We Must End the Southern Rail Debacle Now!

by derekdeedman on 18 December, 2016

Rail users have had to put up with an appalling service from Southern Rail. Even before the strikes the company’s service was one of the worst amongst all the train companies across the UK. Now the situation has become totally unacceptable. Businesses in the South and South East of England are being adversely affected, important appointments […]

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Jenny Randerson called on the Government to enforce fair compensation for passengers of Southern railway. The Liberal Democrat Transport Spokesperson questioned the Government over action to make Southern pay out compensation promptly and fairly. Recently the company has restricted the use of third party software which ease the compensation process. David Cameron and George Osborne […]

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Sand quarry meeting packs out village centre

by derekdeedman on 11 May, 2016

Members of the public struggled to squeeze into The Steyning Centre on Monday evening to discuss proposals for a sand quarry in Steyning. Around 180 people attended the meeting, which was held before Steyning’s annual parish council meeting, over a proposed plan to extract 850,000 tonnes of soft sand from Ham Farm on the edge […]

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Many people are already getting tired of listening to the Conservatives bickering with each other over Europe and resorting to scare tactics to make their case. So it’s vital we fight a positive, patriotic campaign that is based on hope not fear. There is so much we have achieved already in Europe. Together we have […]

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Tim Farron’s new year message

by derekdeedman on 2 January, 2016

January 1, 2016 – 12:05 am Here is the new year message for 2016 from Lib Dem leader Tim Farron: The New Year is a time to look forward and it is as important for us as a party to set ourselves new goals and ambitions as it is as individuals. I am determined that […]

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As many of you know, Catherine is a lead negotiator on EU air pollution law in the European Parliament. Last Wednesday, after many meetings and last minute lobbying, we successfully voted to set ambitious national limits on major pollutants – making sure that every sector plays a part in cleaning up Europe’s air. This is so […]

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The future of the railways – a Liberal view

by derekdeedman on 28 September, 2015

By Jenny Randerson | Mon 28th September 2015 – 9:50 am Jeremy Corbyn’s proposal for a People’s Railway has sparked interest and support, tinged with more than a little nostalgia for a past that really didn’t exist. Those who hanker after British Rail were clearly not there. It was the butt of national jokes about […]

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A qualified Architect, Shweta has been a leading Councillor on Elmbridge Borough Council in east Surrey since 2000. She has chaired a Planning Committee for many years and worked on all aspects of Council Planning Policy. She is the Council’s Historic Environment and Design Champion since 2006 and was for many years a Council nominated […]

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Tim Farron’s Beveridge Lecture in full: “Let’s say a huge yes to active, ambitious, liberal government and build a new consensus” From Lib Dem Voice – Sun 20th July 2014 – 8:30 am Tim Farron’s Beveridge Lecture in full: “Let’s say a huge yes to active, ambitious, liberal government and build a new consensus” William Beveridge […]

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