The Liberal Democrats in Thornbury and Yate have announced that their new Parliamentary Candidate is Councillor Claire Young, taking over from longstanding former MP Steve Webb

Claire Young announced as new Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Thornbury and Yate

Affordable housing in Thornbury “a joke”

In a council debate on affordable housing, Cllr Maggie Tyrell (Thornbury South & Alveston) said: “We’re not against development in Thornbury, but we are against poorly planned development. I know of a young person with every advantage, who went looking for an affordable home, and was told to ...

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A dark day for South Glos democracy

Conservatives in South Gloucestershire have forced decisions back behind closed doors, with committees of councillors scrapped in favour of a centralised ‘Leader and cabinet'. Councils in Britain were forced to adopt cabinets after Tony Blair came to power, but when the Liberal Democrats were in ...

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£1m for extra care housing announced

South Glos Lib Dems are thrilled to learn that £1m for Extra Care housing is coming to the area. The news was announced at the Health Overview and Scrutiny committee last night (8th March), due to a successful bid by Sirona to the Homes and Communities agency. This means the long awaited developm...

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Closed doors slammed by South Glos

Last night, South Gloucestershire councillors condemned the Home Secretary’s decision to accept only 350 unaccompanied refugee children from the Syrian crisis. Cllr Claire Young (Liberal Democrat, Westerleigh) proposed a motion reaffirming the Council’s long-standing commitment to supporting ref...

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Libraries and one stop shops

The Liberal Democrats on South Gloucestershire proposed responsible, funded alterations to the South Gloucestershire budget, which were shot down by Tory and Labour votes.   Liberal Democrat Cllr Claire Young (Westerleigh) said: “No one should be in any doubt about the serious financial situation...

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