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The inside scoop from the Liberal Democrats on what's going on at County Hall, home of Norfolk County Council

  • Ed Maxfield
    Article: Dec 16, 2019

    Dear Duncan

    Congratulations on your election victory. You have won a substantial mandate from people who rightly have high expectations of their MP. You will have already seen how quickly your inbox fills with issues to tackle but I want to take this chance to highlight three critical issues of concern to your constituents that I hope you will put at the top of your 'to do' list.

  • Norwich Bus
    Survey: Nov 5, 2019
    5 questions

    We want to hear your views on how to improve public transport in Norwich.

    Norwich has much work to do to create a modern-day transport system fit for the 21st century but with the city hoping to benefit from the Government's Transforming Cities Fund it could see one of the biggest transformations the city has seen in many years.

  • Ed Maxfield
    Article: Oct 23, 2019

    Ed Maxfield's comment on the publication of the House of Commons Education Select Committee report into Special Educational Needs and Disabilities:

    "Politicians have spent three years fiddling over Brexit while special needs education has been engulfed in flames.

    "The crisis has been plain to see for anyone involved in education in Norfolk. Delays in completion of EHCPs, parents forced to challenge decisions, worries about schools 'off-rolling' pupils to avoid the cost of providing support.

  • Ed Maxfield
    Article: Sep 4, 2019

    Three quarters of Norfolk schools have been forced to reduce Special Needs (SEND) provision over the last four years because of budget cuts according to a survey carried out by Liberal Democrats. Over 90% fear they will have to consider more cuts in the future.

    Ed Maxfield, leader of the Liberal Democrat group of councillors on Norfolk County Council commented:

  • Photo of David Harrison
    Article: Aug 29, 2019

    Councillor Margaret Stone's comments on disabled people and whether they should be seeking proper levels of funding to enable them to meet all their social care costs have received widespread condemnation.

    Outraged Liberal Democrat Councillor, David Harrison said "Councillor Stone is currently the chair of the Norfolk Health and Overview Scrutiny Committee. It is a powerful committee that has representatives from all the Norfolk District Councils and one of its key aims is to ensure that the needs and wishes for health and health-related services of all the population (including minorities, socially excluded groups and other targeted equality groups) have been identified towards achieving local health improvement."

    "Notwithstanding any calls for Councillor Stone to resign as a Councillor, Councillor Stone should first resign as the Chair of this Committee. It is due to meet again next Thursday. Its wide-ranging brief includes looking at services for disabled adults and children and if the chair of the committee cannot treat those people with the respect they deserve, then it calls into question the whole integrity of the committee and its work."