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

  • Steffan Aquarone
    Article: Jun 21, 2019

    Norfolk Liberal Democrats are calling on Norfolk County Council to take the bold, swift and long-term action that is needed to address the climate emergency.

    Following direct action by Extinction Rebellion, which brought February's County Council meeting to a standstill, all three parties put forward environment motions in March. The Tory motion called for the creation of a Task and Finish Group to report back after six months with a new environmental policy for the Council.

  • Ed at school
    Article: Jun 13, 2019

    The Liberal Democrat Group on Norfolk County Council has a new leader following the decision by Dan Roper to stand down after two years as Leader.

    Dan Roper said "After six years in the front line as a Cabinet Member, Deputy Leader of the Council and then as Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group it was the right time for me to take a step back.

  • Photo of Dan Roper
    Article: Feb 12, 2019

    Norfolk Liberal Democrats demand better as Tory government attacks on local government and local Conservative mismanagement of the County Council's finances inflicts more pain and distress.

    Liberal Democrat Group Leader Dan Roper says "Austerity is now a Conservative political project both locally and nationally. It is designed to reduce the level of local services to a legal minimum and allow the private sector to step in. Aside from austerity the Conservatives have no sustainable plan for Norfolk and it is clear that the financial position of the County Council is now dire."

  • Photo of Brian Watkins
    Article: Feb 8, 2019

    Norfolk Liberal Democrats are proposing that this year's £1 million cut to those people who need the minimum income guarantee (MIG) be stopped.

    MIG enables those adults who require care and support to have enough income to cover their day-to-day basic living costs. The Tories want to reduce this figure to the absolute minimum required by law - a figure the Conservative-led government has not increased since 2014/15.

  • Steffan Aquarone
    Article: Feb 8, 2019

    It's often the case that once the majority of the public gives up on a public service, it becomes a 'like it or lump it' situation for those who have no other option. And public transport is no exception.

    Since coming to power in 2016, the Conservative-controlled county council has cut bus transport bit by bit. They've ticked the boxes to make sure they've carried out 'consultations' but these have only talked to the remaining few passengers.