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

  • Photo of Steffan Aquarone
    Article: Jul 12, 2019

    Conservative-run Norfolk County Council has blocked a move to debate a People's Vote on Brexit at its next full council meeting.

    Liberal Democrat Councillor Steff Aquarone was planning to move the motion but the Council has banned it from being debated.

    Councillor Aquarone says,

    "I am shocked at this blatant piece of attempted democratic suppression. The chairman's role is supposed to be neutral, and yet this stinks of party political interference. Their once-grand party is in absolute disarray, brought to the brink of extinction by a party that's only been in existence for a few months. They'll do whatever they can to get this issue off the table and it's a disgrace.

  • Steffan Aquarone
    Article: Jul 12, 2019

    The first ever inter-governmental global assessment on biodiversity prepared by 150 leading experts from 50 countries found that human activity is killing species in greater numbers than ever before. It suggests that around a million species now face extinction within decades, a rate of destruction tens to hundreds of times higher than the average over the past 10 million years.

  • Photo of Ed Maxfield
    Article: Jul 11, 2019

    Liberal Democrat Group leader, Ed Maxfield will raise the critical issue of the Children Services Portage Service at Norfolk County Council's Cabinet meeting on Monday.

    The Portage service is a home-visiting educational service for pre-school children with SEND and their families. It works with families in one to one settings, to help them develop a quality of life and experience, for themselves and their young children, in which they can learn together, play together, participate and be included in their community in their own right.

  • Photo of Tim Adams
    Article: Jul 10, 2019

    Liberal Democrats at County Hall are asking Norfolk County Council to write to the Secretary of State for Education to demand urgent action to fix Norfolk's special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) problem that should include the provision of adequate funding in Norfolk so that it can meet the demand for SEND provision.

  • Photo of Steffan Aquarone
    Article: Jul 9, 2019

    Liberal Democrats at County Hall are asking Norfolk County Council to support a People's Vote on Brexit at the full council meeting on 22 July 2019.

    Steff Aquarone said, "It's clear Parliament has been unable to reach a conclusion on how to deliver Brexit. And with the Liberal Democrats polling record highs, even the noisiest of Tory leaders won't want to face a general election. We think it's time to put the decision back to the people".