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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 Ed Maxfield
    Article: Aug 28, 2019

    Councillor Ed Maxfield, leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on Norfolk County Council, in response to Nofolk County Council's No Deal Exit strategy said -

    "The threat of a No Deal Brexit is real and it represents a potential national crisis. But I get no sense of urgency and no sense of leadership from Norfolk County Council's preparations.

  • Article: Aug 27, 2019

    Councillor Ed Maxfield has today wriiten to Norfolk County Council Leader Andrew Proctor regarding comments by Conservative Councillor Margaret Stone on the cuts to the income that disabled people receive for their adult social care needs.

    Councilor Maxfield has said -

    "Dear Andrew

    I was personally dismayed to read the email sent by Cllr Stone to one of the families campaigning for the restoration of MIG funding. There has been strong and widespread condemnation of the comments from people across Norfolk which is understandable given the tone and content of Cllr Stone's reported comments.

  • desert
    Article: Jul 12, 2019

    The five point environmental plan announced on Monday by Norfolk Tories is a derisory gesture.

    Responding to the climate change emergency will take more than a few small measures, but in five points this is what the Liberal Democrats would do differently:

    1. Establish where Norfolk has got to get to. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change made it clear we have 12 years and counting to reverse the current trends if we are to limit global warming to one point five degrees. It's vital any plan knows where it's going. We would set up a Citizen's Assembly to develop a clear strategy for achieving this.

  • 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.