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Norfolk County Council Liberal Democrat Group

  • Photo of Steffan Aquarone
    Article: Apr 20, 2020

    It's doubtless that these unprecedented times are placing a huge burden on our society and will have a lasting impact on our lives.

    But will the changes we've seen have an impact on our politics when normality starts to resume? This is something the new leader of the Liberal Democrats in Norfolk, Steffan Aquarone, believes will have a profound effect on our politics as a result of the crisis:

  • River in flood
    Article: Mar 2, 2020

    It's time to review our preparations for flooding according to Ed Maxfield, leader of Liberal Democrat councillors at County Hall.

    "Norfolk's Flood Risk Plan is five years old. A lot has changed in that time. We have had five years of house building and five years of cuts to local government spending. We need to be sure there is enough money in the pot to tackle the problem.

  • Photo of Brian Watkins
    Article: Feb 27, 2020

    Liberal Democrat County Councillor Brian Watkins has criticised the ruling Conservative administration at County Hall for refusing to accept its share of the blame for the non-delivery of major infrastructure projects in Norfolk. Back in 2014, Norfolk County Council was awarded £300 million by central government for improvements along the A47, with the former prime minister David Cameron famously pledging his commitment to the delivery of the schemes. However, six years on the diggers have remained silent, and the work has yet to start.

  • Flooding river (AFP via GettyImages)
    Article: Feb 26, 2020

    Ed Maxfield, Liberal Democrat leader at County Hall has called for an urgent review of Norfolk County Council's flood protection plans in Norfolk

    Following Ed Maxfield's letter to the Leader of the Council in 30 July 2019, the Leader said a review of policies within the Council's 2015 Local Flood Risk Management Strategy would be undertaken this financial year yet seven months on there seems to be no progress.

  • Tim Adams
    Article: Feb 23, 2020

    In February's Budget-setting Full Council meeting, Liberal Democrat councillor Tim Adams called for a new direction on the social care cuts rather than a morally indefensible race to the bottom. As Conservative councillors voted for an increase in their own pay once again, Cllr Adams asked if they would accept a 55% reduction on their allowances as they were forcing disabled people to accept. You can listen to his speech here.