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The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

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  • Article: Aug 4, 2016
    By Joan Tebbutt in The Morpeth Herald

    The Editor

    Morpeth Herald

    Dear Editor,

    Congratulations to Joyce Wotherspoon* on her brilliant letter "A resident's welcome". It would have been laugh out loud funny had not the overall message been so depressingly accurate. Joyce does well to warn new residents of what they will be taking on, as no doubt developers will be doing their utmost to ensure they see everything through rose tinted glasses. Not that Morpeth people are likely to be unwelcoming to new residents, as we are warm hearted people and would welcome them to take part in our social and cultural life and bring some youthful and energetic input into our community. Hopefully, in due course, they will also become engaged in helping us to do battle for a better deal for Morpeth.

  • Document: Jul 31, 2016
  • Article: Jul 15, 2016
    By Joan Tebbutt

    Local Lib Dems and many others feel let down and disenfranchised by the dishonesty and aggression of both sides in the pre EU referendum campaigns. Many of us are angry, including many young people whose futures we have compromised, yet who will live with this decision for the longest time. Yet many who voted Leave did so without knowing the full facts; in the belief that Remain would win anyway; and in an attempt to rebel against the status quo, with the EU being the scapegoat for multiple ills.

  • Article: Jun 6, 2016
    By Joan Tebbutt

    Northumberland County Council have issued a press release regarding the sale of their assets in various market towns, including Morpeth. They will be "testing the market" in relation to various key sites in Morpeth, including the County Hall site, so that they can ascertain not only the true value of the sites but encourage innovative and forward thinking proposals to meet the needs of the town.

  • Article: Jun 2, 2016
    By Councillor Joan Tebbutt

    I have considered joining Morpeth Matters purely for the purpose of responding to the outrageous allegations made against me, my husband and the Lib Dems on the Town Council. However, I do not agree with politics on "community" websites. If politicians and their active supporters wish to self-promote and pursue constant campaigns, they should do so on their own websites or Facebook pages, making it clear if they are councillors.