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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.

Recent updates

  • Article: Apr 20, 2017
    By Joan Tebbutt

    It has today been confirmed by the County Hall Chief Executive, Steven Mason, that Home Group have withdrawn from the planning application to build new homes on the County Hall site. However, Mr Mason knows nothing about any changes regarding the retail park application by Maple Grove. It will be interesting to see what happens next, as the decision to be "minded to approve" still stands, as does the call in by the Secretary of State.

  • Article: Mar 28, 2017
    By Joan Tebbutt

    At last, the gloom that hung over Morpeth seems to be lifting. The news that some of us worked for, and many others hoped for, has now been received - the Secretary of State has called in the planning applications for the County Hall site. We can now build on our objections and know that our arguments will be heard and considered with care and impartiality; something sadly lacking in the County Council. What will be, will be, but we now have an opportunity at Public Inquiry to do our utmost to ensure that our Neighbourhood Plan is upheld.

  • Article: Mar 16, 2017
    By Alison Byard

    Letter to Morpeth Herald:

    Dear Sir,

    Like many other concerned residents, I attended the Strategic Planning Committee on 7th March, where County Councillors considered the 3 planning applications for the County Hall site, a First School, 200 houses and a retail park, including drive thru fast food outlet.

  • Document: Mar 13, 2017
    550.96 KiB drawing or desktop publishing document

    Statement from the three Morpeth Liberal Democratic County Council candidates following the outrageous decision at the Strategic Planning Committee of Northumberland County Council regarding planning permission for the county hall site.

  • Page: Mar 13, 2017

    To view the Northumberland Liberal Democrat 2017 Manifesto please click on the link:

    Northumberland Liberal Democrat 2017 Manifesto