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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: Feb 13, 2017
    By Joan Tebbutt

    Having just looked at the website www.schoolcuts.org.uk I have discovered just how badly the Morpeth area will suffer under the government's much acclaimed fairer funding scheme. It makes interesting reading to see that, since the government values our excellent schools so much, all of their budgets have been cut!

  • Article: Jan 31, 2017

    Letter from Andrew and Joan Tebbutt

    Dear Residents,

    Our last FOCUS leaflet highlighted the attack on Morpeth by the Labour Administration through its appalling planning proposals, paying no attention to the Morpeth Neighbourhood Plan or even its own Core Strategy, which sets the overall planning & development strategy for the County. Bad enough!

  • Document: Jan 31, 2017
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    WE SHARE YOUR FRUSTRATION AT THIS POINTLESS & SENSELESS VANDALISIM

  • Article: Jan 29, 2017
    By Joan Tebbutt

    A leading Tory has admitted to political mischief making in relation to the item they posted on their website and on Morpeth Matters regarding absence from Committee meetings by two Lib Dem Town Councillors. The comments prove a number of things.

    1. There is no ConDem pact as claimed by the Labour party.
    2. The Tories have not checked the facts behind the reasons for councillors' absences, which would have been legitimate cause for their membership to be extended.
    3. They also have little understanding of the role of a councillor as they fail to appreciate that most of the work is done outside of formal committees.
    4. The fact that they want to "see the Lib Dems out of the Town Hall" demonstrates a political approach to Town and Parish Councils that is both inappropriate at local level and fails to acknowledge the good work that has been done by the Lib Dem dominated Town Council since 2007, including instigating and seeing through the Neighbourhood Plan process.
  • Article: Jan 22, 2017
    By Andrew Tebbutt

    A wanton & disgraceful act of political, senseless vandalism took place within the County Hall environs over the weekend. All the mature trees in the 2 inner courtyards, about 20 in total, have been cut down in a covert operation, in which staff who were in the know were threatened with dismissal if the information got out. At least the vigilance of a local resident, walking his dog & seeing what was happening, called members of the South Morpeth Coalition. They in turn contacted me, so we took pictures of it happening, but too late to stop the destruction.