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Welcome to the website of the Wansbeck Liberal Democrats

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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: Apr 21, 2016

    We all complain about potholes, but each of us can report them online so that they are logged and dealt with by the County Council. It is easy to do. Search for "potholes" on the County Council website and you will be taken straight to how to report one. It is hoped that County will soon have a system that shows all potholes that have already been reported and how they are being dealt with.

  • Article: Mar 26, 2016
    By Julie Pörksen

    Julie Pörksen, who stood as the Lib Dem candidate at the last General Election, explains why she thinks Britain should stay in the EU.

    Recently a friend contacted me, really surprised: "I've just been on the most useful, practical course - it will really help my new business. And, do you know, the EU paid for it?"

  • Article: Mar 6, 2016

    I am delighted to introduce Lee Walker as our Liberal Democrat candidate in the forthcoming Stobhill by-election on 17th March, for a seat on Morpeth Town Council.

    I have known Lee for many years through our voluntary work at Chantry Middle School. She is hardworking, 'hands on' and is great at getting things done - as anyone who has worked with her will confirm!

  • Article: Mar 6, 2016

    For many years, residents of Goose Hill, Tenter Terrace and Alexandra Road have often been unable to park reasonably close to their homes because of inconsiderate parking, frequently all-day, by drivers either shopping or working in Morpeth. After protracted consultations with Northumberland County Council, Lib Dem Cllr. Dave Pope (pictured with Stobhill candidate Lee Walker) in conjunction with a number of residents and the two County Councillors for the area, succeeded in organising a 12 moth trial of residents only parking in the streets named, and in West Greens.

  • Article: Feb 4, 2016

    The new Morpeth flood defences have been tested long before any of us had hoped, and the good news is that they worked. Anxiety levels were high and concerns were expressed that no flood warnings were given. That is because flooding was not expected by the Environment Agency - the defences were working. That information should have been made available to reassure people. The dam upstream of the town closes automatically when the river reaches two or three feet below the top of the flood walls in the town. That is exactly what happened and any further rain would have been held back by the dam, keeping the river from overtopping the flood walls. The dam used only 20% of its capacity. The car park near the leisure centre is designed to take some flooding, so that was expected. The Town Hall became the hub of activity and was open to receive any flood victims, had there been any. Some Town Councillors were at the Town Hall or out and about in the town monitoring activity. These included the Mayor, Cllr Alison Byard, the Deputy Mayor Cllr Andrew Tebbutt and Cllrs Horton, Pope and Cassie amongst others.