Hull Liberal Democrats: Welcome New Leader!

Liberal Democrat MP, Ed Davey, has been elected as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats today!

Commenting on the election of the new leader Cllr Mike Ross, Leader of Hull City Council Lib Dems said: 

“We’re delighted to welcome Ed Davey as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats.

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Bring Euro 2021 to Hull, say city's Liberal Democrats

Hull's Lib Dem group has backed calls for next year's tournament to be played around the country, including here in Hull at the Kcom Stadium.

Lib Dem acting leader Ed Davey has called for the rescheduled Euro 2021 matches to be played in Hull and across the country rather than just at Wembley.

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Stop Labour's East Carr housing plans

Plans have been revealed by Hull's Labour Council to build up to 650 houses on green fields behind Howdale Road (with access via Danby Close and East Carr Road).

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This land was allocated for housing by the Labour Council in November 2017.

Labour councillors, including current Sutton Ward councillor Dave Craker, voted IN FAVOUR of allocating this land for housing. At the same meeting, they also voted AGAINST a proposal from opposition councillors to hold more public consultation. You can find the full minutes of that meeting here.

If Labour councillors hadn't voted to allocate this land for housing in 2017 then these current housing plans would never have happened.

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Hull & East Riding Lib Dem Leaders urge Councils to create joint Test and Trace System amid Government failure

Liberal Democrat Leaders on both the Hull and East Riding Council's have today written to the Chief Executives of both authorities to set up the region’s own localised Test and Trace system.

In their letter, Cllr Mike Ross and Cllr David Nolan ask the respective Chief Execs to work together to adopt this new Test and Trace local action model.

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Councillors write to Chief Constable in plea for action over East Park worries

The three Liberal Democrat Holderness Ward Councillors have today written to Humberside Police's Chief Constable, Lee Freeman, to ask for his intervention in the on-going worries and concerns about crime in East Park

In their letter, Councillors Linda Tock, Jackie Dad and Kalvin Neal called on the intervention to put a stop to Anti-social behaviour in East Park. Their letter to Humberside Police's Chief Constable said that residents in the area who have reported major incidents have been ignored.

They go further and say "...there have been countless cases around the area in which calls have been made by local residents to the Antisocial behaviour team that has not made it to our local policing team."

 

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Work commences on Council's Guildhall gates despite potential "£70m funding black hole"

The Hull Liberal Democrat group can reveal that as of Thursday 13th August work will commence on the "wasteful" Guildhall gates.

Despite the pandemic and pressure pilling on the Council's finances, the Labour administration is set to press ahead regardless with expensive gates to protect the councillor car park at the Guildhall.

The Liberal Democrat group have long called to scrap this "unnecessary elitism" and give the money back to local communities who have been left behind for a decade.



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Alison, Jack and Maria speak out over Calvert Lane closures

West Hull Lib Dem councillors Alison Collinson, Jack Haines and Maria Coward have been informed by the Council that there are due to be lengthy road closures on Calvert Lane in the next two months - and want to make sure residents are aware.

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Lib Dem Deputy Leader writes to Hull's MPs in lobby to save Hull's nightlife

Deputy Leader of the Lib Dems on Hull City Council's opposition group has today written to the three Hull MPs in a bid to build a broad church of support to save Hull's threatened nightlife and culture economies.

This comes in light of the group launching a "Save Our Culture" campaign last week which has generated hundreds of signatures from Hull's residents. The Group's Shadow Culture Portfolio Holder also called on the Government Minister for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Oliver Dowden MP to make an intervention after the "culture shock" that involved the closures of Hull Box Office, The Welly Club and Polar Bear.

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Hull Lib Dems Statement on Hull Pride 2020

Hull Liberal Democrats Statement on Hull Pride 2020.

Hull Liberal Democrats celebrate Pride proudly in Hull every year.

It is a time when the LGBT+ community can come together and celebrate how far we’ve come but continue our protest to fight for justice and equality.

It was received with much sadness that this year the Pride parade in Hull was cancelled. It was completely understandable and the right thing to do in the wake of the Coronavirus and in the best interests of Public Health.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate in another way. Pride in Hull have worked hard to put on a virtual 'stay at home and celebrate Pride in Hull' set of events, we encourage those that want to celebrate to check out their Facebook Page for event details here: https://www.facebook.com/prideinhull/

Love is never wrong: See you at the virtual celebrations!

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Lib Dems: Save our city of culture legacy before it is too late

The Liberal Democrat Council Group in Hull have today launched a campaign with the aim to get the Government to act and save Hull's culture sector in light of the devastating news around the closure of Hull Box Office, The Welly Club and Polar Bear late last week. 

The Lib Dems Shadow Shadow Cabinet Member for Culture & Leisure Cllr Rob Pritchard wrote to the Government in a plea to intervene and save the sector which had been heavily impacted bu the Covid-19 pandemic.

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