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:

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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Councillor steps up pressure for action to tackle supported accommodation crisis

Hull’s Liberal Democrat group leader, Cllr Mike Ross has written to Labour’s Housing portfolio holder, calling for more action to address serious concerns in the standards of ‘supported accommodation’ in the city. This follows the news that over half of the homes for vulnerable Hull residents 'seriously' fail to meet living standards.

In the letter, Cllr Ross said that the fact so many homes had failed the Council’s checks of privately rented homes for vulnerable people was "unacceptable." He went further to add “Poor quality accommodation standards are something no person should have to endure, let alone some of the most vulnerable residents in Hull."

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60% of Supported Housing in Hull failed the Councils decent home standard test in "housing scandal"

It has been revealed that Hull City Council’s Supported Housing Review Team has found that 60% of the homes fail the ‘decent homes standard' in their first test which has been called a "housing scandal" the Councils opposition Liberal Democrat Group. 

Across Hull, it was revealed from the Councils first 60 houses inspected at random 60% failed the test pointing to a potential crisis in the quality and the management of the supported housing that homes hundreds of vulnerable people across the city. 

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Hull Liberal Democrat Statement on Racism

Hull Liberal Democrats stand in solidarity with black communities here in the UK, USA and around the world. At this time, when our values are being challenged, as liberals we stand on the side of racial and social justice.


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Hull Lib Dems: Govt must end debt crisis for renters to avoid homelessness trebling in 2020

Responding to a report by Generation Rent, which has found that 'homelessness is set to treble this year ... as a result of the economic shock of coronavirus', Hull Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Councillor Mike Ross stated: 

"The fact that homelessness is set to treble this year is yet more proof that the consequences of the pandemic are set to be devastating for those already struggling to get by and can afford the least to be hit. The Government must take action now to stop these statistics becoming a reality here in Hull.


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Lib Dems call for Summer Learning Fund to help 11,000 Hull Children

The Liberal Democrats have called on the Government to commit to a Summer Learning Fund that would support 11,197 disadvantaged children across Hull to get ready for returning to school. Back the campaign here.

The Liberal Democrats have set out a package of measures that we feel would support children and help open schools safely. We're urging the Government to create a Summer Learning Fund, which would give every child on free school meals free places at summer learning camps in their community.


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Over 7600 Hull EU citizens left in limbo research finds

Research from the local Hull Liberal Democrat Group has found that 7670 EU nationals in Hull have not been granted permanent Settled Status to remain in the UK. 

Local Councillor for Pickering Mark Ieronimo has said that residents in Hull and across the country should be given the automatic right to stay in the city.


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Derringham Councillor raises Veterans Village concerns with Government

Following the news that Hull's Veterans Village has been given conditional approval, a local ward Councillor has taken her concerns to the heart of Government by writing to the Secretary of State for Housing Robert Jenrick MP.

In the letter, the Derringham Councillor states that the project is "great" and "sustainable at heart" but also raises concerns with the lack of a "genuine consultation" that led to the conditional approval of the location.


*Concept Art of the Veterans Village

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