The Lib Dems have spoken out after the ruling Labour group on Hull City Council blocked efforts to listen to local residents over changes to the city's road network.
At Thursday's full council meeting, Lib Dem Councillors united in demanding better of the Labour Council, calling for them to take into account the views of local residents.
The Lib Dem group on Hull city council will be calling for Labour’s guildhall bosses to listen to the public on changes to the road network at a meeting of the council next week. The Lib Dems will raise concerns about how the public were ignored and call for the council to engage with residents before making more changes.
This comes following warnings from the Government’s Transport Secretary that councils would be challenged if they have misspent the government funding. According to the Government’s Transport Secretary Councils would need to fix any dangerous changes they had made with the money, but also needed to listen to residents in their area, before the Government would release any further road infrastructure funding.
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.
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.
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).
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.