At a meeting of Council next week Lib Dem councillors will call for the Council to sign up to the Living Wage.
The Living Wage, which is not the same a Minimum Wage, was set up over a decade ago to ensure that workers are paid enough to live on. Outside of London the Living Wage is currently set at £7.85.
Opposition Lib Dem councillors have been calling for the Council to adopt the Living Wage for some time.
Councillor Mike Ross has been announced as the new Leader of Hull City Council’s Lib Dem Group. Mike, who was previously Deputy Leader, replaces Councillor Abigail Bell.
Abigail Bell, Lib Dem group leader on Hull City Council, said:-
"The news of a last-minute change of Conservative candidate confirms what we already know – that the Conservatives are really out of the race in Hull West and Hessle. Any chance they had of improving their 2010 performance will no doubt have gone now.
“The facts speak for themselves. Of the 20 Hull and East Riding councillors in Hull West & Hessle, 10 are Labour and 9 are Lib Dems - there are no Conservative or UKIP local councillors anywhere in Hull West and Hessle constituency. Even last year, when the local elections were on the same day as the European Elections, UKIP were third and the Conservatives a distant 4th place across the constituency. If anyone can take on and beat Labour in this constituency – it’s the Lib Dems.
Today Lib Dem councillors supported the lowering of the voting age to 16.
The issue was debated at a meeting of councillors after a request from the Hull Youth Parliament.
A proposals to lower the national voting age received unanimous support from councillors present.
Councillor Claire Thomas said: “It was great to see the Hull Youth Parliament organising a debate on the lowering of the national voting age.
Opposition councillors were today gagged by Hull’s Labour administration and prevented from discussing fluoridation of Hull’s water supply.
Opposition councillors had called for a debate after proposals to fluoridate the water supply were put forward last month.
It is expected that the proposals will go to a meeting of Hull’s Health and Well-being Board later this month.