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!
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.
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."
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.
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.