Lib Dem Gordon Lishman Fixing Social Care System

December 12, 2019 . by admin

Gordon Lishman is the Liberal Democrat candidate for Pendle in the General Elections. He is looking to make fixing the social care system one of his top priorities. “I’ve spent my working life dealing with the problems faced by older people and there is no bigger challenge than how we get social care right for…

Gordon Lishman Bringing High Tech Manufacturing Jobs to Pendle

December 12, 2019 . by admin

Gordon Lishman Liberal Democrat candidate in the 2019 General Elections has made a statement describing how he intends to bring back high tech manufacturing work to Pendle in industries such as new green energy. “Here we make things,” says Gordon Lishman, “this is a manufacturing area. Our towns are places where people have the skills…

Gordon Lishman Promises a Brighter Future for Pendle

November 6, 2019 . by admin

This election is about something much deeper than Brexit – our political system is broken but together we can make it work again. Brexit happened because many of us felt shut out of decisions made in London. The tragedy is that our areas will be the biggest losers from Brexit because we still make things…

Tony Greaves calls for continued commitment to Colne-Skipton rail proposal

October 17, 2019 . by admin

Pendle-based Liberal Democrat peer Lord Tony Greaves is asking the new Government for a commitment to continue the feasibility work on the proposal for a new east-west freight railway route across the Pennines, taking in the missing link between Colne and Skipton – which would allow the reinstatement of a passenger service between East Lancashire,…

Declare Climate Emergency in Pendle say Lib Dems

July 9, 2019 . by admin

CLIMATE EMERGENCY – CALL FOR ACTION IN PENDLE Liberal Democrat Councillor Tony Greaves is calling on Pendle council to declare a Climate Emergency in Pendle and to set up an all-party member and officer working group to set a programme aimed at “making Pendle Council and its arms-length bodies carbon-neutral by 2030, and for working…

Farage and Jenkyns Fail to Answer Simple Questions on WTO Rules

May 22, 2019 . by admin

Many pro-Brexit supporters are currently arguing the case that a no deal WTO rules exit would be great for Britain, as we boldly set out our new trade deals and made our own rules. However it is becoming increasingly apparent that none of the main supporters of WTO rules Brexit have even the faintest idea…

Action Plan for Pendle Agreed

May 21, 2019 . by admin

Liberal Democrats have reached an agreement on the 30 point action plan to run Pendle Council for the next year. It will be a joint administration with Labour leader Cllr Iqbal and Lib Dem Deputy Leader David Whipp. As this is a joint administration and not a coalition, the parties remain separate and free to…

Liberal Democrats take the reins on Colne Town Council

May 13, 2019 . by admin

Ten newly elected Liberal Democrat Councillors are eagerly lookingforward to taking over the reins at Colne Town Council at the AnnualMeeting on Tuesday (14th May) after winning a majority of seats at theelections on 2nd May.  The composition of the Council is now ten Liberal Democrats and sevenConservatives after the Liberals gained three seats from…

Pendle Council Elections 2019 | Brilliant Result for @PendleLibDems

May 9, 2019 . by admin

Liberal Democrats absolutely stormed it in the Local Elections this year and Pendle was no different. The Tories lost control of Pendle Council with hard-working Lib Dem candidates being elected across the Borough. Vivary Bridge in Colne was a massive gain for Lib Dems as former Conservative leader Joe Cooney lost his seat to Liberal…

Pendle Litter Enforcement Fiasco as Disabled Residents and Mothers with Children Targeted

April 30, 2019 . by admin

Liberal Democrat Councillor Tony Greaves has written to senior PendleCouncil staff to ask for explanations in response to a spate ofcomplaints about high-handed and unfair tactics being used by the newlitter enforcement officers in Pendle. There is also real concern thatthe privately employed Enforcement Officers are concentrating on “easytargets” and not tackling the real problems…