Lib Dem councillors support lowering the voting age

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 sa...

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Labour councillors gag debate on fluoridation

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 ...

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Opposition councillors slam Hull’s Labour administration

Opposition Lib Dem councillors are set to slam the Labour administration over its handling of the Council’s finances. In a rare censure motion they will condemn Labour councillors for cutting jobs and frontline services – despite promising they wouldn’t before coming to power. They will highlight...

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Opposition calls for a halt to £200k consultant spend

Opposition Lib Dem councillors have hit out at Labour proposals to spend £200,000 on consultants. At Thursday’s Full Council meeting they will call for a feasibility study into a new swimming pool and ice arena to be scrapped. Labour councillors are proposing that the study go ahead despite there...

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Event: Floella Benjamin - Talks City of Culture

  Hear from Floella Benjamin, who was on the panel that chose Hull to be City of Culture in 2017. Floella is a Lib Dem Lord, campaigner for children's wellbeing, independent TV producer, and children's TV presenter from Playschool fame. Tickets include a buffet lunch, and cost £16 if bought ...

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Rail service improvements announcement welcome news for Hull

Today, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced that the bidding process for new franchises for trains on Northern and Transpennine routes will include a requirement for new trains and carriages and an increase in services. Councillor Claire Thomas said, "This is great news for train ser...

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Statement: Lib Dem Group Oppose Fluoridation of Hull’s Water

The Liberal Democrats have today stated their opposition to fluoridation of Hull’s drinking water. The announcement follows proposals put forward by Councillor Colin Inglis and the Health and Well-being Board. It is expected that the proposals will be tabled to the board on 23 March 2015.

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"Labour's plans to max out the Council credit card are wrong" say Hull's Liberal Democrats

Hull’s Liberal Democrat opposition group have spoken out against the Labour Council’s proposals to borrow millions of pounds. Labour’s ruling group is proposing to borrow the most amount of money they can. As part of their alternative budget, the Liberal Democrats have said they will reject £45...

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Claire Thomas

Prospective MP for West Hull and Hessle Councillor Claire Thomas. Claire is a long term resident of Hull who is active in her local community. Claire has been involved in many local campaigns, such as the campaigns to save Anlaby Park Library, the campaign for improvements to Gower Park, and campaign against car parking charges in Hessle. Read more