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 said: “It was great to see the Hull Youth Parliament organising a debate on the lowering of the national voting age.

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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 will go to a meeting of Hull’s Health and Well-being Board later this month.

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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 the increased costs for Hull’s residents, with hikes in Council Tax, rents and fees for certain services from next month.

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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 being no funding in place for the construction of a swimming pool and ice arena.

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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 services to Hull. It can be a lottery at the moment whether you get a decent train carriage for a service from Hull, so these improvements will be very welcome.
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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 £45million of borrowing.

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Hull’s Liberal Democrat councillors reject Labour’s Council Tax rise proposals

Hull’s Liberal Democrat councillors are calling on the Labour administration to freeze Council Tax and help out Hull's residents.

Last week Labour councillors included proposals to increase Council Tax by 1.95% as part of their budget for the coming year.

The Liberal Democrat alternative would be to see a freeze on Council Tax.

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Calls for faulty crossing lights to be fixed

Call have been made for the lights at the pedestrian crossing on Beverley Road, between Mizzen Road and Tesco, to be fixed.

Beverley ward Councillor Dave McCobb made the plea after the power to them failed for the second time in as many months – leaving local people struggling to cross the road without traffic signals.

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Councillor Jackie Dad: Not enough is being done to consult and give warning about changes to bus services

Councillor Jackie Dad has today called for more consultation and advanced warning to service users about changes to bus services in Hull.

In recent months a number of services have been diverted, had timetables adjusted or been withdrawn.

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