The Liberal Democrats have announced plans to scrap business rates and replace them with a landowner levy, to "breathe new life" into high streets in Hull if a Lib Dem Government is elected.
The party would replace business rates with a commercial landowner levy, based on the value of the land only. This would take the cost off businesses and help support high streets.
Following news that ITV News would not feature the Lib Dem Leader, Jo Swinson, in the election TV debate - Cllr Mike Ross, who is standing for the party in Hull North, has added his criticism to the exclusion.
The Liberal Democrat party, as recently as September, has received public support in poll ratings of around 23%. This was 2% above the Labour Party according to a YouGov poll taken on 18th September 2019. The Liberal Democrats go into this election with high hopes, putting forward their prospects of government and so believe they should feature in all televised debates.
Responding to Thursday 31st October's decision to allow Heron Frozen Foods on Newland Avenue to sell alcohol, local Beverley and Newland Councillor Paul Drake-Davis said:
Today the Hull Liberal Democrats have announced a full slate of local candidates for Hull, ahead of the snap General Election. Lib Dems Hull Council Group Leader Mike Ross is re-standing in Hull North, East Riding Councillor David Nolan is standing in Hull West and Hessle and former police officer Bob Morgan is contesting Hull East.
The Lib Dem group in Hull, who are the main challenger to Labour for control of the Council in May, are optimistic about their chances across the city and are hoping to build on consistent gains in recent years.
Hull North Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate - Mike Ross with Jo Swinson MP & Local Party Members
The Liberal Democrats have called for a National Special Education Needs & Disabilities (SEND) plan to standardise SEND placements and provision, backing it with a specific new funding stream following a report. This news comes following a critical report from an Education Select Committee; dated 23/10/19.