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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