Liberal Democrats raise concerns about affordable Conservative government plans

Last week the Chancellor announced that the government will allow developers to build on brownfield land without planning permission.

This is the latest in a series of attacks on local communities and fails to address the real problems, Liberal Democrats in Local Government have said.

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Opposition Lib Dem councillors are calling for more openness over controversial plans for a new cruise ship terminal in the city - which could be sited just yards from people's homes.

The Council's cabinet met this morning and agreed to press ahead with plans for a cruise ship terminal. One of the two potential sites is off the Victoria Dock housing area.

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Campaign for Votes at 16

Sometime before the end of 2017 there will be a referendum to decide whether or not the UK stays in the EU.

Regardless of where you sit in the debate, it's obvious that the referendum will affect the futures of 16 and 17 year-olds, so what better time to reduce the voting age to 16?

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Lib Dems call for Hull City Council to sign up to the Living Wage

At a meeting of Council next week Lib Dem councillors will call for the Council to sign up to the Living Wage.

The Living Wage, which is not the same a Minimum Wage, was set up over a decade ago to ensure that workers are paid enough to live on. Outside of London the Living Wage is currently set at £7.85.

Opposition Lib Dem councillors have been calling for the Council to adopt the Living Wage for some time.

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Lib Dems announce Mike Ross as new Group Leader

Councillor Mike Ross has been announced as the new Leader of Hull City Council’s Lib Dem Group.  Mike, who was previously Deputy Leader, replaces Councillor Abigail Bell. 

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