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    • Postal voting packs
      Article: Dec 9, 2019

      Are you a Postal Voter? Have you received your Postal Voting Pack from the District Council? Tuesday 10th December is really your last posting date to be absolutely sure it gets there in time. But don't despair - if you've missed the post you can deliver it by hand before 10:00 pm on Thursday 12th December to The Council Offices, London Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4ER; or on Polling Day (Thursday 12th) you can take it to any Polling Station in the Saffron Walden Constituency (for details go to https://www.uttlesford.gov.uk/polling-station-map). If you can't take it yourself, ask someone you know and trust to take it for you, but avoid getting a candidate or a party worker to hand your vote in. If you have a postal vote, you can't vote in person on polling day. You can take your Postal Voting Pack to your polling station on polling day if you want to though. If you haven't received your Postal Voting Pack yet, please contact Electoral Services at Uttlesford District Council on 01799 510431 / 510432 / 510434 or elections@uttlesford.gov.uk. If your Postal Voting Pack is lost they may be able to issue a replacement if you go in person with suitable identification (passport, photo driving licence, utility bill etc) to the Council Offices in Saffron Walden before 5:00 pm on Polling Day (Thursday 12th December).

    • Boris Johnson demeans the office he holds
      Article: Dec 9, 2019

      10 things Boris Johnson has done that are naughtier than cycling on pavements

      Following Boris Johnson's interview with Sky's Sophy Ridge, the Liberal Democrats have compiled ten things Boris Johnson has done that are naughtier than cycling on pavements:

      THIS MAN WANTS TO BE PRIME MINISTER AND LEAD A GREAT COUNTRY, YET HE:

    • Lib Dem Plan ()
      Article: Dec 9, 2019

      The Liberal Democrats have set out ambitious £100 billion spending plans to tackle the climate emergency, including generating 80% of our electricity from renewables and retrofitting all homes by 2030.

      Launching their 'Our Plan to Tackle the Climate Emergency', the party's Climate Emergency spokesperson Wera Hobhouse declared that "the climate emergency is upon us and we need to take radical action now."

    • Lib Dem Plan ()
      Article: Dec 9, 2019

      The Liberal Democrats have set out ambitious £100 billion spending plans to tackle the climate emergency, including generating 80% of our electricity from renewables and retrofitting all homes by 2030.

      Launching their 'Our Plan to Tackle the Climate Emergency', the party's Climate Emergency spokesperson Wera Hobhouse declared that "the climate emergency is upon us and we need to take radical action now."

    • Article: Dec 9, 2019
    • police officers
      Article: Dec 9, 2019

      The Government's approach to policing is increased crime, increased vulnerability and an increasing fear of crime. They are not the party of law and order.

      Tory Brexit plans would make us less safe and their manifesto seeks to undermine the rule of law.

      Priti Patel has claimed that the Conservatives are "the Party of Law and Order" however they simply cannot claim to be the party of law and order.

    • Sam Gyimah
      Article: Dec 8, 2019

      The Liberal Democrat's have launched their Plan for Business, including a £17 billion research and development fund over the next five years to secure the UK's position as a "global research powerhouse".

      The funding will be used to leverage private investment and ensure that national spending on research and development reaches 3% of GDP as soon as possible. The additional funding would come out of a £130 billion capital investment fund that would also support vital infrastructure projects across the country.

    • UCA GE Debate 1
      Article: Dec 8, 2019

      JUST 4 DAYS LEFT TO POLLING DAY AND A chance to vote for a BRIGHTER FUTURE

      The choice according to the BBC, ITV, the Tory and Labour press

      If voters were expecting some sudden enlightenment from the BBC's version of a political Leaders Debate between a Pro Brexit and an Undecided Brexit candidate then they must still be scratching their heads or looking up a contact for the Beebs 'Watchdog' programme to expose a political con trick. It was hardly riveting and Presidential it most definitely was not.

    • David Kendall campaigning in Brentwood and Ongar November 2019
      Article: Dec 8, 2019

      David Kendall has today challenged the Conservative candidate to rule out a no-deal Brexit in December 2020.

      The challenge from the Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Brentwood & Ongar, just a few days before polling day, follows Boris Johnson refusing to rule out a no-deal exit from the EU.

      Under the Conservative Party's plan, the UK will have until December 2020 to deliver the second phase of negotiating a Free Trade Agreement with the EU. However, the plans also say Boris Johnson will not seek any extension despite overwhelming evidence showing that time-frame is near impossible.

      This means that the Tories are signing up to crash the UK out of the EU without a deal, the Liberal Democrats claim.

      This is why David has today written to Alex Burghart, the Conservative candidate, to ask him to rule out a no-deal Brexit in December 2020 which would cause severe economic damage and put jobs at risk in Brentwood & Ongar.

      Kendall said:

      "It is clear that the Conservatives are now effectively the party of Nigel Farage and Donald Trump. They are content to see the UK crash out of the EU without a deal.

      "Boris Johnson's Brexit plan is already a disaster, but he has now made things even worse by putting the UK on a collision course with a no-deal Brexit in December 2020. That means more harm to our NHS, more uncertainty for businesses, more jobs lost.

      "People in Brentwood & Ongar have a right to know if Mr Burghart supports the reckless and dangerous plan Boris Johnson is proposing. That is why I have written to him today by email to urge him to rule out supporting any deal that risks a no deal cliff edge in December 2020.

      "The Liberal Democrats will continue to fight to stop Brexit. We are the strongest party for Remainers and we know that there is no deal as good as the one we have in the EU."

      Notes

    • Mayor Dave Hodgson joined Dennis O’Meara to open the new O’Meara Sports Complex on Fiona Way
      Article: Dec 8, 2019
      Mayor Dave Hodgson was delighted to attend the 'Kick-Off' event yesterday, as part of the opening of the O'Meara Sports Complex on Fiona Way.
      The complex has been handed over to Bedford Town FC from the developer Orbit. Mayor Dave joined Dennis O'Meara, the Bedford Town FC Youth Chairman, to open the complex. The complex will be the base for Bedford Town FC's under 8s through to under 12s.