Name change success, but border still in danger

South East Cornwall Liberal Democrats have welcomed the decision by the Boundary Commission to support keeping the constituency name ‘South East Cornwall’ – recognising the equal importance of all the town and villages in the area. Constituency Chairman Jim Candy said “It would have been wrong to just name the constituency after one town – Read more about Name change success, but border still in danger[…]

Lib Dems call for Full Council debate on Conservative privatisation proposals

Liberal Democrat Councillors at Cornwall Council have called on the Conservative-led Cabinet to bring wide-reaching privatisation proposals before Full Council. On Monday the Council’s ten-member Cabinet will decide whether to invite bids for the outsourcing of a number of key services, including Libraries, contact centres and IT provision. The NHS in Cornwall are also expected Read more about Lib Dems call for Full Council debate on Conservative privatisation proposals[…]

Cornwall MPs highlight plight of lonely elderly in the Duchy

Over 13,000 pensioners in Cornwall could be suffering physical and mental health problems as a result of being lonely. Today, Cornwall Liberal Democrat MPs highlighted loneliness as a major health and care issue to be taken seriously by government and local organisations alike. The three MPs also welcomed the news that the Coalition government will Read more about Cornwall MPs highlight plight of lonely elderly in the Duchy[…]

Cornish Lib Dem MPs welcome full Parliamentary inquiry into banking scandal

Cornwall’s Liberal Democrat MPs Andrew George, Stephen Gilbert and Dan Rogerson have welcomed the decision to hold an inquiry into standards in the banking industry following the Libor rate-rigging scandal. The House of Commons voted this afternoon to set up a full Parliamentary inquiry, comprising of members of both Houses of Parliament, to look into Read more about Cornish Lib Dem MPs welcome full Parliamentary inquiry into banking scandal[…]

Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats welcome plans for a democratic House of Lords

Cornish Liberal Democrat Parliamentarians have today welcomed the Coalition Government’s plans to reform the House of Lords. The Government published its House of Lords Reform Bill today, with the aim replacing unelected Peers with members that are directly elected by the public. The legislation proposes cutting the number of members from over 800 at the Read more about Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats welcome plans for a democratic House of Lords[…]

Cornish Lib Dems campaign for fair pay for Cornwall

Cornwall Liberal Democrats are seeking the backing of the council for the Fair Pay for Cornwall campaign in opposition to plans for regional or local pay agreements. The issue will be debated at the full council meeting at the beginning of next month. The proposal for regional pay was first put forward by the last Read more about Cornish Lib Dems campaign for fair pay for Cornwall[…]

Cornwall Lib Dems call for cemetery charge re-think

Cornwall Liberal Democrats have called on the Cornwall Council to think again on plans to increase cemetery fees and restrict burial rights to 50 years compared to the current 99 year terms across much of the authority. The call comes as the portfolio holder, Cllr Steve Double, announced the new fees and policies which will Read more about Cornwall Lib Dems call for cemetery charge re-think[…]

Lib Dems condemn Cornwall Council payment incompetence

Cornish Liberal Democrats have condemned the Tory-led authority for the incompetent way it has adopted a new payment system which has led to many local suppliers being owed thousands of pounds. And it has been revealed that foster carers in Cornwall are also owed hundreds of pounds by the authority. Cornwall Council has moved to Read more about Lib Dems condemn Cornwall Council payment incompetence[…]

Tackling youth unemployment in Cornwall

Cornwall’s Liberal Democrat MPs have welcomed the start of the new £1 billion Youth Contract this week. The Youth Contract was announced last year by Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, to tackle youth unemployment and started on 2nd April. The Youth Contract aims to ensure that all jobless young people are Read more about Tackling youth unemployment in Cornwall[…]

Jake Lyne becomes youngest Lib Dem councillor in Cornwall

Jake Lyne has been declared the winner of the Bodmin Town Council by- election. The full result is Jake Lyne – Lib Dem – 442 Independent – 213 Mebyon Kernow – 194 Conservative – 141 The turnout was 18.36% and it was a Lib Dem gain from Independent. That’s a great result for Jake who, Read more about Jake Lyne becomes youngest Lib Dem councillor in Cornwall[…]