Anti-Bullying Week – Get Involved!

This week schools, colleges, parents, carers, children and young adults unite to say a big ‘NO’ to bullying. Of course it’s important to tackle bullying all year round! But this week is a special chance to draw everyone’s attention to bullying. So we can take individual and collective efforts to make sure children have safe places where they can thrive. The Anti-Bullying Alliance’s website is http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/and you can find, activities, check sheets and ways to support our community and strengthen it against bullying. This year Anti-Bullying Week is particularly focused on ‘Power For Good’. Helping children understand how powerful they are and encouraging us all to use our ‘Power For[…]

3 reasons why I’ll be voting to remain! #StrongerIn #InTogether

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the EU referendum, and quite rightly, there’s opinion on both sides of the campaign, but I just wanted to make sure that I made it puibllicly clear that I myself will definitely be voting to REMAIN, and here’s three reasons why: New citizens a.k.a migration, people from EU or non EU countries, or even from other parts of the UK for that matter, have enabled Peterborough City Council to collect record levels of Council Tax receipts, to spend on their services and reduce the impact of Tory Government budget cuts, given us record levels of employment in our city, providing qualified staff[…]

Gunthorpe Liberal Democrats have a ‘winning team’

The Peterborough Liberal Democrats believe they have a ‘winning team’ fighting the local elections taking place in areas of Werrington and Gunthorpe. In the new ward that is officially be known as ‘Gunthorpe’ the three council seats will be contested by existing councillors Darren Fower and Julia Davidson together with FOCUS co-ordinator Andrew Bond. Local resident and Liberal Democrat FOCUS Deliverer, Mike Holland said: “We have picked a winning team that has already established an excellent reputation with local people. Darren and Julia are long-standing councillors who have proved that they are effective campaigners on behalf of the area and its residents. “Andrew has been working, often ‘behind the scenes’, to support them and all three will[…]

Calling for Volunteers

The Peterborough Lib Dems are looking to expand our Focus Team for the Hamptons and Hempstead. Local campaigners Chris Wiggins, Daniel Gibbs & Christian Hogg are looking to build on the success of Lib Dem councillors in Walton, South Werrington and Gunthorpe wards of the City in providing local communities with targeted representation on the City’s council. We need local residents that care about their community to help us with various tasks to achieve success in the upcoming elections in May 2016. Tasks we need help with are: Delivering our Focus Newsletters throughout Hampton and Hempsted Conducting Residents Surveys Canvassing local residents If you are interested or just want to[…]

Cllr Darren Fower and local residents

Cllr Fower’s Facebook page – “… growing nicely!”

Peterborough Liberal Democrat’s parliamentary candidate for the 2015 General Election, Darren Fower, is inviting local residents who use Facebook, to LIKE his page and leave a comment! Darren’s page – facebook.com/CllrDarrenFower – already has nearly 1500 LIKES and has plenty of videos and images for fans to enjoy. Commenting, Darren said: “The page has been growing nicely and was originally aimed just at residents in South Werrington and North Gunthorpe. But with so many other people throughout the city wanting to have their say on a variety of issues and concerns, I’m now getting NEW likes from people around the whole of Peterborough. “The page is a great place for[…]

New competition to encourage Peterborough students to register to vote @angliaruskinsu

New measures worth £530,000 will be invested in order to encourage students to register to vote, Liberal Democrats in government have revealed. The plan is that the National Union of Students will be allocated funding to run a national competition for student unions to find the best ideas to get students to sign up to the electoral register. The best ideas will receive up to £10,000 to fund events or other projects proposed by student unions across the country. Commenting, our Parliamentary Candidate, Darren Fower said: “Its a great idea to get the NUS involved, as students are more likely to listen to them then a bunch on politicians. “Not[…]

Our 5 Prioirites For The Next 5 Years!

Olly Grender, Liberal Democrat Deputy Chair of the General Election Committee, outlines the party’s five priorities for the next five years. These are: Balancing the budget and investing in a high skill low carbon economy. Cutting income tax by an additional £400 by raising the tax free allowance to £12,500. Investing £8bn a year in the NHS by 2020 and ending the stigma around mental health. Protecting the education budget from cradle to college. Protecting our environment and fighting climate change with Five Green Laws. What do YOU think? please leave a comment below!

The Green Book: New Directions for Liberals in Government

Leading Lib Dems call for policies to attract green minded voters

This document, talks about how to increase living standards, improve quality of life and future-proof the economy, lays out a comprehensive set of proposals for the policies the Liberal Democrats should look to adopt and campaign on to retain and increase support among green-minded voters. Containing over 150 detailed proposals, the authors identify three big outcomes from the ‘green growth’ approach: a better economy, for all – low carbon, resource efficient and high skill, with a better balance between industry sectors and regions of the country and with government planning for the long term; a ‘war on waste’ – to lower costs for householders, businesses and consumers and generate greater business efficiency; better places to live – with[…]

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2015 General Election candidates selected! #VoteFower

  Well known City Councillor and local activist, Darren Fower, has has been elected by members of the Peterborough Liberal Democrats, to be their party candidate in the 2015 General Election for the Peterborough constituency, on May 7th. The vote at a recent hustings meeting, held at the Newark Hotel, on Eastfield Rd, also saw members select Cllr Nick Sandford as the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the North West Cambridgeshire constituency. Commenting after the meeting, Darren said: “I have spent my working life in a variety of roles in Peterborough, and am in my ninth year at the locally based charity Shine. “I’ve also been a city councillor for over a decade[…]

Takedown Of a UKIP Supporter – LISTEN! #Effortless

Even when we hear that one of their people has called for the voting franchise to be reduced or when we discover they have one of the worst records on LGBT rights in the European Parliament, UKIP never seem to surprise us these days with what they’ll say or do! But in all seriousness, where are their actual policies and what do they actually stand for?  To listen to the interview simply press the play button and feel free to leave a comment below. listen to ‘What Do Ukip Stand For? James O’Brien’s Takedown Of This Supporter Is Effortless’ on audioBoom