Local Lib Dems will stand up for EU nationals in Peterborough!

It is important to remember that the EU was created to end centuries of war in Europe and bring prosperity to all European countries …. of course, there is still much work to do! It is becoming ever more clear that Theresa May is willing to scrap a free trade deal with the rest of Europe in order to pander to UKIP and the far-right of her own party. Nobody knows what Brexit will look like. The choices Theresa May will make will affect Peterborough and our country for decades – that’s your job, your weekly shop, your environment, your safety, where you can travel to and where you can[…]

Gunthorpe Ward: Safer Peterborough Speed Signs (Councillor Bond)

FANTASTIC NEWS FOR GUNTHORPE RESIDENTS!  Like many wards in Peterborough and of course all over the world, Gunthorpe is faced with the many motorists which deem it appropriate to SPEED. One of my first pieces of casework when I was elected back in May 2016; was the implementation of the 30mph speed limit signs at the beginning of Manor Drive (See Below). Manor Drive is a fast growing estate in Gunthorpe, located adjacent to Paston Parkway…however despite the speeding it was yet to have any speed provisions implemented. Before Christmas, Manor Drive was lucky enough to receive Speed Bumps as an extra provision to help tackle the on going issues[…]

#RunawayHorses : Update

Do you live in Gunthorpe, Drive through Gunthorpe or Live Locally?  Have you noticed the Mischievous Horses that keep escaping on to Manor Drive and Paston Parkway? You may have seen my previous posts in regards to the #RunawayHorses. Whilst out and about in the ward last year I was stunned to find a Horse wandering around on Paston Parkway towards the centre of the Gunthorpe Roundabout ( You can read the original post on my Facebook Page or Blog by looking for #RunawayHorses). Luckily on this occasion along with other residents I managed to bring the Horse to safety and reunite the Horse with it’s owner. However unfortunately, even though[…]

St George’s Community Hydrotherapy Pool

St Georges Community Hydrotherapy Pool  Back in December I was lucky enough to be asked to visit St George’s Community Hydrotherapy Pool by the lovely Karen Oldale. I of course graciously accepted this invitation. Upon my visit, I invited a fellow Liberal Democrat to accompany me. Although I had family members that had made use of the pool through their careers; I hadn’t visited myself before. When we arrived we were very warmly welcomed by the whole team and were provided with Lovely Blue Shoe Covers (Ha Ha). We were then taken on a tour by the Lovely Robert and Karen who explained the ins and outs of the pool![…]

Nick Clegg appointed party’s European Union spokesperson

Nick Clegg, has returned to the frontbench to speak on Brexit, knows what he is talking about as a former EU trade negotiator and European Commission official. He has assembled a team of experts and will publish a series of 12 “Brexit Challenge” papers posing the key questions the Government must answer. Clegg wants an informed public debate, and is rightly worried that the key decisions might otherwise depend on “who shouts loudest on the Tory backbenches”. Clegg is not trying to overturn the referendum decision. But he believes Parliament must play a big role in shaping the terms on which we leave the EU, because people did not vote on[…]

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[…]

9,073 jobs in Peterborough reliant on membership to EU #StrongerIn

Did you read the YouGov poll published recently claiming Peterborough was the 2nd most Eurosceptic place in the country? What utter tosh! We are a city that celebrates our diversity, through daily neighbourly contact to annual festivals in the city centre! All this poll was doing, was playing up to the image our city has to those who don’t live here! And here’s why: First and foremost, YouGov only asked 207 people! That equates to 0.13% of the city’s population. Why was Peterborough seperated out from the rest of Cambridgeshire? Why wasn’t Cambridge seperated out? If around 200 local people’s opinion now equals the truth, then it must be time[…]

Latvian lady creates major setback for UKIP in EU Parliament

It would seem something of a political seesaw has occurred, with UKIP announcing daily they’re the saviours of British politics, yet in Europe, they been dealt a bit of a blow! Constitutionally political groupings in Brussels need to have at least 25 MEP’s from 7 countries to be formally recognised as a political group! So for example, the European Conservatives and Reformist Group aka ECR, includes the Conservative Party. But the group that UKIP are a member of, The Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group – EFDD, has been dealt a major blow, after Latvian Farmers Union MEP, Iveta Grigule, announced she had resigned from the group. The dissolution[…]

A message from Peterborough’s @LibDems @Andrew_Duff_MEP

Writing, Andrew Duff said: “There are just days to go until polling day and hundreds of volunteers across the East of England have been working hard by delivering leaflets, knocking on doors, and making phone calls. Thank you for your support in this election. “As you know, Liberal Democrat MEPs are the only group working to build a stronger economy in a fairer society by being IN Europe. “Liberal Democrat MEPs have advocated for cutting mobile roaming fees, acting on climate change, and strengthening and reforming the European Arrest Warrant. We are a positive force in the European Union. “I am immensely proud of the work I have done in[…]

Ask yourself a question: If we don’t act’ who will?

Q: Do you really want UKIP to win the elections on May 22nd? The Liberal Democrats are the only party not afraid to stand up to UKIP. If you don’t like what they have to say, stand with us! Don’t believe us? Watch the video below!