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[…]

Plans to make the UK the largest economy in Europe!

Peterborough Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate, Darren Fower said: “The Liberal Democrats are on the side of business in creating an economy that is open to international students and the global skills pool our country needs to grow. Britain has thrived by being part of the European Union and that is why the Liberal Democrats remain committed to ensuring we continue to play out part in the world’s largest single market. “We have started to reap the rewards, but we want to do more to move our economy from recovery to renewal across the whole of the UK over the coming decade.” The Liberal Democrats have now set out a five[…]

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[…]

Schoolboy learning

A “..weak commitment from David Cameron and the Conservatives..” – FOWER

A Conservative majority government would slash funding for pre-school and higher education by more than £3.1bn a year, by 2020, Liberal Democrat research reveals. The Prime Minister has said that his party would freeze per pupil funding at state schools in England over the course of the next Parliament, a cut in real terms. The Conservatives would not maintain the early years education budget or the Department for Education‘s 16-19 education budget. Conservative Government would need to slash £0.9bn a year from pre-school education and £2.2bn a year from 16-19 education by 2020. Also raises questions over the future of the £2.5bn Pupil Premium, which is money targeted at the[…]

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[…]

Percentage increase of vote numbers

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[…]

Liberal Democrat City Councillors at the Town Hall

A message from the leader of the City Council’s Lib Dem group!

You may have already read the comment of Cllr Nick Sandford, in the Telegraph’s Speakers Corner? If not, here’s what he had to say: This year the city council has been more open in its budget making process. The scale of the problem is huge… £25 million of savings are needed in the next financial year alone. Difficult decisions and choices have to be made. It is still very much a budget of and by the ruling Conservative cabinet and one which reflects their priorities but Opposition councillors have been kept informed at every stage of the budget process. Lib Dems have tried to play a positive role in the[…]

Report a faulty light, get a year FREE of Council Tax?

After reporting further faulty lights in and around the city, local Lib Dem councillor, Darren Fower, says he thinks it’s time the Council looked at incentivising local citizens to report such matters, by using more contemporary forms than providing a telephone number to call? Commenting, Darren said: “We’ve got apps and smart phones almost everywhere we look these days, so why not make use of them? “Reporting a faulty street light, not only helps the contractors save time and therefore money, it also prevents the wasting of electricity, which is always a good thing. “I cannot see any reason why each and every street light should not have a QR[…]

City Council receives £13.5million to improve roads, thanks to our Membership of EU

Peterborough City Council has received major funding for two transport schemes in the city, thanks to funds from a EU backed scheme. The Greater Cambridgeshire Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has received millions of pounds from the government to invest in various projects in the area. A total of £13.5million has been allocated to the Peterborough to improve Bourges Boulevard and junction 20 of the A47 in Peterborough, over three years from 2015/16. The council will carry out improvements to junction 20 of the A47 to help ease congestion and create better access to Paston. The council will also improve the Bourges Boulevard road corridor between Thorpe Road and[…]