Parking Safety in Gunthorpe- Update

Norwood and Gunthorpe Primary School Recap: You may have seen my many recent Facebook posts and blog posts regarding Gunthorpe Primary School, Norwood Primary School and Welbourne Primary School. I started working with all three of these primary schools before Christmas; after I was contacted by many concerned parents/carers and residents. Concerns were raised over many factors but primarily and most importantly the SAFETY of the CHILDREN.  (To update yourself click here) In one of my previous Blog Posts you may have seen that PCC had agreed to undertake assessments to assess whether further parking restrictions were needed and would be beneficial in the streets surrounding all three of the Primary[…]

Could UKIP candidate determine Park Ward election in 2015?

Park Ward, in recent years has become something of a battleground, and one of the results many involved in the local political scene look out for. For many years, Park ward, a place where the city MP’s ‘local’ property is situated, was considered a safe Tory seat, boasting all three city councillor roles being held by Conservatives. Then in 2011, Labour successfully turned the table and took a seat, with the Tories taking second spot. In 2012, they came second again, but in 2014, when UKIP fielded a candidate, Labour took their second seat for the area. Given the closeness in recent years, the question now is what impact will[…]

Would YOU like to become a City Councillor?

The Liberal Democrats have a strong and proud tradition in local government. For the Peterborough Liberal Democrats, local government is key – localism, community politics, and a real commitment to devolved power are all hallmarks of the Liberal Democrat approach. We pride ourselves on working hard “all year round, not just at election time”. If you’d LIKE to register YOUR interest in becoming a local city councillor for your area please CLICK HERE! “Every month, Liberal Democrats in Peterborough knock on hundreds of doors, deliver Focus leaflets, attend community meetings, and speak to residents to find out what local issues people really care about and how we can help them[…]

Peterborough Labour Party in disarray …….. and it could get worse!

Ahead of the local elections this year, Peterborough’s Labour Party talked about taking control of the Council from the Tories! Since then, there’s been quite a bit happening within the trenches of the Peterborough Labour party! Such as ……….. Just one day after the elections, the Labour candidate, who just missed out on deposing at least ONE Tory councillor from the safest conservative seat in the City, wrote on his blog, that the electoral failure “..lay at the door of the local leadership and specifically at the door of Group Leader Nazim Khan is serious organisational failings.” Citing the “fiasco over Executive Pay, where the Group Leader wasn’t present at the meeting[…]

Well done to ALL our candidates! Here’s our election digest ……..

There’s a lot of talk in the media about UKIP after the 2014 local elections in Peterborough, after they managed to get 3 councillors elected.  BUT, you might like to know that the we managed to get two city councillors elected and also stood in several other wards around the city. We received a total of 2396 votes from people in Peterborough. The average vote received by Liberal Democrat candidates was 400 votes. Our highest amount of votes received for a canddiate was Darren Fower in Werrington South, who got 1174 votes. We got councillors elected to Werrington South and Walton. Our council group is bigger than the Liberals and[…]

Boro @LibDems 2014 Local Election #Manifesto

The Tories have been in control of Peterborough City Council for 14 years! During which time they’ve sold off the silverware, closed public toilets, seen some of their own councillors jailed, arrested or simply resign! And of course continued to receive thousands of pounds in extra salaries, while making countless mistakes! We think it’s time for change! What do YOU think? Boro Lib Dems 2014 Local Election Manifesto from Peterborough LibDems

Local Lib Dems are ONLY party campaigning to keep Britain IN Europe! @OP_Peterborough #WhyIamIN

Peterborough Liberal Democrats WILL be the ONLY party during this year’s May elections fighting for thousands of local jobs in the area that benefit from being part of EU and ensuring the millions of pounds given to the city continues, to benefit Peterborough people! Commenting, local LIB DEM councillor Darren Fower said: “The warning is simple! If UKIP wins and takes us out of Europe, it would wreck the recovery and risk 3 million British jobs! “The local Conservatives, despite removing the EU flag from the Council chamber a couple of years ago are happy to receive the millions of pounds they get to help them provide services and schemes[…]

We’re looking 4 a candidate 2 stand in #Orton with #Hampton in May local elections! @Hampton_Gazette

If you’re someone who is fed up with seeing little or no action taken, on the community problems that matter to you and your neighbours, then maybe it’s time you stood for election to become a Councillor for the Orton and Hampton area? According to the 2011 Census data for the area, the total population for Orton and Hampton is 13,660, with 4,034 under the voting age of 18, leaving 9,626 people of voting age in the area! (To register your interest to become a City Councillor for the Orton and Hampton area, please CLICK HERE!) The defending councillor is a Tory lady called Sheila Scott OBE, who has been heavily criticised[…]

Could #BrettonNorth TORY councillor “RE-LOCATE” to safer seat ahead of May elections?

The corridors of power at the Town Hall are often awash with murmurings and rumour and sometimes, such slips prove to be correct – other times they do not! But one that is doing the rounds at the moment relates to North Bretton councillor, Mr Fitzgerald, who some think is eyeing up a move from the unsafe North Bretton electoral seat, to somewhere nearer to where he lives that’s far more Tory-friendly …….. somewhere like Orton Longueville or West Ward! Just a few years ago the Tories held ALL three council seats in North Bretton. In 2010, Cllr Fitzgerald was elected, but only just, beating his nearest rival by just[…]