Hundreds of #Peterborough residents call for Council to #ScrapTheMayorsCar

Just in case anyone had forgotten, allow me to remind you what the Conservatives nationally and locallyhave been saying for several months now, after each and every austerity action, that “we are all in this together!” But, are we really? You can add YOUR support to the on-line campaign by VISITING HERE! The Tories at the Town Hall have recently awarded themselves a brand new jag for their ex-Leader and now Mayor, Cllr John Peach. It’s costing thousands of pounds a year to have (not including petrol or staff time), but luckily, the local Conservatives do not have to pay for it, thankfully that’s all covered for by the goodo[…]

Peterborough to become part of Cambridgeshire County Council?

There’ll no doubt be one or two questions amongst councillors after the Local Government Chronicle reported talks had taken place between the leaders of Peterborough City Council and Cambridgeshire County Council, regarding the possibility of amalgamating the two authorities. As some may remember, in 1998 Peterborough became autonomous of Cambridgeshire county council as a unitary authority, 17 years on, its seems there planning of reverting back? Q: A sensible idea or a complete and costly backwards step? In the article, it stated: “Cambridgeshire leader Steve Count (Con) said talks had taken place with Peterborough City Council about potentially forming a combined authority.” What do YOU think? Please post a comment below!  

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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[…]

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UKIP add Peterborough as target seat for May 2015 General Election

Should Peterborough Tories be worried? Following the UK Independence party securing their second MP in Rochester and Strood, reports suggest that they now have their sights on our city? Over the last few decades, Peterborough has swung, between Labour and the Conservatives, when it comes to electing their Member for Parliament, so could there really be a change? After the latest by-election, Peterborough’s present Tory MP, “Smiley” Jackson tweeted that Mark Reckless would be “gone in May” and earlier tweeted: “Any Tory MP who defects to Ukip on the basis of the result in Rochester and Strood (whatever it is) would frankly be completely insane.” Asked about Jackson’s tweet, Farage[…]

City’s Tory MP …. upsets new UKIP MP!

There’s a well known quote in politics, that reminds individuals, that it’s better to be thought of a a fool, than open your mouth and confirm it! Once again, we think the Tory MP for Peterborough, might want to take that on board! .@SJacksonMP Stewart, go tribal on me in the weeks ahead if you want. your call. I will simply spend more time campaigning in Peterborough — Douglas Carswell MP (@DouglasCarswell) October 12, 2014 So, at a time when some might think our city’s MP would be trying to prevent UKIP standing in the general election, in order to prevent splitting the local right wing vote, Smiley Jackson is[…]

Lib Dems WILL abolish NI contributions for anyone earning below £12,500 a year!

As reported in the national media, the Liberal Democrats plan to cut national insurance contributions even further, for anyone earning below £12,500 a year. The Lib Dems will promise in their general election manifesto to raise the level at which workers start to pay national insurance contributions. Employees currently start paying national insurance on earnings above £153 a week, or £7,956 a year, at a rate of 12%. The Lib Dems, who will beat the goal set out in their 2010 manifesto to raise the personal income tax allowance to £10,000 in this parliament, have already indicated that they will pledge to raise it to £12,500 by 2020. Danny Alexander[…]

Petition LAUNCHED to oppose Tory plans to BAN cycles from Bridge Street on a Sunday! @SustransPBoro

The Conservative controlled City Council in Peterborough have recently announced they are looking to extend the cycling ban along Bridge Street, in Peterborough City Centre. In their media release the Council talks about protecting pedestrians, with the Cabinet member for City Centre Management, stated that cyclists should “…..dismount and push their bikes along Bridge Street…….” In response, Liberal Democrat, Darren Fower has launched a campaign opposing the idea! Commenting, Liberal Democrat city councillor, Darren Fower, said: “I launched the campaign after being contacted by several local people, who said they could not see any sense in it? Some of them are cyclists, but some are not! “I must admit that,[…]

More done in last 5 than previous 40 years! Claims Cereste!

Did you get to hear the interview with Cllr Marco Cereste on BBC Radio Cambs directly after the 2014 local election results? It was certainly interesting, as he admitted to speaking with certain “other” councillors about enabling him to maintain his position as leader of the City Council – but which opposition councillors? – CERTAINLY none of the Lib Dems! He also went on to make one of his classic claims, stating “Me, as leader of the Council, have done more in the last 5 years in our city then has happened in the last 40 years in our city!” – Doesn’t say much for the 5+ years prior to his[…]

Why are local Lib Dems not backing move to remove Marco?

Newly–Elected Leader of Peterborough Liberal Democrats, Cllr Nick Sandford explains: “A lot has been made of the fact that the Conservatives are no longer in majority control of Peterborough City Council. That needs to be reflected in the governance structures which the Council adopts. As Lib Dems have long argued we need a more consensual approach and one in which decisions are made in public and can be challenged at the time they are made and not weeks later. That necessitates in our view the scrapping of the current Leader and Cabinet model and replacement of it with a system of decision making committees. “The Localism Act passed by the Coalition Government gives us that choice and it is one which[…]

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