David Watts

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Brecon By Election

by David Watts on 3 August, 2019

I was delighted to be part of the Lib Dem team working on the Brecon and Radnorshire by election, which saw Jane Dodds elected as our new MP for the region. Jane overturned an 8,000 vote Conservative majority to win by nearly 1,500 votes. The result was great for us, showing that the so called […]

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Zero Carbon Broxtowe

by David Watts on 18 July, 2019

Broxtowe Liberal Democrats last night launched our new policy paper “Zero Carbon Broxtowe.” This sets out a range of policies and ideas that we want to see enacted locally to ensure that we are a zero carbon borough as soon as possible. You can read a print friendly copy of the document here.

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Why I’m Backing Jo Swinson

by David Watts on 30 June, 2019

Caron Lindsay from the Lib Dems in Scotland has written this article on why she is backing Jo Swinson. She says everything that I would want to say, so I’m pinching her words (with permission): It’s Saturday 30th April 2005.  A group of  Lib Dems gather in a house in Bishopbriggs, near Glasgow. A young […]

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Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

by David Watts on 30 June, 2019

There has been a lot of press coverage in the last few days about a planning decision of Broxtowe Borough Council taken at a meeting that I chaired, as well as a fair amount of uninformed comment. The borough council received a planning application by a local resident to keep an enclosure he had erected […]

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Why I’m Backing Jo

by David Watts on 16 June, 2019

Vince Cable has decided to retire as leader of the Liberal Democrats. There are two candidates to replace him, current deputy leader Jo Swinson and former cabinet minister Ed Davey. I attended a hustings with them both last night and the message that comes out most clearly is that, whoever wins, we will have an […]

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Stapleford South East By Election

by David Watts on 16 June, 2019

On Thursday 13th June 2019 Liberal Democrat candidates David Grindell and Tim Hallam were elected to Broxtowe Borough Council, in a contest help over from 2nd May following the death of a Conservative candidate. This means that the Liberal Democrats have increased their representation on Broxtowe from 4 seats prior to 2nd May up to […]

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Local Action To Tackle Climate Change

by David Watts on 11 June, 2019

The biggest issue facing the council, the country and the world at the moment is climate change. It is bigger than Brexit and its consequences will be felt for even longer, but it doesn’t get one hundredth of the publicity that Brexit gets. The Liberal Democrats are aware that we are facing a climate emergency, […]

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World Environment Day 2019

by David Watts on 29 May, 2019

Since 1974, World Environment Day has been held annually on 5th June. The day has been a flagship event to promote awareness of environmental issues and threats from marine pollution to human overpopulation. The day has grown to become a global platform for public outreach, with participation from over 143 countries annually. Each year, 1 […]

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Welcome Back

by David Watts on 29 May, 2019

After a break of a few years my website is back. I closed this down in 2017 at which point I had decided to step down from political life, but thankfully I then changed my mind. I will hopefully be updating this site now regularly.

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Broxtowe Enews 24th June 2017

by David Watts on 24 June, 2017

Welcome to Broxtowe Enews, brought to you by the Liberal Democrats and edited by David Watts, on behalf of the Lib-Dems in Broxtowe. May I give a special welcome to the new readers that we have this week. Well, what a couple of weeks we have had. The election two weeks ago produced a result […]

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