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By Election Round Up 7th December

by David Watts on 7 December, 2015

There were a couple of second places for Liberal Democrat candidates in principal council by-elections last Thursday. In Guildford (BC), the party’s vote share increased by 4.7% from May as Alan Hilliar finished second to the Conservatives in Ash South & Tongham ward. Also, Sherree Miller came in second place in Bolyen ward in Newham […]

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By Election Round Up 28th September 2015

by David Watts on 28 September, 2015

This is a new weekly series that I will be running detailing the by election results across England, Scotland and Wales from the week before. All five of last weeks principal council by-elections resulted in holds. In Norfolk, the Conservatives comfortably held their seat in county council’s Loddon division with a 641 vote majority. Liberal […]

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Tim Farron – Opportunity and Inequality

by David Watts on 24 September, 2015

Putting Housing First – Lib Dem Broadcast 24/9/15

by David Watts on 24 September, 2015

The Lib Dems are making housing our number one priority over the lifetime of this parliament. There is a chronic shortage of decent homes in this country and we need to have a proper programme for building new ones.

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Tim Farron Speech

by David Watts on 24 September, 2015

Tim Farron gave one of the most inspirational and moving speeches I have ever heard when he spoke to the Lib Dem conference yesterday. It sets out what it means to be a Liberal. You can watch it here.

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Dear Nick As you have no doubt seen Matt Goold has launched a strong attack against the Bramote Today website, accusing them of bias towards the Liberal Democrats. Matt is of course one of your most vocal supporters and he claims that he has compiled a dossier of alleged bias. Frankly I am disgusted at […]

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Core Strategy Upheld

by David Watts on 21 April, 2015

The judgement has now been given in the legal challenge to the core strategy. The council have been completely vindicated. The judge concluded that “Not merely was this a legally tenable approach, it was in my judgment both sensible and appropriate in the circumstances of the instant case… what it did was to bring about […]

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Broxtowe Enews 18th January 2015

by David Watts on 18 January, 2015

Welcome to Broxtowe Enews, brought to you by the Liberal Democrats and edited by David Watts, the leader of the Lib-Dems on Broxtowe Borough Council. May I give a special welcome to the new readers that we have this week. Last week’s newsletter generated a lot of correspondence so if I haven’t replied to you […]

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Broxtowe Enews 30th November 2014

by David Watts on 7 December, 2014

Welcome to Broxtowe Enews, brought to you by the Liberal Democrats and edited by David Watts, the leader of the Lib-Dems on Broxtowe Borough Council. May I give a special welcome to the new readers that we have this week. We have had a large number of new subscribers over the past few weeks and […]

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Threats To Councillor David Watts – Statement

by David Watts on 12 April, 2013

Broxtowe Liberal Democrats have issued the following statement on 12th April 2012: “On Wednesday and Thursday of this week an individual posted messages on Twitter making threats to cause serious harm to Councillor David Watts. The messages were of a particularly vile nature and have been reported to the police. Councillor Watts said: “In 14 years […]

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