David Watts

Liberal Democrat Councillor For Bramcote, Parliamentary Candidate for Newark and Candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire Learn more

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  To bring an end to the financial insecurity faced by the most vulnerable, the Liberal Democrats have today agreed plans to campaign for a Universal Basic Income. Ahead of a debate at the Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference, the Party’s new Economy spokesperson Christine Jardine challenged her Party to “fulfil Beveridge’s legacy” by tackling the injustice […]

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Today, the Conservatives blocked the Liberal Democrats’ attempt to close the loophole in the Government’s legislation to end the eviction ban, which has left an estimated 55,000 households at risk of being evicted since Monday. The motion, put forward by the Liberal Democrat Housing spokesperson in the House of Lords, Baroness Grender, would have effectively abolished the Government’s Statutory Instrument, […]

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Lib Dem Conference

by David Watts on 23 September, 2020

This weekend we have the first online Liberal Democrat conference. As a party we are committed to one member one vote, and this gives even more members the opportunity to participate. Although it won’t be able to replicate the atmosphere and interactions of an in person conference I’m looking forward to it.

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Bramcote CAT Meeting

by David Watts on 6 September, 2020

The next Bramcote CAT Meeting is tomorrow at 7pm on Zoom. All Bramcote residents are welcome to attend. Agenda: 1. Introductions and apologies2. Nottinghamshire Growth Options Consultation3. Neighbourhood Plan4. Bramcote Hills Golf Course5. Other Planning Issues6. Government local government proposals7. Severn Trent Water8. Covid 19 in Bramcote and Broxtowe9. Any other business Topic: Bramcote CAT […]

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Noise Complaint

by David Watts on 31 August, 2020

A property on the Bramcote/Wollaton border was broadcasting extremely loud music all afternoon today which was upsetting numerous local residents. After receiving a number of complaints about the noise I called on the house and asked them to turn it down. Unfortunately all I received was abuse and attempts (unsuccessful) at intimidation. As a result […]

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Congratulations Ed Davey

by David Watts on 27 August, 2020

Sir Ed Davey is the new leader of the Liberal Democrats. Ed was the Secretary of State for the Environment and Climate Change in the coalition government and delivered the greenest government ever. He will make a great leader of the party.

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Wembley Gardens Residents Meeting

by David Watts on 22 August, 2020

Residents in Wembley Gardens and Gateford Close held a really useful open air meeting yesterday evening to discuss the new proposed plans for the Bramcote Hills Golf Course. Nearly 50 people were in attendance and it was my privilege to attend as the ward councillor. Residents had the opportunity to look at the plans and […]

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Letter to Newark Advertiser

by David Watts on 10 August, 2020

This is the text of a letter I sent to the Newark Advertiser this week: Dear Sirs Robert Jenrick seems determined that his legacy to Newark will be to be remembered as the worst MP this town has ever had. Not content with making a large personal contribution to the air of sleeze that dominates […]

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Bins on Peache Way

by David Watts on 10 August, 2020

I am delighted that we have been able to help the residents on Peache Way. Their communal bins were simply not up to the job so the borough council have agreed to issue each house there with their own wheelie bins, and the landlords are creating hard standing areas on each property for them to […]

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Travellers on Moor Lane

by David Watts on 31 July, 2020

This evening a group of travellers have moved onto the running track on Moor Lane. I have been in touch with the council and asked that urgent steps are taken to secure their removal. The running track is used by a range of different groups and I fear what damage may be done to it.

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