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  • Ed Davey with Banner
    Article: Jan 8, 2022
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    In his New Year's message for 2022, Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey MP said:

    "Happy New Year, everyone. I hope you had a great Christmas. I am so looking forward to 2022 - I hope it's the year we will finally beat Covid, that Liberal Democrats will keep beating the Conservatives as we did in two historic by-elections last year, and England will win the World Cup.

  • Rugby sign (lighter)
    Article: Dec 20, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    A new online tool to allow people to flag places where they have felt unsafe has been launched by the Government with support from the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC).

    Hosted on the national policing website police.uk and aimed primarily at women and girls, the tool, named StreetSafe, will enable members of the public to anonymously drop a pin onto a map and describe factors that caused them concern, including behavioural or environmental reasons why they felt unsafe.

  • N Shrops win
    Article: Dec 20, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    The Liberal Democrats have declared 'the party is over' for Boris Johnson after their sensational by-election win in North Shropshire on 16 December 2021.

    North Shropshire was the 58th safest Conservative seat in the country, with former Conservative MP Owen Paterson having a majority of almost 23,000 votes in 2019. This represents the second biggest majority overcome in a modern by-election, after Christchurch in 1993.

  • Police 999 101
    Article: Dec 20, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Warwickshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has launched his annual consultation on the policing budget, asking the public for their feedback on how best to meet the challenges facing police in the county.

    The Commissioner wants to hear views on where the public feels some of the main priorities for spending should be placed, as he sets the finances for Warwickshire Police for 2022/23.

  • Stephen Pimm Homestead Link Event
    Article: Dec 9, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    The consultation on the new road that will kick-start the building of thousands of homes on the green fields between Cawston, Bilton and Dunchurch is open for comments until 17 December 2021.

    The 'Homestead Link' road is due to connect onto the A426 (Rugby Road) with a new roundabout, before heading west to connect with Alwyn Road and Cawston Lane. It will then turn south, crossing over the Northampton Lane byway, to join the B4429 (Coventry Road) to the west of Dunchurch.

  • Hospital of St Cross Rugby
    Article: Dec 9, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    The Liberal Democrats have called on the government to provide funding to reverse ambulance station closures, as the latest figures reveal 8,000 patients were stuck for more than an hour in ambulances outside A&E in the last week alone.

    Daisy Cooper, the party's Health and Social Care Spokesperson, has today also written to the chair of the Care and Quality Commission, urging him to launch an investigation into the causes and impacts of deadly ambulance delays, including station closures.

  • Christmas presents wrapped LDXD 2019
    Article: Nov 30, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Online shopping scams cost shoppers £15.4 million over the Christmas period last year.

    New data from Action Fraud, the national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime, reveals that 28,049 shoppers were conned out of their money when shopping online over the Christmas period last year - an increase of almost two thirds (61 per cent) when compared to the same period in the previous year.

  • Ed Davey Conf
    Article: Nov 22, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    At Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday 17 November 2021, Ed Davey MP, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, raised the issue of ambulance response times and the closure of 10 community stations across the West Midlands including in Rugby.

    Ed Davey said, "Ambulance response times are now the worst ever, people are waiting for ambulances longer than ever, and with A&Es in crisis, patients are stuck in ambulances outside hospital longer than ever."

  • Rugby town centre
    Article: Nov 21, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Councillors at the 17 November 2021, full council meeting of Rugby Borough Council approved a motion to tackle the problem in the pedestrianised area around Sheep Street and High Street at certain times of day.

    The original motion, which was proposed by Cllr Neil Sandison (Lib Dem, Eastlands) said:

  • Houses of Parliament
    Article: Nov 13, 2021
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    CITY A.M. have reported that Mark Pawsey the local Conservative MP for Rugby and Bulkington makes £30,000-a-year as chairman of a packaging lobby group but has spoken on multiple occasions in Parliament in favour of watering down environmental laws to favour plastic producers.

    The paper says that Mark Pawsey has spoken several times in Parliament outlining his concerns about the effect of environmental legislation on plastic producers. These include a debate in 2020 on environmental regulation banning plastic straws and earlier this year on the Government's Environment Bill.