David Woodard

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Right or Left Wing Brexit or a vote to ‘Stop Brexit’?

by David Woodard on 19 November, 2019

There are three Brexit choices available to General Election voters on December 12th. The Tories are offering a ‘Right Wing Brexit’. They recently lost the support of some moderate MPs and then sacked those that didn’t support the party line on Brexit. But, they now have the support of the Brexit Party who have stood down candidates […]

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A message from Vince Cable

by David Woodard on 28 May, 2019

On Sunday night British liberals beat both the Conservatives and the Labour Party for the first time since the days of Lloyd George. We secured second place in a national election, our largest ever group of MEPs, and our best share of the vote in a decade. And whilst the Brexit party may have topped […]

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Another big rise in Council Tax by the Conservatives

by David Woodard on 22 March, 2019

In April 2009 Northumberland’s six District Councils were abolished and Northumberland County Council became a Unitary Authority with the responsibility for billing Council Tax. Government policy on Council Tax has changed dramatically since then. Remember Eric Pickles and the coalition with the Lib Dems? During the first five years from 2009, Government penalised Council Tax […]

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The March for a ‘People’s Vote’ on Brexit

by David Woodard on 22 October, 2018

On Saturday 20th October, an estimated 700,000 people marched on the streets of London, calling for a people’s vote on Brexit. That makes it the biggest protest since the Iraq War; a protest that defined a decade on an issue that affected a generation. Now, as then, the Liberal Democrats are on the right side […]

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Vince Cable says that Britain is in the relegation zone

by David Woodard on 23 November, 2017

Today’s Budget saw the UK slip from the top of the growth league to deep into the relegation zone. Each person in Britain is set to be £687 worse off per year compared to forecasts before the election. As living standards are squeezed, the Government is setting aside £3.7bn to cover the cost of a […]

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I have been out delivering leaflets and have knocked on a few doors in various parts of the Pegswood Electoral Division. This has been a good opportunity to meet people, see places and find out about the local issues that concern people. Many people are not aware that Pegswood Division is a large rural division […]

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Tim Farron on the Refugee Crisis

by David Woodard on 4 September, 2015

Normally, when Lib Dems want to change something we would start our own campaign and ask you to join it. This time, we want the government to take action on the refugee crisis as fast as possible, and that means everyone signing the official government petition. This crisis isn’t about politics, it’s about helping the […]

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Councillors behaving badly

by David Woodard on 2 March, 2015

In January a Local Government Association peer team delivered an ‘external health check’ report to Northumberland County Council. The team had spoken to more than 100 people including executive and non-executive councillors of all political groups, as well as a range of external partners and stakeholders. The peer team report hasn’t attracted the publicity it […]

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