LOCAL ELECTION: ‘We need a UK Trump’ call from Lib Dem candidate in expletive-laden Facebook posts.

In a bizarre online post during the Brexit debate, Liberal Democrat candidate for Harlow and St George’s ward, Michael Schofield, warned ‘Get ready for the pitchforks… they are being sharpened’ and told readers ‘this country needs one person to stand up! A Trump, A Thatcher, a Guy Fawkes’. He went on in the same postContinue reading “LOCAL ELECTION: ‘We need a UK Trump’ call from Lib Dem candidate in expletive-laden Facebook posts.”

MP backs Endometriosis Action Month.

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones met with representatives of Endometriosis UK in parliament to discuss improving diagnosis and treatment for women suffering from the condition. Data shows that 89 per cent of women aged 16 to 24, and 76 per cent of all women, would put off going to their GP about painful periodsContinue reading “MP backs Endometriosis Action Month.”

Lib Dem ‘buy local’ pledge leaflet…. printed in Dundee.

A Harrogate and Knaresborough Liberal Democrat leaflet calling on people to ‘buy local’ was printed over 250 miles away in Dundee.  Other local Liberal Democrat literature has been printed in York and Chesterfield. Council Leader Richard Cooper commented: “At the beginning of the pandemic Harrogate Council was among the quickest in getting government grants toContinue reading “Lib Dem ‘buy local’ pledge leaflet…. printed in Dundee.”

Virtual area roadshows for Harrogate district residents to find out more about the new council authority

Residents across the Harrogate district are being invited to the first of a series of virtual locality roadshows to learn more about planning for the new North Yorkshire authority that will be in place from 1 April 2023. Senior officials from the eight district, borough and county council from across North Yorkshire have joined forcesContinue reading “Virtual area roadshows for Harrogate district residents to find out more about the new council authority”

Have your say in Commissioner Zoë’s March public accountability meeting.

Commissioner Zoë Metcalfe will host her monthly Public Accountability Meeting on Tuesday 29 March and is encouraging people across North Yorkshire and York to get involved. As well as receiving the latest updates from North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, there will be a focus on the police’s custody process andContinue reading “Have your say in Commissioner Zoë’s March public accountability meeting.”

Chancellor’s spring statement update.

Today, the Chancellor announced his new Tax Plan to reduce and reform taxes across the United Kingdom – tackling the cost of living and incentivising private sector-led growth. The IMF said the UK had the fastest growing economy in the G7 last year – today’s announcement from the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, seeks to remain responsibleContinue reading “Chancellor’s spring statement update.”

MP’s call for rail timetable change re-think.

Harrogate and Knaresborough’s MP has reacted strongly to news of further cuts to services between Harrogate and Leeds announced in the last few days by Northern.  The new cuts –  which see the earliest train at 6.07am axed alongside some evening services from May – come on top of cuts to services during the COVIDContinue reading “MP’s call for rail timetable change re-think.”

VIDEO: MP praises Job Centre team on Kickstart success.

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones questioned the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Thérèse Coffey about the successor to the Kickstart scheme.  He praised the recent Kickstart scheme whilst asking whether the Government will focus the Way to Work scheme on filling sectors that need workers such as the health and care sector. Continue reading “VIDEO: MP praises Job Centre team on Kickstart success.”