It's Time To Invest In Green Space And Infrastructure

Local Liberal Democrats are fighting to invest in what brings communities together and helps them thrive, after what has been a very difficult year.

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REVEALED: Spiralling Costs Of 15 Years Of Conservative Rule

Over a decade and a half of Tory rule on Harrogate Borough Council has led to complacency and disastrous, ego-driven decision-making.

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In Memory of Geoff Webber

It is with great sadness that Bilton & Nidd Gorge councillor, Geoff Webber, passed away on Thursday 11th March.

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Harrogate Borough Council Needs To Provide Answers On Knaresborough Pool

Knaresborough Liberal Democrats have written to Harrogate Borough Council pushing for the town’s swimming pool to be opened as soon as possible.

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Pay Cut An Insult To Our NHS Heroes, Say Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrats have slammed the Conservative Government’s insulting pay cut for NHS staff.

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Councillor Pat Marsh Resigns from Climate Coalition, Citing "Talking Shop Committee"

Leader of the Opposition on Harrogate Borough Council, Pat Marsh, has resigned from the Harrogate District Climate Change Coalition.

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Liberal Democrats Secure Real Living Wage

Local Liberal Democrats councillors successfully secured a commitment to the introduction of a real living wage of £9.50 per hour for all council employees.

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Liberal Democrat Budget Amendment For Real Living Wage Passes

Local Lib Dem councillors have successfully amended the Harrogate Borough Council budget to include the introduction of a minimum living wage of £9.50 per hour for all council employees, as calculated by the Living Wage Foundation.

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Remembering Claire Kelley

Tributes have been paid to local Liberal Democrat politician and community activist, Claire Kelley, who passed away from cancer last month at Saint Michael's Hospice.

Claire was active in local politics for over 20 years and worked as a senior caseworker for former Harrogate & Knaresborough MP, Lord Phil Willis. 

She had previously won seats on both Harrogate Borough Council and North Yorkshire County Council and, in 2010, stood as the Liberal Democrat candidate to replace Phil Willis when he retired as MP, eventually losing out by a mere 1,039 votes.

She also took on other roles in the local community including as a governor at Oatlands Infant School, chair of governors at St Aidan’s, and chairing the trust board when the Yorkshire Causeway Schools Trust was established.

During the 2010 General Election campaign, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After successful radiotherapy treatment, Claire returned to work, taking up a post in the office of Leeds North MP Greg Mulholland.

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Harrogate Council Again Refuses To Declare Climate Emergency 🔥🌍

Conservative councillors on Harrogate Borough Council once again refused to declare a Climate Emergency, a crucial first step: recognising the scale of the problem.

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