Cornwall Council Lib Dem Group Announce New Leader

Cllr Edwina Hannaford, Cornwall Councillor for Looe West, Lansallos, Pelynt and Lanteglos, has been elected by Liberal Democrats on Cornwall Council to be their Group Leader with Cllr Colin Martin, Cornwall Councillor for Lostwithiel and Lanreath, as her deputy.

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Liberal Democrats set out vision for Cornwall with manifesto launch

Cornwall Liberal Democrats have launched their Cornwall Council election manifesto Standing Up for Cornwall setting out their priorities for Cornwall.

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Restore Community Policing

Liberal Democrat Police and Crime Commissioner candidate for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Brian Blake, is calling for a return to proper community policing, as half of all people say they never see police patrols in their local area.

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Lib Dems on Cornwall Council Celebrate Young Carers’ Action Day

Lib Dems on Cornwall Council are marking Young Carers’ Action Day by raising awareness of young carers in Cornwall.

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Cornwall Lib Dems: NHS staff deserve real-terms pay rise

Liberal Democrats on Cornwall Council are calling for a real-terms pay rise for NHS workers after going above and beyond in a national crisis

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Lib Dems on Cornwall Council: Conservative MPs Have Let Cornwall Down Over Priority Area Funding

In the Chancellor’s budget speech yesterday (3rd March 2021) it was announced that Cornwall was not designated a Priority 1 area, one of those areas most in need of funding under the government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda, but was given Priority 2 status.

Lib Dems on Cornwall Council have slammed Cornish Conservative MPs for not ensuring that Cornwall receives its fair share of this funding whilst many areas of the North of England have.

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Lib Dems on Cornwall Council Top in Country for Helping Coronavirus-hit Small Businesses

Newly released Government figures celebrate Lib Dem and Independent led Cornwall Council as the number one council in the country for supporting small businesses through the coronavirus pandemic.

Lib Dems on Cornwall Council have provided over £273million to businesses which have fallen through the gaps for support. Lib Dems on Cornwall Council are continuing to lobby the government for further funding. 

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Cornwall Lib Dems back calls to make dog theft a specific criminal offence

Cornwall Liberal Democrats are backing calls to make pet theft a specific criminal offence and change the law to treat stolen dogs as animals rather than possessions. 

A petition to make dog theft a specific criminal offence has so far reached 194, 171 signatures. According to the charity DogLost there has been a 170% increase in dog thefts since lockdown started.

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Lib Dems on Cornwall Council Approve Budget for Cornwall

Lib Dems and their Independent colleagues on Cornwall Council have today (23rd February) approved the 2021/2022 budget for Cornwall.

Despite the Conservative government cutting funding to Cornwall Council from £175.6 million in 2015/16 to £126.3million in 2019/20 coupled with increasing social care costs, Lib Dems on Cornwall Council have balanced the budget, reduced interim and agency staff spending by two thirds compared to the Conservative administration, and increased spending on social care for vulnerable Cornish residents.

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Lib Dems on Cornwall Council Secure Funding for Enhanced Doctors’ Surgery

Lib Dems on Cornwall Council have today (23rd February) secured £200,000 for an expanded and enhanced doctor’s surgery in Bodmin.

Two Bodmin GP surgeries - Carnewater and Stillmoor - have been working collaboratively to create a new doctors’ surgery.  However, funding concerns stalled progress between the health service providers. The £200,000 funding secured by Lib Dems on Cornwall Council will facilitate the progression of the expanded and enhanced health service for Bodmin residents.

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