Oxfordshire Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrats push back against County health administrators - Report from The Oxfordshire Health Scrutiny Committee

At the recent online meeting of the county Joint Health Overview Scrutiny Committee (HOSC for short) the ongoing saga of the review of health provision to the OX12 post code (Wantage – more or less) was discussed again, together with the county response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Support available for those struggling to pay their council tax

There are a number of ways the Council can help people struggling to pay!Residents in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse who have outstanding payments on their council tax bill and are struggling to pay are being urged to contact their district council to find out what support may be available. An extra £150 of discount is now available to certain residents.

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Oxfordshire County Council's cycling fund disaster

Oxfordshire County Council will receive only half the the money it bid for from the Government's Active Travel Fund.

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Play areas to begin re-opening in the Vale of White Horse from Monday 6 July!

Play areas to begin re-opening in the Vale from Monday 6 July – but please stay safe and wash your hands!

Play areas in the Vale of White Horse managed by the district council will begin to re-open from Monday 6 July.  Vale of White Horse District Council will carry out a phased re-opening – this means play areas will only re-open once safety checks have been carried out and officers are happy they are safe for people to use. 

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Trans people have the right to feel safe and welcome

Trans people have the right to feel safe and welcome in Oxford, just like all of our city’s other residents and workers.

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Let's work together to create a zero-carbon Oxfordshire: Lib Dem Vale Councillor to Oxfordshire County Council

Lib Dem Councillor David Grant, Chair of the Climate Emergency Advisory Committee at Vale of White Horse District Council has written to Oxfordshire County Council offering to work together to reduce pollution across Oxfordshire.

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Lib Dem Community Leader Included in Top 50 Women in Engineering Award


 

Sustainable engineer Sally Povolotsky has been named among the Women's Engineering Society top 50 women in engineering.

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Lib Dem run councils welcome £200m for Didcot

£218 million of new funding for Didcot has been welcomed by Liberal Democrat council leaders Sue Cooper and Emily Smith.

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We share the commitment of the Rhodes Must Fall and Black Lives Matter movements

Oxford Liberal Democrats welcome the clarity brought to the discussions around the issue of public monuments by the statement from Oriel College. We share the commitment of the Rhodes Must Fall and Black Lives Matter movements to addressing imbalances in how we view history and in inequalities today.

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Oxford East Liberal Democrats Statement on the Black Lives Matter Campaign

The killing of George Floyd has highlighted how pervasive institutional racism is within US law enforcement. But, protests and demonstrations have not been isolated to the United States. From Australia to Israel to France, people have taken to the streets to express the need for police reform and for system change to end racial inequality.

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"We are absolutely committed to help create an equal society for all" say Lib Dem Council Leaders

Read an open letter below from Oxfordshire Lib Dem council leaders reflecting on community spirit during lock down and racial injustice.

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Cherwell Liberal Democrat Councillors Support Rhodes Must Fall

Liberal Democrat Councillors as part of the Progressive Oxfordshire group on Cherwell Council have called for the Statue of Cecil Rhodes to come down.

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Air Pollution down by over half across Vale of White Horse as walking and cycling increases

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On World Environment Day we can celebrate the reduction in traffic and air pollution in our Lib Dem led Vale of White Horse.

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UK citizenship for EU NHS workers

Liberal Democrats on Oxford City Council call for UK citizenship to be granted to EU National Health Service workers.

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Government must protect Oxford's BAME residents against COVID-19, say City Councillors

Oxford City Councillors Andrew Gant (group leader) and Mohammed Altaf Khan (deputy leader) have urged the Government to protect Oxford's BAME community against COVID-19 in a letter:

We welcome that the Government has announced it will launch a review into why BAME communities are disproportionately affected by COVID-19. There are some immediate steps the Government can take, right now, that will make a difference:

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City Lib Dems say Labour Council must go further on sustainable travel

The Oxford City Liberal Democrats have published a response to the Labour-run City Council's suggestions for traffic:

Labour city councillor Alex Hollingsworth calls for a range of measures to preserve some of the new-found tranquillity of our streets.

Liberal Democrat councillors have already called on the city and county to follow government encouragement and introduce new cycle lanes and wider pedestrian spaces while there is less traffic. One-way streets would also be a much better use of available space, encouraging more people to walk and cycle safely, and observing social distancing.

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Tree Felling on Headley Way

It has come to our attention several trees alongside the new Headley Way cycleway are being felled by subcontractors for the City Council.

We are investigating the exact circumstances, but to our knowledge neither City nor County Councillors were informed in advance of this work. Oxford Direct Services have explained their work on Twitter, citing damage to the trees' roots; however, we are pressing them to publish their assessment and to explain why work was commenced without prior consultation.

City and County Councillor Roz Smith previously campaigned successfully to retain these trees from felling in the course of the County's ongoing Access to Headington transport upgrades, and will be seeking assurances that any future work of this kind goes before councillors in advance.


Oxford Liberal Democrats Call For End to Emergency Planning Powers

Oxford City Liberal Democrat Councillors have criticised the decision of the Labour Council to delegate all planning decision to officers without consultation.

In a letter to the Cabinet, Liberal Democrats have called for the use the of virtual meetings to keep the democratic process in place.

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Coronavirus Advice

We are collecting here a list of the most useful resources for Oxford residents dealing with the consequences of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Oxfordshire County Council have launched a support service for vulnerable people. If you or someone you know has been identified as extremely vulnerable by the NHS and have no support network, please contact the dedicated team on 01865 89 78 20 or email shield@oxfordshire.gov.uk. If you live in Oxford City, you can also phone 01865 24 98 11 between 8am and 5pm or visit www.oxford.gov.uk/CommunityAssistance

Residents having problems of any kind should not hesitate to contact their councillors: 
https://mycouncil.oxfordshire.gov.uk/mgFindMember.aspx
http://mycouncil.oxford.gov.uk/mgFindMember.aspx

Local official guidance
www.oxford.gov.uk/coronavirus
www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/council/services-affected-covid-19

Summary of government guidance
111.nhs.uk/covid-19
www.gov.uk/coronavirus
NHS guidance translated into 34 languages: www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/coronavirus-information​

Resources for employees, workers and businesses
Advice for employees, including people furloughed or laid off
Support for self-employed people
Advice for businesses, including job retention

Charities focusing on vulnerable people
www.mind.org.uk
www.ageuk.org.uk
www.carersuk.org
womensaid.org.uk
mensadviceline.org.uk

Advice for people with particular medical conditions
www.asthma.org.uk
www.diabetes.org.uk
www.versusarthritis.org
Cancer Research UK
The British Heart Foundation
The British Lung Foundation

Schools
If you need help supporting your children's learning during school shut-downs, check with their school to find out what help might be available.
BBC Bytesize might be a useful home learning resource

Local information
Daily Info​: frequently updated, including which businesses are open or offering deliveries.

Volunteering
NHS Volunteer Responders are needed to transportation and community support. 
Oxfordshire All In ​are mapping​ all Coronavirus neighbourhood support groups across the county.
Oxford Hub​ is coordinating a ​ Oxford-wide​ community response to the coronavirus and looking for volunteers.
Oxford Covid-19 Mutual Aid​ (facebook / twitter) helps connect people in and around Oxford online​.
Researchers from Kings College London among others want people to help track their symptoms.

Liberal Democrats
www.libdems.org.uk/covid19
www.oxonlibdems.uk

 


Don't drop litter

Oxford Civic Society's "Spring Clean" was great, but it would be better if the government did more to make sure there's less rubbish available to drop.

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Oxford Liberal Democrats Cautiously Welcome Zero Emission Zone

Oxford City Liberal Democrats today gave a welcome in principle to the idea of emission charging set out in the City Council's revised consultation document on a so-called Zero Emission Zone.
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Cherwell Liberal Democrat Councillors Act to Tackle the Climate Emergency

Liberal Democrats on Cherwell District Council acted to ensure that the climate crisis is taken seriously by Cherwell Council at last night’s meeting.

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Moran: latest A34 casualties and fatalities stats show improvements need to “go further and happen faster”

Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, has today responded to the release of 2018’s casualties statistics for the A34 that show a rise in fatalities compared to 2017, saying that planned improvement works need to “go further and happen faster”.

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Protect Our Local Democracy

Liberal Democrat leaders on District Councils across Oxfordshire have backed local democracy over government diktat.

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Liberal Democrats Demand Better for Oxford Housing

Oxford City Council has begun work on 43 new houses on two sites in Rose Hill, but the Liberal Democrats believe this is clearly not enough to meet Oxford's housing requirements.

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Alistair Fernie Selected for Oxford East

Liberal Democrat members in Oxford East selected aid worker Alistair Fernie as their Parliamentary Candidate.

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Luciana Berger joins the Liberal Democrats

Luciana Berger is the latest person to cross the floor and join the Liberal Democrats - find out why she chose to here.

 

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Why I joined the Liberal Democrats

Why did Phillip Lee join the Liberal Democrats? Find out here:

 

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Conservatives on Cherwell District Council vote to ignore the concerns of local residents

At Monday's full council meeting, Liberal Democrat councillors together with Green Councillor Ian Middleton put forward a motion calling for a halt to Cherwell Local Plan. While Oxford's housing need is still not clear, Liberal Democrats across Oxfordshire are calling for a pause to local plans while the number is established.

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Vale Liberal Democrats say NO to the Expressway

On Wednesday the Vale of White Horse District Council will debate a Liberal Democrat motion to oppose the plan for an Oxford to Cambridge Expressway.

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Local Plan process puts the cart before the horse

Liberal Democrats now running the Vale of White Horse District Council have criticised the current Local Plan process for expecting the district to decide where to accommodate Oxford’s ‘unmet housing need’ before the Oxford Local Plan has been agreed.

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Vale Liberal Democrats are tackling the Climate Emergency

The Liberal Democrats now running the Vale of White Horse District Council are putting the battle against Climate Change at the heart of their agenda for the district.

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Latest Conservative Blunder Costs £672,000

Conservatives left the Vale of White Horse Council's finances in a mess. The latest news to come to light shows that cancelling one contract cost local taxpayers a massive £672,000.

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Vale Local Plan: Residents’ concerns must be taken into account

The Planning Inspector has written to the Vale of White Horse District Council, supporting the version of the Local Plan Part 2 that was proposed by the previous Conservative administration.

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Together, we have built the Liberal Democrats

Vince Cable, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, comments after the European elections: "Last night, the British people finished voting in the European elections. The fallout is there for all to see, with the Prime Minister finally conceding this morning that she has reached the end of the road.

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European Elections 2019

The Liberal Democrats are fighting these elections as the largest pro-European Party, campaigning hard for a People's Vote with an option to remain in the EU. We are working hard to give a voice to the millions of people who demand better than Brexit Britain.

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Stunning victories for Liberal Democrats across Oxfordshire!

Liberal Democrats win emphatic victories to take control of Vale of White Horse, Abingdon and Kidlington, become the largest party in South Oxfordshire, and make gains in West Oxfordshire and Cherwell. 

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Candidates for EU elections announced

MEP candidates announced for the European Parliament elections on 23 May

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Joint statement by the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party in South Oxfordshire

In the South Oxfordshire District Council elections on 2 May the Liberal Democrats and Greens have decided to work together and not compete with each other.

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Oxford City Council should recognise the valuable work done by Experience Oxfordshire, not cut their funding

Liberal Democrat Councillors Paul Harris and Liz Wade yesterday (3rd April) attended the launch at Blenheim Palace of Experience Oxfordshire's "Oxford Pass".

No Councillor from the ruling Labour Group attended, in spite of the valuable work Experience Oxfordshire does and having cut the award-winning organisation's budget.

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Vince Cable helps kick off Lib Dem Vale election campaign

Lib Dem Leader Sir Vince Cable visited Harwell and Blewbury on Saturday to launch the Lib Dem campaign to take control of the Vale of White Horse District Council.

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Moran writes to Government to save Abingdon flood scheme

Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, has written to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs today to request an urgent meeting in order to secure adequate funding for flood alleviation in Abingdon.

Writing to Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment, Layla highlighted the “clear disparity” between flood spending in Oxford and Abingdon. Whilst the recently-scrapped Abingdon Flood Alleviation Scheme was projected to cost £9.7 million, a far more substantial £150 million is being spent on Oxford’s defences, according to recent projections.

The letter follows Coffey’s response to a Parliamentary Question tabled by Layla Moran regarding flooding prevention in Abingdon. In her response, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State wrote that ‘[f]unding is allocated consistently across the country’, despite the apparent inconsistency in Oxfordshire.

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Petition to revoke Article 50 reaches 5½ million

More than 5½ million people have signed a petition to revoke Article 50. Liberal Democrats across Oxfordshire are supporting this call to deliver an Exit from Brexit.

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Government “must do more” in call for flood funding - Layla Moran

Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran has called for more action from the Government on flooding. This comes in light of a Parliamentary Question revealing that since 2015 only £1.2 million has been spent on flooding prevention in Abingdon.

 Layla recently called a public meeting on the Abingdon Flood Alleviation Scheme, which was promised and then scrapped by the Environment Agency due to spiralling costs of almost £9.7 million. She has said that the current spending on flooding is “not good enough” and more must be done to make up for the “disappointment” cancelling the scheme brought to residents.

The Government defended its record by saying the Environment Agency has spent £1.2 million on some flood risk reduction in Abingdon since April 2015. This is compared to the £150 million being spent on reducing flooding risks in Oxford.

 

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Oxfordshire Liberal Democrats at the People's Vote March

Liberal Democrats from across Oxfordshire have been marching in London to campaign for a People's Vote. It is time to change course and save our country. It is time to Exit from Brexit.

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County Council must ‘put money where its mouth is’ on sustainable travel

Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran has called out Conservatives on Oxfordshire County Council after they have withdrawn their commitment to submit a bid for the B4044 community path from Eynsham to Botley.

Liberal Democrat MP has consistently backed the campaign for the path to be built in order to boost sustainable transport in the county however the County Council has recently announced it will be left out of their bid to the Government.

As a cycling champion, Layla has shared the outrage of cycling groups in Oxfordshire in light of this decision. Layla who is a vice chair on the Parliamentary group for cycling has been a supporter of the path from the beginning and will be putting pressure on the Council to give their support to the B4044 path.

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Email server migration

We migrated our email servers to a different provider today and some messages sent to @oxonlibdems.uk email addresses may have been rejected. Our servers are now working properly, so you should be able to re-send any messages that did not get through the first time.

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Layla Moran calls for "full public consultation" on controversial PET-CT decision

Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran has called for a fresh public consultation surrounding the “opaque” procurement process that will see PET-CT scanning services be awarded to private company InHealth.

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RESIGN: Lib Dems Call on Sajjad Malik to Go

By Andrew Gant, Leader of the Opposition on Oxford City Council.

Following recent revelations of domestic abuse, I call on Cllr Malik to resign as Deputy Lord Mayor of Oxford. Further, I call on him to resign as a councillor. It is not appropriate for him to continue representing our city or his ward residents.

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End Oxford's Homeless Fines

By Conor McKenzie, Oxford Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Homelessness & Rough Sleeping.

Fines will never be an appropriate solution to the severe homelessness crisis in Oxford. Regardless of whether they are used or not, they are ineffective, misguided, and cruel.

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Layla Moran MP Slams “Shameful” Homeless Record

Layla Moran, MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, has slammed the Government over shameful homeless deaths and homeless arrests, after it has been revealed that Oxford has the second highest rate of deaths in England per 100,000 people in 2017.

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Lodge Hill Latest - More Delays

Long awaited detailed plans for the Lodge Hill junction are supposed to be on the way but have been further delayed.

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Vale Budget for Bankruptcy 📉

The Conservative run Vale of White Horse District Council faces running out of money within four years if urgent action is not taken to fix the budget.

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Cowley Train Line - Get It Back on Track

Liberal Democrats are calling on Network Rail to get the Cowley branch line back on track, following years of it being shut to passengers.

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Oxford Homeless Hostel to Become Luxury Apartments

Developers have announced that they intend to demolish homeless hostel Simon House to make way for 30 new luxury apartments.

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Jean Fooks' Memorial

A service of celebration and thanksgiving for the life and work of Jean Fooks, former Lord Mayor and city and county councillor, will be held in St Michael's Church, Lonsdale Road, on Saturday February 2nd at 2.00pm.

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Jean Fooks 1939-2018

The Memorial Service for Jean Fooks will be held on 2nd February, 2pm, at St Michael and All Angels, Lonsdale Road, Oxford.

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Liberal Democrats win Wolvercote by-election

The Liberal Democrats have increased their majority in Wolvercote ward by over 15%, at the City Council by-election which was held on Thursday 6th December.

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Success on Winter Homelessness Accommodation

Liberal Democrats have welcomed the passing of a motion which calls on Oxford City Council to provide emergency accommodation to people rough sleeping every night forecast to be 0 degrees or below, after their year long campaign.

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Oxfordshire Liberal Democrats Oppose the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway

The Conservative government, supported by the leader of Oxfordshire County Council, is intent on building a motorway style road between Oxfordshire and Cambridge.

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Kidlington’s Campsfield House Immigration Detention Centre to close next year

The news that Campsfield House is to close in May 2019 was announced today in a letter from Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes to Oxford West and Abingdon’s Lib Dem MP Layla Moran.

 

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Major flaws with the Vale Local Plan

The Planning Inspector has asked for major changes to the Vale of White Horse District Council's latest Local Plan. Liberal Democrats in the Vale believe the plan has been rushed and needs more work. 

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Experienced Former Councillor Liz Wade Selected for Wolvercote By-election

Local members in Wolvercote ward have selected Liz Wade as their candidate for the by-election, expected to be held in early-December.

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Keep up the pressure for a People's Vote

It was great to see so many people on Saturday at the People's Vote March in London. But we can't stop now - we need to keep up the pressure.

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Kirsten Johnson Steps Down as Wheatley Councillor, Tim Bearder Selected

Liberal Democrat councillor for Wheatley division, Dr Kirsten Johnson, resigned her seat yesterday.

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Jane Hanna to stand for Grove & Wantage

Jane Hanna has been selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate in the Grove & Wantage by-election, following the retirement of Zoe Patrick who is standing down after over 20 years of service to the local community.

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Liberal Democrats Back Greens in Upcoming By-Election

On housing, homelessness, and Europe, the Labour Party are failing to stand up for Oxford residents who are being left behind.

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MP takes campaign for £150m investment in Oxfordshire cycling to Parliament

Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran has used a House of Commons debate to call on the Government to provide £150 million of pounds of extra funding for cycling in Oxfordshire.

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Oxford's Zero Emissions Zone will do more harm than good

By Paul Harris, Liberal Democrat councillor for St Margaret's ward and Spokesperson for A Cleaner, Greener Oxford. This article originally appeared in the Oxford Mail on 22nd August 2018.

Except for President Trump and a few mad climate change deniers, everyone agrees that it is critically important to reduce carbon dioxide emissions which contribute to global warming.

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Oxford Labour leaders should back People's Vote

Layla Moran, Cllr Andrew Gant and Oxford's Liberal Democrats are calling on the Labour leader of Oxford City Council to support the campaign for a People's Vote on the final Brexit deal.

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Labour councillors block stable homeless accommodation

Oxford’s Labour councillors voted against supporting Oxford’s rough sleepers, describing designs by Oxford Brookes University, in partnership with Crisis homeless support charity, as a ‘gimmick’.

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Liberal Democrats Secure £10million for Oxfordshire Roads

The local Liberal Democrats have welcomed a U-turn by Conservative County Councillors that should mean an extra £10million of investment in Oxfordshire roads.

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Liberal Democrat plans to tackle dangerous parking

Liberal Democrats around Oxfordshire are pushing for action to tackle dangerous parking.

Illegal, dangerous and inconsiderate parking is a growing problem in market towns such as Abingdon, Faringdon and Wantage as well as communities such as Botley and Kidlington.

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Brexit means that an academic exodus is unavoidable

Ruvi Ziegler, Oxford associate professor and Lib Dem council candidate in the recent Oxford City Council elections, fears that Brexit will undermine Britain’s research status.

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Headington councillor Ruth Wilkinson has stood down for family reasons

Ruth Wilkinson has resigned following ten years as a councillor for Headington ward.

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Statement on Cllr Lloyd-Shogbesan and Anti-Semitism

Reports have emerged that Labour Councillor for Lye Valley ward, Ben Lloyd-Shogbesan, has been sharing anti-Semitic and homophobic articles.

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Liberal Democrats Double Their Seats Across Oxfordshire

The Liberal Democrats are celebrating a fantastic set of election results across Oxfordshire.

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The Windrush scandal exposes the Home Office's brutality

The Windrush Generation are British citizens. People who’ve lived here for decades – working, raising families, part of Britain. How they have been treated by the Home Office is brutal and cruel.

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Layla Moran calls for Marriage Equality in Northern Ireland

Tomorrow Lib Dem MP Layla Moran will sponsor a Bill to change the law on same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland.

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Labour Councillors Reject £2 million to End Homelessness

Oxford's Labour councillors have voted down a Liberal Democrat amendment to the 2018-19 budget that would have seen in £2 million go towards ending homelessness and rough sleeping in the city.

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Time to get serious about cycling

Paul Harris, Liberal Democrat candidate for St. Margaret's ward in the Oxford City Council elections in May, has written to the Oxford Times about cycling.

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Layla Moran MP Questions Theresa May on Vagrancy Act

During Prime Minister’s Questions today Lib Dem MP Layla Moran urged Theresa May to scrap a law dating back to the 1820s that is still being used to drag thousands of homeless people before the courts each year for rough sleeping.

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Brexodus hitting NHS

Ruvi Ziegler, Liberal Democrat candidate for North ward in the May city council elections, has called for us to celebrate the contribution made by EU27 citizens in Oxford rather than undermine it.

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Helping Oxford's Homeless


Jenny Hannaby calls for Wantage hospital beds to re-open

Jenny Hannaby, Liberal Democrat councillor and Chair of Wantage Hospitals League of Friends, has been featured in the Oxfordshire Guardian calling for a 12-bed hospital unit in Wantage to be re-opened.

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Re-opening South Abingdon Children's Centre

Neil Fawcett, County Councillor for Abingdon South, writes with some good news about the South Abingdon Children's Centre, which was closed as a result of cuts by the Conservatives.

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Over a thousand homes across Oxfordshire left empty

Over a thousand homes in the Vale of White Horse, Cherwell and Oxford City are empty, with some stood vacant for ten years or more, research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed. 

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Oxford Council Remove Homeless Man's Possessions

Labour-run Oxford City Council have removed a homeless man's sleeping bag and other possessions, in a new power that has been backed up with a £2,500 fine.

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Parliament has taken back control over Brexit

The House of Commons voted to give Parliament a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal last night, by a narrow margin of 309 to 305.

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Kidlington Executive 2018

Kidlington Liberal Democrats branch held their inaugural AGM on Friday 6th October, with a speech from Layla Moran MP.

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Liberal Democrats are challenging Part 2 of the Vale District Council’s Local Plan

Their submission to the Planning Inspector points out the plan created by the Conservative administration is unsound, does not provide suitable infrastructure for the proposed new homes and does nothing to make housing in the Vale affordable for people on average or low incomes.

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Private affluence and public squalor

Liz Leffman, county councillor for Charlbury & Wychwood and district councillor for Charlbury, highlights a poor state of affairs in Oxfordshire:

"How often have you driven from Oxfordshire into Gloucestershire and noticed a visible improvement in the road surface on the dividing line?

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Layla Moran speech on education to Autumn Conference

Layla Moran MP, Education Spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats, spoke to Autumn Conference.

 

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Oxford West & Abingdon MP Layla Moran, asks the Prime Minister about Brexit

Oxford West & Abingdon MP Layla Moran, asks the Prime Minister about Brexit.

 

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Layla Moran appointed to Public Accounts Committee

Layla Moran, Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson and MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, has been appointed to the House of Commons’ Public Accounts Committee.

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Oxford leading the way on bus accessibility

Oxford leading the way in AV for an accessible bus service for all

Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran has welcomed the introduction of audio-visual (AV) announcements on buses in Oxford and has asked the Secretary of State to extend AV across the country. 

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Win for local campaigners - Cherwell housing plan consultation extended

Pressure from local residents in the Begbroke and Yarnton Green Belt Campaign, as well as residents in Wolvercote, Cutteslowe and Kidlington, supported by Layla Moran MP, have resulted in Cherwell District Council agreeing to double the consultation period for its local plan involving 4,400 new homes on the edge of Oxford.

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Concern over John Radcliffe Trauma Unit closure

The Liberal Democrats have raised concerns following news that 52 inpatient beds will be moved from the Trauma Unit of the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford due to fire safety fears.

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Electric Mini decision is fantastic news for Oxford

A fully electric version of the Mini will be built in Cowley, Oxford, BMW has confirmed.

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MP welcomes Lodge Hill funding but warns diamond junction cannot be delayed

Abingdon's MP Layla Moran has welcomed the announcement of £9.45 million for the A34 Lodge Hill junction but is pressing for the scheme to be completed before housing developments go ahead.

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