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  • In Europe in Work
    Article: Jan 11, 2014
    • Thousands of businesses will go bust in a matter of months taking hundreds of thousands of jobs with them
    • We will plunge into a recession worse than Greece
    • Within two 2 years thousands more businesses will go under
    • Job losses running into the millions as businesses slash their workforces in an effort to survive.
  • Spelthorne PPC Rosie Shimell
    Article: Jan 1, 2014

    Spelthorne Liberal Democrats are delighted to have selected Rosie Shimell as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate in the run up to the 2015 General Election. Rosie was the clear winner when Local Liberal Democrats met to decide the issue a fortnight before Christmas.

    Rosie (25 ) works as Consultant on Health Policy and has been a Councillor in the London Borough of Southwark since 2010. Health and the environment are key concerns for her. Locally she is very concerned by Tory led attacks on our Environment and Green Belt.

  • Article: Dec 22, 2013

    Conservatives have launched their most serious attack on the Green Belt for a decade. They want to review all the Green Belt in Spelthorne to see how much can be sold out to developers. Sunbury is at the top of their hit list.

    Spelthorne has already refused to rule out the prospect of 900 new homes on Kempton Park and land at the end of Vicarage road in Sunbury Common must also now be considered to be under serious threat.

  • House building
    Article: Dec 8, 2013

    Each Year Spelthorne has to submit an Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) to government. Included within this are the details of the number of new houses built and estimates for future years. These figures show that in the next few years Spelthorne Borough Council is planning a huge bulge in the projected number of completions way above target.

  • Surrey Fire and Rescue
    Article: Sep 1, 2013

    Liberal Democrats are deeply concerned by the proposal to shut both Fire Stations in Spelthorne and replace them by one on the A308 between Ashford and Staines. Of even more concern is the loss of one of our two Fire Engines. It means we will have only one in the Borough. Surrey assures us that we will be able to get extra cover in time from places like Chertsey.

  • Ian Beardsmore with lorry
    Article: Jul 21, 2013

    A Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) ban in Feltham Road Ashford has come up several times as an issue. Just before the election it came up again. Cllr Ian Beardsmore raised serious issues about where the displaced traffic would go. Initially he was told there would be another look at the problem that 'Other look' was very quick and it has been decided to consult on the scheme.

  • Ian Beardsmore at the CPRE conference
    Article: Jun 15, 2013

    Liberal Democrat Cllr Ian Beardsmore has attacked the previous and current Secretaries of State John Prescott and Eric Pickles for failing to protect our Green spaces over the last decade.

    Speaking at a Surrey-wide conference organised by CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England) he slammed both for selling out to developers and criticised the way housing demand was assessed. He went on to accuse the pair of being the Tweedledum and Tweedledee of an environmental disaster which had now reached crisis point.

  • Cllr Sandra Dunn
    Article: Apr 17, 2013

    The following statement was read out to Planning Committee hearing the application from Linden Homes. This application represented a complete revision of the original plan that had been refused by the Committee and on appeal.

    Firstly, I would like to thank the Chairman for the opportunity to have this statement read out at tonight's Planning Meeting when the current planning application made by Linden Homes in respect of the proposed workshop and residential development at Riverside Works, Fordbridge Road, and Sunbury is being considered.

  • Sandra Dunn
    Article: Feb 10, 2013

    Counillor Sandra Dunn has opposed the siting of an Asbestos Waste Transfer Station at Windmill Road in Sunbury since it was first suggested. Below is the text of the speech she gave to the Surrey County Council Planning Committee against the proposed development.

    Surrey County Planning Meeting:

    Wednesday, 6th February -

  • Bernie Spoor elected to Sunbury Common
    Article: Dec 20, 2012

    The Conservatives were pushed into an unprecedented fourth place in the Sunbury Common by-election yesterday, as Liberal Democrat candidate Bernie Spoor stormed to victory, gaining more than double the number of votes of his nearest rival.


    Brian Spoor - Liberal Democrat












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