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  • Thomas Janke and Shana Roberts at the General Election Count Telford (Shropshire Star)
    Article: Dec 16, 2019
    By Greg Spruce

    Telford & Wrekin Liberal Democrats were pleased to see the party's share of the vote treble in both Telford and the Wrekin constituencies in this year's general election.

    Thomas Janke in The Wrekin received 4,067 (8.3%) votes up 5.6% on 2017 and Shana Roberts, in what was an ultra Conservative-Labour marginal, received 2,657 (6.2%) votes up 4.1% on 2017.

  • Closed Dawley High Street Business (Shropshire Star)
    Article: Dec 7, 2019

    Telford Liberal Democrats have accused the Conservatives of failing to protect local small businesses, after figures revealed that 1,610 businesses in the area have closed over the last three years.

    It comes as the Liberal Democrats today (Saturday 7 December) unveil a series of measures to reverse this decline and boost local firms, to mark Small Business Saturday.

  • police officers
    Article: Dec 4, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats have today announced plans to fund at least 60 new police officers across Telford and Wrekin as part of an extra £1bn nationwide investment into community policing.

    This commitment amounts to 20,000 more police officers across England and Wales, enough for an extra two officers per ward. The Liberal Democrats will also fund an immediate 2% pay-rise for serving police officers.

  • NHS Plan ()
    Article: Nov 25, 2019

    Telford & Wrekin Liberal Democrats are calling for a halt to the implementation of Future Fit to ask health bosses to consider the impact to all healthcare services across Shropshire and not just emergency care.

    In a joint statement, The Wrekin's Lib Dem candidate Thomas Janke & Telford's Shana Roberts have said:

  • Shana Roberts Housing Telford
    Article: Nov 18, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats announce today that they would allow Telford & Wrekin Council to increase council tax by up to 500% on empty homes that are left empty long-term.

    The latest Government statistics show that there were 390 homes left empty long-term in Telford and Wrekin in 2018.

    In response, and as part of its plan to alleviate the housing crisis, the Liberal Democrats would legislate to allow Telford and Wrekin Council to increase council tax by up to 500% where properties are being left vacant long-term. The revenues would then be reinvested to build new homes for the community or to invest in local services.

  • Shana Roberts Thomas Janke Telford Wrekin election rally November 2019
    Article: Nov 15, 2019

    Thursday night saw us hold or AGM and election rally.

    A fantastic evening was had! The highlights included: a motivational speech and Q and A from Matthew Green (Lib Dem MP for Ludlow 2001-2005).Matthew spelt out the importance to vote Lib Dem and how volatile this election will be. Also, a lively Q and A from our candidates Shana Roberts and Thomas Janke too. It was fantastic to see so many new members and it showed how the party was going from strength to strength.

  • Lib Dem candidates Thomas Janke The Wrekin and Shana Roberts Telford
    Article: Nov 5, 2019

    Lib Dem election candidates Thomas Janke (The Wrekin) and Shana Roberts (Telford) have issued a joint statement condemning " the desecration of our NHS Services" .

    The Secretary of State for Health's letter to the leader of Telford and Wrekin Council confirmed an A & E Local will only have consultant services during " defined hours". Lib Dem election candidates Thomas Janke (The Wrekin) and Shana Roberts (Telford) have issued a joint statement condemning " the desecration of our NHS Services"

  • Article: Oct 29, 2019

    Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidates Thomas Janke (The Wrekin) and Shana Roberts (Telford) have issued a joint statement saying " bring it on" following the news of an general election to be held on Thursday 12th December.

    Candidates Shana Roberts and Thomas Janke said:

    " We head to the polls on December 12th and the Liberal Democrats are ready to take our Stop Brexit message to the people of Telford and The Wrekin.

  • Jo Swinson: We're ready!
    Article: Oct 28, 2019

    Telford and Wrekin's Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidates have welcomed the extension to the Brexit deadline announced on Monday.

    "This is brilliant news for our country," said Thomas Janke, candidate for the Wrekin.

    "The government was told in March not to waste this time and yet we appear to be no further forward six months later."

  • police officers
    Article: Oct 24, 2019

    Liberal Democrat analysis of new Home Office figures, published this week, has revealed that the Conservative Government cut funding to West Mercia Police by 6% in real terms between 2015-16 and 2019-20.

    According to Liberal Democrat analysis, total government funding to all 43 forces (in 2019-20 prices) fell from £8.48 billion in 2015-16 to £7.99 billion in 2019-20. 32 of the 43 forces across the country experienced cuts of 6% or more.