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  • Lib Dem 2021 Draw Ticket
    Article: Jun 2, 2021
    Would you like to win £1200?

    Our Lib Dem Summer draw is a great way to support your local party and give you the chance to win some great prizes!
    Tickets cost just £1 each and you can enter the draw by clicking here:

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    The draw will take place on Friday 30th June at 8.00pm.

  • telford and wrekin by election candidates
    Article: Apr 13, 2021

    We are pleased to introduce our line-up for the forthcoming by-elections on Thursday 6th May. We are standing candidates in many wards for the first time. It is brilliant to see our local party continuing to go from strength to strength!

    Telford & Wrekin Council By-elections

    Dawley and Aqueduct ward

  • CLLR GREG SPRUCE WOODSIDE FLY TIPPING PETITION
    Article: Mar 22, 2021


    The organiser of a community campaign to tackle fly tipping in Telford has said the council's trial of free bulky waste collections is a "great start" but more needs to be done.

    Madeley Town Councillor Greg Spruce launched the campaign for free bulk collections and other measures to deal with dumping in January 2020, following complaints about items abandoned in the street.

  • Bill Tomlinson telford
    Article: Mar 8, 2021

    Last Thursday Telford and Wrekin's Labour Council increased council tax by 4.99%. Liberal Democrats did not support the council tax increase at last week's full council meeting.

    Liberal Democrat group leader, Cllr Bill Tomlinson explains their decision:


    "The Labour administration put forward its budget for the next year on Thursday night. Lib Dem councillors abstained. I wanted to explain why we took the stance we did. Although the budget had a lot of very positive aspects, we felt that the proposed increase in council tax of nearly 5% is something we could not support at a time when Covid-19 and the impact of Brexit is already hitting residents financially."

    "It is acknowledged that all local authorites have been pressured into this increase tax increase by lack of funding from our Conservative government. There is always upwards pressure on costs to help protect the most vulnerable (and we fully support the need to do so). It is about time a national formula was devised to achieve a fair national standard for spending on adults and childrens services, similar to the way Lib Dems in government brought in the Pupil Premium to allocate schools funding on the basis of need. We don't want to be like the USA, where only the wealthier areas, that can raise higher council tax, can afford good services."

  • Wrekin PPC Thomas Janke
    Article: Feb 25, 2021

    A petition to save the Audley Court veterans' mental health centre has gathered more than 1,000 signatures in just one week.

    The online petition, launched by Liberal Democrat Councillor Thomas Janke, calls on Telford and Wrekin Council, and local MPs, to do all they can to ensure the Newport centre is able to continue providing services to veterans, once its use as a coronavirus vaccination centre is completed.

  • Thomas Janke
    Article: Feb 18, 2021

    Newport councillor and Iraq veteran Thomas Janke has renewed his call to save the Audley Court veterans' mental health centre.

    Following the closure, in 2017, of respite services at the Newport centre, run by charity Combat Stress, the building is currently partially in use as a coronavirus vaccination centre, as well as providing some remote online counselling by the charity.

  • Cllr Kim Tonks
    Article: Feb 13, 2021

    Telford & Wrekin Liberal Democrats are pleased to introduce local community organiser Kim Tonks as our newest parish councillor.

    Wrockwardine Parish Council co-opted Kim on Wednesday 10th February. Local educator Kim has played an important role in the coronavirus community response in her local community.

  • Councillor Thomas Janke
    Article: Nov 26, 2020

    Telford and Wrekin Council has been urged by local Lib Dems to adopt car free zones outside schools. The motion, tabled at Thursday's full council meeting by Newport Councillor Thomas Janke, proposed adopting a "School Streets" scheme in common with many other local authorities, including Shropshire Council.

  • VInce Cable
    Article: Nov 20, 2020

    Former Lib Dem leader, Sir Vince Cable dropped into Telford and Wrekin, virtually, on Thursday night. The coalition government business secretary addressed local Liberal Democrats at their virtual AGM.

    "We were delighted to secure such a high profile speaker as Sir Vince," said local party spokesman, Woodside Councillor Greg Spruce.

  • Lib Dem Draw - 2020
    Article: Oct 13, 2020

    Want a cheque for £1,500 in time for Christmas, amongst other prizes, as well as supporting your local party?

    The Lib Dem Christmas Draw is a great way to donate to the Liberal Democrat cause, and you could win one of our tremendous prizes to boot. Tickets cost just £1.00 each. To buy tickets please visit https://libdemdraw.org.uk/telford-wrekin