Devo deal in tatters

Cllr. Shaffaq MohammedCommenting on the Sheffield City Region devolution meeting, Sheffield Lib Dem Leader Shaffaq Mohammed said,

“As a parent of three, the downfall of devolution is really disappointing. My children’s future opportunities have been weakend because the region’s leaders can’t agree to accept £30 million a year.

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Lift the teacher pay cap

Teachers are on average £5000 worse off in real terms due to the continuation of the public sector pay cap and the number of new teachers has dropped by 10% compared with last year. Lib Dem Education Spokesperson Layla Moran said...

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Grayling regional rail comments are a "betrayal of the North"

The Liberal Democrats have accused Chris Grayling of a "betrayal of the North," after the Transport Secretary said it was not up to central government to advance Crossrail in Northern England.

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UPDATE: Sheffield's Trees

Cllr. Shaffaq Mohammed

Sheffield Lib Dem Leader, Shaffaq Mohammed made a statement about the High Court's tree ruling...

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Lib Dems would give £527 pay rise to nurses in Sheffield to address staffing shortages

Liberal Democrats have announced they would end years of pay restraint for nurses, teachers and police in Sheffield by lifting the 1% cap on public sector pay and increases wages in line with inflation.

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Lib Dems would give South Yorkshire police force an extra £6,810,000 a year

Liberal Democrats have announced they would boost investment in police forces by £300m a year. This is in stark contrast to the Conservatives who have overseen devastating cuts to community policing. Theresa May as Home Secretary and now Prime Minister has cut policing budgets by over £2bn, eroding the very fabric of community policing.

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Lib Dems announce £1bn of funding to transform mental health care

The Liberal Democrats have today announced that £1 billion of the party's additional health funding would be spent tackling the "historic injustice" faced by people with mental ill health.

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Liberal Democrats announce new Shadow Cabinet

Cllr. Shaffaq Mohammed will continue as Leader of the Council group and Cllr. Penny Baker remains deputy Leader.

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270 young people in Sheffield to be stripped of housing benefit

Over 270 young people in Sheffield will be affected by the Conservative government’s decision to strip 18-21 year olds of housing benefit, research by the House of Commons library commissioned by the Liberal Democrats has shown.

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Lib Dem candidates endorsed by Open Britain

Cross party organisation, Open Britain, which is campaigning against a hard Brexit and for a continued close relationship with Europe, has endorsed a number of pro-EU candidates for the upcoming General Election, including the Lib Dem MP for Sheffield Hallam Nick Clegg.

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Nick Clegg confirms he will stand in snap General Election

Nick Clegg has confirmed that he will be standing as the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate in Sheffield Hallam.

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Sheffield Lib Dems call on Council to keep Hurlfield View Care Home open with Budget's £12.5m Social Care windfall

The Sheffield Liberal Democrats have called on Sheffield's Labour-controlled Council to keep Hurlfield View Care Home open, as Sheffield gets an unexpected extra £12.5m  for Social Care in the next financial year.

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Conservative tax hike to hit almost 38,000 self-employed workers in Sheffield

The Liberal Democrats have attacked the Conservative government’s plans to raise taxes on the self-employed, as figures reveal Sheffield Hallam will be among the hardest hit areas in the country. 

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Sheffield's Labour Council set to borrow up to £7,000 per household

Sheffield Labour Council's 17/18 budget, approved by Labour Councillors on Friday, sets a new upper borrowing limit for a the Council of a staggering £1.69billion.  This is an incredible £7,000 for every ‘rateable dwelling’ in Sheffield (the number of houses and flats eligible to pay Council Tax).

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Council tax scheme for foster carers could save Council millions

The Sheffield Liberal Democrats proposed a scheme in their alternative council budget, which would support Sheffield’s foster carers, help to address the foster carer shortage by encouraging more people to sign up to become foster families and could potentially save the council millions in the long term.

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Liberal Democrat Alternative Budget gives real power over to people

The Sheffield Liberal Democrats want to revolutionise how Sheffield City Council makes decisions, by devolving over £1million of spending power over to local Councillors and communities.

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Sheffield Labour Council leave almost half a million pounds unspent whilst making cuts

The Liberal Democrats have slammed Labour after it has emerged that none of a quarter of a million pound put aside at last year’s budget for Living Wage Business Rate Relief has been allocated this financial year.

 

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Steel and education "low priority" industries in Brexit talks

The Lib Dems have hit out at local Labour MPs, who have failed to stand up for local jobs.

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Labour Council propose student rent hike

Labour Councillors call for new taxes to be introduced on student lets.

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Sheffield Lib Dems oppose grammar schools

The Sheffield Liberal Democrats have condemned the Government’s plans to re-introduce Grammar schools and are calling on the Council to take a stance in opposing the expansion of selective schools.

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Lib Dems call for rethink on University Arms decision

The Sheffield Liberal Democrats are to ‘call in’ the Council’s decision to reject the application for Asset of Community Value status (ACV) for the University Arms.

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Sheffield City Council waste £80,000 on car park cleaning contract

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Lib Dems storm to victory in Mosborough by-election

Newly elected Councillor Gail Smith won with 45.6% of the vote.

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Lib Dems call for action to protect Sheffield's pubs

The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Labour Council to protect Sheffield’s community pubs from development.

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Local Lib Dems back road safety campaign

Fulwood Councillors and local MP Nick Clegg are backing local residents campaigning for a safer crossing on Hangingwater Road following a serious accident.

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Lib Dem concerns over scrutiny of retail quarter spend

The cabinet report set to be approved on Wednesday, requests that the Council triple the amount of investment from the current £61 million to £187million. The concerns come as the report will not be able to be ‘called-in’ for further scrutiny like other important Council decisions.

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Lib Dems condemn new wave of bus cuts

As the South Yorkshire Passengar Transport Executive (SYPTE) have announced another wave of bus cuts to come into effect in September, the Lib Dems call on the Sheffield Labour Council, part of the Bus Partnership to stand up for passenger interests.

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Liberal Democrats lead call for early General Election

Following Andrea Leadsom’s withdrawal from the Conservative leadership race Liberal Democrat MPs have called for an early General Election.

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Sheffield Lib Dems react to BIS closure annoucement

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Liberal Democrats elect new Shadow Cabinet

Sheffield Liberal Democrats Councillors have elected their new Shadow Cabinet in a meeting on Monday night.

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