Craig Whittall

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Calderdale Liberal Democrats support #visitmymosque

by craigwhittall on 8 February, 2017

  Last Sunday a group of Calderdale Liberal Democrats including three Calderdale Councillors went along to visit the Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith Mosque on Hopwood Lane. The open day was part of a national #visitmymosque day where Mosques across the country opened their doors to people of all faiths and no faiths. Councillor James Baker, leader of Calderdale […]

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The Queen’s Sapphire Jubliee has been marked with a 41 gun salute. The Queen is the first ever ruling monarch to reach a Sapphire Jubilee. # Councillor James Baker, leader of Calderdale Liberal Democrats said “The Queen has dedicated 65 years of her life to public service as the Monarch of the United Kingdom, her […]

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  Theresa May has said she wants to take the UK out of the single market. This is the hard Brexit that the likes of Nigel Farage and UKIP have campaigned for. Despite this Halifax’s Labour MP Holly Lynch has said she will back the Conservative Government’s plans to trigger Article 50 and vote to […]

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New Parish Council a Step Nearer

by craigwhittall on 25 January, 2017

A new parish council – the first in Calderdale since local government reorganisation in 1974 – has moved a step nearer to being created. Members of Calderdale Council’s Governance and Business Committee this week (23rd January) agreed to the creation of the Stainland and District Parish Council, though a final vote will be taken at […]

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Brexit austerity means extra cuts for Calderdale Council

by craigwhittall on 22 January, 2017

Councillor James Baker, leader of Calderdale Liberal Democrats reports Throughout the coalition years Liberal Democrats took a lot of flak for undertaking the difficult task of working to bring back proper management of the nation’s finances after years of reckless Labour spending. Sadly it seems all of this effort was thrown out of the window […]

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Calderdale Christmas Tree Recycling

by craigwhittall on 6 January, 2017

Unfortunately Calderdale Council isn’t providing lots of extra recycling points for Christmas trees. However they will be accepted in the green waste skips at any of the 5 Household Waste Recycling Centres. Remember to remove all decorations are removed before depositing in the skip! There is also a temporary collection point at Ogden Water Visitor Centre, […]

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Conservatives Fail to Deal With NHS Blackhole

by craigwhittall on 30 November, 2016

The autumn statement shows a Brexit blackhole at the centre of government finance. Parliament has heard that hundreds of billions will be taken out of the economy just when we need it most. Liberal Democrats across our area and the country have been pushing the government to put their money where their mouth – with an […]

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The planning application to demolish the old Ferney Lee Grammar school and build a new school, is coming to Calderdale Council’s Planning Committee on Tuesday next week (December 6th). “It is disheartening, to say the least, that Calderdale Council is not listening to the feelings of local people about the importance of this old building” […]

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Liberal Democrats Frustrated by Further Local Plan Delays

by craigwhittall on 21 October, 2016

Local Liberal Democrat councillors have expressed their frustration at further delays in producing a local plan for Calderdale that will form the basis for deciding planning applications for years to come. Cllr Ashley Evans (Liberal Democrat, Warley), a member of the Council’s Local Plan Working Party says: “This work seems to be taking forever. Deadlines […]

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Calderdale Liberal Democrats have questioned the Council over whether it plans to stop using the weedkiller that the World Health Organisation has declared is ‘probably carcinogenic’ . You can read the question asked by Liberal Democrat Councillor Marilyn Greenwood and the reply she received at the last Council meeting below. QUESTION FROM COUNCILLOR Mrs Greenwood TO: […]

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