By Luke Allan
The news about the death of Sir David Amess is deeply saddening.
No matter whether you agree with them or not. No public servant should face threats, harassment, or worse for working to serve the communities they represent.
Our thoughts are with Sir David Amess' family, friends and constituency staff during this difficult time.Article: Oct 15, 2021 Read More
Statement from Luke Allan on the temporary suspension of campaign activity in light of the Duke of Edinburgh's funeralBy Luke Allan
"In line with our decision to suspend campaign activities in response to the death of the Duke of Edinburgh and the latest announcement from the Party, all campaign activity will be suspended from 13:00 on Saturday 17th April until 08:00 on Sunday 18th April to mark the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh."Article: Apr 15, 2021 Read More
By Luke Allan
"In light of the sad news of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, my campaign team and I have decided to continue our suspension of all campaign activity for the remainder of this weekend.
"Losing a loved one is never easy, tragically it is a feeling that many have experienced during the last thirteen months. Unfortunately, I know this feeling well as I continue to process the death of my grandmother, who I helped care for during her brief battle with cancer last year.Article: Apr 10, 2021 Read More
Lib Dems announce young campaigner as their candidate in the upcoming Penyghent and Ribblesdale by-electionsBy Craven Liberal Democrats
Craven Liberal Democrats announce young campaigner and activist, Luke Allan to contest the upcoming Craven by-elections for the Craven District Council ward of Penyghent and North Yorkshire County Council division of Ribblesdale - two of three by-elections scheduled to take place in Craven this May.Article: Apr 5, 2021 Read More
On International Women's Day, we observe and celebrate the incredible contributions of women in every corner of the world, workplace and society. Today, we celebrate the women pushing and redefining boundaries, defying stereotypes and shattering glass ceilings.
Founded on the 8th March 1911, individuals and organisations continue to proudly unite to observe and promote the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. International Women's Day not only helps to shine a spotlight on women's rights issues, but it is a crucial reminder of the work that lies ahead and why we all need to play our part to strive and fight for women's rights and gender parity.Article: Mar 8, 2021 Read More
The Liberal Democrats have selected campaigner, councillor and veteran James Barker as their candidate for the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner election to be held on 6th May.
James is a City of York Councillor, representing the Rural West York ward since his election in 2019, when he overturned a huge Conservative majority to win his seat from the former York Conservative party leader.Article: Mar 2, 2021 Read More
Local elections in Craven and North Yorkshire have been cancelled for the second year in a row, although the elections for the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner will still go ahead as planned on 6th May.Yesterday, the government launched its proposals to replace two-tier government (district and county councils) with unitary local government in Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Somerset. This will be the biggest shakeup of local government in our area in half a century.
In their press release, the government says: "As a result of today's consultation launch, the district and county council elections due to be held in May this year in the 3 areas will be rescheduled to May 2022."A short consultation period will now run for 8 weeks until Monday 19th April. During this period, residents, councils, Local Enterprise Partnerships, public service providers, businesses and voluntary organisations are invited to have their say.The government expects any new unitary council to be fully operational from April 2023 with transitional arrangements expected to be in place from 2022, including elections in May 2022 to the shadow or continuing councils.Additional information will be shared in due course, once this becomes available. Meanwhile, please follow our social media channels to keep up-to-date with all the latest developments and how you can get involved.
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The Liberal Democrats have long called for a rethink on plans on for a new coal mine in Cumbria and I am delighted that's exactly what has happened.
If Boris Johnson is serious about climate action he will call on Cumbria county council to scrap the mine
Cumbria County Council now need to do the right thing and throw these plans out, or the Prime Minister must intervene to make sure the coal mine is scrapped.
It's astonishing that a new coal mine in Britain is even being considered - particularly the year we are hosting the vital COP26 conference.
If Boris Johnson is serious about climate action he will call on Cumbria county council to scrap the mine.
The Government needs to transform its attitude to the climate emergency. That is why I have proposed a £150 billion green coronavirus recovery plan, reshaping our economy to protect the future of our country and our planet.Article: Feb 10, 2021 Read More