Excluded and Forgotten

Excluded and Forgotten

Above: Helen Heyns of Love Lifestyle, a home relocation and decluttering service. Her business has been impacted hugely by Coronavirus but she has received no financial support. The business is close to closing. Millions excluded from Coronavirus support Coronavirus has hit people hard across th...

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Conservative Council Chaos

Conservative Council Chaos

After bringing the County Council to the brink of bankruptcy, the Conservatives now want to introduce a single council to cover all of Somerset. This would mean each councillor represents TWICE as many residents. The Liberal Democrats have criticised the Conservatives for firing the starting gun...

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Free School Meals U-Turn

Free School Meals U-Turn

The Government was forced to make an embarrassing U-turn on Free School Meals in November this year following a huge amount of pressure from footballer Marcus Rashford, supported by the Liberal Democrats. The Conservatives had previously refused to extend Free School Meals to cover the school ho...

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Coronavirus in Somerset

Coronavirus in Somerset

We have been lucky in Somerset to have a low number of cases throughout the pandemic, a lot of this will be thanks to hard working volunteers. The local Liberal Democrats want to say a huge thank you, to hard working NHS staff, frontline workers, and to all of the volunteers who have helped get ...

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Council waste £10 million on County Hall Refurbishment

Council waste £10 million on County Hall Refurbishment

Somerset County Council have spent a further £10 million refurbishing A Block of County Hall. This move was heavily criticised as a waste of taxpayer money. The building is unfit for a modern council and it would have been cheaper in the long term to build new premises. The Conservatives decided...

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Green Energy Success

Green Energy Success

Above: Battery storage systems like the one pictured here help transition the UK to Green Energy. Liberal Democrat South Somerset District Council have successfully invested in Battery Storage Technology within Somerset. This tech stores power when there is a surplus of electricity and then sell...

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