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Campaigners for road safety measures are celebrating a partial victory with the announcement of a proposed 20mph speed limit to control vehicle speeds on The Dale and bottom of Scarsdale Road near Woodseats Primary and Nursery School. Local councillors are now urging the Council to bring in other safety measures around the School. In particular, […]

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Nick Clegg: May is snatching lunches from 250,000 children living in poverty Up to 250,000 children living in poverty across England will have their lunches taken away under Theresa May’s plans to abolish universal free school lunches for infants, Liberal Democrat research has revealed. By Liberal Democrats, May 31, 2017 1:05 The figures, which have […]

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Shock for Sheffield schools

by Steve Ayris on 8 May, 2017

Sheffield schools to lose £395 per pupil by 2020 Local Liberal Democrats are fighting against school funding cuts in Sheffield. Recent figures from the National Union of Teachers show that schools in Sheffield will lose £27¼ MILLION in real terms by 2020. This amounts to a loss of £131 a year for each child. That […]

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Tory education funding will only worsen divides

by Steve Ayris on 7 May, 2017

The Government’s approach to school spending will see an increase in grammar schools and widening gaps in quality of schooling. The Liberal Democrats have called for any extra money for education to be spent on reversing the devastating £3bn of cuts to school budgets that will see an 8% cut in per pupil funding by […]

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REVEALED: Hemsworth Rd development

by Steve Ayris on 12 April, 2017

Your local Lib Dem team can reveal further details of plans being put forward for housing on the Hallam Uni site between Hemsworth Rd, Derbyshire Lane, Warminster Road and Mount View Road. If given the go ahead, the land would be sold by Sheffield Hallam University to Miller Homes. The plans would see: ● 131 […]

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Sheffield Lib Dems oppose grammar schools

by Steve Ayris on 9 October, 2016

Return to Secondary Moderns for the majority of pupils. Source: Sheffield Lib Dems oppose grammar schools

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by Steve Ayris on 30 March, 2016

13 #LibDemWins in the Autumn Statement

by Steve Ayris on 4 December, 2014

ORIGINALLY POSTED BY THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS ON 4 DECEMBER 2014 The Autumn Statement this week is packed with Liberal Democrat policies, and has our priorities at its core. Read on for 13 wins which are helping to build a stronger economy in a fairer society. 1. Our economic plan is working Our economic plan is working and […]

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£50m boost for children across the country

by Steve Ayris on 23 October, 2014

ORIGINALLY POSTED BY THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS ON 23 OCTOBER, 2014 Nurseries, childminders and other early years providers across the country are set for a £50m cash injection to help three and four-year-olds from disadvantaged families. Children from low income families have often fallen behind more well off classmates before they even start school. But from April 2015, the […]

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Nick Clegg’s speech to Autumn Conference 2014

by Steve Ayris on 8 October, 2014

Watch Nick Clegg deliver his keynote speech to the Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference 2014.

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