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On Monday the 19th June the Labour cabinet that runs Calderdale Council agreed to put the local plan out for a six week Consultation. The local plan will provide a framework for development up until 2032. The government requires the Council to find the spaces for 1,000s of new homes. If we don’t determine where […]

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Why I’m standing to be your next MP

by jamesbaker on 24 April, 2017

  I’m passionate about Liberalism and i’d like to tell you why. My mother brought my sister and I up together as a widowed parent after my father passed away. Despite the difficulty of losing her husband, she studied part-time to get a University degree and to get a better job to support our family. […]

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Widow’s Pension Cuts: Cruel and Unnecessary

by jamesbaker on 11 April, 2017

The Widow’s Pension is designed to help create security and safety for families when they lose a loved one. But this week it is under attack from a new wave of Government cuts. With less money being paid to widows, widowers and surviving civil partners from April 2017 onward. The changes will only effect those families […]

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Speeding and dangerous driving has been an issue that has been raised with us a lot recently. Both myself and Cllr Ashley Evans have passed on these concerns to the Police on numerous occasions. At the same time as we were raising it as an issue in Warley Ward, Councillors in Skircoat Ward were doing the […]

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Calderdale Conservative’s nasty budget

by jamesbaker on 26 February, 2017

Calderdale Conservatives have released their alternative budget for the Council. Under their proposals you will pay more and get less. It is a budget that seeks to balance the books on the poorest and most vulnerable in Calderdale. Council tax increases are occurring up and down the country. You might have heard on the news […]

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New bus Routes Serving Calder High School

by jamesbaker on 24 February, 2017

We were contacted a few months ago by resident’s living within Warley Ward who were complaining about the time it was taking their children to get to Calder High. We are very pleased to say that we have been successful in lobbying for two new school busses that will serve people living in Mount Tabor, […]

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One of the proposed cuts the Labour cabinet on Calderdale Council is planning to make will affect disabled children and their families here in Calderdale. This is what mum of two Katherine had to say about the cut: “As a mum of two children with neurological disabilities and mobility issues. George my son is four […]

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As a group we are proposing to amend the Labour cabinet on Calderdale Council’s budget proposals. The intention of our amendment is to: Make Calderdale a safer place to live by supporting the Police to enforce the laws on speeding and dangerous driving around our Borough. Speeding and dangerous driving is a major concern of […]

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Councillors kept in the dark

by jamesbaker on 9 February, 2017

Calderdale Council has has a poor communications culture. It is often the case that Councillors find out about what officers and the cabinet members of the Council are up to via the local media and press releases. The same is true with matters that affect the wards that Councillors represent. Whereas you might expect a […]

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Calderdale Liberal Democrats support #visitmymosque

by jamesbaker 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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