To Stephen McPartland, Member of Parliament for the Constituency of Stevenage
On behalf of Stevenage Liberal Democrats, I wish to express my horror and disgust at the appalling news today about the murder of Sir David Amess MP. All those elected to public office should be able to perform their duties, as David was trying to do, without violence, fear or threats.
Naturally, our thoughts and concerns at this time are for David’s family and personal friends.
Please pass on our message to them and your party colleagues.
With sincere sympathy,
Robin Parker, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on Stevenage Borough Council. Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Chells Division.
Five defibrillators are now operational in Chells Manor.
Thanks to the persistence and hard work of Stevenage Lib Dem councillors in Chells Manor, five Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) are now operational in Stevenage.
A new zebra crossing is now helping hundreds of local Chells residents cross safely over busy Chells Way, near Tesco at The Glebe.
It was the idea of local Lib Dem Chells County Councillor Robin Parker, who funded the crossing from his Hertfordshire County Council Highways Locality Budget.
Robin Parker, local Lib Dem Chells County Councillor and candidate for re-election on 6 May, who is also a Manor Borough Councillor, shows his support for the Herts Twenty’s Plenty Campaign.
Robin said “Road Safety for pedestrians, and particularly children, is vital and so I support the idea that 20 mph should be the default speed limit on suitable residential and urban roads.”
On behalf of her family, it is with great sadness that we announce that Shirley Williams, Baroness Williams of Crosby, died peacefully in the early hours of Monday April 12th.
Councillor Robin Parker says, "I am pleased to report that the local street scene at The Glebe, Chells Way, has been recently improved by the installation of 3 new banners, to replace, like for like, the three old, tatty, faded, threadbare ones which had been hanging there and were a real eyesore."
Our latest Focus Newsletter is going out in Stevenage this week, telling people what we are doing for them and their communities, and about our work scutinising the Labour-run Borough Council and Conservative-run County Council and holding them to account.
The Stevenage Liberal Democrats have called for the bill which takes away our freedoms to be stopped in its tracks.
Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey on why the Conservative party's deal is bad for Britain.
At the December meeting of Stevenage Borough Council the Liberal Democrats put forward a motion to award to the town's most famous son, Lewis Hamilton. The motion was amended by Labour on the grounds that we couldn't give Lewis the award of Freedom of the Borough as originally proposed for constitutional reasons. The amended motion was carried unanimously with support from all members of the Council.
The motion was proposed by Cllr. Stephen Booth for Chells.
The debate can be viewed on YouTube:
The relevant section begins at approximately 1 hour 32 mins and runs to 1 hour 54 mins including Deputy Leader of the Lib Dem Group Cllr. Andy McGuinness's speech in support.
Read on for his speech to Council: