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:
Conservative and Labour councillors have joined forces at North Herts Council to block a Liberal Democrat plan to save the Green Belt from thousands of houses that the latest predictions say are not needed in the district.
In July the Office for National Statistics (ONS) updated their predictions cutting the expected number of new households in the district by 2031 from over 13,000 to under 7,000. Even after adding factors that might increase the number and an entirely arbitrary 10% for "market signals" the professional planners could not justify a number more than 11,600.
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