Hampton and Hempsted Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat Campaigners for Hampton Hargate, Hampton Vale, Hempsted, Haddon, Yaxley and Orton Longueville, led by Hampton Parish Cllr Chris Wiggin Learn more

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Local Lib Dems launch annual #StreetlightAudit

by Chris Wiggin on 19 December, 2015

Your Liberal Democrat Focus Team has launched their Streetlight Audit – an annual check on the state of the local streetlights. Local campaigner Chris Wiggin has reported over 200 faults to the Council, including many streetlight faults, and his experience is that not all faults reported are being fixed. Chris said, “Some of the streetlight […]

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The Tory controlled City Council needs to cut £19.6 million to balance its budget for 2016/17. The first round of £12.1m of savings were approved by a meeting of full council this week. The Liberal Democrat group leader Cllr Nick Sandford, quoted in the Peterborough Telegraph, said, “There are glaring holes in this budget. There […]

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Calling for Volunteers!

by Chris Wiggin on 19 December, 2015

The Peterborough Lib Dems are looking to expand our Focus Team for the Hamptons, Hempstead and Oron Longueville. Local campaigners Chris Wiggin, Daniel Gibbs & Christian Hogg are looking to build on the success of Lib Dem councillors in Walton, South Werrington and Gunthorpe areas of the City in providing local communities with targeted representation […]

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Cllr Julia Davidson has backed a call from Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron who has proposed a series of policies that will help small businesses in Peterborough. In a speech called ‘Investing in the future’ Tim Farron  proposed a series of policies, that will benefit small businesses, enterprise and young people in the Peterborough area. […]

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2015 General Election candidates selected! #VoteFower

by Chris Wiggin on 22 January, 2015

  Well known City Councillor and local activist, Darren Fower, has has been chosen by members of the Peterborough Liberal Democrats to represent the party at the 2015 General Election. The vote at a recent cross party hustings meeting, held at the Newark Hotel, on Eastfield Rd, also saw members select Cllr Nick Sandford as […]

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Leader of the Peterborough Liberal Democrat City Council Group, Cllr Nick Sandford writes for this week’s Peterborough Telegraph: Lib Dems Focus on Being Effective not Trendy It’s not trendy or fashionable at present to be a Liberal Democrat. Our poll ratings are not good. So should be approaching next year’s general and local elections with […]

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Peterborough City Council has received major funding for two transport schemes in the city, thanks to funds from a EU backed scheme. The Greater Cambridgeshire Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has received millions of pounds from the government to invest in various projects in the area. Read more on the Peterborough Lib Dems website.

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Pensioners would be guaranteed to earn at least an extra £790 per year by the end of the next parliament under Liberal Democrat manifesto plans, Pensions Minister Steve Webb announced today. Read more on the national Lib Dems website

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Why was there a #sonicboom over Peterborough today?

by Chris Wiggin on 5 June, 2014

Anyone who was in the Peterborough area early this afternoon, at about 1.04pm judging by my twitter timeline, would have noticed the sonic boom that occurred today. A sonic boom like this is caused by a plane travelling faster than the speed of sound. I heard what sounded like a very loud explosion just outside […]

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Today is polling day! Make your vote count

by Chris Wiggin on 22 May, 2014

Today is polling day for the European Parliament elections, Peterborough City Council elections and, if you are in Hampton Hargate, Parish Council elections. Your vote could make all the difference – make it count! Polls are open until 10pm. If you haven’t returned your postal vote yet, fill it in as per the instructions then […]

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