Archive | July, 2011

Backing Sheffield’s 12,600 new jobs boost

Local Liberal Democrats have welcomed today’s announcement from the Coalition Government, which reveals Sheffield will see 12,600 new jobs created by 2015. Today HM Treasury revealed that they have approved Sheffield’s Local Enterprise Zone. The Zone was selected by the Local Enterprise Partnership, which was setup by the Liberal Democrats when they ran Sheffield City […]

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Safer school on the way in Ecclesfield

Local Liberal Democrats have welcomed the news that an important local road safety scheme will go ahead after it was confirmed the Council would fund it. Local residents have been campaigning for safer roads around Monteney Primary School in Ecclesfield. Last year local Liberal Democrats ensured this scheme was included in the Northern Assembly’s list […]

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Local Lib Dem referendum pressure pays off

Local Lib Dem referendum pressure pays off

Liberal Democrat councillors on Sheffield City Council have revealed that the Government will pay the full cost of the upcoming directly elected Mayor referendum in Sheffield, saving local taxpayers around £245,000. The news comes after weeks of Sheffield Liberal Democrat councillors lobbing Government to meet the full cost of the referendum. The cost has previously […]

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Sheffield still paying for Labour Games debt 20 years on

 Liberal Democrats have released new figures to show the terrible debt left by Labour to mark today’s 20th Anniversary of the Sheffield World Student Games. The estimated final bill to Sheffield taxpayers for the 1991 Games will be around £650 million and won’t be paid off until 2024 – another 13 years. Less than half […]

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£250,000 World Cup refund bid blocked by Labour

The Labour Leader of Sheffield City Council has blocked a bid to demand a £250,000 refund of Sheffield taxpayers’ money invested in England’s 2018 World Cup bid. In June the Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, Cllr Shaffaq Mohammed, formally requested that the Council take the issue up. However, Cllr Julie Dore has now officially […]

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