Archive | 2012
Nick Clegg ‘rooting’ for Sheffield’s new sporting star

Nick Clegg ‘rooting’ for Sheffield’s new sporting star

Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam , has sent a letter of congratulations to Sheffield’s newest England cricketer Joe Root. Joe recently made his full debut on England’s historic Test series win against India. During the final game of the series in Nagpur, he made a vital first innings score of 73 to help […]

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Lib Dems deliver £18 million xmas present for Sheffield schools

Lib Dems deliver £18 million xmas present for Sheffield schools

The Coalition Government confirmed today that Sheffield schools will receive £18,129,000 next year through the Liberal Democrat pupil premium. The announcement represents a massive rise on the £11,414,000 Sheffield schools received in 2012/13 and the £6,500,000 local schools received in 2011/12. The pupil premium, which is a new fund introduced by Liberal Democrats in Government, […]

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Lib Dem intervention saves Totely pavilion from insurance stitch-up

Local Liberal Democrats in Totley have intervened to ensure a local sports club will avoid potential thousands of pounds of loss in an insurance agreement. Following the work of local Liberal Democrat councillor Joe Otten, trustees of Totley Sports & Social Club will no longer be asked to under-write the insurance of their new pavilion. […]

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Lib Dem councillors force extra-time on Catholic bus pass debate

Lib Dem councillors force extra-time on Catholic bus pass debate

Liberal Democrat councillors on Sheffield City Council have forced Labour councillors to reconsider their plans to abolish free bus passes for Catholic children attending faith schools. The move to “call-in” the report agreed last week, means the decision will be subject to further scrutiny by backbench councillors before it can be implemented. The decision taken […]

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Liberal Democrats push local views in planning consultation

Liberal Democrats push local views in planning consultation

Liberal Democrat councillors in Sheffield have lodged their concerns about plans to relax current planning laws as part of ongoing Government consultation. Cllr Colin Ross, Deputy Leader of the Lib Dem Group on Sheffield City Council and a local councillor for Dore and Totley, responded to the consultation today objecting to the proposals. The proposals, […]

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