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Lib Dem success as Surrey County Council axes unpopular magazine

david council tax sm cropLiberal Democrat councillors have welcomed the decision by Conservative-run Surrey County Council to cease the publication of its unpopular "Surrey Matters" magazine.
The magazine, which has cost council tax payers over £1.2m since 2011, was axed following a meeting of the County Council's Cabinet at the end of March. The last edition was published in January 2017 and the cancellation will save the County Council approximately £250K a year.
David Lee, Liberal Democrat Candidate for Caterham Valley said:

This is your chance to change the direction of your country

tim ralleyCommenting on the Prime Minister's call for a General Election, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said:

“This election is your chance to change the direction of our country.

“If you want to avoid a disastrous Hard Brexit. If you want to keep Britain in the Single Market. If you want a Britain that is open, tolerant and united, this is your chance.

"Only the Liberal Democrats can prevent a Conservative majority.”

Govt fiddling figures to try to make case for grammar schools

tim Farron school croppedCommenting ahead of Justine Greening's speech on working families and the education system, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron, said: "The government are fiddling the figures, pure and simple to make their case for a discredited grammar schools plan."

Biggest rise in food prices in three years from Brexit squeeze

susan kramer croppedFood prices saw the biggest increase for three years in the year to March, figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed.

Food and drink prices rose by 1.2% and overall consumer inflation remained at 2.3%. Meanwhile wage growth is expected to slow, leaving people worse off in real terms.

Adult social care crisis reveals appalling failure of government

norman lamb croppedCommenting on reports that more than 900 adult social care workers a day quit their job in England last year, Norman Lamb, Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary, said: "This is an appalling failure by the government. The NHS and the care system is lurching from crisis to crisis.

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david.lee@eastsurreylibdems.org.uk
2 Milner Close,
Caterham, Surrey
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