Mark Jewell

Liberal Democrat campaigner working for Ashton, Larches, Savick and Lea Learn more

Game on for Lib Dems

by markjewell on 17 July, 2015

Tim Farron is the new leader of the Liberal Democrats. He was brought up in a terraced house in Preston by his single mum who struggled to put food on the table. Perhaps he should have been Labour, but he saw them as part of the system. His political awakening was seeing the film ‘Cathy […]

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Lib Dems select local candidates for General Election

by markjewell on 1 December, 2014

PRESS RELEASE Author: Mark Jewell, Chair Preston and Wyre Liberal Democrats Tel: 07758 151618 For Immediate Release   LibDems select Local Candidates for General Election The Preston and Wyre Liberal Democrats have selected their parliamentary candidates for next years general election. Jo Barton will contest the Preston Parliamentary seat whilst Preston Councillor John Potter will […]

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Millions to benefit from cold weather cash

by markjewell on 1 November, 2014

Extra government help as the Cold Weather Payments season begins. An estimated 4 million people are in line for extra government help this year to turn up the heating during the coldest snaps, as the Cold Weather Payments season begins today (1 November 2014). Poorer pensioners and low-income households, which include disabled people or children […]

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Don’t forget to post your postal vote!

by markjewell on 14 May, 2014

Local campaigner, Mark Jewell, is reminding people to post their postal vote before the weekend. He commented, “we all lead busy lives and it is easily done to forget to post your postal vote. You can still post it to be counted before May 22nd. Alternatively, you can take it to the Town Hall and hand it […]

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A Tribute to Preston Alderman Bill Borrow

by markjewell on 26 March, 2014

Preston’s Alderman Bill Borrow was a life long supporter of the Liberal Democrats and represented the Preston ward of Cadley for a decade. Sadly he passed away on Sunday 23rd March. He was a role model for many of us within the Preston Liberal Democrats. He always gave perspective and hope. He will be missed. […]

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Abingdon Drive development traffic concerns

by markjewell on 9 February, 2014

Residents on Abingdon Drive have expressed their concerns with traffic at the new retail development on the site of the old Jaguar house. Morrisons local opened at this site on 1st February and the original plans anticipated a dentist and fast food outlet too. Residents can request a traffic review at this junction, including the […]

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Fill Potholes right first time

by markjewell on 9 February, 2014

Local campaigner, Mark Jewell, has called upon County Hall to stop wasting money refilling potholes. Mark reported a pothole at the top of Layton Road in July of last year. Mark commented, “I completed an on line fault report via the Lancashire County Council website. Following a number of follow ups the pothole did not […]

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Free School Meals for Infant School Pupils

by markjewell on 28 December, 2013

Local Campaigner, Mark Jewell has welcomed plans for every child in infant school in England to receive a free school lunch. From September 2014 all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 including 40,200 children in Lancashire will benefit from a free and healthy hot meal at lunchtime. Commenting, Mark Jewell said; “This is […]

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The drive to help young people get jobs in Preston will be boosted by plans to abolish employers’ National Insurance Contributions (NICs) for under 21 year olds, Mark Jewell said today. The news means businesses will no longer have to pay tax on their employees aged under 21 years old. For example, companies will save £1,000 […]

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Consultation over School Transport

by markjewell on 10 November, 2013

LANCASHIRE County Council is currently holding a consultation over proposed changes to its home to school transport. Proposals include an increase in the contribution parents already make towards transport to faith schools, a rise in school bus fares and a reduction in the number of people who qualify for free transport. However, those on low […]

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