Mark Jewell

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

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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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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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Liberal Democrats in Preston have criticised Labour’s delayed decision on the future of the Guild Hall. Leader of the Preston Lib Dems, Councillor Bill Shannon said, “Labour have been dithering for 18 months over this and are only now getting round to doing what we said then – having lost us £600,000 in the meantime” […]

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Consultation on Work Capability Assessments

by markjewell on 28 July, 2013

Lib Dem campaigner, Mark Jewell, is urging all agencies involved with the outcomes of the Work Capabilty Assessment (WCA), to respond to the governments consultation. The government are currently inviting representations to the 4th annual review of the WCA. All claimants of the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) are required to undertake the assessment. Concerns […]

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Liberal Democrats on Lancashire County Council have agreed the priorities for County Hall over the next 4 years. In the County Council elections earlier this month no party gained overall control of the Council. However, Liberal Democrats have now agreed a policy document with Labour and have thus supported their nomination for Leader of the […]

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Sustainable Economy, Fairer Lancashire

by markjewell on 21 February, 2013

Liberal Democrats have today outlined their priorities for Lancashire. At the full Lancashire County Council meeting, Cllr Bill Winlow, Leader of the LibDems at County Hall, outlined the groups alternative budget. In his speech he acknowledged the difficult financial position inherited from the previous Labour administration. He gave credit to the current administration for managing […]

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County Councillor Mark Jewell has expressed his concerns with the implementation of the government’s welfare reforms. His concerns are based on benefit claims only being made online or at regional centres. Furthermore, benefits will only be paid into bank accounts. When you are talking about almost 40% of residents with some social landlords not having […]

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Mark Jewell calls for a fair deal on Care

by markjewell on 16 May, 2011

Liberal Democrats on Lancashire County Council have written to the Health Minister expressing their concerns at a BBC survey suggesting a North-South divide for Adult Social Care.   The survey was published on 12 May and looked at the planned expenditure of Councils in England. It suggests that Adult social care funding will fall by […]

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