Mark Jewell

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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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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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Residents encouraged to take up Green Deal

by markjewell on 10 November, 2013

Local Liberal Democrats are encouraging local residents to take up the Green Deal to help save money. Many residents can get their homes insulated or get a new boiler or windows fitted without paying for the work up front. The savings on their energy bill are used to pay off the cost of the works. For […]

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Mark takes Direct Action on Millerfield

by markjewell on 20 October, 2013

Local Larches campaigner Mark Jewell took direct action over a large shrub that had fallen over and was blocking the pavement on Millerfield. Mark explained, when a resident contacted me about the obstruction I contacted the council. Many parents have had to walk in the road to get around it and being near to the […]

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Serious Accident on Larches Lane

by markjewell on 28 September, 2013

The horrendous accident on Larches Lane last Sunday must not be used to justify the introduction of  speed humps, Larches campaigner, Mark Jewell has said. A number of passengers were seriously injured last Sunday following a stolen Renault Clio hitting a parked car and colliding with a bus. The stolen vehicle is reported as travelling […]

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City Deal Boost for Preston and Central Lancashire

by markjewell on 21 September, 2013

Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire have agreed a City Deal with central government that will see local leaders given the powers and levers to deliver growth and jobs in their communities. It aims to create more than 20,000 new jobs – including 5,000 in the Lancashire Enterprise Zone, 17,420 new homes and deliver nearly £1bn […]

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Big Boost for Preston Schools

by markjewell on 18 September, 2013

As the new school year begins, pupils in our local schools here in Preston will benefit from an extra £705,510 on top of the school budget received last year thanks to the Liberal Democrat Pupil Premium. The amount Preston schools receive from the pupil premium for the 2013/2014 school year will be £2,351,700 The Pupil Premium helps […]

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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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