Mark Jewell

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

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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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Lancashire’s Liberal Democrats have welcomed a new law giving councils greater powers to combat the blight of scrap metal thefts on communities across the country. Every scrap metal dealer is having to obtain a licence to trade from their local authority under the new Scrap Metal Dealers Act with councils now able to refuse or revoke licences. The Act also makes it illegal 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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Free School Meals for all Infants

by markjewell on 22 September, 2013

Local Liberal Democrats have welcomed Nick Cleggs’ announcement that infants will be getting free school meals from next September. With thousands of parents across Lancashire feeling the pinch on their household finances this could save them over £400 a year per child at infants. Mark Jewell commented, “This will also benefit those infants who are in poverty, but do […]

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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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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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Is the government going to address the fundamental unfairness around the spare bedroom subsidy penalising those people who are willing to move and downsize, but cannot because of a lack of suitable housing? This was the question I put to Steve Webb MP, as part of a bloggers interview, at the Social Liberal Forum on […]

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