Households in Wychavon were slapped with an extra £2.8m in energy bills after Conservatives scrapped home efficiency measures in 2016. This has been made worse, as this April Ofgem announced the energy price cap increase with average bills expected to increase by 54%, which is devastating for many households.
Analysis from the Lib Dems has found that the Conservative Government's decision to scrap the Zero Carbon Homes Standard in 2016 has added a total of £2,787,800 to energy bills. Under the scheme, household bills would have been £200 per year cheaper.
The Liberal Democrats have declared ‘the party is over’ for Boris Johnson after their sensational by-election win in North Shropshire tonight.
Liberal Democrats won a stunning victory in North Shropshire, taking one of the Conservatives' safest seats.
Liberal Democrat candidate Helen Morgan received 17,957 votes, representing a swing of 34% from the Conservatives and giving her a majority of 5,925.
North Shropshire was the 58th safest Conservative seat in the country, with former Conservative MP Owen Paterson having a majority of almost 23,000 votes in 2019. This represents the second biggest majority overcome in a modern by-election, after Christchurch in 1993.
The stunning Liberal Democrat win follows their success in Chesham and Amersham in June, when a Conservative majority of 16,000 was overturned with another huge swing resulting in Sarah Green MP being elected with a majority of over 8,000.
While this was a by-election, such a swing would have seen our own constituency go Lib Dem so there is hope for us all!
A massive thank you to everyone who visited from the constituency. We all had a great time up there and it was well worth the travelling!
COUNTY Liberal Democrat and Labour councillors are celebrating after their campaign to get Worcestershire County Council to support those with invisible disabilities succeeded.
The motion, unanimously supported by councillors, supports the campaign led by charity Crohn’s and Colitis UK and includes encouraging venues providing accessible public toilets to install new signage.
This is to help stop stigma and discrimination towards people with ‘invisible illnesses’ such as Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis.
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