Article: Dec 5, 2016
Richard Dickson, Lib Dem prospective parliamentary candidate for Kenilworth & Southam, has today sent this open letter to Jeremy Wright MP, Attorney General.
Dear Mr Wright,
An Open Letter
The terms and destination of the UK's departure from the EU are still far from clear and you have had an important role in this process. As Attorney General, you have been arguing through the courts that the government, and not elected Parliamentarians, should decide on when to exercise Article 50, which will trigger the two year process which will determine the destination for the UK's departure from the EU. Three High Court Judges have already ruled in favour of Parliament on this matter.
Petition: Dec 5, 2016
Leaked documents suggest that the Conservatives are getting ready to take Britain out of the Single Market.
Leaving the Single Market would be deeply damaging for jobs, businesses and the economy.
Don't let the Tories push our economy's self-destruct button - add your name today and support our campaign to keep Britain in the Single Market
Article: Jun 26, 2016
Kenilworth & Southam Liberal Democrats accept the result of last week's EU Referendum: as democrats we should do nothing less. We thank everyone who voted - as usual the levels of turnout across the constituency were amongst the highest in the country. We especially thank the young first-time voters, the people who will be most affected by the result.
Article: Apr 24, 2016
Local Liberal Democrat recently launched a petition via the Kenilworth Focus, calling on the Leader of Warwickshire County Council to write to the Prime Minister and the Warwickshire MPs, objecting to the proposed forced academisation of all state schools as being both undemocratic and wrong. Subsequently the Conservative Leader, with backing from all the other party leaders, has written to the Prime Minister to this effect.
Article: Jan 18, 2016
Open Letter to Warwickshire MPs
17 January 2016
Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement.
I am writing to you on behalf of the Warwickshire County Council Liberal Democrat Group to express our deep disappointment over this year's central government finance settlement for the County Council, and the loss of funding that will now seriously reduce local services and at the same time increase the pressure on the taxpayers of Warwickshire. You will be aware that the County Council has being working hard on efficiencies and has delivered savings of £98 million since 2010, therefore meeting the challenge of funding reductions at the same time as rising demand.
Article: Dec 14, 2015
For the second time in less than five years, the Liberal Democrats are leading the fight to save youth and community services in Kenilworth from savage budget cuts by Conservative councillors.
In 2011, Warwickshire's ruling Tories cut all county funding for youth and community services in our town. Local Lib Dems, led by Cllrs John Whitehouse and Ann Blacklock, helped to raise a huge petition which forced a rethink. The outcome was theKenilworthCentre charity, which took over the premises in Abbey End Car Park in 2012, and which has taken the provision of youth and community services in the town from strength to strength over the last 3½ years.
Article: Nov 6, 2015
Richard Dickson, Lib Dem parliamentary spokesperson for Kenilworth & Southam, and John Whitehouse, Lib Dem county councillor for Kenilworth Abbey visited the House of Lords yesterday to meet Baroness Jenny Randerson, the spokesperson for Transport in Tim Farron's leadership team in Westminster.
Article: Nov 3, 2015
Affordable homes, young people's services and road safety are the biggest priorities in the town, according to research recently completed by local Liberal Democrats in Kenilworth.
Throughout the month of October local LibDem volunteers have been out and about on doorsteps to seek the opinion of 800 households throughout Kenilworth to find out the main concerns of local people. Hundreds of households in each of the three Council wards of Abbey, Park Hill and St John's were asked to complete a brief survey which gave them the opportunity to express their views on a range of subjects, including Council services, buses and trains, the local environment, community safety, traffic and voting in elections. Respondents were also asked what they liked most and liked least about living in Kenilworth.
Article: Oct 23, 2015
2,400 families in Kenilworth & Southam constituency will lose out under Conservative plans to cut tax credits.
Figures produced by the House of Commons Library show over three million low-income working families currently in receipt of tax credits will see their entitlement reduced, as part of the Government's proposals.
Article: Oct 8, 2015
As the Party Conference season draws to a close, Liberal Democrats in Kenilworth & Southam say there's never been a better time to rethink the Government's plans for High Speed Rail. Rather than pursue the costly white elephant of HS2, it's time to decide in favour of a route that will give more capacity, better connectivity, a higher cost/benefit ratio and lower CO2 emissions.