Layla Moran seeks pupils’ views on future of education

Two A-level politics students were asked for their views on the future of the school system by Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Layla Moran on a visit to St Albans.

“Arts education helps develop the whole person, both personal and social. School needs to be about more than just linear exam learning,” Jack told Layla Moran, who visited Sandringham School in Marshalswick, St Albans, with Daisy Cooper, the Lib Dem parliamentary candidate.

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St Albans’ council lays on extra beds for rough sleepers this winter

More beds are being laid on in St Albans to help rough sleepers cope during the cold winter months.

Five additional beds funded by St Albans City and District Council have been made available at the Open Door homeless shelter in Bricket Road.

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Daisy Cooper launches election campaign with call to 'stop Brexit'

Supporters rallied for the launch of Daisy's Cooper's general election campaignStopping Brexit and building a brighter future was Liberal Democrat candidate Daisy Cooper’s message to more than 100 supporters who rallied for the launch of her general election campaign.

“Liberal Democrats want to change the future direction of the country and we will begin by stopping Brexit, tackling the climate emergency, and properly funding our schools, the NHS and social care services,” she told supporters gathered at the party’s HQ in Hatfield Road, St Albans.

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Schools champion Josie Madoc to contest Clarence ward byelection

Campaigner Josie Madoc has been selected to contest the district council byelection in Clarence ward after the resignation of fellow Liberal Democrat Caroline Brooke, who has moved to Oxford with her family.

Josie is part of a strong Liberal Democrat team working hard across Clarence ward and is already getting stuck in with the community.

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Plastic’s not fantastic in Liberal Democrat-run St Albans

Having voted unanimously in July to recognise and act on the climate catastrophe, the Lib Dem-run council is leading the charge to drastically reduce the amount of single-use plastic across the district. 

The council committed earlier this year to banning single-use plastics at its offices, facilities and events, and this administration has wasted no time following through. Plastic cups are now banished from the council offices, and Styrofoam has been largely phased out at the market, with only one trader now using it until their current stock runs out.

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Petition calls on Government to find emergency cash for schools

The school funding crisis is hitting schools hard across St Albans – and Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to provide an emergency cash injection.

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On your bike! New cycling map helps promote healthier living

A new cycling map for the St Albans district has been produced to encourage people to use green transport and take more exercise.

The free fold-out map will be available from cycling shops, leisure centres, St Albans museums and council offices.

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Lib Dems keep up opposition to cuts in county fire service

Opposition to any cuts in funding for the Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has been reaffirmed by Liberal Democrats serving on the county council.

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St Albans votes unanimously to recognise climate emergency

St Albans City and District Council, led by the Liberal Democrats, has agreed unanimously to recognise the climate emergency. 

The move was driven by a petition signed by 1,700 residents and lodged with the council on 13 June.

The petition asked the Council to recognise the climate emergency and to do everything in its power to make the whole of St Albans district carbon-neutral by 2030.

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Lib Dems begin shaping plans for district council after election success

Liberal Democrats stormed the local elections in May  ̶  winning 11 of a possible 21 seats, including five from the Conservatives and two from Labour, and becoming the largest party on the district council. 

Since then our team has been shaping our plans to run the council – and run it better than it’s ever been run before.

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