A £50 billion Remain Bonus to invest in public services and tackle inequality. Our farmers, care services, health services, all could benefit, says Ludlow Lib Dems’ Heather Kidd.
Introducing our candidate for Ludlow
As Parliament considers an early General Election, we’re letting voters know about our candidate for the Ludlow Constituency, local campaigner Councillor Heather Kidd.
Would you like to help us get Heather elected to represent Bridgnorth, Broseley, Much Wenlock, Highley and the surrounding areas? You can get in touch here.
Flood response “Totally Inadequate”
- Shropshire Councillor and Liberal Democrat prospective parliamentary candidate for Ludlow Heather Kidd. Heather praised the work of Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, but said Shropshire Council and Severn Trent Water failed to help the most vulnerable during floods.
Heather said “I spent most of Saturday morning trying to get some assistance for vulnerable residents in my ward only to repeatedly hit a brick wall.”
Heather Kidd to contest Ludlow for Liberal Democrats
Community campaigner Heather Kidd has been selected to fight for the Liberal Democrats in Ludlow constituency, which includes Bridgnorth, Church Stretton and Bishops Castle, in the forthcoming general election.
She is a formidable campaigner on rural issues with a long-track record of work for South Shropshire.
Heather is the high-profile Shropshire county councillor for Chirbury and Worthen. She regularly lobbies ministers for a fair deal for rural areas as one of the senior members of the UK-wide Local Government Association.
Outside politics, Heather is a former science teacher at Bishops Castle Community College, and has lived in the constituency for 32 years.
“There has never been such an important time to stand up and be counted. The very thought of the effect of a ‘No deal’ Brexit on local farmers and the rural economy has made me want to stand up for the area I love,” Heather Kidd said.
“People need someone to fight their battles in Parliament, and that is what I pledge to do.”
Shropshire Council accused of wasting money – BBC News
A council is accused of wasting money after it was revealed it was renting offices for workers a few miles away from its headquarters.
Liberal Democrat Charlotte Barnes said the staff could work out of Shirehall.
Mrs Barnes said Shirehall had plenty of room for extra staff.
“We are working really hard to make all these savings, cuts people are finding really difficult to bear, and yet we are giving council money away when we have buildings we could house these people in,” she said.
Source: Shropshire Council accused of wasting money – BBC News
Well said Charlotte! It really is absurd to waste hard earned public money on office space when you already have space to accommodate them.