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Linda Johnson becomes Mayor of Beverley

Linda Johnson became Beverley’s 418th Mayor on 4th May 2021. Linda is the 13th woman to hold the post since Tudor times and brings enthusiasm and energy to this prestigious role.

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Freeview disrupted in Beverley

Councillor Linda Johnson talks about the problem of disrupted Freeview in Beverley, caused by recent work on local mobile phone masts. https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/freeview-fury-area-beverley-unable-5013291

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East Riding of Yorkshire Council ruling Tories do it in secret!

The Opposition Liberal Democrat Group Leader on the Council was, incredibly, shut out of an important Covid-19 briefing by the Tories. The Conservative Leader denied this was the case, saying ‘Key Points were e-mailed to all councillors after the meeting’ but admitted that only (Conservative) Cabinet Members were present and all other members were ejected […]

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Stand Up for Carers Campaign

The LibDems are calling for Carer’s Allowance to be increased by £20 a week – something which several charities have already been campaigning for, Our leader, Ed Davey, is a carer himself as his son has severe disabilities. He understands some of the difficulties carers have had before and during the Coronavirus pandemic and how […]

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Liberal Democrats launch Quality of Life document

Take a look at the Liberal Democrats ideas on a politics defined by the quality of life.

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East Riding Chirldren’s Services in crisis

Recently I initiated a debate about the failings of the ruling Conservative group on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Here is Calendar television news coverage of the issue.

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New Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Beverley elected Virtually!

On Monday, May 11th, 2020, I was elected Deputy Mayor of Beverley, with my husband, Graham, as my Consort. L-R Back row: Deputy Town Clerk Matt Snowden; Graham Johnson and Cllr Linda Johnson (LD) in Deputy Mayoral robes and chains; Town Clerk Helen Watson; Town Clerk Admin Assistant Libby Woodhouse; Next row down: Previous Mayor […]

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Beverley displays its pride with brightly coloured flowers as Plantscape begins summer deliveries

Beverley in Yorkshire has been undeterred after having to cancel its first ever Pride event because of coronavirus, with its mayor determined to fill his beautiful town with Plantscape’s brightly coloured floral displays this summer. The many times Gold In Bloom award winning market town will soon be taking delivery of 68 lamppost mounted seven-day […]

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Council’s pledge to combat food poverty in area

https://www.pocklingtonpost.co.uk/news/people/council-s-pledge-to-combat-food-poverty-in-area-1-10198453

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PM negotiating deadline with EU woefully unrealistic

Responding to the European Commission warning that Brexit trade talks could be delayed until March, Liberal Democrats Brexit spokesperson Alistair Carmichael said:  “It has become increasingly obvious that the arbitrary deadline Boris Johnson has set for negotiating the future relationship between the EU and UK is woefully unrealistic. “With business already in uproar about the Tories’ […]