Morwen Millson

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The Liberal Democrats are calling for the “deeply flawed” voucher scheme for administering free school meals during the lockdown to be bolstered by cash to families, in the form of an uplift in child benefit of £150 per week per child, and £100 for every subsequent child in the family. Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Layla […]

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27,000 new homes for Horsham?

by morwenmillson on 10 March, 2020

Horsham required to build 1,000 – 1,400 new homes every year until 2036 The Government requires Horsham District to find sites for between 1,000 and 1,400 new homes a year until 2036. The Horsham District Local Plan is out for public consultation until March 30th. It sets out 46 policies including housing provision, green infrastructure, […]

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Dr James Walsh writes: These damning words came from a Conservative colleague, Mid-Sussex Tory MP Sir Nicolas Soames (BBC South Today 4 Oct). They sum up very well the lamentable state of Tory-run West Sussex County Council. “The very top of the council needs to get a grip and bring it back together. We know […]

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The announcement, part of the Liberal Democrat programme to stop the climate emergency, will help to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions as the party targets a 75% fall by 2030. Speaking ahead of a visit to the Green Port in Hull, Liberal Democrat Leader Jo Swinson said: “People are rightly angry that the Conservative Government […]

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Morwen Millson said, “Horsham has many EU citizens who have lived here for years, many raising families and playing a full part in their communities. I have spoken to people who have lived here for thirty or forty years, working in Education, the NHS and the Care sector, and paying income tax and National Insurance. […]

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New PM must not delay Domestic Abuse Bill

by morwenmillson on 18 July, 2019

Two million people experience domestic abuse every year, and they urgently need the Government to take action. Yesterday, West Sussex County Councillors discussed some of the issues behind the Council’s ‘Inadequate’ report on Children’s Services in the County. Domestic Violence and substance or alcohol abuse or mental health issues in a family increase the chances […]

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Tory cuts have led to dementia social care crisis

by morwenmillson on 1 July, 2019

Responding to Healthwatch England’s report showing that councils across England are struggling to meet key legal duties in social care services for people with dementia, Liberal Democrat Health spokesperson Judith Jolly said: “As dementia patients suffer because they are not getting the care they need, families are sacrificing their own health through lack of sleep […]

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CLEAN AIR DAY

by morwenmillson on 20 June, 2019

In March, the European Heart Journal found toxic air is killing more people than tobacco smoking. By prioritising cleaner air and investing in walking and cycling, our decision makers can help turn this around. Across the country, local authorities are, or soon will be, asking people to give feedback on their plans to tackle air […]

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Lib Dems: Tory NHS plan not fit for purpose

by morwenmillson on 18 June, 2019

Responding to the Health Foundation’s report which criticises the Conservative Government’s long term plan for the NHS as being jeopardised by a lack of funding and rising demand, Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson Judith Jolly said: “It is unsurprising to see more voices joining the criticisms of the Tory Government’s supposed ‘long term plan’ for the NHS. The […]

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Horsham Lib Dems are celebrating a comeback at Horsham District Council, with 9 seats gained, taking us to 13 seats in Horsham and Broadbridge Heath. Congratulations to Councillors Matt Allen & Louise Potter (Broadbridge Heath), Ruth Fletcher, Frances Haigh & Belinda Walters (Denne), Colin Minto, Godfrey Newman & David Skipp (Forest), Tony Bevis & John […]

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