Morwen Millson

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Horsham Riverside Division Learn more

World Health Day: Celebrating the NHS

by morwenmillson on 5 April, 2018

Half of the world’s people still struggle to get basic medical help, choosing between, food, shelter and life saving drugs. But in the UK we are incredibly lucky to have our NHS. That’s why the Liberal Democrats are calling for an extra £6 billion a year to protect the NHS, paid for by an extra […]

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Grass verges

by morwenmillson on 3 April, 2018

Councillors receive lots of emails about grass verges. Sometimes, people are concerned about the council mowing the grass when it’s not necessary, often the concern is that the grass is too long, or that the grass has been left to blow all over the footpaths. Right now, the biggest concern is verge parking. Recent wet […]

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Commenting on results from a survey undertaken by the Child Poverty Action Group, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson, Layla Moran said: “The work that teachers are doing in schools up and down the country to help families in poverty is truly inspiring. This report shows them going far beyond any reasonable expectation, helping ensure children are […]

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Layla Moran MP calls on the UK government to provide tampons and sanitary towels in all schools following Liberal Democrats securing the roll out of the policy in Wales. Last Friday, as a result of Welsh Liberal Democrat Education Secretary Kirsty Williams, the Welsh government announced £1 million of funding to provide sanitary products in […]

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Crisis in local NHS services

by morwenmillson on 26 March, 2018

Delays in ambulance responses to local emergencies this winter have been widely reported. Now the implications of the financial situation facing the Clinical Commissioning Groups that provide local medical services are becoming clearer, with the announcement that some surgical procedures will be rationed. Everyone will be concerned that 1,443 emergency patients waited in ambulances this […]

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Liberal Democrats demand end to school cuts

by morwenmillson on 14 March, 2018

Local school budgets are being squeezed by real terms cuts from the Conservative government.The cuts mean our schools are trying to deliver the same education but with less money. Teachers are over-worked – and it is our children who will pay the price. The Liberal Democrats have proposed a bold new plan to fight these […]

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Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said, “The Spring Statement was a non-event. The OECD gave us the clearer picture – that the economy is bumping along the bottom of the G20, well behind the likes of Australia, Canada and the Euro area. “The OBR’s fresh forecasts are still a long way behind the […]

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Out and about in the local patch

by morwenmillson on 27 February, 2018

I met the area Highways Superintendant to look at some local issues this morning. Despite the snow, we spent a useful hour or so looking at the issues. First was a request for pedestrian crossing facilities on a school route, where a local resident had asked for my support for a bid for community funding. […]

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Oxfam Haiti Scandal

by morwenmillson on 21 February, 2018

I have been an Oxfam supporter for many years. I have a standing order and I also give cash on an ad hoc basis for disaster relief. Oxfam is not the only charity I support, but it does have a special place in my heart. Oxfam charity shops are a vital part of our High […]

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Northamptonshire County Council recently announced an emergency ban on all new spending, other than for statutory services for vulnerable people. The authority says it is facing ‘severe financial challenges’. This is the first time this has happened to a County Council in over 20 years. Before last autumn’s budget, the Local Government Association warned that […]

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