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Record of Achievement, Promise of More say Lib Dems

Author: Kate Nash - Lib Dem Published: 5th April 2021 21:03
L-R David Tarbun, Lisa Samiotis, John Wade outside Towcester Town HallL-R David Tarbun, Lisa Samiotis, John Wade outside Towcester Town Hall
Liberal Democrats have launched their campaign for the Towcester and Roade Ward of West Northants Council. All three Lib Dem candidates live in the Ward, and each have strong records of achievements for the local community.
Liberal Democrat Councillor David Tarbun says: “Spending bans, government commissioners called-in and a failing children's service resulted in Conservative run councils here being scrapped. The previous Conservative councillor, who was narrowly elected last time, left people in our area without representation at the county council for over a year. Local people want a new council that listens; is more caring, greener, and above all, competent.”
Councillor Lisa Samiotis, former mayor of Towcester, is well known for saving the Vernon Road school crossing patrol. Lisa Samiotis has had a long campaign to provide much needed facilities for Towcester’s football club. Lisa’s campaign has succeeded, and a new sports complex has been agreed to be built on an edge of town site. This is in addition to sports fields and pavilion being provided within the town.
Cllr David Tarbun lived and went to school in Roade, moving to Towcester after university. David, is also a past Towcester mayor, and works in IT. David is known locally for running marathons for charity. David has a strong commitment to environmental issues and wants the new council to focus much more on taking action on green issues. David Tarbun is campaigning to make Towcester a Clean Air Zone, and introduce an electric-powered shuttle bus for Towcester to connect estates and nearby villages with the town centre.
Liberal Democrat John Wade works for a legal practice and lives in Towcester. John is involved in volunteering supporting the community across the Towcester and Roade area. He believes his business and financial management experience can help in holding the Council to account.
John Wade says: “Conservatives want us to think it’s a new start. But it’s the same failed Conservatives, with the same failed ideas. People are telling us they know it’s the Lib Dems here who have a record of achievement. Instead of saving us money, and improving services, Conservatives have raised council tax by an inflation busting 5.25%.  While paying councillors a staggering £13,750 a year. There’s no improvements planned for failing services, just stealth taxes on green waste bins and car parking. Liberal Democrats proposed savings on allowances could have been used to provide activities for young people.”
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Always Write
At 13:50 on 11th April 2021, Always Write commented:
list them - for all i have seen is to say we are not conservatives therfre we are better we know there were issues at ncc but not at snc so why are you better

also tell us how much better off would i have been if yoru council tax proposals were the bill - fromt what i can see it is very little

finally, will you then voluntarily cut your own allowanaces or take the amouth that the conservatives voted for?
At 09:56 on 12th April 2021, JimmyB commented:
Always Write - "very little" to you may actually be quite a lot to some. Could mean the different between paying a bill, that pair of school shoes for the kids for the year. The massive increase is hitting those with less most. I have a friend who is on reduced council tax rates and his new monthly payment has amlost doubled this month.

The Con's don't understand how some people have to live and get by. It's just another few quid a month to them.

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