Patrick Keating

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Court rules Johnson’s Parliament Shutdown is unlawful

by patrickkeating on 11 September, 2019

Weston’s MP John Penrose said the shutdown of Parliament is no big deal. Judges disagree. Lib Dems call for Parliament to be immediately recalled.  Judges have this morning ruled that Boris Johnson’s decision to shut down Parliament was “unlawful” because the move was deliberately made to stymie the work of MPs. This puts Weston-super-Mare’s MP […]

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Government must obey the law

by patrickkeating on 9 September, 2019

Dominic Raab’s comments that the Government will “test to the limit” how they can get around the Bill set to force Boris Johnson to ask for an extension just shows there is no bar for how low they will stoop. This law, set to pass today, will prevent us dangerously crashing out of Europe without a […]

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We won’t accept Johnson’s attack on democracy

by patrickkeating on 2 September, 2019

It was inspiring to see so many motivated and passionate people turn out for Friday’s impromptu “stop the coup” rally in Weston-super-Mare. You can see my speech below:

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Lib Dems: Rail fare rise an insult to passengers

by patrickkeating on 27 August, 2019

Responding to the reports that rail fares are set to rise by 2.8% in January, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Weston-super-Mare Cllr Patrick Keating said: “It is an insult to passengers to see yet another rail fare rise. People in Weston-super-Mare and the nearby villages depend on rail services to commute to employment in Bristol, but […]

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Latest Blagdon and Churchill Focus available

by patrickkeating on 20 August, 2019

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LibDem Winning Streak Continues

by patrickkeating on 2 August, 2019

Great news from Brecon and Radnorshire last night, as the LibDem candidate Jane Dodds seized the Parliamentary seat from the Tories. Jane’s win shows that our positive liberal message is resonating with voters. Our victory in Wales has sent a message to Boris Johnson that there is no support for his reckless hard Brexit plans and […]

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23/07 Full Council Update

by patrickkeating on 23 July, 2019

Despite some unedifying noises from the Tory benches over Brexit, tonight’s meeting of North Somerset Council was productive and fruitful. We made progress on environmental issues , with a debate on the Climate Emergency plan and approving a motion to promote rewilding across North Somerset. I also challenged the administration over the Joint Spatial plan […]

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Help us win in Brecon!

by patrickkeating on 15 July, 2019

I’ll be heading up to Brecon and Radnorshire on Friday to help our brilliant candidate Jane Dodds in her by-election campaign. We have a real chance to take another Parliamentary seat off the Tories here, and every bit of help will count in the campaign. If we win, the new Tory Prime Minister will see […]

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Bin Collection Update

by patrickkeating on 15 July, 2019

I am aware that there have been serious problems with bin collection across Blagdon in the last week. This is related to issues the contractor has been facing with staffing and vehicles. I have been assured by Council officers that the problems will be resolved ASAP and that the contractor will complete collections by the […]

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Save our A&E

by patrickkeating on 8 July, 2019

Speaking at today’s cross party Save Weston A&E rally, on the 71st Birthday of the NHS, I have called on health bosses to rethink plans to close 24 hour A&E services in the town. Closing the A&E is not a viable option for a town the size of Weston. We need health bosses to seriously […]

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