Patrick Keating

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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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I am aware of concerns raised by local residents about possible “fracking” in the area of Bleadon and elsewhere in North Somerset. Throughout our history, the Liberal Democrats have lead the way on green issues, and we are campaigning for an EU-wide ban on fracking because of its adverse impact on climate change, the energy […]

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It’s been two years since Weston’s A&E was closed overnight. This Saturday, the Weston Liberal Democrats will be supporting a march and rally organised by the Save Weston A&E campaign to demand that health bosses keep our A&E open and provide the NHS services our town and villages need. It would be great to see […]

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Governance review The council agreed to establish a cross-party working group to examine alternative arrangements for the council’s democratic structure to bring back recommendations to Full Council in September with a view to a new set of arrangements to be in place by or before the start of the 2020-21 municipal year. You can read […]

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I’m Joining Jo!

by patrickkeating on 2 June, 2019

I’m backing Jo Swinson for the next leader of the LibDems! She has the passion, energy and drive we need to capitalise on our great election results and the lead the campaign to #stopbrexit and build an open, tolerant and united Britain. Join me in backing Jo for the next leader by visiting JoinJo

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The Liberal Democrats have beaten the Tories and Labour in the European Elections in Weston super Mare and North Somerset, taking almost 15,000 votes in comparison to the Tories 5,000 and Labour’s 3,000. Patrick Keating, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Weston Super Mare, said: “Tonight’s results show that there is a groundswell of support for […]

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