Patrick Keating

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New Administration Agreed at North Somerset

by patrickkeating on 10 May, 2019

 Last week’s North Somerset Council elections left no party in overall control. Today an agreement has been reached by the Independents, Liberal Democrat, Labour and Green groups to form a new administration to run North Somerset Council. Donald Davies as Group Leader of the Independents who will lead the council stated that “The challenges facing […]

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Latest Blagdon and Churchill Focus

by patrickkeating on 5 April, 2019

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Give our schools the funds they deserve!

by patrickkeating on 24 March, 2019

Patrick and LibDems are campaigning to ensure our schools get fair funding. Tory run North Somerset Council is no longer providing support to maintained schools—including Blagdon Primary—as the effects of Conservative cuts to the Education Support Grant are felt. There is now less than  £20k in the fund to support 21 schools across the district, […]

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It’s time for a fresh start!

by patrickkeating on 24 March, 2019

After 12 years of broken Tory promises, its time for a change in North Somerset! North Somerset Tories have proven over and over again that they can’t be trusted. They have  broken their promises to protect services – at the same time as hiking your council tax every year to pay for their pet projects, […]

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Patrick supports campaign against “Garden Town.”

by patrickkeating on 24 March, 2019

Patrick Keating has joined local campaigners in criticising Tory plans to build 2,800 houses in Churchill and Langford.  The plans would fundamentally alter the character of the landscape, overwhelm existing highway capacity, threaten sensitive habitats and have significant additional environmental harms. LibDem candidate Patrick Keating said “the Tory Council have rejected sensible plans for development […]

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Weston business to leave UK over Brexit.

by patrickkeating on 25 February, 2019

Weston-super-Mare based automotive supply company Eurocams has announced that it will be closing down UK distribution operations and moving part of its business to the Netherlands to avoid tariffs and border checks after the UK leaves the EU. This latest announcement shows that the Tory’s shambolic handling of the Brexit process is having real consequences […]

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Fighting for a strong NHS in Weston

by patrickkeating on 16 January, 2019

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to meet management and staff at Weston General Hospital to hear about the work they are doing and their plans for the future. While there will certainly be lively debate around the upcoming consultation on the future of healthcare provision in Weston and the surrounding villages, following my […]

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Demand the Final Say

by patrickkeating on 14 January, 2019

North Somerset LibDems propose an alternative budget

by patrickkeating on 8 January, 2019

North Somerset’s Liberal Democrat opposition will table their Alternative Budget for 2019/2020 at a council meeting tonight. The fully-costed Lib Dem Alternative Budget will propose additional investment in key services neglected by the Conservative administration: • A £200,000 ‘green action fund’ to enable community groups and town and parish councils to improve our local environment, […]

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