Patrick Keating

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Tories starve Weston Area Health Trust of £500,000

by patrickkeating on 26 September, 2019

As local NHS bosses make crucial decisions about the future of Weston’s hospital, the Liberal Democrats have slammed the Tories as “heartless” for starving the NHS of vital cash after revealing Weston Area Health Trust paid over £500,000 in interest on outstanding debt since 2016.    Former Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron, warned taxpayers money being spent “lining the Government’s coffers instead of […]

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The UK supreme court has unanimously ruled that Boris Johnson’s decision to shut down Parliament was unlawful. The decision shows that protestors who rallied in the Italian Gardens in the last few weeks are in the right, while Weston’s Tory MP, who argued that the move was “completely normal” is left with questions to answer. […]

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LibDems real challenge to Tories in Weston

by patrickkeating on 25 September, 2019

The latest YouGov polling, applied to Weston-super-Mare by Flavible, shows me within 5 points of the Tories. Back me and the LibDems to demand better for Weston, Worle and the Villages: 🌍 Leading real action on the Climate Emergency 🏥 Protecting our vital NHS services 👩‍🏫 Giving teachers and schools the resources they need 🇬🇧 […]

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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

Download the latest edition of Focus here: https://patrickkeating.4mp.org.uk/files/2019/08/August-BC-Focus-1.pdf

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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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