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Mark in Cottam (Mark Jewell) Talking with Police Mark at dog show Frack Free Lancashire
  • Article: Nov 5, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats launched their General Election campaign today.

    A Liberal Democrat government will stop Brexit and invest a £50 billion Remain bonus in our public services and tackling inequality.

    Our own conservative estimate is that our economy would be 1.9% larger by 2024-2025 if we stayed iin the EU. This amounts to a £50 billion bonus that the Liberal Democrats will use to invest in public services and to tackle inequality.

  • Frack Free Lancashire
    Article: Nov 3, 2019
    By Mark Jewell

    The Fylde Liberal Democrats have welcomed news that the government have temporarily banned fracking.

    Fylde's Liberal Democrat candidate, Mark Jewell, commented, "At face value this is welcome news, but I am sceptical of the governments comments going into a General Election."

    Mark has consistently voted against fracking as a former Lancashire County Councillor.

  • Polling Day is Thursday 3rd May
    Article: May 2, 2018
    By Mark Jewell

    Tommorrow is Polling Day.

    If you have not yet posted your postal vote then you can still take it to your polling station.

    You do not need your polling card to vote. Just go to your polling station and give your name and address.

    If you need a lift to the polling station, give us a call on 07854 221145

  • Mark in Cottam (Mark Jewell)
    Article: Apr 14, 2018
    By Mark Jewell

    Mark Jewell, the Lib Dem candidate for Lea has acknowledged the 20 years Cllr Christine Abram has represented Lea.

    Councillor Christine Abram is stepping down at this May's local elections, 'disillusioned with the way the Town Hall is run' (Lancashire Evening Post 30/03/2018).

    Mark Jewell commented, "Whatever party you represent, 20 years of public service is no mean feat. To an extent I have some sympathy with her reasons for standing down. However, I disagree with her that there is nothing opposition Councillors can do to influence the Labour controlled Council.

  • Lea is effectively paying twice for grass cutting
    Article: Apr 8, 2018
    By Mark Jewell

    Once again your local LibDems have led the fight for residents of Lea ward. LibDem councillors on Preston City Council voted against Labour's unfair Parish tax, increasing the Parish precept by 94%. This means residents of a D-band property in Lea are paying an extra £24.

    This increase has been forced onto the Parish by the Labour controlled Council so that the Parish pays for cutting grass verges in Lea. Mark commented, "The rub of this is that there is already a provision within our Council Tax for the cutting of grass verges so the residents of Lea are effectively paying twice!"

  • Ed Craven highlights sunken drain
    Article: Dec 9, 2017

    In our winter focus we reported local flooding on Greavestown Lane.

    Local campaigner Ed Craven highlighted the issue to fellow campaigner Mark Jewell. Mark wrote to Lancashire County Council to report it.

    In an update on the Lancashire County Council website it was reported as closed on 27th November 2017 (ref: 268297).

  • Mark views what already goes on at St Christopher's
    Article: Aug 3, 2017
    By Mark Jewell

    Local Campaigner, Mark Jewell, attended the public meeting at St Christopher's Church earlier this summer.

    Mark explained, "the public meeting was to hold an open meeting about the concept design and the Church's continued work within the community".

    Rev Peter Hamborg explained that the aim was to fund the new building from charitable trusts interested in community projects. He added, that securing the future of the building secures the long term future of the remembrance garden.

  • Vince Cable campaigning on Larches with Mark Jewell
    Article: Jul 21, 2017
    By Mark Jewell

    Vince Cable is the new leader if the Liberal Democrats.

    Local campaigner, Mark Jewell says Vince speaks for us all.

    Mark recalls when Vince came to Preston. "I had just started in local politics and Vince joined me canvassing in Larches. He offered some great advice on the casework we had collected. The following year I was elected as the City Councillor for Larches.