Where next for Local Government in Nottinghamshire?

by Leon Duveen on 1 August, 2018

Last month, the County Council voted to reorganise Local Government in Nottinghamshire  as a single Unitary Authority covering all of the County, i.e. the 7 current District & Borough Councils across the County would be abolished and County Council would assume control over all aspects of Local Government across the County, outside of the existing […]

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Update on FOBTs

by Leon Duveen on 17 May, 2018

Five years ago I wrote about the curse of FOBTs and raised the issue with our MP, John Mann, (you can read the piece here along with our email exchange). At the time Mr Mann was very dismissive of my concerns and rejected the ideas that these machines should be controlled. I haven’t pursued the […]

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Bassetlaw Liberal Democrats launch their new Party

by Leon Duveen on 14 November, 2017

Liberal Democrats from across Bassetlaw District have successfully relaunched their local party, which now covers all 25 wards in Bassetlaw. At the Convening Meeting, held at The Red Hart Inn in Blyth on Monday (13th November) night, many of the growing number of Lib Dems in our District heard Leon Duveen welcome them to the […]

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A no deal Brexit will cost Bassetlaw £430 million

by Leon Duveen on 31 October, 2017

New research by the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance and the Liberal Democrats[1] has revealed just how damaging a no-deal Brexit will be to Bassetlaw. A no-deal Brexit will mean an economic hit of £430 million to Bassetlaw; that is nearly £3750 for every resident in the District. David Davis and other members of the cabinet […]

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Children’s Ward at Bassetlaw – Update

by Leon Duveen on 24 October, 2017

Last week, I asked Simon Greaves, the Leader of Bassetlaw District Council, what practical help the Council had offered to Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospital Trust to help recruit the nurses needed to re-open the Children’s Wars at Bassetlaw Hospital overnight? Cllr Greaves waffled for a bit about how the Council was working with the Trust […]

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Bassetlaw Lib Dems raise the issues you want answered

by Leon Duveen on 17 October, 2017

At tonight’s meeting of Cabinet, four of our local Champions asked questions of Bassetlaw District Council on the issues that matter to local people. Leon Duveen asked Cllr Greaves, Leader of the Council, what help had been offer to Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospital Trust to help recruit the staff need to reopen the Children’s Ward […]

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Support our call for more police in Bassetlaw

by Leon Duveen on 7 June, 2017

Two weeks ago, we launched a petition calling for better community here in Bassetlaw (you can still sign it here) to counter the growing rise in petty crime and vandalism around the District. Since we launched the petition we have found that since March 2016, we have lost another 80 officers from Nottinghamshire Police and […]

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We need police on the streets of Bassetlaw

by Leon Duveen on 26 May, 2017

Since Theresa May became Home Secretary in 2010, police numbers have plummeted by 14% to the lowest figure since March 1985. Here in Nottinghamshire, we have 1910 police officers, down 15% since 2010. This means that local law enforcement and crime prevention is now weak and wobbly.

Today, we are launching a petition to ask the next MP for Bassetlaw to support this policy and to call for more police on our streets here in our community. You can sign it on Saturday at our street stall in Retford. Alternatively, sign the More Police for Bassetlaw petition online (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2PVHsLcNRfK_ub9mHzVelshVA1q6k70RfYLlX_EaWK7u_Mg/viewform).

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Fracking? No No NO!

by Leon Duveen on 10 May, 2017

I don’t know if the Liberal Democrat commitment to stop Fracking, passed at our Spring Conference last year, will make it into our manifesto (although I hope & believe it will), but as it is a very live issue here in Bassetlaw, can I make clear, as I did in 2015, my total opposition to […]

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Watch the video of Leon’s statement Why I am standing to be the 1st Lib Dem MP for Bassetlaw or read it here:   Hi, my name is Leon Duveen and I am campaigning to become the first Lib Dem to be elected as the MP for Bassetlaw. I am standing in this General Election […]

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