Sam Al-Hamdani

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Stopping air pollution outside our schools

by samalhamdani on 8 November, 2019

At Oldham Council on Wednesday night, I seconded a motion to introduce idling free zones outside schools and other crucial areas. There are some simple steps that can be taken to protect our children from air pollution, such as introducing public space protection orders. The Labour Party majority sent the motion to the Overview and […]

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Councillors’ campaign for clean air in Oldham Borough

by samalhamdani on 2 November, 2019

Children are now often exposed to unsafe levels of pollutants outside of schools at peak times.  Road transport is one of the biggest contributors to pollution in Oldham Borough.  Councillor Diane Williamson wants “No-Vehicle-Idling zones” around schools across the Borough.  Harmful fumes from cars and buses waiting nearby schools can stunt lung growth and harm […]

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Ahead of joining Sam Gyimah at a campaign event, Liberal Democrat Leader Jo Swinson has declared that the Party can win seats right across the country, some in places that have never been won by the Liberal Democrats before. In a once in a generation opportunity election, the Liberal Democrats will be taking their message of stopping […]

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Responding the Government ending support for fracking in the UK, former Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey said: “A moratorium on fracking is welcome but it is not a ban. Liberal Democrats back an immediate ban now – given the evidence we are now in a climate emergency. “The law Liberal Democrats passed to […]

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Farage warns Tories of Lib Dem General Election threat

by samalhamdani on 1 November, 2019

Commenting on the Brexit Party’s campaign launch, Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader Ed Davey said: “Nigel Farage is correct that the Conservative Party should be very worried about the Liberal Democrats in this election. We are the strongest national party of Remain and we are ready to take the fight to Boris Johnson as well as Jeremy Corbyn. […]

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Thoughtless dog owners are being targeted in fresh calls for max on the spot fines. Liberal Democrats in Oldham Borough want to charge people the maximum allowed by law for those who don’t pick up their dog muck. Owners who do not observe the law could be fined £100. Councillor Howard Sykes MBE, the Leader […]

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Brown field funding must be restored

by samalhamdani on 11 July, 2019

Oldham Council unanimously backed Liberal Democrat Councillor Diane Williamson motion to the 10 July meeting of Oldham Council demanding the Government honour its previous commitment to provide £50 million in funding to Greater Manchester to fund the development of new housing on brownfield sites.  The Conservatives recently made the unilateral decision to renege on the deal.  Councillor […]

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Liberal Democrats deliver on fair tax

by samalhamdani on 11 July, 2019

This week is Fair Tax Week (6 to 14 July) and Liberal Democrat Councillor Chris Gloster used the occasion to deliver a motion Oldham Council (10 July) which called for the Council to sign the Fair Tax Declaration.  The declaration is a call for action on corporate tax avoidance, making contractors who supply goods and […]

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Lib Dems complain over shambolic planning meeting

by samalhamdani on 10 July, 2019

Liberal Democrat Councillors Garth Harkness and Diane Williamson have written to the Chief Executive of Oldham Council, Dr Carolyn Wilkins and the Leader of Oldham Council, Councillor Sean Fielding to complain about the way in which the decisions were made for applications to build on protected land in Saddleworth and green spaces in Sholver. “A […]

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Liberal Democrat Councillor Diane Williamson is proposing a motion to the 10 July meeting of Oldham Council demanding the Government honour its previous commitment to provide £50 million in funding to Greater Manchester to fund the development of new housing on brownfield sites.  The Conservatives recently made the unilateral decision to renege on the deal.  Councillor Garth […]

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