Sharon Ball

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MP for Bath’s final plea to raise £6 million

by Sharon Ball on 12 October, 2011

A campaign has been raging to raise £6 million by the end of October to fund an innovative gene therapy trial. The campaign, led by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust began in earnest in September 2011.  Thousands of people living with the genetic condition, Cystic Fibrosis (CF), may be given the opportunity to enjoy a better […]

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Bath Pupil Premium

by Sharon Ball on 12 October, 2011

Liberal Democrats have always believed that education is the engine of social mobility, now we are making it happen. Today the Government released the final Pupil Premium figures for every English local authority, constituency and school. I am delighted to announce that every school this year will receive an extra £488 for each child on […]

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Bath manufacturing is a credit to the city

by Sharon Ball on 12 October, 2011

Don Foster MP has paid tribute to Bath manufacturers following the launch of British Manufacturing Week by Liberal Democrat Business Minister, Vince Cable MP. Under the guidance of the Business Minister, the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills has pushed for record numbers of apprenticeships to help manufacturing and give young people valuable skills for […]

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Commenting on the announcement by UK Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that parents will be given an ‘active choice’ whether they want to impose parental controls on internet access in their home, Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committee on Culture, Media and Sport, Don Foster said: “Anyone signing up for internet access will be […]

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by Sharon Ball on 26 September, 2011

I was pleased to hear Liberal Democrat Children and Families Minister, Sarah Teather announce at the Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference that the total funding available for the Pupil Premium will be doubled to £1.25bn in 2012-13. This is a rise from £625m in 2011-12, and will rise again each year until 2014-15 when it will […]

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Line drawn under homeless hostel scheme

by Sharon Ball on 9 August, 2011

No further work will be conducted by Bath & North East Somerset Council on a proposal for a homeless hostel scheme for rough sleepers at James Street West. Councillor Tim Ball (Lib-Dem, Twerton), Cabinet Member for Homes and Planning, said, “Given the significant financial commitment of £3 million for this scheme within the context of […]

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Lib Dems will run B&NES Council

by Sharon Ball on 20 May, 2011

B&NES Council last night voted to support a minority Liberal Democrat administration for B&NES Council. The results of the 2011 local elections in B&NES meant that no one party had the required 33 seats out of 65 for an overall majority of Council, despite the gains made by the Liberal Democrats. The Liberal Democrats and […]

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Bath & North East Somerset decide tonight.

by Sharon Ball on 19 May, 2011

The direction of Bath & North East Somerset Council will be decided at a crunch meeting of the annual council tonight in the Guildhall. Both Conservative Francine Haberling and Liberal Democrat Paul Crossley  will be nominated for leader of the Council. What is very clear is that there will be no deal between Liberal Democrats […]

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Good News

by Sharon Ball on 18 May, 2011

The Liberal Democrats have always been the greenest among the mainstream political parties. We put the commitment to put make Britain greener on the front cover of our manifesto.  We’re living up to that reputation in Government – even in these difficult economic times. Chris Huhne and Vince Cable have announced proposals for binding carbon […]

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Liberal Democrats make offer to run B&NES Council

by Sharon Ball on 17 May, 2011

The Liberal Democrat Group have confirmed today that they will be offering to form a minority administration to run B&NES Council. The proposal will be subject to a vote by the full Council at the AGM on Thursday (19th May). Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Councillor Paul Crossley (Southdown) said: “Voters in Bath and North East […]

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