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Hopps promises “action not stunts” on environmental crisis

by Wetherby Liberal Democrats on 13 November, 2019

David Hopps has offered to work closely with the politically-neutral Wetherby and Boston Spa Green Group if the Liberal Democrats win the Wetherby ward by-election for Leeds City Council on December 12. David is a member of Green Liberal Democrats and first drew up plans for A Greener Wetherby two years ago. “Liberal Democrats at […]

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Time to secure future of Wetherby Sports Association

by Wetherby Liberal Democrats on 7 November, 2019

Wetherby High School rebuild is Lib Dem by-election priority

by Wetherby Liberal Democrats on 29 October, 2019

The rebuilding of Wetherby High School was named as the No 1 priority for Wetherby Liberal Democrats as David Hopps launched his campaign ahead of a by-election in the town for Leeds City Council next month. The by-election for the Wetherby Ward will take place on December 12 – also General Election day – after […]

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Lib Dems want answers on Wetherby river sewage fears

by Wetherby Liberal Democrats on 4 October, 2019

Wetherby Liberal Democrats have given their full backing to local environmental campaigners who want an explanation for the raw sewage that they say is being flushed into the River Wharfe on a regular basis. David Hopps called for Yorkshire Water and the Environment Agency to carry an “urgent investigation” into whether the Wetherby Sewage Works […]

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Wetherby Lib Dems press for U-turn on Spofforth Hill

by Wetherby Liberal Democrats on 11 September, 2019

A potential u-turn by Harrogate planning chiefs on the proposal for more than 200 houses on the fringes of Wetherby, just inside the North Yorkshire boundary, has been welcomed by Wetherby Liberal Democrats. David Hopps, chair of Wetherby Liberal Democrats, said that they had been implacably opposed to the proposal from the outset. Hopps said: […]

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800 houses threaten Wetherby overload

by Wetherby Liberal Democrats on 30 August, 2019

David Hopps, chair of Wetherby Liberal Democrats has called for Leeds’ ruling Labour group to recognise the pressing needs of the Wetherby area after the Leeds City Council Plans Panel approved a scheme for 800 houses at Racecourse Approach. Liberal Democrat councillor Colin Campbell voted against the scheme on the grounds that it was unsustainable […]

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Fly-tipping blight on River Wharfe – video

by Wetherby Liberal Democrats on 24 July, 2019

A truckload of rubbish dumped in the River Wharfe, filmed by local angler and underwater film maker Mark Barrow. This behaviour is unacceptable and undermines the beauty of our town as well as threatening the health of our rivers and wildlife. But it’s a fact that Leeds Labour’s waste disposal charges have encouraged the proliferation […]

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Wetherby commuters need more than gimmicks in Leeds pollution fight

by Wetherby Liberal Democrats on 23 July, 2019

Leeds City Council’s plans to randomly close certain roads in the city to cars to promote the fight against pollution in the city is little more than a political gimmick that will not deliver real change for commuters in the Wetherby area, according to Wetherby Liberal Democrats. David Hopps, secretary of Wetherby Liberal Democrats, said […]

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Lib Dems hail best result in Wetherby for nearly 40 years

by Wetherby Liberal Democrats on 5 May, 2019

David Hopps hailed the Liberal Democrats’ finest result in Wetherby for nearly 40 years after finishing a clear second in the Leeds City Council and confirming the Lib Dems as the only realistic challengers to the Conservatives. Liberal Democrats gained more votes than Labour and the Greens combined after strong campaigning in the Wetherby area […]

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Late-night bar would threaten Boston Spa Post Office

by Wetherby Liberal Democrats on 25 April, 2019

If Wetherby Liberal Democrats have one overriding priority for Boston Spa it is to protect the town’s Post Office. That explains our opposition to an application for a drinks licence, plus music, for the property next door. Post offices are closing all over the country – and we have one to treasure. Lib Dem candidate […]

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