Chris Lucas

Liberal Democrat Campaigner, living and working in Weston Ward in the beautiful city of Bath. Learn more

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V-In Nuit!

by chrislucas on 14 April, 2014

  Last Friday (11 April) I helped organise a celebration of European wines held by the Bathwick & Widcombe Liberal Democrats. I arranged for my friend and neighbour Angela Mount, Bath’s foremost wine expert, to host a wine tasting evening for members and their guests in a lovely guest house in Widcombe. It was a brilliant night! […]

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Nick v Nigel: My Verdict!

by chrislucas on 27 March, 2014

Last night I watched the first instalment of the ‘Nick v Nigel’ debates on whether or not we should to be a part of the European Union, and I also followed the debate on Twitter. Hands down I thought that not only did Nick Clegg win it but I thought he TROUNCED Nigel Farage! So […]

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Lib Dems to Create 100,000 Apprenticeships

by chrislucas on 24 March, 2014

Another Lib Dem win in last week’s budget was a huge boost to apprenticeships, with at least 100,000 new apprentices being created over the next two years. £85m has been allocated for both 2014-15 and 2015-16 to extend the Apprenticeship Grants for Employers scheme, giving businesses incentive payments to take on apprentices and £20m to support apprenticeships up […]

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Winners of the Abbey Quiz 2014!

by chrislucas on 23 March, 2014

Introducing the winners and defending champions of the Abbey Quiz Cup… The WWW. (that’s Weston, Widcombe with a bit of support this year from Walcot) Alliance! Winning contestants were:   Weston – Chris Lucas & Celina Lucas Widcombe – Cllr. Ian Gilchrist & Linda Hawes Walcot – Cllr. Lisa Brett   Due to the judges allowing a fifth member on […]

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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has praised the “sense of buoyancy” in Bath – and says his party is determined to hang onto the city at local and national political levels. The Liberal Democrat leader was on a private visit to Bath, where his party has begun the task of finding a successor to long-serving […]

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The Budget 2014 – Lib Dem Win!

by chrislucas on 23 March, 2014

At the last election, one of the Liberal Democrats’ flagship policies was to give low and middle earners a £700 tax cut by raising the point at which people start paying income tax to £10,000. I’m proud to say that as of next month, we will have not just delivered on that policy but surpassed it! Nobody will […]

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European Action Day!

by chrislucas on 23 March, 2014

On 15th March, I joined @DonFosterMP and loads more Lib Dem activists in Bath as we started our campaign for the European Parliament elections on May 22nd. I started off for a briefing in Don’s James Strreet West office, then off to Oldfield ward in the morning for some canvassing followed by more of the same in […]

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Housing in Weston

by chrislucas on 19 March, 2014

Last year myself and the Weston Lib Dems organised a public meeting around the issue of housing. It was extremely well attended, with around 150 people who came to Weston All Saints Primary School to hear local Liberal Democrat MP and Housing Minister, The Rt. Honourable Don Foster, Leader of B&NES (Bath and North East […]

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Hullabaloo about HS2…

by chrislucas on 29 January, 2013

Regular readers of my blog will remember that a couple of years ago I blogged about the then HS2 consultation and broadly came out in favour of the proposals (http://chrislucas.mycouncillor.org.uk/2011/03/02/what-shall-we-do-about-hs2). Since then, there has been a lot of discussion about the plans – in particular the proposed routes – and in that time the ‘No’s […]

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Fracking Dangerous

by chrislucas on 24 May, 2012

There’s been a lot of talk about fracking (or more accurately hydraulic fracture injections) lately, but with civil, economic and political unrest occurring both at home and overseas, it’s been pushed away from the headlines. This does not mean that the issue has gone away – far from it. The whole world is desperately addicted […]

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