Chris Lucas

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

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Listening Budget 2014

by chrislucas on 20 March, 2014

The Bath and NES Liberal Democrat administration has passed a listening budget that will invest in the future of our area and protect our most vulnerable. Key highlights are: – £2 million extra for road surfaces – Keeping all the children centres open – £1 million extra for renewing play areas – £89 million for […]

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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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Pre-election Reflection

by chrislucas on 22 April, 2012

On May 3rd 2012, in very many cities, towns and villages, there will be a number of elections up and down the land. Over the next few weeks, candidates representing themselves, different groups or political parties will either knock on your door or push a leaflet through asking you for your support (if they have […]

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Health Matters

by chrislucas on 20 March, 2012

Health Matters Unless you’ve recently arrived from Mars it would not have escaped your notice that the NHS is once again grabbing the headlines. The Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has been in for a lot of flack as he tries (with Lib Dem help) to get through his highly controversial Health and Social Care Bill. […]

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Hospital Parking Charges Makes Residents Sick

by chrislucas on 26 February, 2012

A few months ago I was chatting to an elderly resident in my ward who explained that she was supposed to go to our local hospital, Watford General (part of West Herts Hospital NHS Trust) a couple of times a week for treatment but had refused to go. When I enquired as to why not, […]

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Slower than a locomotive…

by chrislucas on 29 December, 2011

As of 11 December 2011, the new Metropolitan Line timetable has come in to effect. London Underground Limited (LUL) took it upon themselves to withdraw all off-peak fast services to and from Moor Park and as a result, all off-peak trains now stop at every stop in and out of London. This is not only an […]

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Bath Time!

by chrislucas on 8 December, 2011

By being part of the Lib Dem Candidate Leadership Programme, I am lucky enough to be paired with the Rt. Hon. Don Foster, MP for Bath. This means that on Tuesdays and Fridays I spend the day with Don in the Commons and in his constituency respectively. The pairing works well on many fronts but […]

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Slavery – Past, Present and Future…

by chrislucas on 7 November, 2011

On October 18th I made my way to Russell Square to show my support for Anti-slavery Day. There I met David, Stacey & Stephanie from Anti-Slavery International (www.antislavery.org) whose knowledge of slavery past and present was incredible. As anyone who knows me will attest, this is a subject very close to my heart because, as […]

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