Chris Lofts

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Conservative cuts to speed cameras cost lives

by Chris Lofts on 12 April, 2012

The Liberal Democrat Official Opposition at Northamptonshire County Council have reacted with astonishment and anger after the Conservative Cabinet Member for Transport attempted to blame the police for switching off speed cameras in the County and claimed he would “not have encouraged” the move. Leader of the Opposition, Cllr Brendan Glynane said “It was the […]

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Towcester Moat Lane Developer Appointed

by Chris Lofts on 12 April, 2012

‘I read with interest the leading articles in last week’s paper about South Northants Council’s announcement of the developer partner in Moat Lane, Towcester. The first reason I found it interesting is that, despite being a democratically elected representative for Towcester, the first I knew of the announcement was in the local media. Since being […]

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Lib Dems shocked by NCC Budget

by Chris Lofts on 12 April, 2012

South Northants Lib Dem Councillors are outraged that the Tories at Northants County Council have ignored calls to invest in key services. Newly elected County Councillor Chris Lofts was part of the team that put together plans to turn on street lights, fund all of Towcester’s PCSOs, fund Towcester’s Lollipop Lady and stop massive cuts […]

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A Fairer Tax System

by Chris Lofts on 12 April, 2012

One of the reasons I joined the Liberal Democrats was their views on taxation. The tax system had gotten increasingly unfair under successive governments over the last few decades, sucking more and more people into paying Income Tax. That is why the Liberal Democrats did the right thing and made rebalancing the tax system a […]

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Towcester Lib Dem Christmas Update

by Chris Lofts on 21 December, 2011

Thank you again for all your support and encouragement over the past six months since we were elected to South Northamptonshire Council. Like you many people in Towcester have passed on their appreciation of the work we are doing. Towcester people like the fact Liberal Democrats keep in touch and work all year round, not […]

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Lib Dems call on SNC to cut payments to Councillors

by Chris Lofts on 21 December, 2011

South Northamptonshire Council is aiming to balance the books to prevent an increase in Council Tax from April 2012. Joint working with Cherwell District Council has reduced management costs by cutting down the number of senior officers employed by SNC. But the Tories administration have refused to reduce the cost of their ruling Cabinet. Liberal […]

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The Housing Charity Shelter has recently published research showing that the number of families accepted by South Northamptonshire Council as homeless has risen steadily during the past year. The gap between household income and average house prices has also been widening dramatically. ‘In 1997 the average house in South Northants cost five times the average […]

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As part of flood defence works to protect Banbury the busy A361 between Banbury and Daventry has been closed for several months. A schoolboy error by Tory controlled Northamptonshire County Council has made matters worse as the road should have re-opened in July but will now be out of use until October. ‘The reason theA361 […]

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How is SNC supporting Voluntary Organisations?

by Chris Lofts on 23 July, 2011

In a recent press release the Coalition Government declared that: ‘Councils have challenging decisions to make around how they prioritise spending but they must resist any temptation to pull up the drawbridge on the voluntary sector and pass on disproportionate cuts. The best councils are showing that they can both embrace the Big Society and […]

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At the Council meeting on 27th July Chris Lofts will propose a motion that SNC supports the campaign to bring back free bus passes for companions of residents with their own bus pass. The Council will be asked to agree that it: 1) Is concerned that Northamptonshire County Council has not continued the policy of […]

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