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Lancaster Labour Opposes County Land Grab

11/9/18: Local Labour city and county councillors, as well as Lancaster’s MP have reacted angrily to Lancashire County Council’s (LCC) plans to stop the public from being able to use the Barton Road Playing Fields, a proposal that's provoked a storm of protest.

Education, education, education. Smith opposes school budgets cuts

30/5/17: Labour Parliamentary candidate for Lancaster & Fleetwood Cat Smith has promised to oppose cuts to local school budgets if re-elected. Planned Government changes to school budgets will result in a loss of £76m to Lancashire schools, with Lancaster's losses higher than the national average.

Dementia friendly? Local Police awarded, communities unite, but dementia tax looms

26/5/17: Lancashire Constabulary praised for its commitment to supporting people living with dementia, with an action plan approved by Alzheimer’s Society. Labour's Cat Smith pledges support for a dementia-friendly community, but Tories promise a dementia tax and more cuts. Dukes put on D-friendly events.

Opinion: Soul-searching as Greens field candidates for Lancaster & Morecambe

13/5/17: After weeks of soul-searching the North Lancashire Green Party has nominated general election candidates for Lancaster & Fleetwood and Morecambe & Lunesdale. Previous Green candidate Chris Coates has written an open letter asking them to step down in favour of Labour.