For months Lib Dem Councillors, including Andy Canning and Ros Kayes, have been campaigning against local NHS plans for cuts and closures. Now, this week, Dorset's Health Scrutiny Committee has unanimously agreed to refer the proposed reorganisation of Dorset's health service in Dorset CCG's Clinical Services Review to the Secretary of State for Health for independent review. The referral is being made on the basis of the proposal not being in the interests of the health service under section 11 of the 2000 Health Act.Read more
West Dorset District Council’s latest ideas for Dorchester’s Town Centre include a new food store on part of Charles Street car park and shops on Lower Fairfield - the site of the Wednesday Market and the car boot sale on Sundays.Read more
The County Council elections on Thursday confirmed that the General Election will be between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats.Read more
Dorset County Council has announced that it is cutting the number of bus services that it supports from 35 down to just 7!
“This will have a devastating effect on everyone who doesn’t have access to a car,” says Cllr Andy Canning, Lib Dem Parliamentary Spokesman and County Councillor. “It will increase isolation as those on low incomes, poor mobility and the elderly, who live anywhere that isn’t close to a town centre, will become stranded in their homes. How are people to get food, to do their shopping or get to the doctors or the hospital? Some may be able to rely on family or friends some of the time, but many others will not.”Read more
Long serving Dorchester councillor Andy Canning has been selected as the Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for West Dorset should there be an early general election.Read more