Strong and Cable Leadership

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 20 July, 2017

Sir Vince Cable has today been elected Leader of the Liberal Democrats. He was first elected to Parliament in 1997 to serve Twickenham. Sir Vince has been Deputy Leader and Acting Leader of the party. He also served as Business Secretary in the Coalition Government between 2010 and 2015. More information here:  

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Summer Improvements to Owengate

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 11 July, 2017

Improvement works are taking place at Owengate, Durham City, this summer. Works to widen the footpaths to improve disabled access to Palace Green Library, Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle will start on Monday 24 July until September. The works are part of a two year programme of £1.84m investment to improve the roads and footpaths […]

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Town Council for Durham a step closer

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 21 June, 2017

Many residents will be happy to know that the County Council today agreed to the formation of a City of Durham Parish Council next year. Councillors David Freeman and Richard Ormerod both spoke in favour, and unlike five years ago, nobody opposed it. Councillor David Freeman said: “It is great news that the council is […]

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by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 20 June, 2017

Friends of Old Durham Gardens would be thrilled to welcome you to ‘MUSIC in the GARDENS’ on Sunday 9th July at Old Durham Gardens (DH1 2RY) at 1:00 – 4:00pm. FREE ENTRY with Music from : Durham Scratch Choir Durham Station Band Sage Ceilidh Band Step this way with Bones Creek Band Argosy Saxophone Quartet REFRESHMENTS […]

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Richard and David re-elected

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 5 May, 2017

Liberal Democrat Councillors David Freeman and Richard Ormerod were re-elected to serve Elvet & Gilesgate on Durham County Council today. The result was: Richard Ormerod (Lib Dem) 923 David Freeman (Lib Dem) 905 Labour 335 Labour 284 Green 149 Conservative 141 Conservative 133 Many thanks to those voters who put their trust in us again. […]

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Don’t forget to vote tomorrow!

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 3 May, 2017

Councillors David Freeman and Richard Ormerod need your help tomorrow (Thursday 4 May) to carry on the work we do. Four years ago the Liberal Democrat team narrowly won here in the Elvet & Gilesgate division. We can do it again this year, but we need YOUR help. Since then your Lib Dem Councillors have […]

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Labour’s Local Failure

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 30 April, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party has failed to find local candidates for the council elections. Instead they are putting up candidates from Coxhoe and West Rainton in our area! Both are standing for election to parish councils in the villages, so will not be able to give Durham City their full attention. As you will have […]

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Our Expenses

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 29 April, 2017

Expenses claimed by Cllr David Freeman in 2016-17: £0.00 Expenses claimed by Cllr Richard Ormerod in 2016-17: £0.00

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Keeping our promises

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 28 April, 2017

Four years ago we said we had five priorities for the local community. We said we would improve all our play areas. We got new play equipment at Allergate, St. Oswald’s, rear of The Chains and a £3 million renovation of Wharton Park. We are already discussing with the council what can be done for […]

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Cathedral Bus

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 27 April, 2017

Residents have asked about the possibility of the Cathedral Bus service having an extra pickup further down The Sands. Councillors Richard Ormerod and David Freeman fully support this as it would make it easier for residents of Ferens Close, Ferens Park and Orchard Drive to get into the city centre. Unfortunately the Council has not […]

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