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Steve Bolter Liberal Democrat for Bumpstead Ward

October 5, 2016 8:44 PM
By Steve Bolter

Steve Bolter Liberal Democrat for Bumpstead Ward

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Steve is a retired Physics and Maths further education lecturer. In his home ward of Stour Valley South (a ward very like this one), he came second to the Conservatives in the 2015 Council Election.

When Steve was a District Councillor for Hedingham and Maplestead, policy was developed in all-party committees and work groups. Steve served on: Modernisation, Environment, Planning, and Halstead Area (which includes Bumpstead). He is "non tribal" and is happy, and used to working with members of other parties.

Notable successes were making Hedingham flood relief lagoons a priority, working with a Green Party councillor and others to advance Braintree Council's environmental policies, and persuading the Council to oppose a second Runway at Stansted.Steve is Vice Chair of the Green Lib Dems (a group within the Lib Dems).

He is his ninth year as a Parish Councillor.

.With the rapid rise in Lib Dem membership since the Referendum, the Party wants to re-establish itself in the north of Braintree District.The Draft District Plan has allocated extra housing land for Steeple Bumpstead. I strongly support the Council's principle of refusing extra development outside the agreed Village Envelopes, except for small scale "rural exemption site" affordable housing, reserved for local people. I am thus opposed to the Finchingfield Road application.I invite you to contact me on steve.bolter@greenlibedems.org.uk

Steve Bolter October 2016

Published by Steve Bolter, for Braintree & Witham Liberal Democrats, 54 Grymes Dyke Way, Stanway, CO3 0QT
Printed by Colchester Liberal Democrats, Magdalen Hall, Wimpole Rd, Colchester CO1 2DE.

Steve Says:-This election is to choose your representative on the Council, but, as the media will be using this month's elections as a guide to the state of the parties, after others' leadership changes, I have included a little about national Lib Dem policy below:-

The Liberal Democrats are working for agreener world, a stronger economy and a fairer society.

Only a green, environmentally sustainable, economycan be a strong economy in the long term,and thus be fair to following generations.

Only in a world at peace, can economic strength beharnessed to maximise human happiness.We believe that the European Union has been central to combating rapid climate-change, protecting the natural world, conserving resources, and bringing peace and stability to Europe and the wider world.

We wish to remain as closely linked to the EU as possible and support the UK adoption of EU Laws as the default position. We will resist any attempt to dilute environmental and social protection.

Liberal Democrats - ahead of the game
Lib Dem Vince Cable was the first MP to take the impeding 2008 banking crisis seriously.
The Lib Dems were the only major party united in opposition to entering the Iraq war. Charles Kennedy and other Parliamentarians led a Lib Dem contingent of thousands, on the biggest of the anti-Iraq-War marches.
Lib Dem Ed Davy, as Coalition Minister for Energy and Climate Change, gave a real boost to energy saving and progress toward a low carbon UK. He led the European Council of Ministers in their preparations for the 2015 Paris Summit, which resulted in the 195 nation agreement to cut Greenhouse emissions. Something his successor has yet (3rd Oct) to ratify.
Lib Dems have been consistently and undividedly for the European Union. Now that the Government is committed to giving away our share of sovereignty over the EU, Steve hopes that we will be able to ensure that, when Government negotiates on trade, major parts of our UK sovereignty will not be transferred to transnational corporations.
The Liberal Democrats have called for democratic input on any Brexit deal before irreversible decisions are made.