September 2010 seems a long time ago, and certainly allot of political water has gone under the bridge, since Labour assumed control of the Council.
During the last twelve months the Labour administration consolidated its position at the May elections and is proud of its record of listening to people and protecting front line services and the [...]
Abdul Rehman, Councillor for Corporation Park ward on Blackburn with Darwen Council has resigned from the Liberal Democrats and applied to join the Labour Party. Below is his official statement.
“I have resigned from the Liberal Democrat party because I no longer wish to be associated with a party that is happy to support cuts that are [...]
Imagine waking up tomorrow and finding your household income down by a quarter. What would you cut from your household budget and what effect would that have, do you pay your mortgage or buy food?
That’s the problem we face in Blackburn because of the Tory led Coalition Government.
As a result of cuts being handed out by [...]
The last few weeks in Blackburn with Darwen have been eventful to say the least. And having taken over as the Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport I’ve certainly had a busy time grappling with the difficult issues facing the department. During the Summer the Labour group supported local residents in enthusiastic campaigns to stop [...]
After recuperating from the recent special Council meeting, when unsurprisingly Blackburn’s ruling coalition was embarrassed to find that even its own members could not support its damaging cuts packages, I was surfing the internet and came across a strange but interesting tale.
It concerns Lib Dem Councillor Sharron Brook who has put out a letter to her [...]
There was a coalition government in the 1930s. It compounded the problems of a world-wide recession by cutting spending too far and too fast.
East Lancashire was one the areas worst hit.
But in one respect the thirties’ coalition government was more thoughtful than the present one. It recognised that at such a time community facilities were of [...]
The sweeping cuts being made by Blackburn Council’s Tory led administration, announced in today’s Lancashire Telegraph (1st July 2010) show their complete failure not only to understand the needs of the local community but also to stick up for Blackburn in Westminster.
The cuts will have a massively damaging effect on those most in need - take Shadsworth [...]