South Somerset District Council Local Plan overwhelmingly endorsed by Councillors

Councillors vote to adopt SSDC Local Plan.

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David Laws welcomes Government push to upgrade Salisbury to Exeter railway line

David Laws welcomes push to upgrade railway line.

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Nick Clegg’s Visit to Yeovil

The Deputy Prime Minister visited Yeovil last week to discuss  an initiative to boost local economies.

Nick Clegg met with local MP David Laws and a Yeovil based website and app design firm, Lupimedia. He was here to announce an investment of an extra 1bn in local economies with the government’s Growth Deals. The money will go to local authorities, giving them, not Whitehall, the decision of what is best for their local area.


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New schools announced for Yeovil

David Laws, MP for Yeovil constituency and Minister of State for Schools, has welcomed Somerset County Council’s proposals to build two new primary schools in Yeovil to meet the increasing demand for primary school places. 

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Vince Cable’s Visit to Somerset Businesses

15th January 2015

Vince Cable, Business Secretary, visited local businesses which had been affected by last year’s floods. These included Shakespeare Glass in Langport, which had received help from the government Business Support Scheme after their premises were flooded last January. This grant allows businesses to claim the costs of immediate clean-up, new materials, hiring of equipment and temporary accommodation, to help aid their recovery from the floods.


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David Laws Fights to Reopen Hospital Beds

David Laws has written to Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group and asked them to re-open 57 community hospital beds which have been temporarily closed since last year, and to scrap the plans which will result in Somerset losing a third of its community hospital beds in South Petherton, Chard and Crewkerne.

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David Laws Calls for RBS to Halt Bank Closure

South Petherton is fighting the planned closure of their branch of Natwest. David Laws has been fighting for their cause. 

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Dualling of the A303

David Laws has campaigned tirelessly for the dualling of the A303, and has unsurprisingly welcomed the announcement of a £2bn Coalition Government plan to dual the A303 and A358.

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