Police & Crime Commissioner blows £141,000 on takeover of the Fire and Rescue Services

In these times when public services are crying out for money it seems curious that Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, should spend over £141,000 on consultants' fees in her bid to take over the Fire and Rescue Service. It may be that it makes sense to combine services but not to combine … Continue reading Police & Crime Commissioner blows £141,000 on takeover of the Fire and Rescue Services

Yorkshire and Humber Liberal Democrats back call for NHS local accountability

On 4th November, after a lively debate, the Yorkshire and Humber Liberal Democrats overwhelmingly backed a motion from Richmond LibDems for local accountability for the NHS. Richmondshire Branch Chair, Philip Knowles, said that decisions affecting patients in North Yorkshire are increasingly made by organisations outside the County and without any accountability to the people or their elected … Continue reading Yorkshire and Humber Liberal Democrats back call for NHS local accountability