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Nick Clegg backs community campaign to save libraries

Today Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam, joined community activists to help collect signatures for a petition against the closure of Sheffield libraries.Nick was at Totley Library, within his Sheffield Hallam constituency, with local Liberal Democrat councillors and residents leading the campaign to save the local library. Despite spending £2.8m on Park Hill […]

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Nick Clegg: Labour’s library closures motivated by ‘political spite’

Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam, has spoken out against Labour run Sheffield City Council’s plan to close more than half of local libraries. Labour’s plan would see 16 local libraries close unless a community group steps in, whilst 11 local libraries would be saved. Just one of the libraries proposed to remain […]

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Library campaigners take fight to Town Hall as petition passes 10,000 mark

Local campaigners will present their petition at Sheffield Town Hall this Thursday (21st Mar, 12:30) having collected over 10,000 signatures. Local Liberal Democrats have worked with community activists to collect signatures for the campaign. Campaigners hope to force a debate at the April meeting of Sheffield’s Full Council. Sheffield’s Labour councillors voted through a closure […]

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Over 6,500 object to ‘farcical’ library closure plan

It has been revealed that a petition which calls on Labour run Sheffield City Council to withdraw their plans to close half of Sheffield’s 27 libraries has gained more than 6,500 names so far. The milestone comes after it was revealed that Labour councillors have agreed to splash out up to £3,000 of taxpayer’s money […]

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