Author Archives: Jon Hubbard

Elected to Wiltshire Council in 2009, Jon Hubbard chairs the Children’s Select Committee on the council and is the Party’s lead member on the County Council’s Network. He has also served as the Lib Dem member on the LGA Bright Futures Task Group.

We must make sure they weren’t just empty words

On Sunday I was delighted that Conference overwhelmingly passed the emergency motion on knife crime and youth work that I was so pleased to propose.

The excellent motion, drafted by our lead member on the LGA Children’s Board, Cllr Lucy Nethsinga, made clear the clear link between the dramatic cut in youth services across the country and the subsequent increase in knife crime.

In passing the motion, Conference reaffirmed the Party’s commitment to invest in both universal and targeted youth work. However, we need this affirmation to lead to more than just empty words, words that sound good in the conference hall but never appear in the manifesto.

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