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Action day in Barnsley this weekend

The Barnsley Central by-election has been called for March 3rd. That’s just over three weeks away. As always, the earlier we help, the more help it will be.

So this coming Saturday, a few LibDemVoice readers will be going over to an Action Day, organised by the local activists.

The Action day is on Saturday 12th Feb 2011, from 10.30 am onwards, at Darton Parish Rooms, Church St, Darton, Barnsley, S75 5HQ. Teas/coffees will be provided.

As well as a chance to help the local campaign, it’ll be a chance to get to meet. I don’t know about you, but …

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Lib Dem councillor in Barnsley joins Labour

The BBC reports:

Barnsley’s only Liberal Democrat councillor has joined Labour because of her opposition to her party’s decision to join a coalition government. Sharron Brook had represented the town’s Dearne Valley South ward as a Liberal Democrat since 2003. Her decision to switch to Labour, which controls Barnsley council, came after she was briefed on the government’s plans for children’s services. “It was on impulse really, I’d had enough,” she said.

Cllr Brook gained some prominence in the summer, when she circulated a leaflet denouncing the Lib Dems’ decision to go into coalition with the Conservatives, telling voters she was …

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