In recent months we have banged on a lot about the decline of standards in political life as the Conservatives appear to have thrown away their moral compass led by a Prime Minister who thinks nothing about breaking the law and lying to parliament.
Whilst a few Tories argue that this is all part of the daily cut and thrust of modern politics and that an insincere apology is enough to wipe the slate clean we have been concerned that these actions undermine our democracy and tars all politicians with the same brush.
How often do you hear " they are all the same - in it for themselves"
'As place-shapers, only local government holds the wide range of delivery powers and assets - and the potential for market and nonmarket mechanisms to finance action at scale - that are necessary to decarbonise housing, transport, waste and generate nature-based solutions.'
Sir Ed Davey MP was correct, this election marks a 'turning point' for our party. We are a legitimate electoral force again.
Our 223 new councillors and 5 new councils (so far!) represent the opportunity to ratchet up the pressure for real action around the UK.
To find out what you can do to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss where you are, register as a delegate to the GLD Summer School and Conference within the next 48 hours to take advantage of our earlybird price of just £40.
Derbyshire Dales Civic Chairman's year in office is coming to a close - and Lib Dem Councillor Steve Wain says it has been "a privilege and an honour" to wear the ceremonial chain of office representing the District Council at scores of official engagements.
Along the way Councillor Wain and his supporters have raised thousands of pounds for his nominated charity - the Air Ambulance Service, which is funded solely from public donations.
There's still time to make a donation to the charity by clicking on the link below