Local Liberal Democrats are fighting all year round to bring improvements to Barnsley and Penistone.

Our current campaigns are:

Road Safety in Darton

We get more calls about road safety on our village roads than for anything else as our roads are getting busier. We are looking at different problems such as speeding and obstruction on different roads across the ward and asking for your input. If you have any views on this issue can you email

Our Darton road safety campaigns are here

Request Barnsley Council to start Full Council meetings again (Video Conference) to enable proper scrutiny and democracy.

Elsewhere in the country some authorities have a full calendar of video meetings re-established now.
Our council has rejected using Microsoft Teams or Zoom. 
But neighbouring Rotherham, for instance uses Microsoft Teams technology and Zoom is used by Parliament and South Yorkshire Metro Mayor Dan Jarvis and many Schools.
Now our 4 councillors along with Cllr Lodge have each submitted a Councillor’s Call For Action - a rarely used device which enables any councillor to ask for their authority’s actions to be scrutinised.
This is the last option available to try to get meetings restored, with the hope that a full council meeting could take place in July.
Full details are here