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  • Article: Dec 4, 2019

    Something you may have missed is the response to the 3 main parties manifesto's by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

    Take a look at the Institute for Fiscal Studies Director Paul Johnson's comments on the three manifestos at

    https://www.ifs.org.uk/election/2019/manifestos

    He is highly critical of both the Conservative and Labour manifestos. Some telling excerpts:

  • Article: Dec 3, 2019

    The UK has the fifth largest economy in the world, but one in five of us lives in poverty.

    Yet instead of addressing inequality, the Tories' heartless welfare policy has led to soaring levels of poverty across the country.

    That's why Jo Swinson's Liberal Democrats have come up with a bold plan to tackle inequality across the UK. As the Resolution Foundation recognises, Liberal Democrats have the most progressive manifesto of all the major parties, focused on ensuring everyone has the same opportunities regardless of where they come from.

  • Article: Dec 3, 2019
    By Simon Oliver

    George Monbiot, in an article in the Guardian on 27/11/2019 says numerous positive things about the Liberal Democrats Environmental offering:

    • "The Liberal Democrats, mostly, get it."
    • "The Lib Dems have made a crucial breakthrough, arguing that GDP should no longer be a government's central objective; it should focus instead on wellbeing."
    • "The scope of the Lib Dems' new thinking is one of the biggest surprises in this election. The new duty of environmental care it proposes for private and public bodies, its proposed zero-waste and nature acts, its suggestion of new taxes on frequent flyers, legal protection for public space and support for rewilding are all new and welcome."
  • Article: Nov 28, 2019

    Having only been a party member since the end of last year, my
    apathy finally broken by the internal feuding of the Tory Party
    otherwise known as Brexit, I didn't know what to expect when we
    hit the canvassing trail a few weeks ago. In my previous life as a
    studiously objective journalist, I had only known the press
    conferences, stunts and set piece interviews of election coverage.
    Now I'm seeing, indeed feeling, the sharp end - literally.

  • Article: Nov 25, 2019
    By Liberal Democrats

    The UK should be leading the world in tackling the climate crisis, but the Tories are failing to address it.

    As part of our 'Plan for a Brighter Future', we will fight the climate crisis with all the ambition and urgency required.

    This is how we'll do it:

    1) Halve emissions by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2045

  • Jo's plan snip
    Article: Nov 25, 2019
    By Robert O'Riordan
    1. Lib Dems have ambitious plans to tackle the climate emergency including the generation of 80% of electricity from renewables by 2030 .
    1. LibDems will invest in the NHS promoting mental health and physical health equally.
    1. LibDems will invest the £50 bn Remain Bonus in public services and in tackling inequality.
  • Article: Nov 24, 2019

    On Wednesday, Jo Swinson revealed our bold plan for building a brighter future. Our manifesto is green, progressive and inclusive…

    And the reviews have been glowing!

    On the NHS, Lynda Thomas, the CEO of Macmillan, agreed that we need to back our nurses and staff. She said:

  • Robert O'Riordan Candidate
    Article: Nov 23, 2019
    By Robert O'Riordan

    Proportional Representation at Westminster is vital to mend the system.

    The two party first past the post system is clearly broken. Extreme elements can dominate parties at a time when most sensible people, and even most moderate politicians, agree on most issues. The introduction of PR at Westminster would allow for consensus to be built and moderate policies to be worked on over a long-term horizon.

  • Article: Nov 22, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats have officially launched our 2019 General Election Manifesto!

    In it, we have outlined a clear plan to build a brighter future, where every person, every community and our planet can thrive.

    Don't have time to read the full manifesto right now? Here, we explain our top 5 steps:

    1. Stop Brexit

  • GOV REG VOTE
    Article: Nov 21, 2019

    21 DAYS TO POLLING DAY

    ARE YOU ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE?

    A UK General Election is taking place on Thursday 12 December 2019.

    Significant numbers of UK residents have still to register to vote.

    If you haven't registered to vote yet don't forget deadline 26th November.... www.gov.uk/register-to-vote link here.

    Never been more important this is not just the next 5 years this is the Future of the UK for foreseeable future.

    Still need to register to vote in the General Election?

    All you need is your:

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    name

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    date of birth

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    National Insurance Number

    It only takes 5 minutes so why not do it now?

    REMEMBER

    To vote in a general election you need to

    • Be 18 or over on the day of the election

    • Be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen

    • Be resident at an address in the UK (or a British citizen living abroad who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years)

    • Not be legally excluded from voting

    You also need to be on the electorial register. If you've moved recently or changed your name, you may need to re-register.

    This needs to be done by November 26th. You can register here: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

    GOING TO BE AWAY ON POLLING DAY?

    Can I vote by post?
    Many people already vote by post in every election. If this is you, then your postal votes will arrive as normal about 12 days before the election.

    If you would like to vote by post - many people are saying this because 12th December is in the middle of winter - then you need to register. Again the deadline is 26 November 2019.

    You can download a form here (this needs to be printed out).

    MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND REGISTER TO VOTE BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE

    END

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