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  • LD demand better
    Article: Jan 30, 2020
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran has urged the Government to adopt her legislation this year and "finally scrap the Vagrancy Act" during a homelessness debate in Parliament.

    The MP has warned that "even one person sleeping rough in this country in 2020 is a disgrace" as she brings back to Parliament her campaign to scrap the Vagrancy Act.

  • Article: Jan 29, 2020

    Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Willie Rennie has today called on the SNP government to "see sense" and immediately withdraw its longstanding support for Heathrow's expansion after it was revealed that the extra flights to Scotland alone would pump out an additional 600,000 tonnes of emissions by 2040.

  • Event: Mar 12, 2020 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    The next meeting of the local party execuive will take place on Thursday 12th March. This meeting is open to all Members and official Supporters. If any member or supporter wishes to raise a specific issue with the committe please contact the Secretary in advance of the meeting, you will find her details on the "People" page.

  • Article: Jan 20, 2020

    Today I've announced my team of spokespeople in the House of Commons.

    We'll speak up for the millions of people who voted for the Liberal Democrats in the general election, and the millions more who are dismayed with the actions of this Conservative government.

    The team's portfolios can be found below:

  • Article: Jan 7, 2020
    By Mike Dixon

    The new President of the Liberal Democrats is….

    Mark Pack

    Many congratulations to him on his election and commiserations to Christine Jardine. Both were superb candidates and fought an election in the best traditions of Liberal Democrat internal elections.

    I'd also like to give my thanks also to the staff and volunteers who have been counting in Liberal Democrat HQ since early this morning and who have run this set of elections whilst also preparing for and playing their party in the General Election campaign.

  • Article: Dec 13, 2019
    By Robert O'Riordan

    We lost the cause to Stop Brexit but we put up a good fight and can hold our heads high.

    In East and Mid-Lothian the results were a great improvement while our national vote share was also well up this time.

    In Midlothian, Steve Arundale and team pushed the vote up by 3 percentage points to 7% (3,393 votes) and in East Lothian our share was up nearly 4 percentage points to 7% (4,071 votes).

  • Article: Dec 11, 2019

    Each of them are driving populist, nationalist and authoritarian values. It's no surprise that Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and Donald Trump have such a special relationship.

    Their unholy alliance has the potential to risk Britain's future. With the three of them working together to stitch up of our democracy, it's important that we stop Boris in his attempt to creep back into No. 10.

  • 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."

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