New Lib Dem spokespeople announced

by danielbarker on 31 July, 2015

Tim Farron has set about ending the Liberal Democrats’ lack diversity at the top of the party – by naming the most diverse shadow cabinet team in the party’s history to lead the party’s fightback. The new Lib Dem leader announced a spokesperson team including 12 women and 10 men to lead the fight back […]

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Liberal Democrats had another good night in yesterday’s principal council by-elections with the bonus of a parish council gain in Seaford, Lewes, East Sussex. Holding Long Ditton ward on Elmbridge Borough Council in Surrey was a healthy result and a welcome return to being on the council to Neil Houston. Neil was born in Liverpool […]

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By Desmond Busteed Running regular philosophy sessions with their primary school students could help to improve their grades and their interpersonal skills, according to a new study. It’s after research with 3,000 children aged 9 and 10 years old noted improvements in their maths and literacy skills when they participated in sessions aimed to encourage […]

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And this is why MPs doing casework is important

by danielbarker on 28 July, 2015

Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Caron Lindsay | Sun 26th July 2015 – 8:55 am I’ve heard quite a few people say that MPs should concentrate on making laws and not act as “glorified social workers.” I totally disagree with that approach. I’ve also heard politicians, ministers, even Liberal Democrat ones, confidently tell meetings […]

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Fri 10 Jul 2015 By Desmond Busteed A Christian environmental group has launched a furious attack on the government, over its proposals to relax planning laws on brownfield sites in England, to speed up home-building. A Rocha UK has branded the reforms as regressive, suggesting they bring environmental policy ‘back to the Thatcher era’. Developers […]

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Public Board notification Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Public Board Meeting will take place on Thursday 30th July 2015, 2pm, Lecture Suite, 3rd Floor, Manor Hospital, Walsall. Board Papers can be found on https://www.walsallhealthcare.nhs.uk/board-papers.aspx Thank you GEORGIE WESTLEY Foundation Trust Membership Manager Tel: 01922 656643 Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, Membership Office, main atrium, Manor Hospital, Moat […]

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Travellers have broken onto a Green Flag site off Bentley Lane, Short Heath giving rise to concerns from residents on the nearby Manor Farm Estate and the many users of the local Country park. Willenhall Liberal Democrats have lobbied Walsall Council to take urgent action action to evict those responsible for this illegal incursion onto […]

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19-07-2015 Gillan Scott281 Comments There are plenty of people who think that you shouldn’t mix faith and politics. For some, such as the National Secular Society, they have made it a mission to keep the two as far apart as possible. But as we’ve seen repeatedly over the last few days, the newly-elected leader of […]

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Today Tim Farron has written to Harriet Harman, calling on Labour to stand with the Liberal Democrats in opposing Tory welfare cuts. His letter comes a day after 184 Labour MPs abstained on the Government’s Welfare Bill, which includes £12bn worth of ideological cuts, which the Liberal Democrats opposed in Coalition, and continue to oppose […]

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By Desmond Busteed Immigrants are a reviving force for religion in Britain, according to the country’s most senior Roman Catholic cleric. “If you ‘strip out’ immigration you are talking about a place that doesn’t exist, said Cardinal Vincent Nichols “It is a false premise to begin to say let’s just to talk about the ‘indigenous […]

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