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Lib.Dems. continue fight for tenant rights

by danielbarker on 7 September, 2018

Speaking after the Tenant Fees Bill progressed through the House of Commons last night, Liberal Democrat Housing Spokesperson Wera Hobhouse said: “Tenant fees are often unreasonable, lack transparency and make the upfront costs of moving extortionate. People should not be punished for moving home. That is why Liberal Democrats have long campaigned for a ban […]

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UK economy is unjust, says Archbishop of Canterbury

by danielbarker on 6 September, 2018

The Archbishop of Canterbury has called for a fundamental rethink of how the economy works, including more public spending and higher taxes on technology giants and the wealthy. In an interview with the BBC to mark the launch of a major report by the Commission on Economic Justice, of which he is a leading member, […]

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Tories not doing enough to tackle ‘pothole epidemic’

by danielbarker on 5 September, 2018

The Government is not doing ‘nearly enough’ to improve the state of the roads in the UK, road users say. A survey of 7,000 people by IAM RoadSmart found that the majority think that our roads have become much worse in recent years. The road safety charity also discovered that the respondents felt there were […]

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I want to tell you why I joined the Liberal Democrats and to encourage you to make the same journey. As first-generation immigrants, my parents could have barely imagined the journey they or their children would make in the mother country. As an immigrant from South Asia, barely able to communicate in English, my mother […]

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More poorer pupils excluded than achieve ‘highly valued’ EBacc Poorer pupils are more likely to be excluded than to achieve the Government’s gold standard English Baccalaureate, a teaching charity has revealed. Teach First has highlighted that 10.3% of pupils on free school meals achieved the EBacc with a four or above last year, but a […]

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The party has just published a comprehensive blueprint for replacing the broken business rates system. Ground-breaking research was led by Andrew Dixon, founder of the Lib Dem Business and Entrepreneurs Network (LDBEN), in response to mounting concerns about the negative impact of business rates on struggling high street businesses and the wider economy. The report […]

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Surgery on Monday

by danielbarker on 31 August, 2018

If you want to come and discuss council-related problems with me, I shall be at the Holy Trinity Online Centre in Coltham Road between 7 and 8pm this coming Monday in the back room. Dan Content published and promoted by Willenhall Liberal Democrats all at 23 Lynwood Close, New Invention WV12 5BW

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Following the launch of the new 10A bus service to Lichfield, passengers travelling with National Express West Midlands this weekend will have the opportunity to take a free ride on some of yesteryear’s buses. On Saturday 1st September the region’s biggest bus operator will transport passengers back in time on the 10 and 10A routes, […]

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Town hall chiefs have called for the Government to provide extra funding to local government after official figures show July’s budget surplus reached an 18-year high. Figures published by the Office for National Statistics show the Government logged a £2bn surplus last month, the largest July surplus since 2010. At the same time, public sector […]

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Nurses back referendum on any deal with EU – BBC News

by danielbarker on 29 August, 2018

Brexit poses an “immediate risk to the provision of safe and effective care” for patients in the UK, according to the Royal College of Nursing. The union has made the warning in a letter to leaders of the UK’s main political parties on behalf of its 435,000 members. It also wants the parties to back […]

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