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When is the next general election?

by danielbarker on 11 April, 2024

Based on an article by CONNOR PARKERELLEN MANNING AND JAMES HOCKADAY The prime minister has once again avoided committing to a specific date for the forthcoming general election – but confirmed it would be held in the second half of the year. Speaking on LBC radio on 10 April, Rishi Sunak was asked by presenter Nick Ferrari: “‘What are you […]

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New figures released by the Environment Agency have shown that Severn Trent Water which covers much of our area, discharged sewage into waterways for a staggering 440,446 hours last year, a 77% on 2022. Paddock Liberal Democrats are calling for tougher action against sewage dumping in local rivers, including replacing Ofwat with a tougher regulator. […]

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Taken from an article by MARC DA SILVA The Conservatives have been accused of ditching their manifesto pledge to reduce ground rents to zero, after reports that Michael Gove is struggling to gain significant support within his part to reform current leaseholds. Gove, the housing secretary, has been overseeing plans to overhaul the system in […]

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Responding to the UN Security Council calling for an “immediate ceasefire” in Gaza, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Layla Moran MP said: The Liberal Democrats welcome the motion, passed by the UN Security Council, calling for an immediate and sustainable ceasefire in Gaza. It has been clear for months that an immediate bilateral ceasefire is the only […]

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Responding to the Bank of England’s decision to keep interest rates at 5.25%, Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesperson Sarah Olney MP said: This is cold comfort for millions of homeowners who still face massive hikes in their mortgage bills after Liz Truss crashed the economy. Many families still face a mortgage cliff edge despite this news. Liz Truss’s […]

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Lib Dems in the news

by danielbarker on 25 March, 2024

It’s been the Lib Dem local elections launch, complete with a new prop for another cheesy photo opportunity. Ed Davey’s conference speech on reforming our political system, Labour’s timidity, the health service, the Single Market and knocking on 5 million doors to beat the Conservatives got widespread coverage, including the BBC focusing in on the […]

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Taken from an article by JONATHAN BUNN The average annual council tax bill will rise by £106 this year as local authorities seek to maximise revenue to pay for struggling frontline services, new figures show. The bill for an average Band D property will increase by 5% to £2,171, with all of the 153 upper-tier […]

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A message from Ed Davey

by danielbarker on 21 March, 2024

Rishi Sunak might have bottled a May General Election, but he can’t stop people across England having their say in the local elections on 2nd May. I launched our campaign in Hertfordshire today with a simple message to the Prime Minister: his time is running out. Watch  ➜ The British people have had enough of being […]

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MAKING WOMEN’S VOTES COUNT

by danielbarker on 19 March, 2024

This Thursday the Centenary Action Group are hosting a free online event with insights from women’s civil society leaders on amplifying the impact of women’s votes in election year. Making Women’s Votes Count, Thursday 21 March, 10:00-11:30 Speakers include: Click here to sign up for free → Together, we’re making it crystal clear: women’s votes count.

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Beyond Rwanda: A Fairer Way Forward on Asylum

by danielbarker on 18 March, 2024

by Alistair Carmichael 17 Mar 2024 In the ongoing saga of the Conservative Government’s Rwanda asylum scheme, the truth is clear: it’s destined to fail.  This policy is immoral, unworkable and extortionately expensive for the taxpayer. And it betrays our country’s proud tradition of offering sanctuary to those in need. When the Conservatives first came up with this […]

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