Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran has warned there is a worrying level of disparity in financial health and patient experience at a local level across the NHS. The Public Accounts Committee, of which Layla Moran is a member, has this week [3 April] published its report into NHS financial sustainability. The committee concluded that: Overall […]

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‘Fun4Life’ + other community information

by danielbarker on 8 April, 2019

Walsall’s Family Weight Management Programme. Fun4Life Walsall’s Family Weight Management Programme commences again after Easter with sessions running at: Bloxwich Active Living Centre, Oak Park Active Living Centre and Walsall Arboretum. For the first time families also have the chance to enroll onto our “Fun4Life at home” programme. Why not take a look at what […]

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Mark Whitehead (LGA) Nearly 60% of women accessing domestic abuse support services have children and one in 15 are pregnant, according to a new report. Yet domestic abuse services are struggling to cope with demand because of continuing funding uncertainty and budget cuts, Women’s Aid has warned. Its annual Domestic Abuse Report, released to coincide […]

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TORY EDUCATION CUTS THREATEN OUR CHILDREN’S FUTURE

by danielbarker on 5 April, 2019

Schools across Willenhall have seen class sizes increase as schools in the area have had their funding slashed under the Conservatives since 2015 by over £700,000. The per-pupil loss averages out at £180 with Primary Schools coming off worst. One of our Primary Schools has seen its per-pupil funding fall by over £400!  Willenhall Liberal […]

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Child benefit value at ‘record low’

by danielbarker on 4 April, 2019

William Eichler (LGA) The value of child benefit has fallen to a record low, a think tank says 40 years after the benefit was established. The Resolution Foundation has found that the benefit, which supports around seven million families, has dramatically decreased in value since the onset of austerity. Many families are also no longer eligible for […]

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Responding to the research from the Living Wage Foundation showing that a worker on the Government’s new ‘national living wage’ would earn an annual salary worth £1,540.50 a year less than the real living wage, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson said: If you are in work, you should be earning enough to […]

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Government allows Brexitshambles to continue

by danielbarker on 2 April, 2019

Once again the Government would not allow its ministers to vote on any of the alternative options being discussed by Parliament last night. Once again, Ministers put their party before the public. That’s why there was no majority for any one option. The true will of Parliament is being masked by a Government determined to […]

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William Eichler (LGA) Tory policy taking UK in the wrong direction The Right to Buy scheme is ‘significantly reducing’ the number of affordable homes available at a time when homelessness is on the rise, warns housing organisation. The latest Government figures show that councils in England sold 2,645 dwellings through Right to Buy from October […]

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Surgery tonight

by danielbarker on 1 April, 2019

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 tonight 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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LIB DEMS LEAD DEBATE TO END FRACKING

by danielbarker on 29 March, 2019

The Liberal Democrats have started a debate in the House of Commons calling for an end to fracking because of its adverse impact on the environment and its incompatibility with tackling the climate crisis. Liberal Democrat Climate Change Spokesperson Wera Hobhouse, who is leading the backbench debate, is also expected to warn the Conservative Government’s […]

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