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The following article was written by the Former Minister and now Liberal Democrat health spokesman, MP for North Norfolk, Norman Lamb and was publised on Wednesday 18th May on the Guardian Website. We see countless examples of the discrimination against mental health at the heart of the NHS, but there are few as outrageous as […]

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The UK Statistics Authority this week issued a damming verdict on the Vote Leave campaign’s misleading claims that over £350 million a week is sent by the UK to Europe, following a complaint by Norman Lamb, Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk. In a letter to the Chair of the UK Statistics Authority, Sir Andrew Dilnot, Norman […]

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Tom Brake: Brexit Bad for Britain’s Environment

by Steve Beasant on 19 May, 2016

Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake warns a Brexit could be damaging to Britain’s natural environment. Reversing vital EU regulations that safeguard the environment and targets to reduce climate change will destroy Britain’s environmental progress and reputation as an environmental world leader. Many environmental groups and experts, including Friends of the Earth […]

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‘Seeds For Bees’ causes a buzz in Parliament

by Steve Beasant on 19 May, 2016

As Ministers prepare to make a decision on an application to lift the ban, pressure builds to keep neonicotinoids off our fields this summer Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake has added his name to a growing list of MPs who are opposed to lifting the ban on bee-harming pesticides. Neonicotinoids have […]

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Commenting on the Queen’s Speech, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron said:  “Only one year in and this Conservative majority is running out of steam. “30 announcements, but 28 have been made before. Weekend prisoners, announced by a weakened Government. “The Queen’s Speech is a stop-gap to give the warring factions of the Tory […]

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Tim Farron’s speech on the European Union

by Steve Beasant on 13 May, 2016

So much of the debate around Europe has been about financial projections, trading complex cost benefit analyses about what will happen if we stay or leave. And fascinating though that all is, my hunch is that it might not, on its own, clinch the right result. Because there is much more to this Referendum than […]

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You will be unsurprised to hear that I was recently interviewed by Stylist magazine. They asked me lots of exciting questions regarding my colossal sense of glamour. They also wanted me to write about a woman who had been my hero. I wanted to be completely honest, and pick the woman who was indeed my […]

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Liberal Democrats have embraced diversity today by voting in favour of all-women shortlists. Building on earlier successes and designed to increase diversity amongst candidates and MPs, the motion was supported by Party Leader Tim Farron, and passed overwhelmingly at the Liberal Democrat Spring Conference in York. In addition to introducing all-women shortlists, the motion ensures […]

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Liberal Democrat members voted to ban fracking in England and Wales at the party’s Spring Conference in York today. The party called for further investment in renewable energy production and action to meet climate change targets. . Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change spokesperson Lynne Featherstone said: “Fracking is not the solution to the country’s […]

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Liberal Democrats call for a legalised cannabis market

by Steve Beasant on 12 March, 2016

The Liberal Democrats became the first political party to support a regulated cannabis market in the UK today. The spring conference vote comes after the party commissioned a groundbreaking report into how it could work in the UK. The motion supports an expert report published this week by a panel comprised of police officers , […]

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