View more tweets

View more tweets

Sarah Olney’s Richmond Park victory speech

by Steve Beasant on 2 December, 2016

Speaking at the count following her shock victory in the Richmond Park by-election, newly elected MP Sarah Olney said: “Let me start by thanking the other candidates for a hard-fought campaign – and to Zac Goldsmith in particular, I wish you well and assure you that I will continue your fight against the expansion of […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Tim Farron responds to shock Richmond Park by-election win

by Steve Beasant on 2 December, 2016

The Liberal Democrats have won the Richmond Park by-election following a swing of 21.7%. Following the victory Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said:  “The message is clear: The Liberal Democrats are back and we are carrying the torch for all of those who want a real opposition to this Conservative Brexit Government. “We are […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Tom Brake MP for Carshalton and Wallington has condemned Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement for failing to mention the NHS or social care once, calling this ‘unthinkable’. Tom said: “Everyone knows the NHS and social care are on life support so it is unthinkable that the Chancellor did not mention them once in his Autumn […]

Read more    Leave a comment

MEPs declare war on wildlife traffickers

by Steve Beasant on 28 November, 2016

Last week, MEPs have voted for tough measures to combat the growing trade in illegal wildlife products which is destroying the planet’s ecosystem. The report by Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder makes the following recommendations to tackle wildlife trafficking: Minimum prison sentences for wildlife traffickers across the EU by listing wildlife crime as a “serious crime” […]

Read more    Leave a comment

UKIP and Tory MEPs vote to let tax evaders off the hook

by Steve Beasant on 28 November, 2016

Tax authorities have been given new powers to investigate money laundering activity. This is part of the Commission’s drive against tax evasion and avoidance in the EU. But UKIP MEPs voted against the proposal. Tory MEPs abstained. Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder said: “The public will be outraged that the Tories and UKIP did not […]

Read more    Leave a comment

A £220 billion Brexit black hole

by Steve Beasant on 23 November, 2016

The official OBR figures have revealed a £220 billion Brexit black hole- hundreds of billions taken out our economy when we need it most. The following article was written by the Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron, and published today on the Liberal Democrat Website. This is a Government that is just about managing. The official figures […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Success for Lib Dem campaign to help renters

by Steve Beasant on 23 November, 2016

Following Lib Dem pressure to help renters afford a home and reduce upfront costs, the Government has announced a ban on letting fees for tenants in the Autumn Statement.   Liberal Democrat Peer Olly Grender has been promoting the campaign and is the author of the Renters’ Rights Bill, which was debated just five days ago in […]

Read more    Leave a comment

@timfarron: Fifa have taken leave of their senses…

by Steve Beasant on 23 November, 2016

Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron, said: “Fifa have taken leave of their senses. It is absolutely extraordinary that they have nothing better to do than start a ridiculous investigations into nations choosing to signal the remembrance. I wish the Associations luck in contesting these spurious charges and encourage Fifa to use common sense by ditching […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Our Demands for the Autumn Statement

by Steve Beasant on 22 November, 2016

This Autumn Statement comes at a time when our economy is in turmoil, our public services are in crisis and people and businesses are struggling to keep afloat. Liberal Democrats want to see a statement that seeks to provide confidence and reassurance- to our health services, to workers and to businesses. The Government needs to […]

Read more    Leave a comment

The Yorkshire Post reports today that the Lib Dems are calling for a major injection as there is going to be further strain on local council care budgets. The chancellor pressure to increase spending on social care as new figures show most councils are struggling to meet the growing demand from elderly residents. Four out […]

Read more    Leave a comment