Tim Farron’s fourth letter to members

by Steve Beasant on 2 July, 2015

I love this party because in my heart and in my soul I am a liberal. I believe in a society in which we are all free to make our own choices and live the lives we want. But freedom means very little when the only choices we have to make are whether to feed our […]

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Norman Lamb’s fourth letter to members

by Steve Beasant on 2 July, 2015

Liberalism is in my bones. Mum and Dad were Liberals and, as a teenager, I set up a Young Liberal Branch in our local town in Norfolk. It took me three attempts to enter Parliament. We started 15,500 votes behind the Conservatives. I had been an employment lawyer, but also got elected to Norwich City […]

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#Independent endorses @Farron4leader

by Steve Beasant on 2 July, 2015

Lib Dem Leadership candidate Tim Farron MP has secured the endorsement of the Independent newspaper for his leadership bid. In today’s paper they say ‘It’s a Herculean task; and in the absence of Hercules, Mr Farron is the best man for the job’. Tim has also been endorsed by the Evening Standard and the New […]

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Tim Farron writes… We’ll oppose #fracking

by Steve Beasant on 1 July, 2015

The following article was written by the Liberal Democrat Leadership Candidate Tim Farron and published yesterday on politics.co.uk. Everywhere I go, liberals and our supporters remind me. Climate change is the biggest threat to our values, our way of life, and our very survival. We were the first party to take climate change seriously, and […]

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Tim Farron comments on Davies report

by Steve Beasant on 1 July, 2015

Lib Dem Leadership candidate Tim Farron MP has this morning commented on the findings of the Davies report, he said: “Today’s Sir Howard Davies review has proposed extra expansion at Heathrow. This is something I oppose. I do so based on the critical issue of air pollution and noise for the residents who live close […]

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Liberal Democrat MP for Leeds North West Greg Mulholland is to meet Disabled People’s Minister Justin Tomlinson MP next Wednesday (8th July) to discuss people with degenerative conditions having to renew their applications for Disability Living Allowance (DLA). This follows the recent passing of Greg Mulholland‘s six year-old constituent Ellie-Mae Brownnutt who passed away on 8th May […]

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Deal reached to end roaming charges in EU by 2017

by Steve Beasant on 1 July, 2015

A political deal was reached in Brussels last night to scrap mobile roaming fees in the EU by 2017, following almost two years of negotiations. All roaming surcharges for travellers in the EU, whether for calls, texts or data, will be completely abolished as of 15 June 2017. In an interim phase, fees will be capped […]

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In this month alone (June 2015) Action Fraud has received 533 reports of ticket fraud relating to gigs, concerts and sporting events. Of the 533 reports, 228 mentioned a company called Circle Tickets which has recently ceased trading online. Circle Tickets was advertising tickets for Taylor Swift, Fleetwood Mac and Ed Sheeran. The 228 reports […]

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Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake, attended the launch of Learning Disability Week in Westminster on 18 June. The week, hosted by learning disabilities charity Mencap, was devoted to fighting hate crimes committed against people with learning disabilities. Attendees at the reception heard about the problem of the under-reporting of disability-related hate […]

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THE CASE FOR THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS Speech for IPPR, 25 June Thank you, David, and thanks also to IPPR for inviting me to deliver this talk. IPPR has always been one of the leading think tanks on the progressive wing of British politics. I welcome the interest you’ve shown in Liberalism, and I hope that […]

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