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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Liberal Democrat Business spokesperson, Lorely Burt has called for a rebirth of adult education in England. She called for the creation of a new ‘Part Time Learning Voucher’ of up to £400 for low income workers who take on and complete additional evening education to help them improve their skills and take the next step […]

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When you’re sat in the front row, it’s impossible to miss your cue to get on stage. But for those of you who were at conference in the autumn, you may have noticed I was a little late to the stage. I was sitting very happily having a cup of tea in the green room, […]

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The following article was written by Lynne Featherstone and was published today on the Liberal Democrat Voice Website. This weekend we have an opportunity to change our position on fracking. I believe we should take it.Since becoming party spokesperson for energy and climate change, I have spent many hours listening to party activists, experts and […]

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The following article was written by Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece and published today on the Liberal Democrat VoiceWebsite. This week we marked International Women’s Day, the theme of which was ‘Pledge for Parity,’ borne of the latest prediction from the World Economic Forum that we won’t achieve global gender parity until 2133. This date is further in […]

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Tom Brake MP Backs Calls to Protect the Planet

by Steve Beasant on 9 March, 2016

Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake, is joining millions around the world, in backing the environment and promoting the annual Earth Hour. This global ‘lights out’ event takes place on Saturday 19 March at 8.30pm. Earth Hour is an annual event that brings together millions of people around the world to switch […]

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The following article was written by the Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron and published today on the Liberal Democrat Voice Website. It’s International Women’s Day, when we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.  But, the IWD website reminds us, the latest estimate of the World Economic Forum is that, […]

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