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Commenting on the newly announced review of inequalities in public services Meral Hussein-Ece, Liberal Democrat Equalities Spokesperson, said: “It is vital that as a society we treat people equally regardless of race, gender or sexuality. We are stronger as society when everyone is given the same life chances regardless of their background. “If the government […]

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Commenting on reports that Theresa May will block a vote in Parliament, ahead of invoking Article 50, Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said: “The people voted to leave the EU, and we must respect that. “But the people did not elect Theresa May, and neither did they vote for the as yet unknown […]

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Commenting on the release of new figures that show that NHS Trusts recorded a deficit of £461 million in the first quarter of 2016, the Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson, Norman Lamb MP, said: “These latest figures showing that NHS trusts overspent by almost half a billion pounds in the first quarter, even with new bailout […]

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Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder has urged the government to protect bees and other pollinating insects by keeping in place an EU ban on neonicotinoids post-Brexit. An unprecedented major study published yesterday showed that neonics are deeply harmful to bees and could be responsible for half the decline in wild bee populations in the UK […]

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Liberal Democrat MP for Leeds North West Greg Mulholland has backed the ‘A Place To Call Home‘ campaign, launched by the Rethink Mental Illness charity. The campaign urges ministers not to cap housing benefit for people living in supported housing. Around 1 in 5 people diagnosed with a severe mental illness live in supported housing. […]

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The Liberal Democrats have slammed the fall in non-EU students studying at British universities. Alistair Carmichael, the party’s Home Affairs spokesperson, lambasted the fall which he said showed the government’s fixation with their immigration target was undermining Britain’s economy and the university sector. Long-term immigration to the UK for all immigrants for study has dropped […]

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European Arrest Warrant Must Stay

by Steve Beasant on 23 August, 2016

Lib Dem MP Tom Brake has joined Lib Dem leader Tim Farron in publicly challenging Theresa May and the Government to ensure the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) is a priority in Brexit negotiations. Tom said, ‘The EAW has been used to secure justice for Robbie Hughes, the son of local resident Maggie Hughes.  Robbie was […]

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Britain’s gender pay gap is a “national embarrassment” according to the Lib Dems. The party is responding to a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies which shows that on average women in the UK still earn 18% less then men. Meral Hussein-Ece, the Lib Dems’ equalities spokesperson, said: “The continued existence of the gender […]

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The Lib Dems are celebrating after their campaign to charge for plastic bags has proven to be a resounding success. Plastic bag use has plummeted in England since the introduction of a 5p charge last year, a policy first proposed under the coalition government. The national campaign, headed by Baroness Kate Parminter, was tirelessly fought […]

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The Independent reports today that politicians and campaigners will demand Theresa May vote against Saudi Arabia retaining the powerful chairmanship of the UN Human Rights Council after a year which saw the country’s government savagely bomb Yemen, commit vast numbers of beheadings, a mass execution and detain activists. Their call, on World Humanitarian Day, comes ahead of […]

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