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Public support Lib Dem clean air policies

by Steve Beasant on 20 May, 2017

Commenting on reports that the public back the Liberal Democrat policy of banning the most-polluting cars from city centres Liberal Democrat Shadow Transport Secretary Jenny Randerson said: “The air we allow our children to breathe is toxic and is leading to a national health crisis. “If our water was as contaminated as the air we breathe […]

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The following article was written by the Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron and published yesterday on the Lib Dems website. Today the Lib Dems are laying down the law to developers: unless you build the homes that Britain needs, we will. The Conservative government has given developers a carte blanche to play the property market […]

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Ed Davey: Give Tidal Lagoons the go-ahead

by Steve Beasant on 13 May, 2017

Liberal Democrats have announced that they would give the immediate go-ahead to the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project and start plans for a programme of tidal lagoons, including at Cardiff, Colwyn Bay, and Newport, creating over 34,000 jobs in Wales alone and opportunities for hundreds of businesses in the supply chain. A huge shift towards […]

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Liberal Democrats demand the government publish report The Liberal Democrats have demanded the government publish a highly embarrassing report on air pollution before the election. Ed Davey, Lib Dem former cabinet minister for Energy and Climate Change, has said the government is reportedly blocking release of its report into air pollution because it is worried […]

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£2.3bn agreement is like ‘selling off the family silver’ Ed Davey, former Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, has accused the government of engaging in a “politically dubious” act announcing the controversial sale of the Green Investment Bank to an Australian bank in a cut price deal. Mr Davey, who is […]

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“Stop wasting food”, European Parliament says

by Steve Beasant on 17 March, 2017

On Tuesday, the European Parliament overwhelmingly supported EU-wide plans to cut down on food waste. The EU’s food waste package calls for non-binding targets for EU countries to cut their food waste down by 30% by 2025 and 50% by 2030. This is in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. The food waste […]

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Lib Dem MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake, joined forces with environment groups and scientists in urging the Government to ban all products that use microbeads and risk getting into the marine environment. Microbeads are tiny bits of plastic that are added to products like shower gels, face scrubs, toothpaste, make-up, sunscreen and household […]

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In celebration of World Wildlife Day, Catherine Bearder MEP picks out her top wildlife wins and losses of 2016-17 Mrs Bearder said: “2016 was a historic year in the global fight against wildlife crime. From the ivory bans to the new CITES protection for over 500 species – there is a lot we can be […]

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Liberal Democrat MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale Tim Farron is calling for the government to introduce a new ‘Warmer Homes, Cheaper Heating’ insulation scheme to support residents living in fuel poverty. Figures show that more than 1 in 10 households in Westmorland and Lonsdale live in fuel poverty, and it is thought that cold homes […]

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Tim Farron‘s speech on Powering A New Economy:  How a Clean Energy Revolution Means Britain Can Lead the World. It’s possible that there are varying views in this room on the wisdom or otherwise of the UK leaving the EU and indeed of the UK leaving single market. Catastrophic scenarios about both are presented and […]

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