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Labour claims they would invest £45bn in the NHS and social care over five years and protect pensions could be rendered meaningless by Brexit, Liberal Democrats in Great Grimsby have said. Treasury analysis from 2016 estimated that the form of Brexit supported by the Labour and Conservative parties – a negotiated bilateral agreement as opposed to membership of the single […]

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Plans by the Conservatives to bring in a tax on dementia sufferers that could see people losing their homes have been condemned by Steve Beasant, Liberal Democrat for Great Grimsby. Currently, those elderly people with more than £23,000 of savings pay towards the cost of their social care at home if they are suffering from […]

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Tonight, at a campaign rally in Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel has reportedly said that Europe can no longer “completely depend” on the US and UK following the election of President Trump and Brexit. Responding, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron said: “The Prime Minister has allied herself with Donald Trump and these comments are the inevitable […]

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has published a damning analysis of the Labour and Conservative manifestos, saying that neither party “has set out an honest set of choices.”  It says plans in the Conservative manifesto could do “serious damage” to the quality of public services such as the NHS and schools, while Labour’s tax rises may not […]

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A new survey for The Independent has found the majority of the public is now in favour of banning the most-polluting vehicles from city centres. Some 51 per cent of respondents agreed with this suggestion, with only 15 per cent against and the remainder not expressing a view, pollsters ORB said. Commenting on the reports […]

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Over 50 of Britain’s leading business figures and entrepreneurs – including the founder of Ebookers, Dinesh Dhamija, co-founder of Innocent Drinks Richard Reed and businesswoman Nicola Horlick – have backed the Liberal Democrats today as the only UK party campaigning to stay in single market. In a letter to The Times, the business figures write that leaving the […]

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Conservatives “lunch snatchers”

by Steve Beasant on 21 May, 2017

The Conservative Manifesto commitment to scrap free school meals for infant age children has drawn fire from Liberal Democrats in Great Grimsby. Free school meals for all children aged five to seven in state schools were brought in by Liberal Democrats in the Coalition Government and the Conservatives had promised to retain them in their […]

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Nasty Conservatives clobbering those in care

by Steve Beasant on 21 May, 2017

Liberal Democrats in Great Grimsby have accused the Conservatives of clobbering elderly people in care by forcing them to sell their homes to pay for social care. The Conservative Manifesto commits the Government of Theresa May to clawing back care costs when a person in care has assets (including the value of their home) worth […]

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Liberal Democrats have launched their Manifesto for the General Election which includes 5 key policies to Change Britain’s Future for the better. NHS The Liberal Democrats will introduce a 1p rise on the basic, higher, additional and dividend rates of income tax raising around £6bn per year, which will be ring-fenced for spending on NHS, […]

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In his closing remarks in this evening’s leaders’ debate, Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron said: “I believe there is still a decent Britain worth fighting for. “The vision of Theresa May and Paul Nuttall is not the only choice. “The fact that Theresa May isn’t here tonight tells you she is taking you for granted. “She thinks […]

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