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  • Dementia Care
    Article: Jul 14, 2019

    Dementia patients have spent almost £15billion funding their own care since an overhaul was pledged over two years ago

    People with dementia have spent £15bn of their own money on care in the last two years because of government delays in reforming the system, according to the Alzheimer's Society. Theresa May had promised a Green Paper on social care by the summer of 2017, but it has still not appeared.

  • Jo Swinson MP and Ed Davey MP at NW Leadership Hustings
    Article: Jul 5, 2019

    Less than one in ten can name the Liberal Democrat leadership candidates

    According to a recent YouGov poll the vast majority of Lib Dem voters couldn't identify the two Liberal Democrats candidates standing for election as the new party leader.

    The Lib Dems have certainly been getting a significant increase in TV and radio coverage of late even if the partisan press continue to pretend that the Party doesn't exist. Since the Party has been seen hitting 20% and more in the national opinion polls following big advances in the local and European Parliament elections, the national and regional media spotlight may be about to start turning to the next Liberal Democrat leader. Unsurprising the Conservative leadership contest is absorbing all the media oxygen but a the recent YouGov poll says the new Lib Dem leader 'could still have a substantial impact on politics over the coming years.. Despite this, just a tiny fraction of the public can identify the two candidates to be leader'.

  • VEHICLE IDLING CC BY-SA 2.0 (Eli Duke - https://www.flickr.com/photos/elisfanclub/5644738303/, CC BY-SA 2.0)
    Article: Jul 3, 2019

    CLEAN AIR BILL

    Liberal Democrats secured a victory with the Government confirming they are looking at implementing Lib Dem MP, Wera Hobhouse's bill, which would strengthen local authority powers on idling

    The Environment Minister, and Suffolk Coastal MP, Thérèse Coffey, was asked if the Government would consider implementing the Vehicle Emissions (Idling Penalties) Bill that was presented to the Parliament last week.

  • Deforestation_2074483b.jpg CC-BY-SA-4.0 (Dikshajhingan Deforestation_2074483b.jpg CC-BY-SA-4.0)
    Article: Jul 1, 2019

    10 years ago, hundreds of the world's biggest companies made a promise to end forest destruction by 2020. With only a few months left, they are nowhere near this goal.

    We are living through a climate and wildlife emergency. One million species are at risk of extinction and people all over the world are already feeling the effects of climate crisis - from devastating floods to deadly fires.

  • Article: Jun 24, 2019

    Be a Councillor Campaign

    The equal participation of women and men in local politics, as our elected councillors and as our leaders, is an important condition for effective democracy and good governance. The Be a Councillor Campaign is based on the belief that local authorities, and political parties and groups, can do the best for their communities when they truly represent their place. Today, none of the combined authority mayors are female, and overall -, they make up only a fifth of political leaders, and a third of local authority chief executives - despite 76 per cent of employees in the local government workforce being female.

  • Article: Jun 19, 2019

    My number one priority as leader would be stopping Brexit. It should be the number one goal of everyone in our party.

    It's why I've worked so hard as the leading Liberal Democrat in the People's Vote campaign to bring together a group of like-minded MPs who want to give the British people the final say.

  • Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson [Boris Johnson]
    Article: Jun 18, 2019

    LEADERSHIP OF THE WESTERN WORLD...

    By Jon James

    With little sign that any of the Tory candidates for PM have any more idea of how to resolve the destructive, self inflicted trauma that is Brexit than the retiring incumbent, the public is forced to sit on the sidelines as the tories indulge in their own internecine warfare to choose a new Leader.

  • Barbara Gibson and Lucy Nethsingha MEPs
    Article: Jun 17, 2019

    Why are MEPs like buses?
    You wait 5 years for one to come along - then 2 arrive together! Ba-boom!
    The photograph shows a party in Harston near Cambridge this afternoon (Sat 15/06/2019) celebrating the Liberal Democrat success in having 2 MEPs elected in the E of England Region.
    The Liberal Democrats now have 16 MEPs in Great Britain plus 1 Alliance MEP in Northern Ireland.
    Barbara Gibson MEP is on the left and Lucy Nethsingha MEP is on the right.

  • Article: Jun 16, 2019
    By Jo Swinson

    Over the past three years, I have been proud to help lead the calls for a People's Vote in the belief that the challenge of Brexit required not only the strong leadership provided by the Liberal Democrats but also for us to work together with people of all parties and none.

    I never imagined that I would be able to say that Michael Heseltine and Alastair Campbell voted the same way as me, but our message to stop Brexit brought together voters from all corners of our politics.

  • Article: Jun 15, 2019
    By Sir Ed Davey MP

    I'm running to be Leader of the Liberal Democrats - but your choice could be about far more than simply who leads our Party.

    The tectonic plates of British Politics are shifting, and its the most volatile I have seen it in my lifetime. With the Liberal Democrats on 20% in the polls, two main Parties crumbling from the inside, and a re-alignment of political allegiances across the country, we have a golden opportunity to cement our place as the leading force of Remain.