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  • Article: Mar 5, 2021

    Campaigning steps up...

    I've just been in touch with one of the Liberal Democrat councillors for the ward up the road from me to line up a Focus delivery round on Monday, 8 March. That's the date from which the latest change in guidelines in England comes in. It gives the go-ahead to a much wider range of leafleting and also to doorstep canvassing.

  • Nurses 1%
    Article: Mar 5, 2021
    By Bryan Lewis

    The proposed 1% pay rise for NHS workers is an insult from the government. We need to pay NHS staff properly for the vital work that they do.

    Nurses, carers, cleaners and other healthcare workers are working flat out every day to keep hospitals running and save as many lives as they can, just as they are every single day when there is not a pandemic.

  • Article: Mar 2, 2021

    At a time when millions of small businesses are struggling to survive, to offer them just £5 billion would be an insult.

    We need to see a budget with a bold and ambitious compensation package

    From beauticians to builders, florists to café owners - the small businesses in our communities are on the brink and the Chancellor must do more.

  • Article: Feb 26, 2021

    For more up to date information from the Lib Dem Lords, follow us on twitter: @LibDemLords

    Here's what our peers got up to this week.

    Monday 22nd February

    Each day in the Lords begins with four oral questions to the Government on different topics. Dee Doocey took the Government to task for often taking many weeks, or even months, to answer Written Questions submitted by peers. They are a critical tool for parliamentarians, she said, and government departments are working in a way that is detrimental for others trying to hold ministers to account.

  • Article: Feb 26, 2021

    Welcome to the Weekly Whip. Your one-stop shop for Lib Dem Parliamentary updates, covering the week that was and the week to come.

    For up to date information from the Lib Dem Whips Office, follow us on Twitter: @LibDemWhips

    Weekly Whip w/c 22nd February

    Monday 22nd February

    All eyes were on the Prime Minister on Monday as he delivered an address to Parliament, setting out a roadmap of rolling back restrictions as the pandemic heads into a new phase.

  • Article: Feb 26, 2021

    For years, the Liberal Democrats have been campaigning to scrap the archaic Vagrancy Act, which makes it illegal to sleep rough.

    And on Thursday 26th February, Wolverhampton born Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick conceded that we were right, and that it's time to get rid of this cruel and outdated law.

  • Article: Feb 24, 2021
    By Layla Moran

    25 years ago our former leader Paddy Ashdown laid out the stakes for Britain's position in the world:

    Britain's role as the bulwark against tyranny in two wars this century was not a product of isolationism. It was the natural response of a nation used to engaging in the world and certain about its role as a European power.

  • Article: Feb 22, 2021

    Millions of people across the country have made untold sacrifices in the past year.

    Boris Johnson must not squander the months of sacrifice by millions of people and businesses across the country

    People have been isolated from their families, hundreds of thousands of businesses have been shuttered and our precious freedoms have been curtailed.

  • Census 2021
    Article: Feb 20, 2021
    By Bryan Lewis

    The census collects information about households across England and Wales, every ten years. Census 2021 will provide fresh information to improve our understanding of the pandemic as well as making sure that the services we use meet the needs of our changing society.

    Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year will be a 'digital-first' census. People are encouraged to respond online on their mobile phones, laptops, PCs or tablets.