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  • Article: Jun 29, 2022
    By Bryan Lewis

    Steve Bray is a former Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate who started a regular anti Brexit protest near parliament. He carried placards and would get in front of TV cameras during outside interviews. He also used a loudhailer to get is views heard.

    A new law (The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act) came into effect on Tuesday (28th June) and was immediately used to silence Mr Bray. He was arrested and his equipment seized.

  • Article: Jun 28, 2022
    By Bryan Lewis

    The Government's proposed Bill of Right wants to redefine our human rights and make their interpretation subordinate to political expediency.

    Currently we have the 1998 Human Rights Act which incorporated the 1953 European convention on human rights into UK law.

    International human rights law was designed to put constraints on the most authoritarian governments. It does this in part by more liberal countries accepting restrictions on their actions and setting a platform of minimum acceptable standards. The 1953 British drafters of the European convention on human rights understood this.

  • Article: Jun 27, 2022

    The Liberal Democrats have made political history by winning in Tiverton and Honiton.

    Richard Foord overturned a Conservative majority of 24,239, the biggest ever!

    Richard polled 22,537 votes, winning a majority of 6,144 with a swing of 29.9%.

  • Menu
    Article: Jun 26, 2022
    By Bryan Lewis

    How do you celebrate the Liberal Democrats massive byelection victory?

    Wolverhampton Lib Dems gathered at the beautiful Compton home of two members. They sat by a coy carp pool with its cascading waterfall and were treated to a magnificent feast with a menu fit for a top-class restaurant.

    Join us today and help make another victory happen

  • Article: Jun 25, 2022
    By Bryan Lewis

    Andy Burnham, the Labour mayor of Greater Manchester, says Labour should back proportional representation for Westminster elections. He thinks it would allow more cooperation between political parties on a programme of urgently needed social reform.

    Following the defeat of the Tories in two byelections this week, Mr Burnham argues there is now an opportunity for the Tories' opponents to work together more..

  • Article: Jun 24, 2022
    By Bryan Lewis

    On 23rd June in the Tiverton and Honiton byelection, the Lib Dem candidate, Richard Foord, took 52.9% of the vote to defeat the Tories by 6,144 votes and take a constituency that has been Conservative in its various forms for well over a century. It is believed to be the biggest numerical majority ever overturned in a byelection.

  • Article: Jun 21, 2022
    By Bryan Lewis

    Winter Solstice

    The 2022 the summer solstice occurs on Tuesday, June 21 at 9.14am.

    On the summer solstice, the North Pole is tilted closer towards the sun than any other time in the yearly calendar.

    This means that the Northern Hemisphere receives more sunlight during that day than any other day of the year.

  • Richard Foord
    Article: Jun 19, 2022
    By Bryan Lewis

    On Thursday 23rd June there will be two parliamentary by-elections both resulting from the resignations of disgraced Tory MPs.

    148 Tory MPs recently said they have no confidence in the Prime Minister and pollsters have long been unanimous in reporting that a substantial majority of the public want Johnson removed from office. Without a general election the country has no mechanism for achieving this result.

  • Summer Draw 1
    Article: Jun 12, 2022
    By Bryan Lewis

    National Online Summer Draw 2022

    The Lib Dem Summer Draw is organised by the Lib Dem Christmas Draw team. Over the last 20 years they have helped raise £100,000s for Liberal Democrat local parties.

    There's a special section for the City of Wolverhampton Lib Dems

    https://libdemdraw.org.uk/city-of-wolverhampton

  • Article: Jun 8, 2022

    It's Carers Week - a chance to recognise, celebrate and, most of all, listen to the stories of unpaid carers.

    People looking after their loved ones are doing a remarkable job in difficult circumstances. As a carer for most of my life - first for my mum, then for my gran, and now for my disabled son, John - this is something I know all too well.