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  • Happy Solstice
    Article: Jun 20, 2021
    By Bryan Lewis

    The 2021summer solstice will occur on Monday 21st June at 4.32 am BST.

    On the day of the summer solstice the number of hours of daylight are at their maximum while the number of hours of night are at their minimum.

    Many people consider the summer solstice to be a day but in reality it is the exact moment when whichever hemisphere you're in is most tilted towards the Sun.

  • Article: Jun 20, 2021
    By Bryan Lewis

    The government has plans for a new Elections Bill which will introduce mandatory voter ID for Westminster elections and all elections in England.

    Mandatory ID presents a significant threat to democratic access and equality. Millions of people lack the forms of required documentation, such as a passport or driving licence and around 3.5 million citizens do not have any photo ID.

  • Article: Jun 19, 2021
    By Daisy Cooper MP

    Chesham and Amersham constancy has never had anything but a Conservative MP. The council has been controlled by the Conservatives for over a century. The Conservatives have never dipped below 50% of the vote here.

    Until now.

    The Lib Dem team, and the people of Chesham and Amersham sent a shockwave through British politics by electing Liberal Democrat Sarah Green as the constituency's new MP.

    The Tories thought they could take the Blue Wall for granted. They were wrong.

    Liberal Democrats took on the Tories in their heartlands, and won. They showed that, no matter where you live, or how supposedly "safe" your seat is - if you want a Liberal Democrat MP, you can get one.

  • Article: Jun 18, 2021

    Liberal Democrats showed that we are a force to be reckoned with.

    Last night Liberal Democrats gained a 25% swing in Chesham and Amersham electing our 12th MP, Sarah Green.

    We struck at the heart of the Conservatives' blue wall and took one of their safest seats.

    Liberal Democrats showed that we are a force to be reckoned with. We have a team to match anyone.

  • Article: Jun 18, 2021

    Sky and the BBC have led with our story all day, we are cutting through.

  • Article: Jun 15, 2021

    At the weekend we met with old friends and new from our European sister parties for ALDE Congress, albeit via a Zoom link, as the Congress was online for the first time. It was my privilege to lead a diverse Lib Dem delegation of around 40, which in addition to the official categories for diversity, included several UK nationals resident in the EU and a few EU citizens resident in the UK.

  • Article: Jun 15, 2021

    Priti Patel says refugees should come to the UK through safe and legal routes, and is threatening to punish any who don't.

    The Conservative Government is failing to provide any safe and legal routes for refugees to take.

    But at the same time, the Conservative Government is failing to provide any safe and legal routes for refugees to take.

  • Article: Jun 13, 2021
    By Bryan Lewis

    Back in 1999 the House of Lords was reorganised but not to be an elected chamber. Instead there are 92 hereditary peers, a couple of dozen 'Lords Spiritual and Temporal' (mainly C of E bishops) and filled up with any number of political appointments. It's a ridiculous composition but the fact that in 2021, hereditary aristocrats still have a place in our parliament is beyond baffling.

  • Article: Jun 11, 2021
    By Ed Davey - Leader of the Liberal Democrats

    People looking after their loved ones too often feel forgotten.

    Yesterday, I spent some time meeting with a wonderful group of unpaid carers.

    We had been brought together by Carers UK and a number of other carers' organisations as part of Carers Week, so they could share their experiences directly with me and we could discuss what changes might make their lives better.

  • Article: Jun 10, 2021
    By Bryan Lewis

    On 8th June the Boundary Commission England published its proposals for new boundaries for English constituencies. Scotland and Wales will follow later. Current constituencies have a huge variation in their electorates and the new electoral boundaries attempt to ensure that they all contain around 73,400 constituents each.