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  • Wombourne stall 2022
    Article: Jul 10, 2022
    By Bryan Lewis

    After two years of being cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic, local fayres and carnivals are back and the Liberal Democrats are also back with their stall.

    The photo on the right shows our Wombourne tombola stall being readied before the official opening. The organisers have a parade of floats around the village to let people know the Carnival was about to open and the crowds poured in. We were kept very busy until closing time and had our most successful stall since records began in 2004.

  • Article: Jul 6, 2022
    By Munira Wilson

    Each year, thousands of grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings and family friends step up to support a child who is unable to live with their birth parents. They deserve more support.

    Yesterday, I introduced the Kinship Care Bill in the House of Commons. This bill calls on the Government to provide all friends and relatives who look after a child who cannot live with their birth parents with an allowance of at least £137 a week: the same level as for foster carers.

  • Article: Jul 2, 2022
    By Bryan Lewis

    Writing in the New Statesman Kevin Maguire, associate editor (politics) of the Daily Mirror, claims that the Liberal Democrats have named their price for a deal with Labour.

    It is unclear where he obtained his information, but he claims the price of Liberal Democrat support for a Labour minority government would start with electoral reform without a referendum, in a confidence and supply agreement after the next general election.

  • Article: Jul 1, 2022
    By Wera Hobhouse

    Today, 1st of July, we are marking an incredible 50 years since the first Pride rally took place in the UK.

    We have made incredible strides when it comes to protecting the fundamental human rights of those with LGBT+ identities. I am proud that our party has supported LGBT+ rights since its very conception.

  • Let's kick the Tories out of Penkridge - Sam Harper-Wallis
    Article: Jun 30, 2022

    The South Staffs District ward of Penkridge North East and Acton Trussel and Parish ward of Penkridge North have been Tory held for 20 years but there will be a byelections on 21st July.

    The Lib Dem candidate in both is Sam Harper-Wallis who lives in Penkridge and was grateful when Wolverhampton members turned up to help.

  • Layla Moran
    Article: Jun 29, 2022

    AT PMQs on 29 June, the Lib Dem's Layla Moran (MP for Oxford West and Abingdon ) asked the Deputy Prime minister "Will the government back law banning use of non-disclosure agreements in cases of sexual harassment, bullying and misconduct?"

    Deputy PM Dominic Raab replied "we have to do everything we can to protect women and girls"

  • 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 his 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