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  • Article: Aug 12, 2019

    As I spent my first week in Westminster on my induction programme, in the forefront of my mind is that there are less than 80 days until Boris Johnson tries to take us out of the EU without a deal. So, of course, my first priority was to learn my way around so I am able to find Boris Johnson like I said in my victory speech:

  • Article: Aug 11, 2019
    By Jo Swinson

    For those who have taken part in Hajj, this is a season of new beginnings and Muslims across the globe will be taking time out to reflect on the significance of their faith in their own individual lives.

    Sadly, we are witnessing a horrifying rise in Islamophobia which is often accompanied by exclusionary, right-wing nationalism. Islamophobic tropes are becoming commonplace and attacks on Muslims have been espoused by the man who has just become our Prime Minister. This is unacceptable. We must confront this poisonous rhetoric which, if left unchecked, will permeate our communities in the most extreme and hateful ways.

  • Article: Aug 11, 2019

    This year, Eid ul-Adha (The Festival of Sacrifice) begins on Sunday 11 August and end on Thursday 15 August. It is the second Eid occasion during the Islamic year; the first, Eid-ul-Fitr, marks the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

    Eid ul-Adha signifies the end of the Hajj Pilgrimage - the world's largest annual pilgrimage to Makkah - and is a time for Muslims around the world to share, help others and be thankful, whilst remembering those who are less fortunate.

  • Article: Aug 2, 2019

    We did it!

    We won the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election!

    We won the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election!

    I am so incredibly grateful to every person that got me here.

    Thank you to everyone who traveled, from near and far, to get here and campaign with us. Thank you for the thousands of doors you knocked on, for the tens of thousands of leaflets you delivered, the letters you wrote and stuffed, the leaflets you bundled.

  • Article: Aug 2, 2019

    Jane Dodds and the local Liberal Democrat team just WON the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election!

    And we're all thrilled!

  • The vote share in the Brecon and Radnor by-election
    Article: Aug 2, 2019
    By Bryan Lewis

    Boris Johnson has suffered a major blow after the Tories were beaten by the Liberal Democrats in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election on 1st August. This cuts the Tory majority in Parliament to just one.

    Party leader, Jo Swinson said, "Boris Johnson's shrinking majority makes it clear that he has no mandate to crash us out of the EU. As leader of the Liberal Democrats, I will do whatever it takes to stop Brexit and offer an alternative, positive vision for a richer, greener and safer future. Britain demands better than what the tired old parties can give."

  • Article: Jul 31, 2019

    We've just confirmed our party conference for 2020.

    Spring conference returns to York in 2020!. Registration will later this year, but for now save the date in your diary: 13-15th March 2020!

    And Autumn conference will be in Brighton in 2020, and the dates for your diary are 26-29th September!

    In the meantime, make sure you are registered for this year's Autumn conference - where we will celebrate our big victories in the local and European elections this year - and welcome our newly elected leader Jo Swinson!

  • Article: Jul 31, 2019

    In Uxbridge and South Ruislip Boris Johnson is big on words, little on action, and completely lost when it comes to listening. When I talk with constituents, three key issues come up time and again: Brexit, Heathrow, and Police presence in the constituency.

    On Heathrow, his words were just sound and bluster, leading to disappointment for local residents

  • Wolverhampton People's Vote Campaign
    Article: Jul 31, 2019
    By Bryan Lewis

    The ITV football commentator, Clive Tyldesley compered a People's Vote 'Let Us Be Heard' rally on Tuesday at the Great Hall of Birmingham University.

    A thousand people packed the hall to hear Clive declare himself to be a passionate Remainer and a Remoaner before introduced speakers which included Birmingham Labour MP Jess Phillips, Lib Dem MEP Phil Bennion, Green Party MEP Ellie Chowns, comic and writer Mitch Benn, Isi Daley, an activist for For Our Future's Sake and Conservative former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Michael Heseltine.

  • fly tipping Probert Road
    Article: Jul 29, 2019

    Former Oxley Library

    Oxley Focus Team had a tremendous response to their petition to turn the former library in Probert Road into a Youth Club/Boxing and Martial arts club.

    The site would be an ideal venue to get youngsters into positive activities and away from trouble.

    Unfortunately, the land at the rear is being used as a rubbish dump and the Focus Team is having to take action on that problem.