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  • Article: Nov 5, 2021

    Owen Patterson has resigned in a cloud of Tory sleaze. He's handed us a golden opportunity to send a message to this Conservative government - but we need to grab it now.

    The Lib Dems are in the best possible position to compete with the Tories. We are the clear alternative to the Tory vote.

    This by-election is a chance to embarrass the Tories in what was one of their safest seats.

  • Article: Nov 5, 2021

    The 2019 General Election Review (the Thornhill Review) set out how we must change in order to succeed at future elections. Since its publication, in many areas we have made strides, but there is still much to do.

    The Party is currently consulting with members on our governance. Yet more Tory sleaze this week highlights how important for the country it is that we, once again, become a competitive liberal voice in the UK.

  • Article: Nov 3, 2021

    Conservative MPs just voted to prevent Owen Paterson from being suspended despite abusing his position.

    It's clear that Boris Johnson believes that he and his colleagues shouldn't have to face the consequences of their actions. His Government has laid the groundwork for a crony committee of Conservatives to protect each other from the consequences of sleaze.

  • Article: Nov 3, 2021

    The merits of standing in a council by-election we have a chance of winning are obvious. So too for wards which we might hope to win in the future and where the by-election is a chance to accelerate that progress.

    But there are also huge benefits in standing even in wards that we are not likely to win for a very long time yet (if ever).

  • Article: Nov 2, 2021

    Catch up on our Webinar with Jeremy Purvis and Layla Moran on International Aid after the Conservatives cuts.

  • Article: Nov 1, 2021
    By Wolverhampton Lib Dems

    Only around 317 families in Wolverhampton have been supported to better insulate their homes under the government's flagship Green Homes Grant scheme, new figures have revealed.

    The scheme was meant to help people upgrade their homes to net-zero standards and cut their energy bills through fitting better insulation or heat pumps, but was scrapped earlier this year after just six months. However, figures uncovered by the Liberal Democrats show how the scheme has failed families in the local area.

  • Green revovery
    Article: Nov 1, 2021

    COP26 could well be our last chance to take substantive action on the climate crisis, and it's never been more important for Britain to take a leadership role on environmental matters.

    The Liberal Democrats have therefore launched a Green Recovery Plan to show what could, and must, be done:

  • No Trick or Treat
    Article: Oct 29, 2021
    By Bryan Lewis

    In the run up to Halloween,West Midlands Police handed out 'No Trick or treat' signs. People in Britain can't agree about trick-or-treating. Millions do it every Halloween but a 2015 YouGov poll found 45 per cent see it as an "unwelcome American cultural import".

    • There's no legal minimum age limit for a child to go out on their own. But be careful.
    • Trick-or-treating is not illegal. But the police have powers to deal with anti-social behaviour.
  • Article: Oct 26, 2021

    We're calling out Conservative MPs that voted in favour of dumping sewage into rivers.

    Rivers should be safe for swimming, fishing and sustaining wildlife. They are a precious source of drinking water for some. So why are they filled with raw sewage and human waste, destroying them for decades to come?

  • Article: Oct 22, 2021

    Conservative MP Philip Davies has started taking a surprising interest in the Liberal Democrats' commitment to an equal parliament, and our internal selection procedures.

    Perhaps he has decided to turn his back on his sexist views, or perhaps he has a different motive.

    Read Philip Davies' letter to Ed Davey, and Ed's reply: