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  • Article: Nov 21, 2014

    We are please to announce the election results for the Party Committee Elections 2014. The elected candidates (subject to any appeals) are as follows:

    Federal Executive

    Dawn Barnes
    Ramesh Dewan
    Josh Dixon
    Sue Doughty
    Neil Fawcett
    Jonathan Fryer
    James Gurling
    Evan Harris
    Keith House
    Kavya Kaushik
    Caron Lindsay
    Gordon Lishman
  • Article: Nov 21, 2014

    Liberal Democrats have scooped two Green Ribbon Political Awards recognising their outstanding environmental achievements.

    At Tuesday's awards ceremony Baroness Parminter was named Parliamentarian of the Year (House of Lords), recogniding the work she has done in consistently challenging for the environment both inside and outside the House.

  • Article: Nov 21, 2014

    Liberal Democrat International Development Minister Baroness Northover will today announce that Britain has joined global action and pledged £31m to help prevent millions of people dying from illnesses linked to cooking over coal, wood, dung or biomass stoves.

    Figures from the World Health Organisation show that every year year 4.3m people die from illnesses caused by exposure to household air pollution.

  • Article: Nov 20, 2014

    With Portsmouth residents calling for action to save local pubs, Leeds Lib Dem MP Greg Mulholland, Chair of the 'Save the Pub Group' and Coordinator of the national 'Fair Deal for Locals' campaign is winning the fight against pub companies who exploit hardworking licensees and take an unfair share of pub profits.

  • Article: Nov 20, 2014

    A petition has been launched to save Portsmouth Dial a Ride from being closed down. Proposals put forward by the Conservative/Labour/UKIP councillors are proposing to close down the service.

    Today Portsmouth's Lib Dem Leader, Gerald Vernon-Jackson, met people using the service as well as drivers at the Age UK building in Buckland. He also launched a petition to save the service.

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    Article: Nov 20, 2014

    Disadvantaged Oxfordshire primary school pupils to receive £18.49m boost

    Disadvantaged primary school pupils in Oxfordshire are set to receive £18.49m to boost attainment, the Liberal Democrats have announced.

    The pupil premium funding for 2015/16 will help teachers support those children at most risk of falling behind their colleagues.

  • Article: Nov 20, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey has today (20 November) announced that the UK government will invest up to £720m in the Green Climate fund to help poorer countries adapt to climate change and go low-carbon.

    The UK joins other major economies including Japan, Germany, America and France in pledging financial support to help developing countries adapt to the adverse effects of climate change and to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Article: Nov 20, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has confirmed he will be taking part in Bite The Ballot's Leaders' Live debate next month.

    Nick said:

    "Leaders Live is a fantastic initiative from Bite the Ballot to get young people involved in the political debate. This project will take the leaders of the main political parties to where young people are already active - through exciting new ways of communicating."

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    Article: Nov 19, 2014

    The pay gap between men and women has fallen to a record low, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

    In April, the difference in pay between men and women stood at 9.4 per cent, compared with 10 per cent the previous year.

    When records began in 1997, the pay gap was 17.4 per cent, the ONS said.

  • Article: Nov 19, 2014

    Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is calling on businesses to revolutionise what they are doing to support family friendly working.

    Nick's call for action follows the results of a survey by Mumsnet which reveals that 39 per cent of dads have had to use their paid annual leave just to take time off after the birth of a child.