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  • Ed Davey, MP, Leader of the Lib Dems and long-time carer
    Article: Nov 25, 2021

    On Carers Rights Day (25 Nov) the Lib Dems led by Ed Davey continued their long-running campaign to demand a better deal for carers.

    The Covid pandemic has shown that we are a nation of carers. But it's also shown how, for this Conservative Government carers are nothing more than an afterthought.

    From Ministers' abject failure to protect people in care homes, to their refusal to adequately raise Carer's Allowance, carers have been forgotten and ignored again and again.

  • Matthew Taylor with results from a Cippenham litter pick led by Lib Dem Focus team
    Article: Oct 18, 2021

    Getting parties to work together to find solutions to problems is more likely to come from a change to a fairer, proportional, voting system, said Slough Lib Dem Chair, Matthew Taylor in the Slough Express on Friday 15 Oct.

    Matthew explained how it was the current electoral system that gave Prime Minister Johnson a large majority of seats in Parliament, but with well under 50% of the votes.

  • Layla Moran: Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon
    Article: Sep 20, 2021

    During the awful violence in May, Britain was absent from the world stage - despite our historic responsibilities to the region.

    That's why today we have set out a route map proposed by Layla Moran MP, Lib Dems Forieign Affairs spokesperson, for the UK Government to follow in its engagement with the region. It is vital that long-term underlying tensions are to be addressed if we hope to achieve a lasting peace rather than a short term truce.

  • Ed Davey MP, Lib Dem Leader
    Article: Sep 19, 2021

    Lib Dem leader Ed Davey (left) gave his keynote speech to the party conference! We've pulled some of the highlights for you - but if you want to read the full speech you can find it here.

    Boris Johnson's Conservative Government is steering us all into another terrible crisis.

    Ed started on the supply chain crisis

  • Ed Davey MP, Lib Dem Leader
    Article: Sep 18, 2021
    By Liberal Democrats

    Soaring temperatures worldwide, flash flooding in central London and increasing numbers of wildfires. These are just a few ecological disasters we are seeing as a result of climate change. It is painfully obvious we must act.

    We need to be ambitious. It is only by working with every single nation across the globe that we can hope to take on this challenge.

  • Christine Jardine MP, Lib Dem Treasury spokesperson
    Article: Sep 17, 2021

    The world's largest and most successful companies must pay their fair share. And to do that, we need a global minimum corporation tax.

    Amazon paid just £293m in tax in the UK last year, while its sales surged by 26% to £13.73bn.

    This isn't right.

    At the G7 summit in June, major economies reached an international consensus on tackling tax avoidance. The Lib Dems are proud to support the breakthrough championed by President Biden for a global corporation tax rate.

  • Matthew Taylor with results from a Cippenham litter pick led by Lib Dem Focus team
    Article: Aug 6, 2021

    "Action is needed on many front to clean up the mess created by Slough's councillors: Slough Council is effectively 'bankrupt' " said Matthew Taylor Chair of Slough Lib Dems.

    In a letter published in Slough Observer on 6 August 21, Matthew explained there was some good news from the recent meeting of Slough Council, but many troubling concerns remain.

  • Lib Dems Green Recovery Plan
    Article: Jul 28, 2021
    In Chelmsford Lib Dems website

    Britain must lead the way by acting now to protect our natural environment, clean up our air and cut our carbon emissions.

    We really can't wait for the Govt to get their act together. We need a national climate action plan NOW

    There's less than 100 days until COP26.

    That's a huge climate summit attended by leaders from across the globe, hosted right here in the UK. It's a chance for the UK to show real leadership in tackling the climate crisis - but Boris Johnson won't take it seriously.

  • Matthew Taylor with results from a Cippenham litter pick led by Lib Dem Focus team
    Article: Jul 17, 2021

    "Slough Lib Dems are helping to promote the petition calling for the resignation of Councillor James Swindlehurst, Leader of Slough's Labour-run Council, and for an inquiry into the extremely serious financial mess his mismanagement has got the Council into", said Matthew Taylor, Chair of Slough Lib Dems (see left).

  • Matthew Taylor with results from a Cippenham litter pick led by Lib Dem Focus team
    Article: Jul 12, 2021

    "Many years of mismanagement by Labour Councillors, combined with Tory irresponsibility, have plunged Slough Council into effective bankruptcy. The town needs a new way forward out of this financial fiasco" said Matthew Taylor, Chair of Slough Lib Dems (see left helping to lead a Cippenham litter-pick).