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  • Ed Davey MP, Lib Dem Leader
    Article: Sep 28, 2020

    Ed Davey shared his vision on how he plans to fight for a greener, fairer country as we move forward through the coronavirus pandemic. In his first keynote conference speech as Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey's key themes were:

    On the government's failures over COVID-19

    Opening his speech with the challenges facing our country right now, Ed slammed the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying:

  • NHS Heroes
    Article: Sep 26, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has changed every single one of our lives.

    For our frontline workers, we need safety, support and fair pay now.

    You may have been furloughed from work, or lost your job, You may be one of millions of young people who navigated an online learning environment. You may be isolated from friends or family or have lost a loved one to COVID-19.

  • Help for health and care staff
    Article: Sep 25, 2020

    In the UK we're lucky. We're able to turn to the NHS at some of the lowest points in our lives. On a daily basis, our health and care workers are there for us, and deal with tragedy, sickness and death. But all too often, these same front line care staff are overworked and underpaid, writes Munira Wilson, MP, Lib Dem spokesperson for health, wellbeing and social care.

  • Testandtrace-Government shambles
    Article: Sep 21, 2020
    By Munira Wilson

    On May 20th, Boris Johnson declared that the UK would have a 'world-beating' coronavirus test, track and trace system in place by June 1st. Instead, four months later the UK is facing a testing crisis.

    The British public are confronting the reality that we may be facing a second wave of coronavirus with a test and trace system that is just inadequate. It is unacceptable.

  • Ed Davey MP, Lib Dem Leader
    Article: Sep 18, 2020
    By Ed Davey

    Ed Davey, LIB DEM Leader: "Let me be clear about this: I am passionately pro-European.

    I am proud that we stood by our pro-EU values throughout the Brexit process, giving voice to the millions of Remainers who didn't see themselves included in the future that Boris Johnson was trying to build.

    I could not have predicted the almighty shambles that we are seeing now with Brexit.

  • Ed Davey-Lib Dem Leader
    Article: Sep 14, 2020

    Liberal Democrat MPs, under newly elected Leader Ed Davey and Deputy Leader Daisy Cooper, have put forward measures to the Internal Market Bill that will remove controversial clauses that breach the Northern Ireland Protocol.

    Respecting the rule of law is fundamental to any self-respecting Government.

  • Ed Davey, Lib Dem MP: Carers Bill
    Article: Aug 27, 2020
    By Sir Ed Davey MP

    I'd like to start by thanking my friend Layla Moran. Layla, you fought a passionate campaign, full of energy.

    Since becoming an MP, you have inspired so many people, particularly young people. Your future is bright and I look forward to you playing a big role in my team.

    To members of the Liberal Democrats, thank you for putting your faith in me and giving me the honour of leading a party I joined 30 years ago.

  • Layla Moran: Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon
    Article: Aug 15, 2020

    Lib Dem education spokeswoman Layla Moran MP (pictured left) said "Gavin Williamson is an Education Secretary out of his depth and out of excuses."

    Layla received wide coverage in the national and local media, including the Slough Observer, for her call for Mr Williamson to step down from his role as Education Secretary with immediate effect.

  • Ed Davey-Lib Dem Leader
    Article: Jul 15, 2020

    When asked by Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey during today's PMQs, the Prime Minister finally accepted his Government will "learn the lessons of this pandemic" and confirmed there will be in independent inquiry.

    Watch the exchange below 👇 👇

  • Fighting for the 3 million excluded
    Article: Jul 13, 2020

    We have all heard too many heart-breaking stories from those who have lost their livelihoods overnight as a result of the coronavirus crisis and are entirely excluded from the Government's financial support measures.

    It is simply unacceptable that many individuals are ineligible for every kind of support, even Universal Credit, for entirely arbitrary reasons.