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  • Bath Road Bus Lane-Robert Plimmer & Matthew Taylor call for proper consultation
    Article: Oct 17, 2020

    "Much better public consultation is needed to build consensus on tackling key issues such as the housing shortage and improving air quality," demanded Robert Plimmer, Chair of Slough Lib Dems, in a letter published in the Slough Express on 9th Oct, and the Slough Observer on 16th Oct.

    Robert went on to explain how recent events show neither Slough's Labour Council nor the Tory Government seem willing to allow adequate consultation or long-term thinking on topics such as bus lanes or house building.

  • Kirsty Williams_Lib Dem Member of Senedd-Education Minister for Wales
    Article: Oct 15, 2020

    Kirsty Williams, Lib Dem Member of Senedd and Education Minister in the Welsh coalition Government writes:

    I am pleased to announce today that in Wales we have secured free school meal provision for all school holidays until at least Easter 2021.

    The coronavirus pandemic has presented countless challenges this year, but with the Welsh Government now guaranteeing £11 million for these provisions, we can help support those who look to school for more than just education.

  • Ed Davey MP, Lib Dem Leader
    Article: Oct 15, 2020

    People across the country have endured terrible hardships over the past six months. They've lost loved ones, lost livelihoods and been cut off from friends and family.

    We have made huge sacrifices and played by the Government's rules - we deserve to have confidence that these rules will work.

    Instead, our efforts are being squandered by the incompetence of Boris Johnson. His Test and Trace system is not fit for purpose, and scientific advice is being ignored.

  • 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.