Tackling child poverty
Our child poverty targets were blocked by the Conservatives: reducing relative poverty, reducing gaps in life chances, and reducing entrenched poverty.
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Our £700 Tax Cut
We put a £700 tax cut for ordinary workers on the front page of our manifesto at the last election. And we have now delivered this in Government.
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Closing the gender pay gap
We want to make it a requirement for companies employing over 250 people to publish the average pay of male & female workers, creating pressure to close the gender pay gap.
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Mental health research: the next big breakthrough?
A Lib Dem government would establish a mental health research fund to support the development of new cutting-edge mental health treatments
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1 Million Trees
The first government tree planting campaign since the 1970s, the Big Tree Plant aims to plant 1 million new trees by 2015.
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Youth unemployment halved
Down by 55% across the North West since May 2010
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Millions to benefit from cold weather cash
Liberal Democrats in Government have ensured the permanent increase of Cold Weather Payments from £8.50 to £25
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Taking on LGBTphobic bullying
£2m project to help tackle homophobic, biphobic & transphobic bullying in schools
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Chris Davies wins Green Ribbon Political Award for MEP of the year

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Chris Davies MEP

Chris Davies MEP

Chris Davies, MEP for North West England June 1999 – July 2014 was named Parliamentarian of the year (MEP) in the Green Ribbon Political Awards this week.

In the European Parliament, Chris dedicated himself to reform of the Common Fisheries Policy.

He was instrumental in the cross-party ‘Fish for the future’ scheme and through hard work and deft political manoeuvring ensured that the reforms went through largely unscathed with parliament voting to end discards and overfishing by 2015.

Chris was also active on numerous committees at the European Parliament, particularly as a member of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee.

Chris widely promoted the use of carbon capture and storage as a means to reduce CO2 emissions with his report on the issue.

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.

From 1998 Kate headed the leading conservation campaigning charity Campaign to Protect Rural England for nearly six years

Liberal Democrats in government have worked hard to keep the environment on the agenda.

The Liberal Democrats will never abandon our commitment to the environment. We are the only party that can be trusted to deliver green jobs and green growth in Government.

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Closing the gender pay gap

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Liberal Democrats want to make it a legal requirement for companies employing more than 250 people to publish the average pay of their male and female workers, creating pressure to close the gender pay gap.

Women should have the same opportunities as their male colleagues in the workplace and should be rewarded accordingly.

Liberal Democrats are leading the campaign to close the gender pay gap.

Join our campaign today. 

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Stockport’s New Peer

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Dave GoddardDavid Goddard, former Stockport council leader, is one of six new Liberal Democrat members of the House of Lords announced today.

The new peers are:

  • Chris Fox – Director of Group Communications for GKN; and former Chief Executive of the Liberal Democrats.
  • Cllr David Goddard – elected Member of Stockport Metropolitan Council (Liberal Democrat);  former Leader of Stockport Council; former Member of the Greater Manchester Police Authority; and former Non-Executive Director of Manchester International Airport.
  • Cllr Barbara Janke – elected Member (Liberal Democrat) and former Leader of Bristol City Council; and former teacher.
  • Cllr Kath Pinnock – elected Member (Liberal Democrat) and former Leader of Kirklees Council.
  • Paul Scriven – managing partner for Scriven Consulting; former elected Member (Liberal Democrat) and Leader of Sheffield City Council; and former senior NHS manager.
  • Cllr Dr Julie Smith – elected Member of Cambridge City Council; Senior Lecturer in International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at Cambridge University; and Fellow of Robinson College.

Announcing the peers, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said:

“Our new peers highlight the campaigning heartbeat of our party, standing up for their local areas and championing the Liberal Democrat cause to deliver a stronger economy and a fairer society.

“I am delighted to welcome them all to our Parliamentary team.

“I know that every new peer on this list will make a valuable contribution to British politics, the House of Lords and the Liberal Democrat team in Westminster. Along with their Liberal Democrat colleagues, I am sure they will take up the mantle of being committed reformers and continue to make the case for a smaller and more democratic upper chamber.”

Closing the gender pay gap

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Equal Jobs, Equal Pay

Liberal Democrats want to make it a legal requirement for companies employing more than 250 people to publish the average pay of their male and female workers, creating pressure to close the gender pay gap.

Women should have the same opportunities as their male colleagues in the workplace and should be rewarded accordingly.

Liberal Democrats are leading the campaign to close the gender pay gap.

Join our campaign today.

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