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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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Former MEP was “too good to lose”

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Chris Davies

Former MEP Chris Davies has been declared ‘Parliamentarian of the Year (MEP)’ for his work in achieving reform of the EU’s common fisheries policy.

The Liberal Democrat, who represented the North West of England from 1999 until May this year, was presented with the Green Ribbon award at a ceremony in the House of Commons by leading environmentalist Jonathon Porritt.

It was the second award that Davies has gained this year. In March his work secured him the title ‘MEP of the Year’ at a ceremony in Brussels.

The former MEP quipped: “Of course it’s an honour to have my efforts recognised and to have received these awards, but they hardly compensate for election defeat. Clearly the voters didn’t realise that I was too good to lose!”

Davies was selected for the Green Ribbon award by a judging panel from the Institution of Water and Environment Management.

He formed and led a cross-party campaign group in the European Parliament that campaigned successfully to reform the EU common fisheries policy, rebuild depleted fish stocks, and curb the wasteful discarding of fish.

Spring Conference: Date Set

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Mark Saturday, February 14th 2015 in your diary… it’ll be the North West Lib Dems Spring Conference!

More details coming soon on our Conferences page.

Chris Davies wins Green Ribbon Political Award for MEP of the year

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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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