Victory on NI abortions shows power of cross-party pressure

Former Equalities Minister Jo Swinson MP has said the government’s last-minute announcement that women from Northern Ireland will be able get abortions for free on the NHS in England shows “the power of cross-party pressure.” Jo Swinson was among the MPs who had signed an amendment by Stella Creasy on the issue, which had been selected for a vote today. Liberal Democrat […]

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Hate crimes double in Greater Manchester

Following reports from police that the number of hate crimes has doubled in Greater Manchester since the terrorist attack, the Liberal Democrats have called for unity. Brian Paddick, Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary, said:  “The overwhelming majority of people have responded with incredible compassion and warmth, recognising that we defeat terror by standing together as a community. “It is a real […]

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Manchester Attack: Campaign Suspended

Following the news of last night’s horrifying attack at the Manchester Arena, we have suspended all national campaigning until further notice. Tim Farron was due in Gibraltar today as part of the election campaign.  He tweeted this morning: My deepest condolences to the victims and families in Manchester. As always our emergency services have shown great bravery and heroism. — […]

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900,000 school dinners snatched

More than 189,000 children in the North West will have their free school meals taken away under Conservative plans.  They contrast with the Lib Dem proposal to extend free school meals to all children in primary education and promote school breakfast clubs. Sarah Olney, Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson, responded to the Conservatives proposal saying : “Margaret Thatcher was known as […]

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