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Budget will leave you £744 per year worse off

Philip Hammond has delivered his Brexit squeeze budget, which will not only leave our NHS and care services in crisis but ordinary households will be clobbered, leaving them £700 per year worse off. Above, Lib Dem Treasury spokesperson Susan Kramer offers her summary of its impact. Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, also attacked the Brexit squeeze budget, saying […]

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Rochdale Lib Dems force another vote on Councilllor’s Allowance rise

Lib Dem alternative budget aims to reduce the cost of democracy. Council Tax discount for the poorest. Extra money on pot-holes and push to safeguard services. Rochdale Liberal Democrats will force a another vote on freezing Councillor’s allowances at next week’s annual budget meeting.  As part of their ‘alternative’, fully costed budget – Councillors Andy Kelly and Irene Davidson claim […]

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Sir Gerald Kaufman R.I.P.

Official Statement from Manchester Gorton, Central and Blackley Liberal Democrats Sir Gerald Kaufman R.I.P. It is with great sadness that we heard of the death yesterday of Sir Gerald Kaufman, Member of Parliament for Manchester Gorton. I first met Sir Gerald over 30 years ago when he visited (then) Wright Robinson High School whilst I was studying in the sixth-form. […]

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Double win in Bolton

Lib Dems in Bolton were celebrating last night as Rebekah Fairhurst and Bernadette Eckersley-Fallon won byelections to represent Daisy Hill and Wingates on Westhoughton town council respectively. Both were gains from Labour. Local parliamentary candidate Warren Fox tweeted the bar charts: 2 fantastic by-election results in Westhoughton for Daisy Hill & Wingates. Congrats Rebekah and Bernie! — Warren Fox […]

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Vote doubles in Copeland and Stoke

The Lib Dems more than doubled our share of the vote in both the Copeland and Stoke-on-Trent Central byelections yesterday. In Copeland, Rebecca Hanson’s campaign took us from 3% at the General Election to 7% – despite the “third party squeeze” effect of a tightly fought by-election with Labour and the Conservatives in a close contest. We moved up from […]

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