Vince Cable calls for “renaissance of manufacturing” in North West

Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable has called for a “renaissance of manufacturing” in the North West and a “massive injection” of infrastructure investment, in a speech today at his party’s Autumn conference. The former Business Secretary will warn that the UK economy remains overly reliant on property markets and banks in London and the South East. He will then set out policies to tackle regional […]

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Farron relaunches campaign for radiotherapy in the South Lakes

Tim Farron MP

South Lakes MP Tim Farron has relaunched his campaign to bring a radiotherapy unit to Westmorland General Hospital. A petition is being sent to every house in the constituency to call for the current NHS England review into services in Lancashire and South Cumbria to include proposals for the new unit. In 2015, Tim persuaded the then Liberal Democrat Treasury […]

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The roll-out of the Universal Credit has been shambolic – it’s time for it to be paused

According to charities, councils and housing associations, the rollout of the universal credit is a disaster in slow-motion. A mandatory six-week wait to receive a first payment is causing people serious difficulties, with over half of new claimants having to borrow money to make ends meet. Universal Credit’s policy of making claimants pay landlords Universal Credit’s policy of making claimants […]

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