Lib Dems Deliver: 5,000 weddings

There were almost 5,000 same-sex marriages in the year same-sex marriage was introduced, new figures from the Office of National Statistics have revealed. The figures show there were 4,850 marriages between same-sex couples in 2014, 44% (2,129) between male couples and 56% (2,721) between female couples. In total 1 in 46 marriages that year were between same-sex couples. Baroness Lynne […]

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999 emergencies must not be left waiting

999 calls are emergencies and must be treated as such, says South Lakeland MP Tim Farron. He has uncovered police figures showing that some callers have had to wait well over 3 minutes to get through to Cumbria Police after calling the emergency number, and hundreds of callers have hung up before getting through. A Freedom of Information request to […]

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Chancellor’s six mile insult to the North

Jane Brophy has slammed as “insulting” a budget announcement from the Chancellor to fund just six miles of road across the whole of the North of England. “This feeble announcement by the Chancellor is insulting to the people of Greater Manchester and the North of England,” Jane said. “While the Government spends tens of billions on Crossrail in London, the […]

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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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