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Council Gain & Near Miss in Cumbria

Liberal Democrats in Cumbria are celebrating a great pair of council election results yesterday. On Cockermouth Town Council we gained our first seat, while a strong second place for an Allerdale Borough Council byelection saw our share of the vote rise 20%. Cockermouth Town Council, Christchurch ward: Lib Dem Rebecca Hanson 228 [41.1%] Labour 189 [34.1%] Independent 138 [24.8%] Majority […]

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Tories turning lights off on green economy

Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change Spokesperson Lynne Featherstone has accused the Conservatives of trashing the coalition government’s green legacy, including by slashing subsidies for renewable energy while spending billions subsidising Hinkley Point. The Government’s own impact assessment has predicted up to 19,000 job losses in the wind and solar sector. The Liberal Democrats are debating a package of measures […]

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Lib Dems call for review into legal aid cuts

The Liberal Democrats have called for an urgent review into the effect of cuts to the legal aid budget and increased court fees. The changes have seen a rise in the number of people coming before the courts without being represented by a lawyer, as well as deterring individuals and small businesses from taking legal action. Exceptional case funding, which […]

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Lib Dems oppose new nuclear plant at Hinkley

The Liberal Democrats have denounced the construction of a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point. The party voted at their conference in Brighton to oppose the construction of the new plant agreeing that represents very poor value for money for UK consumers. The Liberal Democrats have called for a UK energy strategy resting on investments in energy efficiency, renewable […]

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Referendum on Brexit deal

Liberal Democrat members have overwhelmingly endorsed the party’s plan to offer the British people a referendum on the final Brexit deal negotiated by the Government. This makes the Liberal Democrats the only party whose official policy is to continue campaigning for the UK to remain a member of the EU. The party also set out nine priorities for the Brexit […]

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