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150,000 new homes a year for five years

Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Baroness Susan Kramer has called for a 45 billion pound investment in house-building, enough to build 150,000 homes a year for five years. This would form part of a wider fund to deliver on the infrastructure the country desperately needs – on roads, rail, broadband, schools and hospitals. Speaking to Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton, Baroness […]

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Tim Farron confirmed for Regional Conference

Liberal Democrat party leader Tim Farron MP will be the closing speaker at the party’s North West regional conference in Lancaster on October 15th. Tim, whose constituency of Westmorland and Lonsdale is about 30 miles away, opened last autumn’s North West conference welcoming the 1,000 new members who had joined the party in the region since the General Election, including […]

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NHS must fund HIV prevention drug prophylaxis

The HIV preventative drug prophylaxis should be made available on the NHS for high-risk groups including men who have sex with men and BAME communities, the Liberal Democrats have urged. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a once-a-day pill that reduces the risk of HIV infection by 86%. In August, the High Court ruled that NHS England could fund the drug. NHS […]

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£60m fund to tackle homelessness

An additional £60 million should be spent on tackling soaring rates of homelessness in the UK, the Liberal Democrats have urged today. The funding would help local councils tackle homelessness by providing emergency accommodation and intervening early to prevent people losing their homes. The Liberal Democrats are also calling for a clampdown on rogue landlords who unfairly evict private tenants, through […]

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Greater Manchester Mayor: members pick Jane Brophy

Experienced Trafford councillor and NHS worker, Jane Brophy, selected by Greater Manchester Liberal Democrats for the mayoral election. Cllr. Jane Brophy: “Looking forward to being a fresh voice for Greater Manchester residents.” Former Manchester MP, John Leech: “Thrilled we have such an energetic, enthusiastic and passionate candidate.” Jane Brophy won the nomination to be the Liberal Democrat Candidate for the elected Mayor […]

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