Ban on letting fees must not leave any loopholes for letting agents to exploit

The government has introduced draft legislation to ban letting agent fees in a victory for the Liberal Democrats, who called for the change in a Private Members’ Bill last year. Wera Hobhouse MP, Liberal Democrat Communities and Local Government Spokesperson, commented: “I very much welcome the ban on lettings fees and the cap on deposits, which Liberal Democrats have long […]

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Lib Dem GAIN in Southport

Lib Dems gained a council seat from the Conservatives in Southport last night on a huge swing. Former MP John Pugh was elected as the new councillor for Dukes ward on local Sefton council – with a 10% increase in the Lib Dem vote compared to 2016 and up a massive 28% compared to when this particular seat was last […]

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Farron calls on government to keep animal welfare laws post-Brexit

Tim Farron has called on the government to commit to keeping animal welfare laws after Britain has left the EU. The South Lakes MP today met with representatives from Cumbrian eggs business ‘Lakes Free Range’ at an event in Parliament hosted by the RSPCA to discuss the impact of Brexit on farm animal welfare. The event focussed on what effects […]

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CO2 emissions hit record high

The government must take urgent action following a UN report warning that CO2 emissions have reached a record high writes Ed Davey MP. As Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, I played a key role in international attempts to tackle climate change. If we continue as we are, we will miss the Paris Agreement targets. So the British […]

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Rochdale Lib Dems call for Council Leader’s resignation

Councillor Andy Kelly says that Rochdale has no confidence in controversial Council Leader. He dubs under fire Council Leader ‘duplicitous’. Lib Dems plan to put ‘no confidence’ motion to next Borough Council Meeting. The Liberal Democrats in Rochdale have called for the immediate resignation of Richard Farnell as both leader of Rochdale Council and as Councillor for Balderstone and Kirkholt. […]

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