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Over 340,000 secondary school pupils taught in class sizes over 30

The Liberal Democrats have accused the government of treating schoolchildren like “battery hens,” as shocking figures published today have revealed the number of pupils in classes over 30 continues to soar. 344,000 secondary school pupils are now being taught in class sizes over over 30, up 21% compared to two years ago Over one in nine secondary school children are […]

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Victory on NI abortions shows power of cross-party pressure

Former Equalities Minister Jo Swinson MP has said the government’s last-minute announcement that women from Northern Ireland will be able get abortions for free on the NHS in England shows “the power of cross-party pressure.” Jo Swinson was among the MPs who had signed an amendment by Stella Creasy on the issue, which had been selected for a vote today. Liberal Democrat […]

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Hate crimes double in Greater Manchester

Following reports from police that the number of hate crimes has doubled in Greater Manchester since the terrorist attack, the Liberal Democrats have called for unity. Brian Paddick, Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary, said:  “The overwhelming majority of people have responded with incredible compassion and warmth, recognising that we defeat terror by standing together as a community. “It is a real […]

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