Let councils raise tax on second homes

Tim Farron MP

Cumbria Lib Dem MP Tim Farron has tabled a motion in Parliament which calls on the Government to give local councils the power to considerably increase council tax on second homes. Last month the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority became the first local authority in the country to formally offer in principle support for a five-year pilot scheme in which council […]

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No excuse for ambulance waiting times

More than 100,000 patients this winter had to wait in the back of an ambulance for at least 30 minutes due to overcrowding. Those figures are absolutely shocking. They provide yet more evidence that our NHS is at breaking point. The government must act immediately to find a long-term solution to this unacceptable situation. Patients and hard-working staff are paying […]

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Another huge Brexit bill

If Brexit wasn’t happening, taxpayers wouldn’t be paying yet another huge bill. The French President is able to demand £45 million because he also has the option of withdrawing co-operation over the special border control in Calais, as the UK withdraws from the EU. Parliament needs to be told when this money was budgeted for, and what guarantees the UK […]

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Conference Returns to Liverpool

Our Regional Spring Conference returns to Liverpool – on Saturday 17th March 2018. In recent years the event has gone to Warrington, Bramhall, Heald Green and Macclesfield. The last on Merseyside was in Widnes in February 2013. Conference bookings are open here. Our keynote speaker is Lord Roger Roberts of Llandudno, with the rest of the conference and training programme […]

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Chemo cuts will cause lasting damage

Layla Moran MP

Our NHS is struggling – and the impacts are hurting people. It’s time to give our NHS the money it needs writes Layla Moran MP. The Churchill Hospital in Oxford is having to cut chemotherapy services due to staff shortages. This is a horrendous situation. Vital treatments that can save or extend life are under threat because of the pressures the […]

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