North West Conference

North West Region spring conference is in Liverpool this Saturday. Speakers include Lord Roberts of Llandudno, Lord Storey of Childwall, Alisha Lewis, Cllr Richard Kemp and Lib Dem candidate in the byelection that never was Jackie Pearcey. It’s open to all members – and all members have a vote in policy decisions. Find out more here and join us there!

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Government must U-turn on Universal Credit cuts

Ahead of the Chancellor’s Spring Statement, I’m calling on the government to reverse cuts to the Universal Credit Work Allowance, writes Stephen Lloyd MP. The Treasury reduced the programme’s funding by £3 billion annually after the Liberal Democrats left government in 2015, reducing the amount people can earn while on Universal Credit. Several high profile Conservatives have joined the Lib Dems in […]

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Major victory in ban on cold-calling

As the Financial Guidance and Claims Bill returns to the House of Commons today, the Liberal Democrats have secured a significant victory following the government’s acceptance of crucial amendments tabled by Liberal Democrats peers in the House of Lords. Led by Lord Sharkey, the Liberal Democrats campaigned in the House of Lords to end the scourge of cold-calling in relation […]

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‘Almost half of young people taking their own lives are not known to mental health services’ – report

South Lakes MP Tim Farron says a new report shows that not enough is being done to make mental health services available for young people. The study, which was conducted by the University of Manchester, found that almost half (43%) of young people who took their own lives were not known to any service or agency. Tim is campaigning for […]

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Farron: ‘Flood defence plans are in vain unless water companies are held to a higher standard’

Tim Farron MP

South Lakes Lib Dem MP Tim Farron says that new multi-million-pound flood defence schemes along the River Kent could be in vain if the Government fail to hold water companies to a higher standard. At the moment, while the Environment Agency’s standard for all new flood defences is to withstand a one in 100-year rainfall event, the industry standard for […]

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