Jo Swinson’s message for Pride 2017

With this weekend’s Pride In London, Lib Dem MP Jo Swinson has commented on this year’s LGBT Pride season, which is in full swing.  She said: Pride is a colourful, energetic celebration of freedom, love and acceptance. Each year I am amazed as thousands of people of all sexualities take to the streets in the name of freedom and equality. I am […]

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One in four social care services are failing on safety

Social care safety paints ‘concerning picture’ say the Lib Dems. One in four social care services are failing on safety, the care regulator has said. Analysis by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) shows that 23% of care homes, nursing homes and services providing care in people’s homes require improvement on safety while a further 2% are inadequate. Commenting on the […]

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Worrying rise in nurses leaving the profession

Figures released today by the Nursing and Midwifery Council have shown a reduction in the numbers of nurses and midwives registered to work in the UK. Lib Dem health spokesperson and former health minister Norman Lamb said: “These figures are extremely concerning. For the first time we have more nurses and midwives leaving the profession than joining it, with a […]

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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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