Category Archives: ldd

Lib Dems Deliver: Fairer Pay

In the coalition government the Liberal Democrats pressed for the publication of the gender ‘pay gap’ for large firms – from today it is law. Jo Swinson, who as equalities minister pressed the legislation forward in the coalition, tweeted: 2 years after I won the battle in government, #GenderPayGap reporting law comes into force today — Jo Swinson (@joswinson) […]

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Lib Dems Deliver: 5,000 weddings

There were almost 5,000 same-sex marriages in the year same-sex marriage was introduced, new figures from the Office of National Statistics have revealed. The figures show there were 4,850 marriages between same-sex couples in 2014, 44% (2,129) between male couples and 56% (2,721) between female couples. In total 1 in 46 marriages that year were between same-sex couples. Baroness Lynne […]

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Lib Dems Deliver: Renters’ Rights

Following Lib Dem pressure to help renters afford a home and reduce upfront costs, the Government has announced a ban on letting fees for tenants in the Autumn Statement. Liberal Democrat Peer Olly Grender has been promoting the campaign and is the author of the Renters’ Rights Bill, which was debated just five days ago in Parliament. The Bill calls for: A […]

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Lib Dems Deliver: “Turing Pardon” Set To Be Extended

Architect of Alan Turing’s pardon, John Leech said: “This is a deeply profound and emotional day.” John Leech has pushed for an amendment on the ‘Alan Turing Law’ which will see tens of thousands pardoned. Leech led campaign to pardon Turing and 75,000+ others criminally convicted of homosexuality. Tim Farron MP thanks John Leech for ‘tireless’ work. Former Liberal Democrat MP for Manchester Withington, […]

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Lib Dem ‘Revenge Porn’ Law Delivers

Over 200 people have been prosecuted since the “revenge porn law” came into force in England and Wales last year, a new Crown Prosecution Service report reveals. Revenge porn refers to people posting sexually explicit media of their former partners online, without the consent of the pictured individual. When the images are legally obtained from a partner, they are usually […]

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