Category Archives: national

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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900,000 school dinners snatched

More than 189,000 children in the North West will have their free school meals taken away under Conservative plans.  They contrast with the Lib Dem proposal to extend free school meals to all children in primary education and promote school breakfast clubs. Sarah Olney, Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson, responded to the Conservatives proposal saying : “Margaret Thatcher was known as […]

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Lib Dem Team Announced

The Liberal Democrats have announced a new General Election Campaign Team, with former ministers including Jo Swinson, Vince Cable and Ed Davey all returning to the Lib Dem frontbench. Tim Farron said, “I’m delighted to announce my new campaign team, which sees some big beasts of the party returning to lead our General Election fight. “The team brings together a […]

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France: Liberal Gain

For the first time since the current Republic was formed in 1958 a French Presidential Election has been won by a candidate who is not from the ‘two main parties’ – Republicans and Socialists. Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche! party was formed just over a year ago to fill the gap for a centre ground Liberal party in France. Yesterday he […]

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100,000 and on upwards

The Liberal Democrat membership surge has today lifted the party to a landmark 100,000 members – thanks to a staggering 12,500 joining since Theresa May announced the snap General Election last Tuesday. Reaching six figures makes the party bigger than it has been since the mid-1990s and puts it on course to reach its highest membership ever within days. The […]

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