Wera: Increase Youth Mental Health Funding

It’s no secret that youth mental health services are chronically underfunded. Wera Hobhouse, former Lib Dem councillor in Rochdale and now MP for Bath, has tabled an Early Day Motion in Parliament to change that. Figures released by the Local Government Association estimate that between 70 and 75 per cent of young people experiencing a mental health problem are unable to access […]

Read more

Sir Gerald Kaufman R.I.P.

Official Statement from Manchester Gorton, Central and Blackley Liberal Democrats Sir Gerald Kaufman R.I.P. It is with great sadness that we heard of the death yesterday of Sir Gerald Kaufman, Member of Parliament for Manchester Gorton. I first met Sir Gerald over 30 years ago when he visited (then) Wright Robinson High School whilst I was studying in the sixth-form. […]

Read more

Tory Married Couples Allowance total failure

The Liberal Democrats have branded the Conservative’s Flagship Married Couples Tax Allowance policy a ‘pathetic failure’ after figures revealed that only a fraction of eligible couples had bothered claiming the allowance. Only 330,000 people have taken advantage of the allowance, equivalent to 8% of those eligible. The Tories had believed over 4 million would take allowance. The Liberal Democrats also […]

Read more
1 2