Lib Dems deliver: Ban on Revenge Evictions

‘Revenge evictions’ have finally been outlawed after a long and successful campaign by the Liberal Democrats. The law will make any eviction invalid where the tenant has made a complaint about housing conditions that the landlord did not respond to satisfactorily. Previously 200,000 renters faced this type of ‘revenge’ eviction every year, according to research by Shelter. We started the […]

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Lib Dems deliver: 30-day refund rights

From today anyone who buys faulty goods will be entitled to a refund for 30 days from purchase. Previously the refund period was defined as “a reasonable time” which could lead to disputes when an item was not returned until a few days or a couple of weeks on from sale. Consumers rights are now more clearly set out and […]

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Don’t Freeze Student Loan Repayment Threshold

Lib Dem MP for Leeds North West Greg Mulholland has called on government ministers not to freeze the level at which students begin to repay their loans after graduating. For loans taken out before 2012, graduates started repaying when their income reached £15,000. This has now risen to a little over £17,000. In 2012, Liberal Democrats were able to get […]

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Hot School Meals Under Threat

Southport MP John Pugh, who was recently made Lib Dem Education Spokesman by Tim Farron, is urging primary school heads to write to the Government to save the free school meal provision for infant school children. The policy of providing across the board hot meals to all children up to 7 has been a success despite initial scepticism but the […]

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Former MEP was “too good to lose”

Chris Davies MEP

Former MEP Chris Davies has been declared ‘Parliamentarian of the Year (MEP)’ for his work in achieving reform of the EU’s common fisheries policy. The Liberal Democrat, who represented the North West of England from 1999 until May this year, was presented with the Green Ribbon award at a ceremony in the House of Commons by leading environmentalist Jonathon Porritt. […]

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