Brexit threatens European work colleagues – even in Parliament

The Liberal Democrats have warned that flaws in the Conservative Government’s EU Settled Status scheme will threaten the rights of EU citizens, including 175 people across Parliament. Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Ed Davey asked “With all their scandals and reputation for inefficienc...

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DEFRA on “Brexit red alert” with thousands hired as deadline looms

The Liberal Democrats have today warned that DEFRA is on “Brexit red alert” as the party reveals the government have hired nearly 3,000 new staff to prepare for the potential fallout. Liberal Democrat Rural Affairs Spokesperson Alistair Carmichael said: “This is a Conservative Government panic bu...

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Liberal Democrats announce South East region candidates for European elections

The Liberal Democrats have today announced their list of MEP candidates in the South East constituency for the European elections on the 23rd May.The diverse list of candidates includes a current MEP, Councillors and other hard working community activists.The Liberal Democrats will fight the elec...

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Time to end ‘teaching to the test’ culture

Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Layla Moran this week spoke at the National Education Union to demand an end to the ‘teaching to the test’ culture by scrapping league tables, Ofsted and high-stakes testing in primary schools. On Ofsted: "The Ofsted brand is fundamentally broken. It has lo...

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And another Conservative councillor joins the Liberal Democrats

Following the news from Woking, comes the switch from Conservatives to Liberal Democrat of Caroline Neville in Chichester. Caroline Neville, councillor for Stedham since 2015, will be standing for the Liberal Democrats in this May’s local elections. She explained her move, saying: This was an ex...

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Leading Conservative Councillor Moves to the Liberal Democrats

Graham Chrystie, a Pyrford Councillor for 8 years, has left the Conservative party and joined the Liberal Democrats. The move comes on the eve of May’s local elections. “The Conservative Party in Woking is failing on openness, proper consultation and financial disclosure,” points out Cllr Chrysti...

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Lib Dem victory on Mental Capacity Bill

Yesterday (3rd April) the House of Commons was debating the Mental Capacity Bill which now includes huge concessions the Liberal Democrats secured from the Government.The Bill aims to reform the process in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 for authorising arrangements enabling the care or treatment of...

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