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  So writes Tim Farron,  For the Huffington Post Today “Heartbreakingly, week after week, we’ve seen the Tories roll back the tides on a whole raft of policies that we blocked in government. Protection of housing benefit for those under 21 – gone; Protection of child tax credits for larger families – gone; Protection for the […]

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Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron said: “These are the core issues I want the Liberal Democrats to stand out on and take a lead on. “Sensible, liberal and evidence-based views are already being woefully ignored by the Tory government – so it’s up to Liberal Democrats to make this case. “Whether it’s helping young people […]

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Tim Farron interveiw with his local newspaper

by derekdeedman on 26 July, 2015

The first people Tim Farron called on becoming Liberal Democrat leader were his local paper, the Westmorland Gazette. Here are some highlights of his first in-depth interview as leader: Turning his local success into a national phenomenon This is a big deal. It will be a great responsibility and I will work tirelessly to fight for Liberal […]

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Liberal Democrat MPs vote against the Welfare Bill

by derekdeedman on 21 July, 2015

Yesterday in the Commons, Tim Farron gave his first speech as party leader, against the Welfare Bill, highlighting the effects of the ESA changes on people with mental health conditions, the effects on young people, and on the working age poor. He criticised Labour’s confusion over the bill in deciding to abstain, although 48 Labour […]

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Liberal Democrat reactions to the Tory Budget

by derekdeedman on 10 July, 2015

The press office in Liberal Democrat HQ has provided the following briefing on this week’s Tory budget: Amongst the gimmicks and giveaways, the Chancellor has hidden four more years of pain, austerity, and cuts. The Tories used to say we were in it together, but this budget says – you’re on your own. When today’s […]

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By The Lib Dem Voice | Thu 25th June 2015 – 5:04 pm Both Liberal Democrat leadership candidates are giving speeches to the IPPR think tank over the next few days. Here is Tim Farron’s in full.  IPPR has always been one of the leading think tanks on the progressive wing of British politics. I welcome the interest […]

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Newspapers from across the political divide are united in their belief Liberal Democrats have been a force for good in government. In their editorials, national titles recognise the Liberal Democrats achievements in government and the stability the party has brought to the country in the last five years. The newspapers also acknowledge that in the […]

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Liberal Democrats set out six red lines

by derekdeedman on 4 May, 2015

Liberal Democrats have outlined the six red lines that must be agreed to as part of any coalition negotiations in the next government.   The red lines cover education, the economy, tax, health, public sector pay and the environment: 1. Protecting education funding Liberal Democrats want to protect per pupil funding from nursery to 19, in […]

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Labour’s NHS hypocrisy

by derekdeedman on 26 April, 2015

This is rank hypocrisy from a Labour party totally beholden to the private sector when in government. Under Labour, private providers were paid 11% more than NHS providers for the same treatment and their PFI deals are still costing the taxpayer £1bn a year in repayments. The Liberal Democrats put an end to these sweetheart […]

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GATWICK AIRPORT Horsham & Crawley Lib Dem view

by derekdeedman on 26 April, 2015

By Morwen Millson, Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for the Horsham Constituency Airport capacity is difficult, but extremely important, due to the obvious effects on the environment and the people who live close to airports and flight paths, as well as the implications for the economy. I would like to think that the Government could come […]

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