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Archive for the ‘Housing’ Category

“It’s good to be back in Southport. I was last here in October. It was pouring with rain. The local party was licking its wounds after a difficult General Election … and there was a challenging council by-election to fight. But a week later our candidate, and former MP, John Pugh, was swept on to […]

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Dear Derek, Today’s Budget saw the UK slip from the top of the growth league to deep into the relegation zone. Each person in Britain is set to be £687 worse off per year compared to forecasts before the election. And as living standards are squeezed, the Government is setting aside £3.7bn to cover the cost […]

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By NewsHound | Sat 30th September 2017 – 9:55 am Writing in the Independent, Vince Cable explains why he’ll be marching on the Tory Party Conference in Manchester this weekend. He certainly is bringing the anti Brexit fight directly to them. I believe it would be a healthy exercise in democracy to participate in a peaceful, dignified […]

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  By Caron Lindsay | Wed 21st June 2017 – 11:04 pm The LibDem Press Office has issued a veritable storm of press releases in response to the Queen’s Speech today. Here’s a round-up of what our key figures said about their areas of expertise. Tim Farron looked at the whole speech and was unimpressed: “This slimmed […]

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Lib Dem Conference MARCH 19, 2017 – 12:45 PM Where will liberal pro-Europeans, a group that includes people, even MPs, from across Labour, Conservative, Green, Lib Dem and no party, end up at the next general election? Will they be split ineffectually across many parties, will they coalesce around a new party or will the […]

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Tim Farron Lib Dem leader and MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale CHRISTOPHER FURLONG VIA GETTY IMAGES This country’s housing market has long been broken, but it’s now spiralling out of control. Average house prices are almost seven times people’s incomes, and in places like London up to 12 times higher. Over 1.6million people are on […]

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By Katharine Pindar  in Liberal Democrat Voice, Mon 5th December 2016 – 1:11 pm “More than 2000 years ago, so the story goes, angels sang ‘Goodwill towards all mankind.’ It’s a sentiment that Liberal Democrats can generally support. The point I want to suggest, however, is that the British people feel an increasing goodwill towards us, […]

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Liberal Democrat peers have laid down 20 of the 51 Private Members’ Bills in the Ballot following the Queen’s Speech. On Monday Olly Grender will introduce her Bill on renters’ rights and Judith Jolly will introduce a Bill on registering arms brokers. Further Liberal Democrat Bills have been highlighted by Lib Dem Voice including Anthony Lester’s Bill […]

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By Baroness Cathy Bakewell | Tue 12th April 2016 – 12:34 pm “A few weeks ago I wrote on Lib Dem Voice about the full throttle attack that Lib Dems in the Lords are undertaking on the Housing and Planning Bill – one of the shoddiest pieces of legislation put before Parliament for well over […]

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Rebuilding the Housing Bill

by derekdeedman on 28 March, 2016

After 9 long days in Committee the Housing Bill will now enter Report after Easter. Peers will vote to make considerable changes to a Bill, which in its current state, will only exacerbate the current housing crisis. The Liberal Democrats have spoken on a number of controversies in the Bill as it crawls through the […]

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