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Housing is a Lib Dem Priority – Tim Farron

by derekdeedman on 26 September, 2015

by prestwichfocus on 25 September, 2015 It was Lib Dem conference this week in Bournemouth. Our membership has grown by more than a third since the election and it was the first Conference speech from our new Lib Dem leader, Tim Farron MP. Tim spoke passionately about his main priority housing. Stating that we have […]

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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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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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The Liberal Democrat Local Election Manifesto launched

by derekdeedman on 23 April, 2015

The 2015 Liberal Democrat Local Election Manifesto is designed to show the relevant parts of the Lib Dem manifesto, launched last week, that affect local government. Some of the highlights: Economy and Growth: Devolved economic decision-making Open up public procurement to SMEs & voluntary sector Extend business rates review to consider Land Value Taxation More & […]

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Liberal Democrats have announced plans for a new Help to Rent scheme to support young workers move out of their family home and into a rented property. Research shows that around two million young working adults still live with their parents despite being in paid work. Rising rental costs mean that many young workers can’t […]

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Tim Farron’s Beveridge Lecture in full: “Let’s say a huge yes to active, ambitious, liberal government and build a new consensus” From Lib Dem Voice – Sun 20th July 2014 – 8:30 am Tim Farron’s Beveridge Lecture in full: “Let’s say a huge yes to active, ambitious, liberal government and build a new consensus” William Beveridge […]

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Earlier in this Parliament, the Government changed the way that Housing Benefit was paid to families in social housing to make the payment related to the number of rooms they actually need, effectively removing what was termed ‘the Spare Room Subsidy’. We did this for a number of reasons. Chief among them was to give […]

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