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By Suzanne Fletcher | Tue 19th April 2016 – 10:24 am The Immigration Bill returns to the House of Commons on Monday, April 25th. Some very important amendments will be coming from significant wins in the House of Lords, when it was debated there. ALL MPs need to be lobbied and told how important it […]

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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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Liberal Democrat peers have voted to delay devastating Government cuts to disabled support funding. The Government’s plans would have seen some disabled people deemed unfit for work lose £30 a week. Liberal Democrats voted for the publication of a report estimating the impact of the planned cuts on the physical and mental health; financial situation; […]

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By Baroness Kath Pinnock | Thu 4th February 2016 – 5:55 pm Who is going to look after the children? One of the biggest worries for working parents is finding high quality and affordable childcare. It is also one of the biggest barriers, especially for women, to getting back into work. So, when the chance came to […]

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Mark Pack, January 21, 2016 – 10:25 am On Tuesday night I was one of the speakers at the pilot for the excellent Your Liberal Britain project. It is being run by a group of Liberal Democrat members who are pioneering a new way of engaging with members and supporters about what the Liberal Democrats believe and why. The […]

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Spending Revue Reviewed ‘You make your own luck,’ goes the saying. In which case, and only in this respect, George Osborne truly has started a “march of the makers” because he’s one hell of a lucky Chancellor. Had the independent Office for Budget Responsibility not lavished on him a £27 billion fiscal (and notional) windfall, […]

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What’s on in our Parliaments this week?

by derekdeedman on 24 November, 2015

By The Voice | Mon 23rd November 2015 – 12:58 pm What are our MPs, MSPs, MEPs and AM’s going to be talking about this coming week? Holyrood Women will be a key focus of the Scottish Parliament this week with a debate on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women on Wednesday which […]

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By Tony Greaves | Fri 20th November 2015 – 10:47 am We have just seen another week in which the Liberal Democrats in the Lords led the way in challenging the Conservative Government. The high profile issue was votes for 16 and 17 year olds in the European Referendum when no fewer than 91 of […]

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  Earlier today the Liberal Democrat Leader, Tim Farron, made his first major speech on the economy at the IPPR in London. Here are the key principles he set out. He also set out a challenge to Labour to support the Liberal Democrats in stopping the cuts to tax credits, not just putting in transitional […]

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Farron: The Northern Powerhouse is a sham

by derekdeedman on 14 November, 2015

By The Voice | Fri 13th November 2015 – 3:13 pm Lib Dem Leader, Tim Farron, has been in Yorkshire twice this week. He spoke at Yorkshire and the Humber Liberal Democrat conference on Saturday and he was back for the Annual Dinner in Greg Mulholland’s seat on Wednesday. While he was there, he spoke to […]

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