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The Liberal Democrats are campaigning for a Britain which is Open, Tolerant and United - enabling every person to get on in life.


The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.


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  • Article: Apr 27, 2017
    By Barry Holliday

    Since losing Lib Dem opposition, Corbyn's Labour have got lazy - YOU can send them a message by electing Barry Holliday as YOUR local councillor, to give Sherwood Its Own Voice again.

    Sherwood residents have even been writing letters to their neighbours, asking them to vote for Barry, to vote to get things done.

  • Article: Apr 21, 2017

    Lib Dems: This is a chance for voters in Nottingham to prevent a hard Brexit

    People in Nottingham should vote for the Liberal Democrats to prevent a hard Brexit and protect the local economy, the party's local candidates have said today.

    On Tuesday the Prime Minister called a snap General Election to be held on the 8th June.

  • Article: Apr 21, 2017

    PAC report shows lives at risk by delayed emergency services communications plan


    Planned changes by the Home Office to emergency service communications are set to strike a "potentially catastrophic blow" to the ability of the police, fire and ambulance services to keep citizens safe, according to a damning report by the Public Accounts Committee.

  • Article: Apr 21, 2017

    Lib Dems challenge Tory Remain MPs to shun Theresa May's Hard Brexit manifesto

    Theresa May will reportedly include her Hard Brexit negotiating priorities in the Conservative General Election manifesto to lock Remain-backing Tory MPs and the House of Lords into backing her stance.
    The manifesto will include guarantees to leave the Single Market, end the free movement of European Union citizens, and to end the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.

  • Article: Apr 20, 2017
    By Barry Holliday

    Loss of 100 Diageo jobs is the reality of a hard Conservative Brexit


    The drinks company Diageo has announced plans to cut over 100 jobs in Scotland because of concerns over Brexit, it was reported today, including 70 redundancies in Fife and 35 near Glasgow.

    Willie Rennie, Leader of the Scotttish Liberal Democrats and MSP for North East Fife, commented:

  • Article: Apr 20, 2017
    By Barry Holliday

    Corbyn has betrayed millions of Labour remain voters - Carmichael

    Commenting on Labour ruling out a referendum on the final Brexit deal Liberal Democrat Shadow First Secretary Alistair Carmichael said:

    "It is clear now that Jeremy Corbyn is more than willing to back the Tories as they pursue a hard, destructive Brexit. He even ordered his MPs to troop through the division lobbies behind Theresa May.

    "By denying the people a vote on the final Brexit deal, he is turning his back on democracy and the 48% of voters who wanted to remain, but also people who voted leave but clearly want us to stay in the Single Market.

    "This is a betrayal of the millions of former Labour voters who strongly reject Theresa May's hard-right Brexit plan. They deserve a vote on the final deal that the Tories come back with, and the Lib Dems will fight to give it to them.

    "The Liberal Democrats are the real opposition to this Tory Brexit government."

  • Article: Apr 20, 2017
    By Barry Holliday

    Police used as 'first resort' for mental health care, watchdog warns

    Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Sir Thomas Winsor, has today published his annual assessment of policing in England and Wales. Police are being used as the first resort/emergency response in cases of mental ill-health because of cuts to mental health services. Commenting, Shadow Health Secretary

  • Article: Apr 20, 2017
    By Barry Holliday

    Lib Dems gain 8,000 members in 48 hours

    The Liberal Democrats have gained 8,000 new members in the two days since Theresa May called a snap election.

    The increase in members is the fastest rise of new membership in the party's history.

    The party now has over 95,000 members, more than double what it was at the time of the last general election.

  • Article: Apr 20, 2017
    By Barry Holliday

    Lib Dems: Carswell is another top Brexiteer leaving a sinking ship


    Responding to the announcement Douglas Carswell will not stand in the snap General Election, coming after Gisela Stuart quit yesterday, Liberal Democrat Shadow Foreign Secretary Tom Brake said:

    "This is yet another top Brexiteer leaving a sinking ship.

  • Article: Apr 20, 2017
    By Barry Holliday

    May set to U-turn on overseas students - Lib Dem response


    Liberal Democrats have questioned Theresa May's motives, following reports that she wants to U-turn and take foreign students out of the immigration figures.

    Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesperson Brian Paddick said:

    "Theresa May is clearly trying to massage the immigration figures after she set herself damaging and undeliverable targets."

  • Article: Apr 20, 2017
    By Barry Holliday

    Lib Dems: Number of patients on mixed-sex wards triples in two years in "major embarassment" for Hunt


    The Conservatives have been challenged over whether they will again include a manifesto commitment to eliminate mixed-sex wards in hospitals, as new figures reveal the number of patients forced onto mixed-sex wards has almost tripled in the last two years.

  • Article: Apr 20, 2017
    By Barry Holliday

    May needs to commit to future of foreign aid - Lynne Featherstone

    Responding to Theresa May's failure to commit to the future of the 0.7% aid target, former Liberal Democrat Home Office Minister Lynne Featherstone said:

    "Theresa May seems determined to not only drag the UK out of Europe but also pull up the drawbridge to the rest of the world.

    "Our foreign aid spending is something to be proud of, not only does it save and improve lives around the world but it builds Britain's reputation abroad.

    "Theresa May needs to reign in the Tory right wing and reaffirm our country's commitment to helping others around the world.

    "The Liberal Democrats are the only party standing up to keep the UK more open, tolerant and united."

  • Article: Apr 20, 2017
    By Barry Holliday

    PM "gambling with Britain's security" as EU prepares to disconnect UK from crime-fighting databases


    The EU is preparing to disconnect the UK from key crime-fighting databases in the case of a disorderly hard Brexit, it was revealed today.

    It comes after Theresa May and Amber Rudd threatened to use security as a bargaining chip in the Brexit negotiations, while the Prime Minister has insisted that "no deal would be better than a bad deal."

  • Article: Apr 20, 2017
    By Barry Holliday

    Sale of Green Investment Bank "politically dubious" - Ed Davey


    Ed Davey, former Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, has accused the government of engaging in a "politically dubious" act announcing the controversial sale of the Green Investment Bank to an Australian bank in a cut price deal.

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