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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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  • Join the voice of real opposition
    Article: Mar 23, 2017
    By Barry Holliday

    Government Unprepared for Brexit - Sir Vince Cable

    Vince Cable, Business Secretary in the Coalition Government, has warned that the UK is "completely unprepared and completely ill-equipped" to strike trade deals once Britain leaves the EU.

    For over 40 years, Britain's trade deals have been negotiated by Europe and there are concerns that the country now lacks the expertise, experience and knowledge to restart the process of putting together international agreements. Vince said:

  • Event: May 13, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    500 Derby Road, Lenton, Nottingham, NG7 2GW

    We are holding a get together for a social lunch at the Rose & Crown pub. We hope you can come along and meet like-minded people for lunch & chat with fellow liberals, friends & family welcome. No debates or policy discussions (unless you want to), just a friendly get together.

    Social event for the new and existing members in Nottingham and surrounding branches.

  • Event: Apr 22, 2017 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    The Piggery, 8 Rectory Avenue, Wollaton, NG8 2AL

    Join us for a social evening of nibbles and chatter. New members and old, friends & supporters very welcome!

    WHEN: Saturday 22nd April, 18:30-22:00

    WHERE: The Piggery, 8 Rectory Avenue, Wollaton, NG8 2AL

    Please note that there isn't enough parking at the house, so is best to park on Wollaton Road near the Admiral Rodney pub. The best public transport alternative is the no.30 bus.

  • Join the voice of real opposition
    Article: Mar 22, 2017
    By Barry Holliday

    Nothing Extra for the NHS

    This announcement announced that they would be channelling £2 billion to local councils, spread across the next 3 years, to support adult social care. There is no additional money for the NHS. From 2020, there will be no financial support from Government to Councils towards the costs of local services. Therefore, the cost of social care will fall entirely on the council tax and business rates.

  • Event: Mar 25, 2017 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    The Belgrave Rooms, 25 Goldsmith St, Nottingham NG1 5LB

    Come and join us for the

    NOTTINGHAM CITY CONFERENCE
    The Belgrave Rooms, 25 Goldsmith St, Nottingham NG1 5LB
    Saturday 25th March 2017 - 11:30am - 4:30pm

    ALTHOUGH THIS IS A FREE EVENT, WE JUST ASK YOU TO REGISTER
    SO THAT WE KNOW HOW MUCH CAKE TO BUY!

    PLEASE CLICK HERE

    11:30am - Doors open for informal networking

  • Join the voice of real opposition
    Article: Mar 21, 2017
    By Barry Holliday

    Conservatives Will Miss their Living Wage Target because of Brexit

    The Liberal Democrats have attacked the Government for failing to hit their own target for the national living wage. When then Chancellor George Osborne introduced the "national living wage", he said he expected it to be worth £9.30 an hour by 2020. Now the Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR) has revised down its forecast. The level is expected to be £9. This is because the National Living Wage is 60% of media pay and wage levels are now expected to rise at a slower pace following Brexit.

  • Join the voice of real opposition
    Article: Mar 20, 2017
    By Barry Holliday

    Conservatives Break Manifesto Pledge with National Insurance Hikes

    The Chancellor has broken a Conservative manifesto pledge by introducing a tax on entrepreneurs and "white van man" with a rise in National Insurance payments that will cost them £93 each next year. The tax will hit five million people and breaks a Conservative manifesto promise not to increase National Insurance. Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor Susan Kramer said:

  • Join the voice of real opposition
    Article: Mar 19, 2017
    By Barry Holliday

    Conservative Education Funding will only worsen division

    The Government's approach to school spending will see an increase in grammar schools and widening gaps in quality of schooling. The Liberal Democrats have called for any extra money for education to be spent on reversing the devastating £3bn of cuts to school budgets that will see an 8% cut in per pupil funding by 2020. John Pugh MP, Liberal Democrat Shadow Education Secretary, said:

  • Join the voice of real opposition
    Article: Mar 18, 2017
    By Barry Holliday

    Brexit Budget will leave you £744 per Year Worse Off

    The government's decision to take us out of the Single Market will cost the average UK household over £700 a year.

    The Chancellor has clobbered "white van man" with £193 increase by next year in National Insurance charges.

    Liberal Democrats calculate households will be £744 pounds a year worse off. Average disposable incomes are forecast to be £29,465 a year by 2020 but they would have been £30,209 without Brexit.

  • Join the voice of real opposition
    Article: Mar 17, 2017
    By Barry Holliday

    Philip Hammond has delivered his Brexit squeeze budget, which will not only leave our NHS and care services in crisis but ordinary households will be £700 per year worse off.

    Lib Dem Leader, Tim Farron MP said:

    "This is an #OmNICshambles which shows the slimmed down ambition of this government. They are short of cash, short of ideas and short on ambition.

  • Article: Mar 16, 2017

    Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland has today called on government ministers to take the lead in condemning the use of torture and to make it clear to President Trump's administration that a return to using torture by the USA would lead to a withdrawal of sharing of intelligence with them.

  • W&L school cuts
    Article: Mar 16, 2017

    Schools across Westmorland and Lonsdale are set to see budgets slashed by more than £5.5 million, which could mean the loss of hundreds of teachers, according to the NUT. Local MP Tim Farron has secured a meeting with the Schools Minister next week in order to step up his campaign against school cuts.

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