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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: Jun 15, 2017

    Philip Hammond has pulled out of delivering the annual Mansion House speech tonight, following reports he was going to set out a more pragmatic approach to Brexit focused on protecting jobs and the economy. He is now expected to give the speech at a later date.

    It comes after DUP sources were reported to say they are fully committed to Theresa May's vision of Brexit, including leaving the single market and the customs union.

  • Article: Jun 15, 2017

    New figures have revealed the number of patients forced onto mixed-sex wards in the NHS has risen 38% in the past a year.

    The Liberal Democrats have blasted the government and said it is an "affront to basic human dignity," calling on the Conservatives to reinstate a commitment to eliminate mixed-sex wards that was dropped from their 2017 manifesto.

    The data shows there were 4000 breaches in the first five months of this year, up 38% compared to the 2,883 breaches in the same period last year.

  • Article: Jun 14, 2017

    Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has set in train a deputy leadership election for the parliamentary party in the House of Commons.

    Tim Farron said:

    "In the last parliament we didn't have any women in our parliamentary party and we didn't feel it was right to elect a deputy in those circumstances. But I wanted to revive the role as it gives the party another powerful voice and has helped give prominence to many of our notable MPs, including Ming Campbell, Simon Hughes and Vince Cable.

  • Article: Jun 14, 2017

    The amount of money workers are taking home continues to fall as inflation rises, according to data released by the Office of National Statistics today.

    Average wages grew by just 2.1% in the three months to April, well below the 2.7% rate of inflation in that month, according to the Office for National Statistics. That means after adjusting for inflation, wages fell by 0.6%

    Commenting on the news, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said:

    "For a government that used to bang on about the Just About Managing, they are doing diddly squat to help them. This represents the biggest fall in real wages since August 2014.

    "Staff are working more hours, for less pay and with higher levels of stress. More people are living pay cheque to pay cheque and having to struggle at the end of every month to get by.

    "Britain needs a pay rise and it is time the government delivered it, especially for the public sector.

    "Our nurses, care workers, teachers and soldiers have bared the brunt of the economic crisis and seen their pay capped and wages squeezed. Enough is enough. We need to raise the wages of our public sector workers."

  • Article: Jun 13, 2017

    Commenting on reports that London could lose its EU euro clearing role, former Business Secretary Vince Cable said:

    "Our financial sector is fast becoming the latest casualty in Theresa May's pursuit of an extreme Brexit.

    "Thousands of British jobs are now on the line because Theresa May wants to drag us out of the single market.

    "She has lost any mandate she claimed to have, the people have voted against her extreme vision for Brexit."

  • Article: Jun 13, 2017

    Responding to the appointment of leading Brexiteer Steve Baker as a Brexit Minister, Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael said:

    "Far from softening her stance on Brexit, Theresa May is doubling down by appointing an arch Brexiteer to help lead the negotiations.

    "It flies in the face of last week's election in which the British people clearly rejected her extreme version of Brexit.

  • Article: Jun 13, 2017

    Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has written to Theresa May calling for a cross-party joint cabinet committee to be established to negotiate Brexit.

    He has called for a committee made up of MPs, selected by their parties and representative of the political make-up of parliament. The team would become the front line of negotiations with Brussels and ultimately have to agree to the final deal, which could then be put to the British people.

  • Article: Jun 13, 2017

    Commenting on figures showing consumer inflation rose to 2.9% in May 2017, Liberal Democrat MP Vince Cable said:

    "The fall in the pound and market uncertainty since the Brexit vote are already squeezing people's incomes across the country.

    "This will only get worse unless Theresa May abandons her plans for an extreme, UKIP-style Brexit, outside the single market and customs union.

  • Event: Jul 3, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    The Piggery, 8 Rectory Avenue, Wollaton, NG8 2AL

    Policy discussion group meets 10 times a year to discuss local policy areas which can be formulated into motions to be voted on by local members. This is a great opportunity to influence and contribute to local party policy. New members and ideas welcome.

    WHEN: 1st Monday of the month from 6:30pm

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

  • Article: May 28, 2017
    By Barry Holliday

    Scrapping free school lunches would waste £480k spent upgrading kitchens in Nottingham

    Plans by Theresa May to axe free school lunches would waste the £480k invested in Nottingham to upgrade school kitchens, according to the Liberal Democrats.

    It comes after figures revealed 7,423 children in Nottingham are set to lose out under the Conservative proposals.

  • Article: May 27, 2017
    By Barry Holliday

    There's a reason why the Lib Dem manifesto for this general election is called Change Britain's Future. It's not because we're ashamed by the past: some of the greatest achievements in this country's history are the result of the Lib Dems and our predecessors, the Liberal Party.

    The Liberal government of 1906-1914 laid the template of the welfare state that we have today:

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    Article: May 5, 2017

    Tony Sutton - Nottingham South

    Tony and his family have lived and worked in Nottingham South for nearly 40 years. After obtaining his degree in Food Technology, he was a manager at Unilever before coming to work at Boots in 1978 with his wife and two young children, who now have their own families.

    As an active Liberal Democrat, Tony has always been very involved in the local community. He was Chair of the local pre-school playgroup and a governor at Fernwood School as well as standing as a candidate in local elections.

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    Article: May 5, 2017

    Barry Holliday - Nottingham East

    Barry was born in 1977 in Matlock, Derbyshire. He grew up in Dronfield and Chesterfield attending Gosforth & Fanshawe schools, then Chesterfield College and finally Sheffield Hallam University. Barry started working in IT in the manufacturing sector and then in IT support before becoming a non-clinical data and finance manager in the NHS. After discovering a passion for education from his time assisting a school's project with Portsmouth museums he began re-training as Teacher of History in 2010.

    Barry worked in an inner-city academy in Nottingham and has experience of working with disenfranchised pupils from a range of backgrounds. Barry has lived in a variety places around the East Midlands. Barry moved to Nottingham in 2003 and married his wife, Gail, in 2012

    One testament to Barry's dedication to youth and education is the time he has put into managing his school's under 13 football team and the East Midlands under 17 fencing team. He is highly personable with the skills to communicate on a variety of levels. Barry is a passionate liberal who is committed to liberal values and equally dedicated to putting them in to action.

    Barry is a determined campaigner for equality, voting reforms and the de-politicising of trade unions. He has held union roles within UNISON and ATL (Association of Teachers & Lecturers). In education he is ardent supporter of PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship & Economic education) and improving pastoral care. He will always work hard to better the lives of those around him, listening and progressing the concerns of others where ever possible.

    Barry will work hard for the residents of Nottingham East, campaigning for high quality efficient local services, seeking to publicise Nottingham's wonderful reputation as a proud historical city and fighting to see that national infrastructure improvements outside of London include our great city.

    Contact Details

    Email: barry@barryholliday.org.uk

    Website: nottinghamlibdems.org.uk / barryholliday.org.uk

    Twitter: @hollidb

    Facebook: facebook.com/BarryHollidayLibDem

    Telephone: 07397 151 457

    Barry profile on Lib Dem federal party website - http://www.libdems.org.uk/barry_holliday

    How to back Barry:

    Join us: www.libdems.org.uk/join

    Donate to Nottingham Lib Dems: https://nottinghamlibdems.org.uk/en/donate

    Register to volunteer: https://nottinghamlibdems.org.uk/en/volunteer

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    Article: May 5, 2017

    Tadeusz Jones - Nottingham North

    Tad Jones was born in Nottingham and lives in Redhill. He was educated at local schools before going to Liverpool to study pharmacology, St Andrews for a biochemistry PhD, and then returning for a MA in international relations at Nottingham Trent.

    Tad is currently working in the healthcare research sector and has a keen interest in science policy. An active member of ALDES (the Association of Liberal Democrat Engineers and Scientists), Tad is passionate about the role science can play in driving economic growth and providing skilled jobs.

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