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15,000 and counting…

by jen on 11 July, 2016

The Liberal Democrats have gained 15,000 new members since the referendum, including hundreds in Manchester, and going strong. We’re already talking to our new members about how they can help to keep the UK in the European Union, and spread liberal values in Manchester and beyond. Join us today! http://www.libdems.org.uk/join

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Speaking in the House of Commons the new Liberal Democrat leader called Tory plans to rip £12bn from welfare bill “unfair, unwise and inhuman”. Tim Farron said the cut was unnecessary and accused George Osborne of choosing to attack the poorest families under the guise of economic necessity. He accused the Chancellor of “demonising” people […]

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Newly-elected leader Tim Farron has confirmed that the Liberal Democrats will vote against the Government’s Welfare Bill.  Making the announcement, Tim said: “The truth is the Tories do not have to cut £12bn from welfare: they are choosing to. “The Liberal Democrats will always stand up for families. We will not let the Conservatives, through choice, […]

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Westmorland & Lonsdale MP Tim Farron has been elected the new leader of the Liberal Democrats. The Liberal Democrat leadership contest saw 56% of members vote with the result revealed this afternoon. Tim Farron received 56.5% of the votes and in second place Norman Lamb received the backing of 43.5%. Norman Lamb: 43.5% (14,760 votes) […]

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The Tories used to say we were in it together, but this budget says one thing: you’re on your own. Amongst the gimmicks and giveaways, the Chancellor has hidden four more years of pain, austerity, and cuts. As a direct result of the Conservative obsession with ideological cuts, thousands of public sector workers, families and […]

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A Sad Day for Politics

by jen on 3 June, 2015

We are sad to report that Charles Kennedy, former Liberal Democrat party leader and a Member of Parliament from 1983 to 2015, has died. John Leech commented: “A sad day for politics and everyone who knew Charles Kennedy. “He was a good man, great company with the knack of getting the big calls right. Under […]

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What are Lib Dems achieving in government?

by VMMChamberlain on 5 June, 2013

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Marc slams Starbucks for failure to pay tax

by VMMChamberlain on 23 October, 2012

Lib Dem Prospective Parliamentary campaigner for Manchester Central was out in Manchester city centre on Sunday protesting against Starbucks refusal to pay its fair share of Corporation Tax. It was recently revealed that in the past three years Starbucks had failed to pay any corporation tax on its earnings despite sales of over £350m in […]

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John Leech MP was last week announced as the Liberal Democrat spokesperson on Culture, Media and Sport. John will take up his position as Co-Chair of Lib Team Parliamentary team on Culture, Media and Sport alongside Baroness Jane Bonham-Carter and Baroness Floella Benjamin. John Leech said, “The Olympics and Paralympics have shown how important sport […]

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