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  • Article: Oct 9, 2020

    This World Mental Health Day, it's more important than ever that we take the time to reflect on our wellbeing.

    The coronavirus crisis has exacerbated mental ill health for many people across the UK, and although tackling Covid-19 is the most critical battle our health system is facing right now, it's crucial that we remember to take care of our mental health too.

  • Article: Oct 9, 2020

    Welcome to the Weekly Whip. Your one-stop shop for Lib Dem Parliamentary updates, covering the week that was and the week to come.

    For up to date information from the Lib Dem Whips Office, follow us on Twitter: @LibDemWhips

    Weekly Whip w/c 5th October

    Monday 5th October

    Another week, another issue with Track and Trace.

  • Article: Oct 9, 2020

    The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to extend access to Free School Meals to all children whose families are on universal credit, and guarantee food vouchers to those children when schools are closed for holidays or during periods of lockdown.

    Coronavirus has shone a new spotlight on the issue of child hunger - but this is not a new issue

  • Article: Oct 7, 2020
    By Liberal Democrats

    This is an incredibly difficult time for people. Right across our country, coronavirus has caused enormous upheaval and uncertainty.

    Too many have lost loved ones. Too many have lost their livelihoods.

    In many ways this crisis has amplified pressures in our communities that have for too long been ignored. That must change.

  • Article: Oct 2, 2020

    Welcome to the Weekly Whip. Your one-stop shop for Lib Dem Parliamentary updates, covering the week that was and the week to come.

    For up to date information from the Lib Dem Whips Office, follow us on Twitter: @LibDemWhips

    Weekly Whip w/c 28th July

    Monday 28th September

    We had a relatively quiet start to the week with a general debate on Covid-19. Munira led our response to this debate, highlighting our concerns with the situation in care homes.

  • Article: Oct 1, 2020
    By Ed Davey

    October is Black History Month - a time to celebrate the enormous contributions Black people have made to our country.

    Black History Month - a time to celebrate the enormous contributions Black people have made to our country.

    Their contributions have shaped our national identity and are evident in every field from literature, politics, science, business, music and arts.

  • Article: Oct 1, 2020
    By Liberal Democrats

    The coronavirus crisis is taking an enormous toll on people up and down the country. This pandemic has caused huge upheaval and uncertainty for families and communities everywhere.

    We all want life to get back to normal as soon as possible.

    Liberal Democrats worked constructively with the Government to pass the Coronavirus Act back in March. We helped ensure vital emergency measures were in place, such as enabling the emergency registration of nurses and other healthcare workers, and allowing people to receive Statutory Sick Pay from day one.

  • Article: Sep 28, 2020

    My late friend Paddy Ashdown saw this coming.

    When Hong Kong was handed over to China, he campaigned to give Hong Kongers the right to live in the UK should China ever renege on the promises made and enshrined in the Joint Declaration.

    It's up to us to protect the people of Hong Kong and their human rights.

  • Article: Sep 28, 2020

    In his first keynote conference speech as Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey shared his vision on rebuilding the Party and how he plans to fight for a greener, fairer country as we move forward through the coronavirus pandemic.

    On the government's failures over COVID-19

    Opening his speech with the challenges facing our country right now, Ed slammed the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying:

  • Article: Sep 28, 2020

    We're in the final stretch of the 2020 Autumn Conference with Day 4 now underway. But yesterday saw the biggest day yet with four policy motion debates, an emergency motion on planning and a speech from Leader of the Scottish Lib Dems Willie Rennie.

    Here's what you might have missed on Day 3, as well as what's coming up today, the last day of Autumn Conference.