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  • Steffan Aquarone
    Article: Feb 8, 2019

    It's often the case that once the majority of the public gives up on a public service, it becomes a 'like it or lump it' situation for those who have no other option. And public transport is no exception.

    Since coming to power in 2016, the Conservative-controlled county council has cut bus transport bit by bit. They've ticked the boxes to make sure they've carried out 'consultations' but these have only talked to the remaining few passengers.

  • Article: Feb 7, 2019

    I am pleased to announce today our new spokespeople who will speak out on the most important issues we face in Britain today.

    While Parliament is consumed by Brexit, we need to remember that people are also affected by a whole host of other challenges.

    We will continue to speak up for them as we continue our fight for the public to have a say on the Brexit deal with a People's Vote.

  • Article: Feb 6, 2019

    As the battle over Brexit in Parliament reaches its final stages, many people are asking me, "what has happened to the People's Vote"?

    Behind the political manoeuvring and procedural wrangles at Westminster, there is still everything to play for. The People's Vote is alive and well.

    The next step to securing it is to narrow the options, by removing a massively disruptive 'no deal' from the table.

  • Ed at school
    Article: Feb 6, 2019

    Liberal Democrats are calling for an extra £1 million to be spent on supporting Norfolk's children.

    As part of their budget proposals for Norfolk County Council, Liberal Democrat councillors want to increase funding for front-line support for families through the new 'Early Childhood and Family Service'. This would reverse a cut that was pushed through by Conservative councillors in January.

  • Article: Feb 6, 2019

    Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

    Back in 2013 when I was a DFID minister, together with campaigners like Nimco Ali and Efua Dorkeeno, we kicked off the original government campaign on FGM. We succeeded in securing the biggest ever spending commitment in the world of £35 million to work towards eradicating FGM worldwide.

  • Article: Feb 4, 2019

    We are currently seeking applicants for a new policy working group on the Nature of Public Debate.

    The Federal Policy Committee is setting up a new working group to develop new Liberal Democrat Policy on the Nature of Public Debate.

    The working group will look into the developing challenges to high-quality public debate, including:

  • Article: Feb 4, 2019

    Today is World Cancer Day.

    Half of the people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. 38% of those diagnoses will have been preventable.

    But waiting times for cancer treatment are at the worst level they have ever been. Our NHS is struggling to diagnose rising rates of cancer. Thanks to Conservative mismanagement, it's recruiting fewer doctors, radiologists and nurses.

  • Article: Feb 4, 2019

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  • Article: Feb 1, 2019

    We send out a lot of emails.

    One of the groups of people we email are Lib Dem campaigners. They receive resources for local literature, templates and bulk buy deals, local and online campaigns training and support for holding local events.

    As there are a lot of people who no longer open these emails who receive them, we are refreshing the email list.

  • Article: Feb 1, 2019

    We have come a long way in recent years.

    I was the originator and architect of the same-sex marriage act

    I was the originator and architect of the same-sex marriage act, which legalised same-sex marriage in the UK on the 5th February 2013, when I was the minister for equalities in the Home Office. I came in at the end of the story when countless activists had been fighting to for this change - I just happened to be in the right place at the right time to take the bill to parliament. But it took the courageous Liberal Democrat politicians to make this change against big lobbying interests.