Category Archives: Economy

Leadership contender Vince Cable warns on new Brexit crunch

One year on from the referendum result, Vince Cable has warned that the country is facing a “Brexit crunch” unless Tory Prime Minister Theresa May changes course. The Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor, who is widely credited with predicting the 2008 … Continue reading

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Thanks to all our helpers in the County and General elections

Dear Supporter, Ten days after the General Election our thoughts are with the tragedy in Kensington. In the most affluent area of Britain, it poses big questions about how less advantaged people are heard, and how we build our open, … Continue reading

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Sevenoaks Lib Dems welcome extra funding for schools and hospitals

The Liberal Democrats have announced a £17 billion infrastructure fund to repair and restore schools and hospitals across England. Local headteachers are increasingly forced to use money that should be dedicated for books, teachers and equipment to fix leaking roofs … Continue reading

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MAY stealth scheme means Sevenoaks and Swanley pensioners will pay more for vital social care – Stop the Tory Dementia Tax Now!

Conservative manifesto plans by Theresa May will mean the average household in Sevenoaks and Swanley could be forced to pay much more of the value of their homes for vital social care. Lib Dem figures show that 9 out of 10 households could … Continue reading

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Alan Bullion welcomes Lib Dem plans to triple vital Sevenoaks pupil premium funding, but slams Tory slashing of free school meals

Sevenoaks and Swanley Lib Dem parliamentary candidate Alan Bullion welcomes plans to triple funding for the early years pupil premium, with gives extra cash to nurseries, preschools and school receptions when they take on children from disadvantaged backgrounds. This cash … Continue reading

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Alan Bullion backs Dad’s Month and increased parental leave for new fathers

Lib Dems offer ‘Fathers’ Month’ of paid parental leave for new dads   The Liberal Democrats will introduce an additional month of paid parental leave for fathers to encourage greater sharing of parental responsibilities. The policy will build on our … Continue reading

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Slashed Tory defence spending and falling troop numbers slammed by Paddy Ashdown and UK military chiefs

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Alan Bullion pledges support for Sevenoaks pubs and brewers

Alan Bullion pledges support for local pubs and brewers Alan Bullion, local Lib Dem candidate for Sevenoaks & Swanley standing in the General Election, has pledged his support for pub-goers and beer drinkers by backing CAMRA’s Election Manifesto. CAMRA’s 187,000 members are asking candidates to … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Alan Bullion’s adoption meeting speech in Sevenoaks – Averting a Tory Hard Brexit

Only the Lib Dems can stop a Tory Hard Brexit in Sevenoaks and Swanley Local MP Sir Michael Fallon has lurched from being for Brexit, to against, and is now for a ‘Full Brexit’, which would threaten vital jobs in our … Continue reading

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Sevenoaks and Swanley Lib Dems see membership surge

  Liberal Democrats in Sevenoaks and Swanley have seen a surge in new members over the past two weeks, since the general election was called. It comes as the Liberal Democrats reach their highest ever membership nationally, now with almost 102,000 members. 14,000 new members … Continue reading

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