Category Archives: Fairness

Bournemouth Lib Dem conference report – Brexit and so much more besides!

2017 Autumn Conference in Bournemouth – Andrew Michaelides reports. The strong presence of new members at conference is impressive, and I understand this was the best attended conference ever, with the highest number of first-time attendees as well. The reassuring … Continue reading

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Sevenoaks school teacher provision DUPed by Tory power deal

The Tory government’s £1 billion deal with the DUP could have paid for at least one extra teacher for every secondary school across the UK, research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed. Official figures show there are 4,169 state-funded secondary … Continue reading

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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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15 questions Theresa May and Michael Fallon must answer

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has laid down 15 questions for the Conservatives to answer on the big issues of national security, schools, health and social care, welfare and their manifesto. He has attacked them and their leader Theresa May … Continue reading

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Swanley CAB will shortly move to new central site

Swanley Citizens Advice will shortly get its own dedicated site in the Centre next to Specsavers. Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate Alan Bullion said: “I was delighted to learn on a visit to the CAB offices in Sevenoaks that a new … 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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Sevenoaks welcomes ambitious Syrian refugee scheme

Sevenoaks welcomes ambitious Syrian refugee plan       Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has this week visited a refugee charity in Gloucestershire to announce an ambitious manifesto commitment for refugees.   The manifesto sets out a plan to take 50,000 refugees over five years from Syria in … 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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