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Housing is a Lib Dem Priority – Tim Farron

by prestwichfocus on 25 September, 2015

It was Lib Dem conference this week in Bournemouth. Our membership has grown by more than a third since the election and it was the first Conference speech from our new Lib Dem leader, Tim Farron MP. Tim spoke passionately about his main priority housing. Stating that we have a national emergency when it comes […]

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All school children under the age of 11 will be entitled to free school meals under Liberal Democrat manifesto plans announced today (29 April). Extending free school meals for seven to 11 year olds will benefit 1.9 million children and save parents around £400 per child a year. These plans will more than double the […]

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A Manifesto with Opportunity at its Heart

by prestwichfocus on 15 April, 2015

The Lib Dems have launched their General Election manifesto today. It puts opportunity at its heart and sets out a plan to ensure every child has a world-class education. The party has announced a major new commitment to protect education funding for every child. This means protecting education spending per pupil in real terms over […]

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On David Law’s first day in office three years ago he discovered a letter left by the outgoing Labour Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liam Byrne. It read, simply: Dear Chief Secretary, I’m afraid there is no money. Kind regards – and good luck! Liam It is a stark reminder of why Labour can’t be […]

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Tackling Homophobia in Sport

by timpickstone on 15 March, 2011

It was great to see (Lib Dem) Home Office Minister Lynne Featherstone in Manchester this week and for her to take the opportunity to launch a new Government campaign to tackle homophobic bullying in sport. Lynne was opening the new offices and support centre of the Lesbian and Gay Foundation in Manchester. Major sports organisations, […]

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New Year’s Message from Nick Clegg

by timpickstone on 3 January, 2011

Lib Dem Conference Report

by timpickstone on 23 September, 2010

I’ve just returned from a busy week at the Lib Dem team here in Bury have just returned from the Liberal Democrat Party conference in Liverpool. I was one of six delegates representing the local team in Bury at the Conference. As I also work for a part of the Lib Dem Party nationally, it […]

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BBC Radio Manchester Interview

by timpickstone on 22 September, 2010

BBC Radio Manchester’s Andy Crane was in Liverpool to talk to Lib Dem delegates – inclduing me! Here’s what I had to say about the Government, Bury Council and Nick Clegg’s speech: (move the slider forward to 35 minutes in – I’m just after the Communards and traffic!)

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Nick Clegg delivers speech on social mobility

by timpickstone on 18 August, 2010

Nick Clegg this morning delivered a speech on social mobility in which he outlined the Coalition’s commitment to making decisions today that will promote a better future: a more prosperous economy, and a fairer society. Nick Clegg said: As of today, the new Coalition Government is 100 days old. Inevitably there is a plenty of […]

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In just 10 weeks since the start of the Coalition Government, the Liberal Democrats have exerted a huge influence over its agenda. Going into the election the Liberal Democrats made clear that they had four key priorities: fairer taxes; a fair start for children with extra funding for disadvantaged pupils; a comprehensive clean up of […]

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