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  • Article: Sep 12, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron and Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Tom Brake have called for an urgent debate in Parliament about the refugee crisis and the UK response.

    They are demanding a debate on the government's handling of the issue and believe the UK should be doing more to help thousands of refugees arriving in Europe every week.

  • Article: Sep 12, 2015

    Tim Farron has urged the Government to stop playing politics over the humanitarian crisis impacting on Europe and offer help to desperate refugees.

    Germany had set an example by allowing Syrian refugees to stay and apply for asylum, but the British Government has ignored calls to help more people.

    Earlier in the summer, Tim became the only party leader to visit the migrant camps in Calais where he met some of the people tragically affected by the humanitarian crisis.

  • Article: Sep 12, 2015

    Lib Dem leader Tim Farron and Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie have today issued a joint letter to Prime Minister David Cameron and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon calling for full transparency over claims two UK police forces accessed the communications data of journalists without obtaining judicial approval.

  • Totnes By Election
    Article: Sep 12, 2015

    BY-ELECTION IN TOTNES

    One of the Totnes Green Party councillors elected just 4 months ago to South Hams District Council has resigned due to ill health. This has resulted in a by-election in the town. The Liberal Democrats have chosen John Birch to be their candidate in the by-election.



    About John Birch

  • Article: Feb 25, 2015

    A package of measures worth £530,000 will be invested in encouraging students to register to vote, the government has revealed.

    The National Union of Students will be allocated funding to run national competition for student unions to find the best ideas to get students to sign up to the electoral register.

  • Article: Feb 25, 2015

    Growth in the UK has shown the strongest performance among G7 countries from 2013 to 2014, according to the latest report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

    Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has welcomed the fact that today's OECD report sets out that the best way to secure the recovery in the next Parliament is to finish the job of deficit reduction and to do so fairly by selective tax increases on the wealthy.

  • Article: Feb 25, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable has today announced that the Low Pay Commission's recommendations to government for the 2015 rates are as follows:

    Adult rate - £6.70

    18-20 rate - £5.30

    16-17 rate - £3.87

    Apprenticeship rate - £2.80

    Commenting Vince said:

    "Today the Low Pay Commission have made their recommendations to government that the adult national minimum wage should rise by just over 3 per cent to £6.70 an hour from October 2015 .

  • Article: Feb 25, 2015

    Tim Farron tells the Liberal Democrats' Diversity and Outreach Officer Lucile Kamar about what he feels is his most important work.

    Described as "a brave politician" who delivered "the stand out speech out of all the party conferences" by Operation Black Vote, Tim Farron, MP for the constituency of Westmorland and Lonsdale is clearly championing diversity.

  • Article: Feb 25, 2015

    The working age poor will pay the price under the Conservatives' plans to ring -fence pensioners benefits.

    The Conservatives plans include protecting all universal pensioner benefits such as the winter fuel allowance and free TV licences.

    Liberal Democrats believe in creating a fairer society. Our plans include removing the winter fuel payments and free TV licences from the wealthiest five per cent of pensioners.

  • Article: Feb 25, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, will tomorrow (Monday 23 February) highlight the importance of economic stability and why the Liberal Democrats are the only Party capable of delivering for business in the UK.



    Speaking to an audience at the Saïd Business School in Oxford Danny is expected to say:

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