Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson Norman Lamb announced plans today for a 'New Beveridge Group' of independent health experts to consider the case for a dedicated NHS and care tax.
Speaking to party members at the Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference in Brighton, former health minister Norman Lamb called for "honesty and straight talking" on the cash crisis facing the health and care sector, raising the possibility of an extra penny on a new dedicated NHS and care tax. The proposal builds on his previous calls for the introduction of a separate health and care tax which would be marked out on people's payslips.
Mark explained, "Liberal Democrats have always believed that Britain should be outward facing, collaborating with other countries to tackle global challenges. Our membership of the European Union allows us to do that.
Local Liberal Democrats are leading the campaign to save the Star Youth Club with a petition that every local resident can support.
Ashton Lib Dem campaigner, Mark Jewell, said, "The Star Youth Club is the only Youth Club in the West of Preston. With such severe cuts proposed by County Hall even the Youth zone proposed at the bus station must now be in doubt."
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has written to Theresa May to urge her to address the humanitarian crisis in Calais at her upcoming meeting with French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.
Tim Farron visited the Jules Ferry migrant support centre in Calais earlier this month to meet with refugees and organisations working in the area. He is calling for there to be more support and funding to tackle the lack of water, sanitation and medical supplies in the area.