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Mark in Cottam (Mark Jewell) Talking with Police Mark at dog show
  • Lib Dems have a clear and positive vision for our Country
    Article: Dec 2, 2016

    Another amazing by-election result for the Liberal Democrats has seen them elect Sarah Olney to Parliament, sending a thumping message to the Conservative Government.

    Sarah will be the new MP for the former Conservative stronghold of Richmond Park after she overturned a huge 23,000 vote majority to win.

  • Opinion poll: Sep 18, 2016
    Do you support the idea of a dedicated NHS and social care tax, shown on your paypacket?
  • Article: Sep 17, 2016

    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.

  • Article: Jun 26, 2016

    Local camaigner, Mark Jewell is urging local residents to join the Liberal Democrats and help restore Britains prosperity and role in the world.

    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.

  • Star Youth Club is well used by teenagers
    Article: Mar 13, 2016

    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."

  • Mark talking to officer
    Article: Nov 17, 2015
    By Mark Jewell

    Local campaigner, Mark Jewell wants the Government to stop its proposed changes to the police funding formula, after it was found Lancashire Police could face further cuts of £87 million.

    Mark Jewell explained, "This Conservative government has chosen to cut taxes for the wealthiest by over £3 billion whilst proposing these cuts to the police".

  • Article: Oct 13, 2015

    Liberal Democrats are launching a cross party move to defeat the Government and give 16 year olds a vote in the upcoming EU referendum.

    We are aiming to follow up the successful vote in the Lords when they defeated the Government to include votes at 16 for council elections.

    Allowing 16 year olds to vote in general is something we have campaigned on for years. While allowing votes for 16 year olds in the referendum has cross party support, and even has the backing of the 'leave' campaign, increasing the pressure on David Cameron.

  • Mark outside St Andrews CE
    Article: Sep 1, 2015

    Children at St Andrews CE and Sacred Heart Catholic primary schools may soon have to pay for their own school lunches.

    A year ago, the Liberal Democrats introduced free school meals for primary school children. This resulted in over one million additional children eating a hot healthy meal at lunchtime.