We store cookies on your device to make sure we give you the best experience on this website. I'm fine with this - Turn cookies off
Switch to an accessible version of this website which is easier to read. (requires cookies)
Mark in Cottam (Mark Jewell) Talking with Police Mark at dog show Frack Free Lancashire
  • 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.

  • key_Tim_Farron_in_Calais.jpg
    Article: Aug 19, 2015

    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.

  • Welfare Vote
    Article: Jul 21, 2015

    Preston's Labour MP has failed to stand up to savage Conservative plans to axe a further £12 billion off the welfare bill.

    Local campaigner, Mark Jewell explained, "Labour MP, Mark Hendrick could have defeated this welfare bill by himself, together with any one of the 184 Labour MP's who also abstained"

  • Article: Jul 17, 2015

    Local campaigner, Mark Jewell welcomed the announcement that Tim Farron, has been elected as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats.

    Mark highlighted, "Tim was brought up in Preston and I'm delighted he will lead our fightback".

    Tim Farron said that under his leadership, the party would oppose the cuts to tax credits and other benefits in the Conservative's budget and push for greater spending on infrastructure such as transport and broadband.

  • Article: Jun 24, 2015

    Reacting to the Conservatives' plans to change the child poverty target, Baroness Pinnock, Lib Dem Children's spokesperson in the House of Lords, said:

    "The Tories stubbornly refused to sign up to more credible child poverty measures while in Coalition. So, you have to question whether it really is high on their agenda now?

  • Article: May 27, 2015

    Tom Brake, the Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington, has written about the Tories' plans to abolish the Human Rights Act. You can back our campaign to protect it here.

    Tom writes:

    In Coalition, the Tories said they would abolish the Human Rights Act as quickly as possible if they had their own way.

European Election bar chart from May 2019 showing the Lib Dems ahead of Conservatives,.Greens and Labour in Fylde.