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Mark in Cottam (Mark Jewell) Talking with Police Mark at dog show
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    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.

  • Article: May 11, 2015

    Membership of the Liberal Democrats is now at more than 54,240.

    Since polls closed on Thursday, 7296 new members have joined the Liberal Democrats.

    People are joining right across the country, and these are not just people who've been members before.

    We're recruiting people who have never joined a party in the past but want to stand together against the things this Conservative government is already promising to do.

  • Article: Apr 27, 2015

    Liberal Democrats will not enter a coalition with any party that does not agree to protect education funding, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said.

    By setting education as a red line, any government with the Liberal Democrats must increase spending on nurseries, schools and colleges.

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    Article: Mar 26, 2015

    Liberal Democrat manifesto plans for the NHS and the education system have been recognised by experts in these areas.

    Under our manifesto plans, we will invest £8bn a year in the NHS in real terms by 2020.

    We are the only party to set out an NHS plan that meets that meet the financial needs of the NHS as set out by the Chief Executive of NHS England, Simon Stevens in his Five Year Forward View.