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Stronger Economy, Fairer Society. (LibDems)

The Liberal Democrats are now the only party that can deliver social justice. We are only choice for anyone who wants a fairer Britain.

We will put money back in the pockets of ordinary families.

We will build a stable, green economy for each and every one of us.

We will change politics so that every person counts.

Latest News & Events

  • Article: Feb 12, 2016

    Norman Lamb has commented on the news that the Government is to force a new contract onto junior doctors. He said:

    "It is a mistake to force a new contract on junior doctors when there is clearly still such strong opposition to its terms. There is a serious risk that large numbers of junior doctors will leave the NHS to go and work abroad, which will have serious consequences for the health service and patient safety.

    "Growing demand for services, coupled with a funding settlement which doesn't keep up, are the fundamental problems facing health and care and yet the Government is refusing to take real action to address this.

  • Young People need your help
    Article: Feb 11, 2016

    Proposals for extra support for young people, and to undertake more road and pavement repairs were tabled at Essex County Council, by the Liberal Democrats in the budget debate this week. However, these were rejected by the Conservatives, who approved a budget containing £75 million of cuts, which will hit vulnerable youngsters and older people.

  • Article: Feb 9, 2016

    Today the Liberal Democrats are leading an Opposition Day Debate on Housing, to highlight the problems of rising house prices and too few affordable homes. Tim Farron has written the following article for Times Red Box:

    Today is a Liberal Democrat led debate in the Commons. I think when you pick a debate like this, the public get to see what kind of party you are and where your priorities lie.

  • Article: Feb 4, 2016

    The Liberal Democrats have made an official complaint over the content of UKIP's party political broadcast for inciting racial and religious hatred.

    The presentation and tone of the broadcast is focused on provoking negative and hostile reactions.

    The broadcast clearly uses images, music and misleading information to inflame racial tension - a direct breach of BBC and Ofcom rules.

  • Article: Feb 3, 2016

    This week is National Voter Registration Drive organised by 'Bite the Ballot' a campaign group that aims to ensure as many people as possible are taking part in our democratic society.Up to a million people have recently fallen off the Electoral Register, with Individual Electoral Registration introduced in the last few years. A particular problem is students who are not registered where they are at college.

  • Lynne Featherstone
    Article: Feb 2, 2016

    Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Energy and Climate Change Lynne Featherstone has tabled a fatal motion in the House of Lords against the Government cuts to Feed-in Tariffs.

    The staggering 65 per cent cuts to Feed-in Tariffs will be debated today (2nd February). These plans will shrink the currently thriving solar industry by over half its size and put 19,000 jobs at risk, according to the Government's own predictions.

  • Survey Form
    Article: Feb 1, 2016

    A young people's survey is going out via schools across the district, following a meeting last week of Chelmsford Youth Strategy Group. Commented Cllr Stephen Robinson at the meeting, "It will be good to hear younger views about how the (sadly rather small!) youth budget should be spent in future."

    The meeting also heard that the mobile youth club is not being used as much as it might. Commented Youth Strategy Group Chair Jude Deakin, "Any group that can supply a couple of adult volunteer supervisors can have the club in their community one evening. The Essex youth service will ensure that they can get a Disclosure & Barring certificate."

  • Article: Jan 27, 2016

    There has been a dramatic rise in serious incidents in mental health trusts across England, including thousands of unexpected deaths and suicides, Liberal Democrats can reveal.

    The Liberal Democrats have uncovered figures which show more than 8,000 incidents were reported last year.

    The figures from NHS England were unearthed after an FOI request from the Liberal Democrat Health spokesperson Norman Lamb, and cover serious incidents reported between 2012-2013 and 2014-2015.

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    Article: Jan 27, 2016

    Liberal Democrats are rallying to stop plans aimed at penalising up to one million single parents who move in with a new partner.

    The party has said changes to Universal Credit - dubbed the 'Love Tax' - could affect up to a million low income working single parents. It comes weeks after the Conservative government was dashed in its attempts to cut tax credits for families.

  • Article: Jan 27, 2016

    Liberal Democrats are rallying to stop plans aimed at penalising up to one million single parents who move in with a new partner.

    The party has said changes to Universal Credit - dubbed the 'Love Tax' - could affect up to a million low income working single parents.

    It comes weeks after the Conservative government was dashed in its attempts to cut tax credits for families.