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  • Chris2
    Article: Mar 12, 2018

    Our Conservative run council dubbed the "worst-run in the country" is under investigation over allegations it used millions of pounds ring-fenced for public health to prop up other services. The BBC is reporting that Northamptonshire County Council is in talks with Public Health England about the possible "claw-back" of up to £10m.

  • Int Womens Day
    Article: Mar 8, 2018

    On International Women's Day, the Liberal Democrats are calling on Parliament to rename the House of Lords the House of Peers to better reflect the crucial role women play in the upper chamber.

    The bill, being laid in the House today by Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine, will highlight the fact that the House of Lords is a gendered title and put the issue on the legislative agenda for the rest of the parliament

  • Russia flag
    Article: Mar 7, 2018

    Responding following the statement from the Foreign Secretary warning Russia over the 'Salisbury incident' Jo Swinson, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs Spokesperson, said in the House of Commons:

    "Other countries have taken a tougher line on the assets of Russian nationals then we have in the UK.

    "Will the Foreign Secretary look again on what can be done both in this case and in historic cases where the facts are clearer?"

  • Article: Mar 7, 2018

    Responding to Theresa May's housing speech, Wera Hobhouse, Liberal Democrat Communities Spokesperson, said:

    "Even with her back against the wall the Prime Minister has once again failed to deliver.

    "The Conservatives cannot rely on the private sector to provide affordable housing. Housing developers will always act in the best interests of their shareholders, which means keeping house prices high. The Liberal Democrats are calling for tens of billions of real investment in new housing.

  • Football
    Article: Mar 6, 2018

    To mark 100 days to the World Cup in Russia the Lib Dems have laid out a 'starting 11' of major concerns Russia needs to give the red card before kick off.

    The issues include:

    1. Stop annexing foreign territory
    2. Stop interfering with foreign elections
    3. Stop hacking foreign governments & businesses
    4. Stop institutionalised doping in sports
    5. Stop human rights abuses
    6. Stop decriminalising domestic abuse
    7. Stop supporting Assad in Syria
    8. Stop the stamping out of democracy in Russia
    9. Stop abuses against LGBT Russians
    10. Stop political assassinations at home and abroad
    11. Stop imprisoning those opposed to Putin