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Earley Lib Dems Celebrating Victory in May's elections

The Lib Dems gained all THREE seats in Earley and a further FIVE seats in the rest of Wokingham.

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Monday, 27 January 2020

Boris Johnson accused of using immigration system ‘as a marketing gimmick’

Liberal Democrat home affairs spokeswoman Christine Jardine said the new government policy was “nothing more than a marketing gimmick”.
Follow this link for more info: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/immigration-uk-boris-johnson-global-talent-visa-high-skill-priti-patel-a9302946.html
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Holocaust Memorial Day

On Holocaust Memorial Day, we pause to remember one of the darkest chapters in human history. We remember a time of unimaginable evil which resulted in the death of 6 million Jewish people and countless others who perished under a state-sponsored policy of hate and systemic violence.This year marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz which led to the release of 7000 people and exposed the depth of the horrors committed there and elsewhere. Although time has moved on, the poison of anti-Semitism has not gone away. Across the globe we are witnessing a worrying increase in anti-Semitic violence. When hate crimes against religious communities rise and when people in the Jewish community speak out about the fear they feel, we must all sit up and act, because any pledge to end division rings hollow if it’s not followed by meaningful action.History has taught us many hard lessons and although we often repeat the admonition “never again”, the pain of genocide has been experienced in ma…
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Monday, 20 January 2020

Liberal Democrats are fighting for EU citizens and child refugees

Today kickstarts an important week in Parliament, with votes taking place on key amendments to the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, tabled by Liberal Democrats.In our fight to hold this Conservative Government to account on its Brexit agenda, we are fighting to protect EU citizens’ rights as well as those of unaccompanied child refugees.Last week, Liberal Democrat peer Jonny Oates tabled amendments that would automatically guarantee EU citizens’ rights in law.EU citizens are our families and friends, our colleagues and carers. That is why we are urging Boris Johnson to honour his promise and back our legislation to guarantee their rights.Boris Johnson previously promised to guarantee these rights, but has failed to do so. Under his policies, tens of thousands of EU citizens will be left without legal rights in less than 18 months. This puts them at risk of eviction, detention and even deportation.Unless the Government changes course, tens of thousands of EU citizens will be left without leg…
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Lib Dems pay tribute to Lord Robert Maclennan

The Liberal Democrats have today led tributes following the death of Lord Robert Maclennan.

Lord Robert Maclennan of Rogart, known as Bob Maclennan, was the last leader of the Social Democrat Party before it merged with the Liberal Party. He then became joint interim leader of the new party. 

Bob Maclennan was a Member of Parliament from 1966 to 2001. Upon stepping down as MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, Bob Maclennan was elevated to the House of Lords. 
Follow this link for more info: http://www.libdems.org.uk/robert-maclennan-tributes
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Wednesday, 15 January 2020

We can do more for bereaved families.

Do you think we care well enough for the more vulnerable in our society?Have we figured out how best to care for people who’ve experienced bereavement, people who get ill in old age, those with mental ill-health or adults with learning disabilities?My own personal experience tells me we haven’t. Whether in my own life or for many constituents in my advice surgeries over 20 years, all too often the care and support systems either don’t work well enough or aren’t even there at all.Liberal Democrats must make our voice heard on caring – and lead this debate.
Follow this link for more info: http://www.libdems.org.uk/ed-carers-pmq
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Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Meet our new Commons team

Today I've announced my team of spokespeople in the House of Commons.We'll speak up for the millions of people who voted for the Liberal Democrats in the general election, and the millions more who are dismayed with the actions of this Conservative government.The team's portfolios can be found below:
Follow this link for more info: http://www.libdems.org.uk/new-commons-team
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