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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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Wednesday, 24 February 2021

10 reasons the world needs liberals

Layla Moran, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs Spokesperson, lays out why liberals are so important to the future of our world.
Follow this link for more info: https://www.libdems.org.uk/10-reasons-liberals
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Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Boris Johnson must put those hit hardest first

Millions of people across the country have made untold sacrifices in the past year.Boris Johnson must not squander the months of sacrifice by millions of people and businesses across the countryPeople have been isolated from their families, hundreds of thousands of businesses have been shuttered and our precious freedoms have been curtailed.As we begin to recover the Prime Minister must put people hit hardest by this pandemic first: the most vulnerable people in our communities, small businesses and the self-employed.As we begin to recover the Prime Minister must put people hit hardest by this pandemic first.

That's why I called on Boris Johnson to prioritise giving everyone with a learning disability their first jab. pic.twitter.com/xVjefRJxHo — Ed Davey MP πŸ”ΆπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί (@EdwardJDavey) February 22, 2021It is deeply concerning that the Prime Minister has failed to set out plans for a functioning test, trace and isolate system – particularly a failure to support people enough to stay at …
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Friday, 19 February 2021

MP tables motion in Parliament calling for Cumbria coal mine plans to be axed

Cumbrian MP Tim Farron has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) in Parliament calling on the Government to ditch plans for a new deep coal mine in Cumbria.
Follow this link for more info: http://timfarron.co.uk/en/article/2021/1394662/mp-tables-motion-in-parliament-calling-for-cumbria-coal-mine-plans-to-be-axed
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Thursday, 18 February 2021

Our fight to support carers

During this pandemic, carers have stepped up in very difficult circumstances to look after elderly, disabled and vulnerable people.Carer's Allowance is just £67 a week. It's just not nearly enough.Unpaid carers in particular are doing a remarkable and important job looking after our loved ones.But many carers are facing extreme financial hardship.900,000 full-time unpaid carers rely on Carer’s Allowance – but at just £67.25 a week, it’s just not nearly enough.It is the lowest benefit of its kind – another example of how carers are too often an afterthought for many politicians.Many unpaid carers have been struggling for months, often relying on foodbanks to feed themselves and the people they care for.That's why back in November, we called on the Government to raise Carer’s Allowance by £1,000 a year, the same as the uplift in Universal Credit.Three weeks ago I asked the Prime Minister to support unpaid carers by increasing the Carer's Allowance by £20 a week.

He didn&…
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What is LGBT+ History Month and Why Does it matter?

Just like with Black History Month (October) or Disability History Month (which runs from November into December), it's typically filled with events (check ours out here) and discussion. LGBT+ History Month reminds us of the progress we've made, but also warns us about the injustices that we have only recently escaped - and injustices that are still with us.Back in 2005 when LGBT+ History Month was first introduced in the UK, things were quite different. Section 28, which "prohibited the promotion of homosexuality" by public authorities, had only been off the statue books for two years in England; there was no same sex marriage (and civil partnerships only came into effect in December 2005); and the life blood donation ban for men who have sex with men was in full effect. In 2021, things are different in lots of respects (see the Plus and Stonewall timelines of changes).But we still have ongoing challenges, and the wounds of the past - which are in living memory! - a…
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Nigel Farage’s call to scrap the Human Rights Act is unpatriotic

We should be proud of our country for using the lessons of a dark and fascist past to create a durable liberal future
Follow this link for more info: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/nigel-farage-human-rights-act-unpatriotic-b1803567.html
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