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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, 17 May 2021

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia 2021

The theme of this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) is resisting, supporting and healing together.Pre-pandemic there were reports that hate crimes were on the rise.As we start to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, it perfectly encapsulates many of the needs of LGBT+ people in 2021.It’s now a cliche to say that our “return to normal” can’t be a return to the way that things were before, but it’s true.Pre-pandemic there were reports that hate crimes were on the rise, homophobic hate crimes up 19% year-on-year and transgender hate crimes up 16%.As we start to head back out again, we need to be mindful that things need to change.Resisting homophobia, biphobia and transphobia is essential both at home and abroad.Domestically, trans people face a barrage of obstacles and harassment in our media, and have been routinely let down by our government.In ILGA-Europe’s latest ranking of LGBT+ rights in the region, the UK has fallen from its top spo…
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Friday, 14 May 2021

Wera Hobhouse MP: These Tory plans to change the voting system are a power grab

Home secretary Priti Patel has been accused of launching an 'attack on democracy' as she presses ahead with her plans.
Follow this link for more info: https://leftfootforward.org/2021/05/wera-hobhouse-mp-why-plans-to-change-the-voting-system-for-pcc-and-mayoral-elections-are-an-attack-on-our-democracy/
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MP warns Health Secretary to ditch calorie labelling plans for restaurants and takeaways

This afternoon, South Lakes MP Tim Farron has written to the Health Secretary Matt Hancock, urging him to drop "dangerous and counter-productive" plans to introduce calorie labelling in hospitality venues. The Department of Health and Social Care have announced that from next April, all large restaurants, cafes and takeaways will be required to display calorie information on menus and food labels.
Follow this link for more info: http://timfarron.co.uk/en/article/2021/1405482/mp-warns-health-secretary-to-ditch-calorie-labelling-plans-for-restaurants-and-takeaways
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Everything you need to know about the Government’s proposed Bills

Here’s a rundown of the key Bills being proposed by the Government in the Queen’s Speech
Follow this link for more info: http://www.libdems.org.uk/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-govs-bills
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Thursday, 13 May 2021

Eid Mubarak!

Eid marks the end of Ramadan — a holy month of prayer and personal reflection.I’m sure it feels strange to celebrate again with Covid restrictions in place.But despite the many challenges of the past year, I’m amazed at how we’ve pulled together as a country — making it clear that we are a nation of carers.And Muslims across the UK have made huge contributions to our communities.From frontline workers to the more than 100 Muslim community support groups that helped those in need, the Islamic principle of acting in service to others has no doubt been on full display this year.So to everyone celebrating Eid, I wish you joy and peace.Eid Mubarak!
Follow this link for more info: http://www.libdems.org.uk/eid-2021
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Munira calls on PM to consult the bereaved on Covid public inquiry

"The families of those who have lost a loved one must be consulted on how this inquiry will be run" said Munira.
Follow this link for more info: https://www.munira.org.uk/news/munira-calls-on-pm-to-consult-the-bereaved-on-covid-public-inquiry/
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