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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, 11 December 2019

Thank You

"From the bottom of my heart: thank you."Whatever happens tomorrow, I couldn’t be prouder.This campaign has taken me all over the country, and everywhere I’ve seen Liberal Democrat campaigners giving their all.I’ve seen new members deliver their first few leaflets. I’ve seen life-long Lib Dems running high-tech campaigns out of their living rooms.But most importantly, I’ve seen all of you doing the most incredible job.I’m in awe of every single one of you. It’s brilliant that we can always count on our grassroots campaigners, but you’ve outdone yourselves in this election.From the bottom of my heart: thank you.Tomorrow, we have the chance to elect Liberal Democrat MPs who will stop Brexit and build a brighter future. We’ve never had a better opportunity to change British politics.Let’s do this.
Follow this link for more info: http://www.libdems.org.uk/thank-you-ge19
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One day left to stop Boris and to stop Brexit

"It doesn't have to be this way."My message today is clear.To stop Brexit, we must stop Boris Johnson. We have one more day left to do it.To all my fellow Lib Dem activists up and down the country – I say this:Keep going. Keep fighting for every vote.And to everyone out there who has a growing pile of Lib Dem leaflets on their kitchen table: we can win where you live.You can stop another Conservative MP being elected. You can stop Boris Johnson from getting a majority he doesn’t deserve.You can help us stop Brexit.On Monday, Boris Johnson once again showed us the kind of leader he is going to be."To stop Brexit, we must stop Boris Johnson."Faced with that heart-breaking image of Jack, he refused to look at it, to acknowledge it, even taking the phone out of the journalist's hand and putting it in his pocket. As though that would somehow make it all go away.What a coward.He doesn't care about Jack, and if he wins a majority, he'll spend the next five…
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Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Business Backs the Liberal Democrats

The economy usually features heavily in election discourse.But this time the two main parties have opted for silly economics instead. It’s either pursuing a Brexit that we know will damage the economy or a reckless spending plan we can’t afford.

But you can’t fool business. Over 60 business leaders have named us as the ‘only party who have set out a credible plan for future prosperity’.Among those leaders is Charlie Bigham, founder of the same-named ready-meal brand. He said:

“I’m joining dozens of entrepreneurs and businessmen, as well as the Economist, in supporting the Liberal Democrats. Their plans for business and the economy are the best on offer.And former President of the CBI, Sir Michael Rake, said:

“The Liberal Democrats have ploughed a lonely furrow in being the only party truly reflecting the interests and importance of the business community to a successful, inclusive economy.”We’re the only party that’s offering a credible plan. We will create an environment to help busin…
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Brexit Already Damaging Public Services

"Johnson's Brexit lies have caused huge damage to our public services already."Boris’s lie on the side of a bus was an even bigger whopper than we thought. Not only does Brexit not mean an extra £350 million a week for the NHS...In reality, it means £350 million a week less.And that’s before we’ve even left.The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has estimated that our GDP is £55–66 billion lower this year. Why?You guessed it - Brexit.Business investment in the UK has fallen by 3% since the end of 2017. And for those not affected by Brexit? The other G7 countries have seen it grow.

Based on the IFS figures, we have calculated that public sector spend is £20.3 – £24.3 billion lower this year than it would have been.This equates to £380 – £470 million a week. All of that money could actually have been spent on the NHS. Johnson’s Brexit lies have caused huge damage to our public services already.

If he wins a majority on Thursday, his disastrous hard Brexit will suck even mo…
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Our plan to stop Brexit immediately after election

"We are the only party standing up for Remainers."Every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to stop Boris and stop Brexit.The more Liberal Democrat MPs we have in Parliament, the stronger our hand will be in stopping Johnson’s catastrophic Brexit plans. We have legislation ready to go to secure a People’s Vote with the option to stay in the EU. As soon as Parliament returns, we would introduce two bills. The first would be a “Paving Bill” to begin the referendum process with the Electoral Commission. The second would be on the referendum itself.The greatest political decision in decades cannot be allowed to happen on Johnson’s terms. Polls consistently show that there is now more support to remain in the EU than to leave. "We will continue to fight tooth and nail to keep the UK in the EU."Our vision for a fairer, brighter future is as a part of the EU. More people are agreeing with us than ever before.But we need as many MPs as possible to support these bills.
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Seven Reasons to Vote Liberal Democrat on Thursday

This Thursday marks one of the most important elections in a generation. If Boris Johnson wins a majority, he will push through his disastrous Brexit plan. He will also plunge us headfirst into some of the most extreme economic policies in decades.This won’t just ruin Christmas, like forgetting the stuffing or not taking your stockings down before lighting the fire. It will be disastrous for our country for decades to come.A Johnson government is for life, not just for Christmas.We plan to stop him, and you can help us do it. All it takes is your vote - a vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to stop Johnson.But it’s also so much more than that.A vote for the Liberal Democrats is also a vote to:1. Stop BrexitWe are the only party that is committed to stopping this disastrous Brexit. The Tories will push through Johnson’s awful plan, and the Labour Party is not a Remain party.But we are.We have fought tirelessly for a People’s Vote for the last three years. We will continue to push …
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