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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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Thursday, 2 April 2020

Migrant NHS “heroes” should be given indefinite leave to remain

The call follows reports that doctors, nurses and paramedics will automatically have their visas extended, free of charge, for one year.The coronavirus crisis is an unprecedented threat and people are rightly worried. In times like this, we cannot thank front-line staff enough for going above and beyond to look after us all.

Extending the visas in the NHS is welcome, but the Government must also do so much more for the social care system and urgently rollout adequate PPE and testing.If someone is prepared to risk their life for this country, they must be allowed to live in it with indefinite leave to remain. https://t.co/itdMUPA3cN — Lib Dems (@LibDems) March 31, 2020Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Christine Jardine said:"There is a moral principle here. If someone is prepared to risk their life for this country, they must be allowed to live in it. All foreign national NHS workers fighting for our lives during the Covid-19 pandemic are heroes. They should be awarded ind…
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Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Open bank accounts so shoppers can pay contactless during Covid-19 outbreak

The demand came from the Liberal Democrats so customers can avoid handing over cash during the coronavirus crisis.
Follow this link for more info: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/open-bank-accounts-shoppers-can-21788415
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Tuesday, 31 March 2020

The Liberal Democrat Coronavirus Update

Ed Davey responds to Foreign Secretary's update on coronavirusResponding to yesterday evening's update on coronavirus from the Foreign Secretary, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:"Reports from many British citizens stuck overseas bring home the reality of the global scale of this crisis. Many have been in a desperate position, unsure whether they will be able to secure accommodation or access adequate supplies.

"The Foreign Office must ensure that British citizens will be able to return home, wherever they have been stranded, without exception. The government must do everything it can to bring British citizens who are stuck home.

We welcome the steps the government is taking to charter flights in order to get people home, & to work to ensure commercial flights remain available where possible. https://t.co/6qsBA4hsB6 — Lib Dems (@LibDems) March 30, 2020We welcome the steps the government is taking to charter flights in order to get people home,…
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Plans for Autumn Conference on hold

Plans for Liberal Democrat autumn conference on hold, online options to be explored insteadIn the light of the coronavirus epidemic, the Federal Board has decided to put on hold plans for the preparation of a traditional party conference in the autumn and will make a final decision on whether to cancel the event in May.In the meantime, the Federal Conference Committee will consider the feasibility of an online event, which might include some elements of a formal conference.
Follow this link for more info: http://www.libdems.org.uk/autumn-conference-on-hold
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Saturday, 28 March 2020

The Liberal Democrat Coronavirus Update

Government must provide resources so councils can house all rough sleepersResponding to reports that the Government has written to all local councils asking them to find homes for all rough sleepers by the weekend to protect them from the coronavirus outbreak, Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran said:"It is right that the Government is taking urgent action to find secure accommodation for rough sleepers, as Liberal Democrats have called for since this crisis began.

"The Government must also equip local authorities with the financial resources to provide sufficient secure emergency accommodation to meet demand. Ministers must also make specialist support available to those who struggle with addiction or other mental health issues, as is the case for so many people sleeping rough right across the UK."It's right that the Government is taking urgent action to find secure accommodation for rough sleepers.

But we must also equip local authorities with the financial resources …
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Our role as community champions

As I’m sure you’ve all heard by now, the local elections we were expecting in May have been postponed until 2021. For many of us, this is disappointing news - especially after months of hard work - but it is absolutely the right call to keep us and our communities safe.In addition, any by-election that comes up and would be due before May 2021 will also be held off until then. Depending on the public health situation by-elections may restart sooner than May next year.Our plans for this year’s local elections might not have gone as we expected, but this is an opportunity to let our Lib Dem values shine through and continue to work hard for our residents.I’d like to pass on a huge thank you to everyone who was planning on standing for election in May. Being a candidate, while rewarding, is always hard work. I hope all candidates and their teams know that all of their work so far has not gone to waste. It is a sound investment to ensure we win those seats, and more, next year.Some of you…
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