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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, 19 April 2021

Carers deserve better than 5p more per day

Being a carer can be rewarding and full of love.900,000 full-time unpaid carers rely on Carer’s AllowanceBut it’s far from glamorous. It can be relentless and exhausting.900,000 full-time unpaid carers rely on Carer’s Allowance – but at just £67.25 a week, it’s not nearly enough.More than a third of those on Carer’s Allowance are struggling to make ends meet.Many have been struggling for months, often relying on foodbanks to feed themselves and the people they care for.Increasing Carer’s Allowance by 5p a day is an insultThe Government’s decision to increase Carer’s Allowance by 5p a day is an insult to the millions of people looking after their loved ones.The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to immediately raise Carer’s Allowance by £1,000 a year.I’ve been a carer for much of my life.First as a teenager, nursing my mum during her long battle against bone cancer.Later for my Nanna, organising her care and trying to make her last few years as comfortable as we could.And …
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Friday, 16 April 2021

It's time to restore community policing.

Everyone has the right to feel safe where they live, and everyone who has been the victim of a crime deserves justice.But for too long, this Conservative Government has been ignoring victims, failing the police and letting our communities down.Last year, 1.8 million cases were closed without a suspect even being identified.And that's why, last year, 1.8million cases were closed without a suspect even being identified.Even before the Covid pandemic, too many people felt unsafe in their own homes or walking down their own streets. In fact half of all people never even see police patrols in their local area.Conservative Ministers like to talk tough on crime, but they have failed to do what works to actually keep people safe. Their unnecessary police cuts have contributed to a rise in serious violence.Police need the officers, resources and time to focus on preventing and solving crimes.Police need the officers, resources and time to focus on preventing and solving crimes.Instead, the…
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The Weekly Whip - Lord's Edition

In the Lords we get to grips with the detail of the legislation and improve it; we take part in debates on a whole range of issues, and we question and hold to account government ministers. For up-to-date information about the work of the Lib Dem group in the Lords, follow us on Twitter: @LibDemLords
Follow this link for more info: http://www.libdems.org.uk/lords-whip5
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Congratulations to our Party Award Winners

The Leader’s Award, awarded to Prue BrayPrue has a long history of dedicated service to the Party including being elected to various offices at Local, Regional and State structures that require demonstrating high levels of knowledge, skills and dedication in order to carry out their responsibilities.She has been PPC for Wokingham and is currently a Councillor there; RCC for South East Region; Chair of ECC 2016 - 2019; member of RPC for some years and became Chair of RPC in 2020.In all these roles she has demonstrated a high standard of organisational skills and work ethic combined with a thorough grasp of her brief. Her roles have demanded tough decisions and the ability to manage the pressures that accompany this. Her commitment to high standards and expectations of herself and others has been delivered through patience and concern for others. She has been generous in her time, giving advice and support to others whenever called upon.Prue is a never-failing source of wise counsel. Sh…
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Election Day Nears

Thank you to all the agents who have got our candidates nominated!
Follow this link for more info: http://www.libdems.org.uk/election-day-nears
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Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Remembering Shirley

The death of Shirley Williams is heartbreaking news for the whole Liberal Democrats party.Since the sad news was announced, Liberal Democrat members and figures from public life have been remembering Shirley and paying tribute to her.We've collected a few of those memories here.You can also share your memories of Shirley and add your name to the book of condolence here.Our party leaders have paid tribute to ShirleyThis is heartbreaking for our whole @LibDems family.

Shirley has been an inspiration to millions, a liberal lion and a true trailblazer.

Rest in peace, Shirley. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your friends. https://t.co/5t3c6CVRHN — Ed Davey MP πŸ”ΆπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί (@EdwardJDavey) April 12, 2021Shirley was a true inspiration. We will miss her greatly https://t.co/UuI9dHdxwb — Daisy Cooper MP πŸ”Ά (@libdemdaisy) April 13, 2021Shirley Williams has died, aged 90 https://t.co/CD5swc0T4U — Mark Pack πŸ”Ά (@markpack) April 12, 2021Shirley was a personal inspiration to me, spark…
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