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– 14,926 households across Walsall were forced to remortgage their homes in 2023 amidst Liz Truss’s mini-budget fallout – Households across Walsall have faced an additional £107 per month added to their mortgage costs – Walsall Liberal Democrats have slammed the Conservative government for “pushing families to the brink” and said that the PM’s boasts over new inflation statistics will “ring hollow” for all […]

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Saturday saw GPs from across the West Midlands take part in a peaceful demonstration in Birmingham city centre. GPs from across the West Midlands are taking collective action to shine a light on the crisis in general practice. A peaceful demonstration in Birmingham city centre was attended by GPs from Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, North and […]

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  Responding to Jacob Rees-Mogg suggesting that Nigel Farage be taken into the Conservative Party and made a Minister, Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader Daisy Cooper MP said: The Conservative Party is a shambolic mess. Rishi Sunak’s MPs are in open revolt and he does not have the backbone to stand up to them. If the Prime Minister […]

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The Liberal Democrats have reported the Prime Minister to the Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests for using the government crest at his party political speech yesterday. In his speech at Policy Exchange, the Prime Minister gave an overtly party political speech in which he framed from the start as being about the choice voters will […]

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Responding to the latest labour market figures showing a rise in unemployment, Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesperson Sarah Olney MP said: After years of economic chaos, these are concerning figures. The Conservative government has played economic whack-a-mole for too long, unable to grow the economy, and now too many face the prospect of losing their job. The public […]

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MPs have voted by 170 votes to 169 to back an amendment tabled by Liberal Democrat MP Wendy Chamberlain that ensures MPs accused of serious offences are excluded from the Parliamentary estate at the point of arrest, rather than only when charged. Commenting, Liberal Democrat MP Wendy Chamberlain said: This is an important step towards making Parliament […]

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Responding to the IFS report showing that NHS spending will rise less quickly than the Conservative party planned in their 2019 General Election manifesto, Liberal Democrat Health and Social Care spokesperson Daisy Cooper MP said: The Conservative party has left patients and staff to bear the brunt of rising demand, endless waiting lists, and deadly A&E delays. […]

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Both the Conservatives and Labour appear to have turned their backs on a perfectly reasonable offer which would put today’s young people on the same footing as previous generations of young people, simply because the idea came from the EU. Read on….. 21 Apr 2024 Both Liberal Democrat leader, Ed Davey, and Foreign Affairs Spokesperson, […]

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Keeping your home safe

by Ian Shires on 2 May, 2024

I received the following today from Walsall Police, thought I’d share it with you… As you look forward to some warmer weather and lighter nights, let’s not forget about keeping your homes safe. There are simple steps that you can take to make your home safer.  Burglars look for homes that appear to be empty […]

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The Liberal Democrats have called for swimming pools and leisure centres to be designated as “critical health infrastructure” to protect them from closure. It comes as new analysis by the party shows 266 local authority swimming pools and 261 leisure facilities have been closed since 2015. Once new openings are taken into account, there has […]

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