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The legacy of D-Day – let’s not squander it

by Ian Shires on 12 June, 2024

Just a few short days ago, we as a nation along with others who fought and defeated the Fascists in WW2 gathered to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day Landings. The events of that day saw the beginning of the end of the Nazis and their Axis allies. At the eleventh hour of the […]

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Responding to the Conservatives’ announcement on Child Benefits, Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Sarah Olney said: These Conservative policies aren’t worth the paper they are written on, after years of hiking taxes on hardworking families. Conservative Ministers have had years to help parents with the cost of living but have done absolutely nothing apart from hiking taxes. It […]

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Hester: How low can the Conservatives go?

by Ian Shires on 7 June, 2024

Responding to the new £5m donation to the Conservatives from Frank Hester, Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader Daisy Cooper MP said: How low can Rishi Sunak’s Conservatives go? If the Conservatives spend this money they will be proudly funded by a man who made the most appalling racist and sexist comments. Ultimately the buck stops with Rishi Sunak. […]

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The Liberal Democrat manifesto will include a plan to transform parental leave, including doubling Statutory Maternity Pay to £350 a month Proposals also include increasing paternity pay and creating an extra use-it-or-lose-it “dad month”, to encourage more fathers to take parental leave Ed Davey says Lib Dem proposals would give parents “the choice and flexibility […]

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The Liberal Democrats announce regular mental health ‘MOT’ checks at key points in people’s lives including for new parents and retirees Ed Davey said the Prime Minister’s “failure to cut NHS waiting lists is damaging the economy” and party’s new commitment would “help people get back to work” Analysis reveals that over the course of […]

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I saw this on Liberal Democrat Voice yesterday. It resonated with me as it seeks to tackle the causes of health inequality through Public Health. Well worth a read so I thought I would share it with you. Liberal Democrats pledge to reverse Conservative cuts to public health grant with £1bn a year to tackle […]

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Bowel Cancer patients in Walsall are not being treated as equals when compared with their counterparts in other hospitals across the Black Country Integrated Care Partnership. What do I mean by that? It’s quite simple. Bowel Cancer patients in Walsall do not have the same direct, on-sight access to robotic technology the modern-day tools of […]

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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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