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News from the Liberal Democrats

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    Article: Jan 14, 2021

    Lib Dem led Teignbridge District Council have today confirmed that they will extend their council tax support (Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2021/22) to help those hardest hit by the pandemic into the next year.

    The extension was agreed today (14th January 2021) at Teignbridge District full Council meeting and aims to support local people who have been impacted by Covid-19.

  • Woman at window
    Article: Jan 14, 2021

    Lib Dem Led Teignbridge District Council have today called on the Government to help local families by making permanent the universal credit £20 uplift offered during the pandemic.

    The motion was put forward by Liberal Democrat councillor David Cox today (14th January 2021) at the Teignbridge Council meeting and aims to support local people who have been impacted by Covid-19.

  • Article: Jan 14, 2021

    I tabled the Immigration (Health and Social Care Staff) Bill 2019-21, which was due for its second reading on Friday.

    Lib Dems will continue to fight for healthcare workers' rights

    But the Government have decided to axe all sitting Fridays until the end of March, meaning dozens of Private Members Bills will effectively be shut down.

  • Article: Jan 14, 2021
    By Edward Davey

    It's been a huge privilege to come to know many Tamil people in my constituency and across the UK since being elected to Parliament back in 1997, and I can therefore say with total certainty, that the contribution of British Tamils to our country and society has been exemplary, with the hard work, intelligence and dedication of so many amazing British Tamils.

  • Article: Jan 13, 2021

    It is completely unacceptable that parents have received woefully inadequate food parcels in place of free school meals.

    The Secretary of State must urgently investigate this situation.

    The amount of food parents have received to feed their children is not anything like enough to provide an adequate, nutritious lunch every day.

  • Article: Jan 12, 2021

    Over the past year, Liberal Democrat MPs have tabled a number of Private Members' Bills that would make important changes to help build a fairer country, tackle deep-rooted inequalities and ensure a more effective response to the Covid pandemic.

    Eleven key Liberal Democrat Bills were due to have "Second Reading" - the next stage of their progress through Parliament - over the next three months.

  • Article: Jan 11, 2021
    By Lisa Smart

    Last month's Federal Communications and Elections Committee (FCEC) kicked off with a productive Q&A with deputy Leader Daisy Cooper. Daisy's approach to collaborative working across parts of the party was warmly welcomed and FCEC expressed its support, and desire to assist, Daisy's ongoing work to support a diverse range of candidates to stand.

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    Article: Jan 9, 2021

    Devon Liberal Democrats have called for teachers to be vaccinated against coronavirus after the government admitted schools were the epicentre of high community transmission.

    Devon Lib Dems are calling for teachers to be vaccinated as part of category seven. This would make them a top priority after everyone working in the NHS and social care and those most at risk by virtue of their age, being clinically vulnerable or having an underlying health condition.