MPs call on PM to act on women's safety in public spaces

A group of cross-party MPs led by Wera Hobhouse MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Women and Equalities, has written to the Prime Minister to express their concerns about the safety of women and girls in public spaces following the death of Sarah Everard. In recent days, there has been an outpouring on social media from women and girls sharing their own experiences. 

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Davey calls on Cressida Dick to resign

Following the events in Clapham this evening, Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey has written a letter to Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick calling on her to resign.

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Rishi’s Many Cracks

Budget crushes hopes of small businesses and leaves the backbone of our economy on the brink

From beauticians to launderettes, florists to café owners - small businesses in our communities and the millions who depend on them are left looking over a cliff-edge. The Chancellor had the opportunity to save them today, but instead he fell far short of what is needed.

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Budget: Crushed hopes for small businesses

Christine Jardine MP, Treasury Spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats, reacted to the budget:

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Reported business grants offer is an insult

Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesperson Christine Jardine MP has described the Government’s reported plan to only provide businesses with £5 billion in grants to get through the economic crisis, as an “insult”.

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Rail fares rise: End of the line for Govt control of fares

On Monday, rail fares are due to increase by 2.6%, which is above inflation.* 

The Liberal Democrats will vote at their conference in March to end Government control of rail fares. 

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Summer catch-up schools: Govt must do more for young people's wellbeing

Responding to the announcement of the Government's plans for summer catch-up schools, Daisy Cooper MP, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Education said:

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Ed Davey welcomes people with learning disabilities being invited for Covid vaccines

Today, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey welcomes the news that all people with learning disabilities will be invited for Covid vaccines.

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Fire Safety: Rejected protection hammer blow to leaseholders

Tonight Parliament rejected Lords Amendment Four to the Fire Safety Bill, which would prohibit the owner of a building from passing on any remediation costs to leaseholders and tenants. This followed a debate on several related amendments.

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Courts rule Home Office charges unlawful: Lib Dem response

Today the Court of Appeal has ruled that the £1,012 fee charged by the Home Office for registering a child as a British citizen is unlawful. 

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