Liberal Democrats will invest £1 billion a year to restore community policing

Today, the Liberal Democrats announce plans to invest an extra £1 billion a year to restore community policing by enabling forces to recruit 20,000 more police officers - enough for two extra officers in every ward across England and Wales. The Party will also fund an immediate 2% pay-rise for serving police officers.

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Tory threat to Channel 4 is attempt to cover up Johnson's cowardice

Responding to reports the Conservatives are threatening to review Channel 4’s broadcasting remit if they win the general election, Liberal Democrat Shadow Foreign Secretary Chuka Umunna said:

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Johnson's comments show he is no champion of women's rights

Responding to Boris Johnson’s comments on single mothers, Liberal Democrat Equalities Spokesperson Christine Jardine, said:

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Sarah Wollaston: Number of GP practices falls to record low as winter crisis approaches

The number of GP practices has fallen to a new record low of 6,867 while the number of qualified GPs has dropped by 339, NHS figures published today have revealed.

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Ofsted stats reveal Tory failure on school standards

Following Boris Johnson's announcement on Ofsted, analysis by the Liberal Democrats reveals that the Conservatives have let over 1,000 schools go unvisited by inspectors for over a decade.

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Lib Dems won't let your future melt away

Following tonight's Climate Change Leader's debate, Ed Davey, Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor and Deputy Leader said: 

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Johnson's Brexit plans would let thousands of criminals off the hook

  • Estimated 6,000 criminals could evade justice if Johnson’s Brexit goes ahead
  • UK police to be locked out of EU crime database used 1.6 million times a day
  • Brexit would undermine UK’s ability to tackle terrorism and organised crime

The Liberal Democrats have warned Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans risk enabling thousands of criminals to escape justice, after analysis revealed the extent to which UK police rely on vital EU crime-fighting measures.

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Neither the Tories or Labour have a credible plan for the economy

Responding to the Institute for Fiscal Studies' analysis of the three main parties' manifestos, Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader Ed Davey said:

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NHS staff shortages worsen under Tories

Responding to the latest statistics on NHS vacancies, Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Social Care Luciana Berger said:

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Leaked documents show US offered PR advice to UK over chlorinated chicken

Leaked documents from the US-UK trade deal talks reveal that US negotiators offered PR advice to their UK counterparts on how to sell the controversial practice of chlorine-washing chickens to UK consumers and the British media.

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