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Welcome to the website of the Liberal Democrats in England. In the coming months we will develop this website into a useful tool for both party members and the General Public alike.
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  • ballot box
    Article: Dec 12, 2019

    Polls are now open in for the General Election and will remain open until 10pm this evening.

    Locally, the Liberal Democrats have three excellent candidates standing across Bedford Borough.

    My colleague and portfolio holder for town centres Henry Vann is standing in Bedford and Kempston Constituency.

    Daniel Norton is standing in North East Bedfordshire.

  • Article: Dec 11, 2019

    "From the bottom of my heart: thank you."

    Whatever happens tomorrow, I couldn't be prouder.

    This campaign has taken me all over the country, and everywhere I've seen Liberal Democrat campaigners giving their all.

    I've seen new members deliver their first few leaflets. I've seen life-long Lib Dems running high-tech campaigns out of their living rooms.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson at the Bedford Sports Awards 2019
    Article: Dec 11, 2019

    Monday 9th December saw the local Sports Awards ceremony take place at Bedford Corn Exchange, celebrating local sporting heroes from across the Borough.

    These Awards have been running for over 20 years and have become a key date in the local sporting calendar, bringing together nominees across eleven categories including athletes, clubs, coaches and volunteers, celebrating their hard work and dedication.

  • Andrew Brown (Andrew Brown)
    Article: Dec 11, 2019
    By Keith Melton & Laura Sykes

    A Carbon-Free Future Delivered Fairly

    This is the aim of our Liberal Democrat candidate for Bristol South, Andrew Brown. Apparently a safe Labour seat since the 1930s, Andrew hopes to channel the former Liberal MPs who held the seat from 1906 to 1929. It is very clear that Andrew has a strong sense of social justice and he took part in Bristol's 'Sleep-Out' in October this year raising funds for the cause with a Just Giving page.

  • Jane Brophy MEP
    Article: Dec 11, 2019

    Life expectancy in the North West is the second-lowest in the country, new data from the ONS has revealed.

    The Liberal Democrats have warned the figures expose the North/South divide as only getting worse.

    On average over the last two years, people in the North West were expected to live to 80.1.

    Women were expected to live three years longer than men.

    Average life expectancy in London during the same time period was over two years longer at 82.6 years, roughly the same as the wider South East.

    The latest figures place life expectancy in the North West as the second-worst in England.

    It is the latest in a string of reports which have highlighted the devastating effect the North/South divide is having on people.

    Liberal Democrat MEP for the North West and former NHS worker of 25 years Jane Brophy said:

    "Another day, another set of figures show Northerners being hit hardest. While the Government insists on pursuing a Brexit that will be bad for our country, it is families across the North being left behind..

    "Away from Westminster, however, life goes on; our health is getting worse and life expectancy for Northerners remains the lowest in England.

    "The Liberal Democrats have an ambitious plan to end the North/South divide and invest in the North like never before.

    "We will ringfence more than £50 billion for our cities and regions outside of London and the South East, and
    bring the North to the front of the queue for once.

    "Only the Liberal Democrats will stop wasting time over Brexit, stop Boris, Stop Brexit, and build a brighter future for the North."

  • Article: Dec 11, 2019

    "It doesn't have to be this way."

    My message today is clear.

    To stop Brexit, we must stop Boris Johnson. We have one more day left to do it.

    To all my fellow Lib Dem activists up and down the country - I say this:

    Keep going. Keep fighting for every vote.

    And to everyone out there who has a growing pile of Lib Dem leaflets on their kitchen table: we can win where you live.

  • Article: Dec 10, 2019

    "Johnson's Brexit lies have caused huge damage to our public services already."

    Boris's lie on the side of a bus was an even bigger whopper than we thought. Not only does Brexit not mean an extra £350 million a week for the NHS...

    In reality, it means £350 million a week less.

    And that's before we've even left.

  • Article: Dec 10, 2019

    The economy usually features heavily in election discourse.

    But this time the two main parties have opted for silly economics instead. It's either pursuing a Brexit that we know will damage the economy or a reckless spending plan we can't afford.

    But you can't fool business. Over 60 business leaders have named us as the 'only party who have set out a credible plan for future prosperity'.

  • nhs doctor
    Article: Dec 10, 2019

    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 have revealed.

    The Conservatives have faile to meet its promise to address the shortfall in GPs has left the country poorly equipped to deal with the upcoming winter crisis.

    The statistics for September 2019 reveal:

  • Article: Dec 10, 2019
    By Liberal Democrats

    "Almost the only people who think Johnson a nice guy are those who do not know him."

    It's a statement made by Max Hastings, Johnson's former boss at the Telegraph. He's not the only person who has worked with Boris Johnson who has gone public with their criticisms.

    Here's a collection of quotes from his Conservative colleagues: