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  • Article: Jan 16, 2020

    Challenge magazine 2015 Winter front cover from GLD (

  • Article: Jan 16, 2020

    On the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon, local MP Tim Farron made the case for the Environment Agency's flood relief scheme for the River Kent to go ahead.

    Speaking during a debate on the environment, Tim said: "Our communities are still reeling four years on from the catastrophic floods of Storm Desmond. Indeed, in the last decade or so we have been hit by three floods, each of which was classified as a one-in-200-year event. Storm Desmond flooded 7,500 homes and more than 1,000 businesses.

  • Article: Jan 16, 2020

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron is calling for a pause on plans for a coal mine in Cumbria, after a new report undermined the case for it not having a negative effect on the environment.

    A report published today from the independent thinktank Green Alliance, found that there is no evidence that the greenhouse gas emissions of the mining operations would be "broadly carbon neutral", as claimed during the planning process.

  • Article: Jan 15, 2020

    Do you think we care well enough for the more vulnerable in our society?

    Have we figured out how best to care for people who've experienced bereavement, people who get ill in old age, those with mental ill-health or adults with learning disabilities?

    My own personal experience tells me we haven't. Whether in my own life or for many constituents in my advice surgeries over 20 years, all too often the care and support systems either don't work well enough or aren't even there at all.

  • Challenge December 2017 front cover (
    Article: Jan 14, 2020

    Articles, Photos, artwork and ideas please for GLD Challenge Magazine 2019/20

    Especially reviews of the general election - our successes and failures and lessons to be learned

    This must be printed and posted to our members before the LibDem York Conference 13 March 2020.

    Most articles will also be published on our website, so as to reach a wider audience through search engines and social media shares etc

  • Employment and Skills Information Day
    Article: Jan 14, 2020

    The Jobs Hub will, in partnership with its local training providers, be holding an Employment and Skills Information Day on the 20th January at the Queens Park Neighbourhood Centre.

    The event will bring together a range of providers offering free training and skills provision as well as employability support to help people get into work and education.

  • Article: Jan 14, 2020

    On the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon, local MP Tim Farron ramped up his campaign to get a tax loophole closed which sees some second homeowners get away with paying no council tax whatsoever by pretending to be a small business.

    A Government consultation on closing the loophole ended last January, but 12 months later and they are still yet to make a decision.

  • Beat The Blues logo
    Article: Jan 13, 2020
    From today businesses on St Cuthbert's Street have launched a campaign to beat the blues. Often in January, post Christmas and when the weather is now so great, people suffer a bit of a lull.
    The St Cuthbert's Street businesses have come together to offere a range of discounts. There are even some special discounts for those coming to see the Bedford Blues.
  • Article: Jan 13, 2020

    I want to thank you for all your hard work over the last six weeks. Everyone did everything they could in this campaign but the result has been deeply disappointing.

    Despite Liberal Democrats gaining 1.2m votes and our share of the vote increasing in every region of the UK, we are now one seat down compared to 2017. Under a proportional system, we would now have 84 MPs.

  • Article: Jan 13, 2020

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has accused the Government of decimating hill farming in Cumbria after they refused to extend a payment scheme which is considered a lifeline for farmers.

    At the Oxford farming conference last week, DEFRA Secretary Theresa Villiers dismissed calls from the National Farmers Union and others to delay the phase-out of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), which currently makes up 85% of the income of English livestock farmers.