News from the Liberal Democrats across England

  • Article: Jun 4, 2020

    The Prime Minister must condemn President Trump's behaviour

    British foreign policy must always promote human rights, democracy, and the rule of law all over the world. The USA is no exception.

    The UK has a moral duty to speak out when the freedoms and rights of the people of the US are under attack.

  • Article: Jun 4, 2020
    By Jason T Johnson

    We have had a couple of quizes online on Zoom,

    and have started a facebook group to inform those interested of other quizes

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/gldquiz/

    Please join us.

    The next Quiz is on Friday 5th June at 19:45 for an 20:00 start

    The theme is general knowledge with a bit of Harry Potter mixed in

  • Article: Jun 3, 2020

    The murder of George Floyd has led to a global outpouring of anger and grief.

    From Windrush to Grenfell, from Stephen Lawrence to Mark Duggan, we are not short of our own examples of institutionalised, deep-rooted injustices that shame us all

    Racism has been exposed in the most shocking and tragic of ways in Minneapolis but make no mistake - it exists in Britain too.

  • Article: Jun 3, 2020
    By Sanne Dijkstra-Downie

    Man Riding Bicycle on City Street

    When I first moved to the UK from Holland almost eighteen years ago, someone told me I had to use the bus lane as a cyclist - I laughed. Then I realised they were serious.

    Over the past few weeks, this country has seen a massive increase in cyclists on the roads - young and old, fast and wobbly. With fewer cars around, many - often tentatively - have given cycling a go for the first time. Bike shops are doing a roaring trade.

  • Article: Jun 3, 2020

    Callum Robertson, Chair of the East of England Policy Committee, interviews Ed Davey MP.

    Photo credit: Uk Parliament licensed under CC BY 3.0.

  • Article: Jun 3, 2020

    This afternoon at Prime Minister's Questions, local MP Tim Farron urged Boris Johnson to provide financial support for hospitality and tourism businesses in Cumbria to take them through to next spring.

    Speaking during PMQs, Tim said: "The virus effectively turned summer in to winter for Cumbrian tourism.

  • Article: Jun 3, 2020

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron is encouraging local small B&Bs and other small businesses who have been unable to access the Government's other coronavirus financial support schemes, to apply for a new grant which opened this week.

    The Discretionary Business Grant Fund is designed to help those businesses that occupy space in a building where their landlord pays the rates bill and B&Bs that pay council tax rather than business rates.

  • The Queens Award for Voluntary Service
    Article: Jun 3, 2020

    Four voluntary organisations in Bedfordshire, including two in Bedford Borough have been awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

    The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service recognises outstanding work by volunteer groups to benefit their local communities and this year has been awarded to Autism Bedfordshire, Sharnbrook Amateur Theatre Trust, Volunteers of Keech Hospice Care and Luton Irish Forum.

  • Article: Jun 2, 2020

    The disproportionate toll of COVID-19 on people from BAME groups is extremely alarming.

    My Liberal Democrat colleagues and I have written to the Prime Minister to express our grave concern at the disproportionate toll of COVID-19 on people from black, Asian and minority ethnicity (BAME) backgrounds and are urging the government to take urgent action now to address this.

  • Article: Jun 2, 2020

    This Friday (5th) at 7pm, local MP Tim Farron will be holding an online question and answer for constituents in Westmorland and Lonsdale.

    People can register for the Q&A by heading to www.timfarron.co.uk/virtualtownhall

    Tim said: "In more normal times I regularly hold open public meetings in town halls and village halls across the South Lakes to give local residents the chance to ask questions and put their thoughts to me.