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  • Alter
    Article: Feb 11, 2018
    By Joe Bourke in Liberal Democrat Voice

    ALTER will address this question in our conference fringe at Southport next month to be held on Friday, 9th March at the Ramada Plaza, from 20:15 to 21:30 in the Promenade room.

    Leading the discussion will be two LVT experts and experienced Liberal Democrat campaigners - Michael Meadowcroft and Tony Vickers.

  • Ed Davey (Chris McAndrew [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Feb 8, 2018

    Here's the new film from the Liberal Democrats, featuring Ed Davey introducing a proposed new piece of legislation to help homeless people with terminal illnesses:

  • Vince Cable
    Article: Jan 25, 2018

    Rough sleeping in England rose by 15% in the year to autumn 2017, according to new government figures.

    A 15% rise in rough sleeping is shameful and shows the Conservatives have failed to take real action to tackle the housing crisis.

    The number of rough sleepers is hard to record and so these figures are likely to be an understatement of the full extent of the crisis.

    Until the Government commits to the funding needed to prevent homelessness and builds more genuinely affordable homes, and invests properly in mental health care, the number of rough sleepers will continue to rise at a shocking pace.

    This is why I'm putting tackling rough sleeping, and the wider issue of homelessness, at the heart of my leadership of the Liberal Democrats.

  • Bourne site map
    Article: Jan 17, 2018
    By Sarah Barker in Lincolnshire Reporter

    The new development on Manning Road, Bourne would include a mixture of properties ranging from one to four bedroom homes for families, first time buyers and the elderly.

    A proportion of these would be affordable homes.

    There would also be areas of public open space with a children's play area.

    A letter has been distributed to local residents providing information about the proposals, along with details about a public exhibition which will be held on Thursday, January 25 between 3pm and 7pm at the Bourne Corn Exchange, 3 Abbey Road, Bourne, PE10 9EF.

  • Christine Jardine (Chris McAndrew [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Jan 11, 2018
    By The Voice in Liiberal Democrat Voice

    Yesterday, a Westminster Hall debate took place, led by Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Lloyd. He aimed to highlight the effect of universal credit on the private rented sector. Simply, landlords aren't loving the prospect of not getting their rent money, so they are simply saying they won't rent to anyone on benefits.

  • Housing (Wokingham Liberal Deocrats)
    Article: Jan 4, 2018

    On Monday the Liberal Democrats got into the national press after exposing the failure of councils up and down the country to claim funding they're entitled to to bring empty homes back into use.

    A template press release on this issue has already been sent out for you to use in your local area. We've now also produced a number of other templates to help you campaign on this issue.

    We've produced:

    • A Focus drop-in article.
    • A template petition for your Nationbuilder site.
    • Graphics to use on social media.
    • An email to send to your email list.

    You can find those resources here:

    Download the Campaign pack

  • Vince Cable (Chris McAndrew [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Jan 2, 2018
    By Rowena Mason Deputy political editor in The Guardian

    Lib Dem research finds just one in 13 councils in England and Wales used powers to take over properties lying empty despite housing crisis and rising homelessness.

    More than 11,000 homes across the country have been lying empty for longer than a decade despite the housing crisis and rising homelessness, according to new research by the Liberal Democrats.

  • Housing
    Article: Nov 22, 2017

    There are millions of people in desperate need of a home or paying extortionate rents who will not see any improvement to their living conditions.

    Far from the £15 billion promised by the Chancellor, the real figure for housing is closer to a much reduced £6 billion over the next 5 years.

  • Vince Cable (Chris McAndrew [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Nov 21, 2017
    By Vince Cable MP in The Guardian

    Urgent cash is needed for our ailing health service and those affected by corrosive benefit cuts. We have a plan which doesn't rely on a magic money tree

    There is a risk that this week's budget will be drowned out by Brexit and ministerial mishaps. But it really matters because the economy is in a precarious position.

  • Anita at Grantham Hospital.jpg
    Article: Nov 8, 2017
    By Stefan Pidluznyj in Lincolnshire Reporter

    Frustrated campaigners have criticised the latest delay in reopening Grantham A&E overnight, suggesting that NHS bosses had given them false hope that the department would be fully reinstated today.

    Many in the press and public galleries were expecting United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust to officially confirm the reopening of the unit at its board meeting in Sleaford on Tuesday, November 7.