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Brentford and Isleworth Liberal Democrats have selected their candidate for the General election

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  • UK Blood Donation award (10 donations)
    Article: Nov 27, 2015

    Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has welcomed news that rules which currently stop gay men from giving blood are to be reconsidered.

    The government has confirmed it will review the current ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood. At present in England, Wales and Scotland, men who have sex with men are deferred from giving blood for 12 months. A permanent ban remains in place in Northern Ireland, subject to ongoing legal action.

  • Tim Farron Speaking
    Article: Nov 26, 2015

    Chancellor George Osborne has set out the state of the economy in the Autumn Statement and spending plans for the next four years in the Spending Review.

    Commenting, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron said:

    "This was a deeply political budget from a deeply political Chancellor. It looks good in the theatrics of the Commons, with Labour divided, weak and inept, but the budget will unravel.

  • Article: Nov 25, 2015

    Caroline Pidgeon, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the Chancellor's announcement in today's Treasury Spending Review that police spending will now rise in line with inflation said:

    "It is welcome news that commonsense has obviously now prevailed and that serious plans to slash the grant to the Metropolitan Police Service have now been dropped by government.

  • Stephen Knight, Liberal Democrat Londonwide Assembly Member
    Article: Nov 25, 2015

    Stephen Knight, Liberal Democrat London Assembly housing spokesperson, commenting on the Chancellor of the Exchequer's proposals for housing in London which were announced in today's Spending Review said:

    "The Government's housing policies are ultimately flawed as they are stoking demand, when the real issue is the lack of supply of affordable housing.

  • Article: Nov 24, 2015

    Tim Farron said:

    "The Liberal Democrats know that to defeat an enemy as evil as ISIL the use of military force is necessary. We will consider supporting extending airstrikes against ISIL in Syria provided the Government's plans meet the five points that I and colleagues have set out today.

    Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has written to the Prime Minister along with former leaders Nick Clegg, Paddy Ashdown and Menzies Campbell to outline the five principles the party wants to see addressed if they are to support military action in Syria.

  • Syria Refugee Camp
    Article: Nov 24, 2015

    Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has written to the Prime Minister along with former leaders Nick Clegg, Paddy Ashdown and Menzies Campbell to outline the five principles the party wants to see addressed if they are to support military action in Syria.

    The letter, also signed by the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie and the Welsh Liberal Democrats Kirsty Williams, sets out the specific principles that would be required to be met to secure Liberal Democrat support for military action against ISIL in Syria.

  • Clifford's Tower - York - Spring Conference - 9th March 2014
    Article: Nov 24, 2015

    We are trying something new at this year's Spring Conference. The Autumn Conference saw a record-breaking members' attendance with more first time conference attendees than ever before and we are keen for even more members to come to conference and actively engage with the Party's policy making process.

  • Soldiers with Missile Battery in Desert
    Article: Nov 23, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats have welcomed the UN's unanimous Security Council resolution that agreed that ISIL/ISIS constituted an "unprecedented" threat to international peace and security, and called upon Member States with the requisite capacity to take "all necessary measures" to prevent and suppress its terrorist acts on territory under its control in Syria and Iraq.

  • Article: Nov 23, 2015
    • New report reveals the scale of knife crime in London

    • Westminster politicians overlooked knife crime during the recent General Election

    • A range of policies rarely considered by Westminster politicians are now needed to make London safer for young people

    Westminster politicians are hiding from the real facts about the level of knife crime in London and its impact on young people, is the hard hitting finding of a new report on knife crime undertaken by the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon.

  • doctor
    Article: Nov 19, 2015

    Junior doctors in England have overwhelmingly voted in favour of going on strike in their dispute over a new contract.

    98% voted in favour of a full strike and 99% in favour of action just short of a full strike.

    Liberal Democrat Health Spokesman Norman Lamb MP said:

    "It's a serious concern that we have reached a point where junior doctors are prepared to take strike action. The Government has woefully mismanaged this contract negotiation and Jeremy Hunt must act urgently to resolve the dispute. Everything possible must be done to avert the strike which could damage patient care.