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

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  • Tim Farron 2016
    Article: Mar 12, 2016

    When you're sat in the front row, it's impossible to miss your cue to get on stage.

    But for those of you who were at conference in the autumn, you may have noticed I was a little late to the stage.

    I was sitting very happily having a cup of tea in the green room, completely oblivious to what was happening

  • Cannabis / Hemp plant
    Article: Mar 8, 2016
    By Norman Lamb MP

    "If we accept that many people will use cannabis - whether for recreational or medicinal purposes - then we must be pragmatic in how we minimise those harms."

    - Norman Lamb

    Agree? Back the campaign

    Today sees the publication of a ground breaking report setting out how a regulated market for the production and sale of cannabis could work in the UK.

  • Article: Mar 8, 2016

    The most comprehensive framework for how a regulated cannabis market could work in the UK has been published today by an independent panel of experts set up by the Liberal Democrats.

    This groundbreaking report sets out how the legal production and supply of cannabis could work in the UK. It was established in the autumn by Liberal Democrat Health spokesperson Norman Lamb MP. The expert panel was chaired by Steve Rolles, Senior Policy Analyst from Transform Drug Policy Foundation.

  • Stephen Knight, Liberal Democrat Londonwide Assembly Member
    Article: Mar 4, 2016

    Stephen Knight, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, speaking after questioning the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) Chairman and Chief Executive at City Hall today said:

    "While no one denies many great successes of the Olympic Park there still remain questions as to whether the best deal has been struck for the taxpayer.

  • Caroline Pidgeon at Tower Bridge with Olympic Rings
    Article: Mar 4, 2016

    Caroline Pidgeon, the Liberal Democrat London Assembly transport spokesperson, commenting on this week's decision by TfL to not scrap the Woolwich Ferry, but instead to purchase two new vessels to replace the three existing life-expired craft said:

    "I very much welcome this back down by TfL.

    "In the rush to push ahead with the tolled Silvertown Tunnel and other road crossings TfL were willing to sacrifice the free Woolwich Ferry, which is not only popular locally but incredibly helpful for pedestrians and cyclists.

  • Alistair Carmichael
    Article: Mar 2, 2016

    Commenting on the publication of the Investigatory Powers Bill Alistair Carmichael, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on Home Affairs said:

    "The Bill still has no section on privacy, no meaningful independent judicial oversight, and no clarity on whether British businesses, just like Apple in the US, would be forced to break the encryption they use to protect their customers.

  • Article: Feb 26, 2016

    Liberal Democrats are rallying to stop plans aimed at penalising up to one million single parents who move in with a new partner.

    The party has said changes to Universal Credit - dubbed the 'Love Tax' - could affect up to a million low income working single parents.

    It comes weeks after the Conservative government was dashed in its attempts to cut tax credits for families.

  • Tim Farron in Lesvos
    Article: Feb 26, 2016

    It is estimated there are more than 20,000 unaccompanied refugee children amongst those who have reached Europe, many of whom are at risk from being trafficked into prostitution or child labour. Liberal Democrats have repeatedly backed Save the Children's call for the government to offer safe haven to 3,000 of these children, the UK's fair share.

  • Westmorland Flood Damage
    Article: Feb 25, 2016

    Liberal Democrats hailed victory today, as the government finally bowed to pressure from leader Tim Farron and applied for a potential £125 million of EU solidarity funding to deal with the recent floods that ravaged The North and parts of Scotland.

    Commenting Tim Farron MP said:

    "Since day one I have called on the government to apply for this funding to help the North and parts of Scotland get back on their feet. It is an utter farce that it took the government until the eleventh hour, when we were about to lose this vital cash, for them to finally decide to send a letter and ask for the £125 million.

  • James Gurling
    Article: Feb 19, 2016

    The Liberal Democrats have today published their review of the 2015 General Election.

    Completed by the Campaigns and Communications Committee, chaired by James Gurling, the review examines last year's campaign and provides a clear vision for the rebuilding of the party.

    In the process of conducting the review, the group received feedback from over 7500 party members. The size of the response was overwhelming, and so too was the optimism, hope, and belief in the capacity of the Party to sustain and rebuild itself in the months and years to come.