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  • Article: Jul 16, 2015

    Today the votes will are being counted in the Lib Dem leadership election. We expect to announce the result on Twitter and Facebook at around 5pm, but you won't see any updates whilst the count is in progress.

    With that in mind, we wanted to give you a bit more information on what is happening at the count today.

  • Article: Jul 15, 2015

    Caroline Pidgeon, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the Home Secretary's decision to not grant permission for the use of water cannon in England and Wales said:

    "After carefully examining the evidence the Home Secretary has made a wise decision.

    "Water cannon run the risk of innocent people being injured and would certainly undermine policing by public consent.

  • Stephen Knight, Liberal Democrat Londonwide Assembly Member
    Article: Jul 15, 2015

    Stephen Knight, Liberal Democrat London Assembly environment spokesperson, commenting on today's report from King's College London revealing that air pollution causes 9,400 premature deaths in London every year said:

    "This report more than triples the previous estimate of deaths caused by air pollution in London and confirms that this is the second biggest public health killer to smoking.

    "The 9,400 Londoners who face an early grave due to air pollution provides 9,400 reasons why faster action needs to be taken to tackle air pollution.

    "It is highly disappointing that only last week the Chancellor's Budget failed to reform Vehicle Excise Duty to discourage more polluting diesel vehicles. It is equally disappointing that the Mayor's proposals to tackle air pollution in London have been so timid since he came to office in 2008. A big switch towards zero emission electric buses and taxis, not diesel hybrids, is now vital in London. Bringing forward the start date of the Ultra Low Emission Zone and real moves to tackle air pollution in places such as Oxford Street must now happen."

  • Article: Jul 15, 2015

    Liberal Democrats could pave the way for 16-year-olds to vote in local council elections as David Cameron is expected to face a further defeat in the House of Lords on Wednesday.

    Lib Dem peers have tabled an amendment to the Government's 'Cities' Bill to give under-18s the right to choose their local councillors.

    Labour is expected to support the amendment, which would mean yet another defeat for the Government in the second chamber.

    The move is part of the party's wider campaign to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in the EU Referendum and General Elections.

  • Article: Jul 13, 2015

    Mike German will today demand a halt to controversial changes to housing benefit that could see more people pushed towards food banks and payday loans and could increase homelessness.

    The Government's plans to introduce a further seven day waiting period on top of the 5 weeks or more they already have to wait before claimants can receive their first payments. These plans to change Universal Credit to support the cost of housing during these early crucial weeks of sickness or unemployment will be put to a vote in the House of Lords by Lord German, Liberal Democrat Social Security Spokesperson.

  • Article: Jul 8, 2015

    The Tories used to say we were in it together, but this budget says one thing: you're on your own.

    Amongst the gimmicks and giveaways, the Chancellor has hidden four more years of pain, austerity, and cuts. As a direct result of the Conservative obsession with ideological cuts, thousands of public sector workers, families and young people face another four years struggling to get by.

  • Article: Jul 2, 2015

    Liberalism is in my bones. Mum and Dad were Liberals and, as a teenager, I set up a Young Liberal Branch in our local town in Norfolk. It took me three attempts to enter Parliament. We started 15,500 votes behind the Conservatives.

    I had been an employment lawyer, but also got elected to Norwich City Council and led the Lib Dem opposition. When I finally got to Westminster I wanted to do as much as I could to pursue my Liberal values. There is only any point in this job if you aim to make a difference to people's lives. Having the chance to do that as a Minister was an opportunity that I had to grasp.

  • Article: Jul 2, 2015

    I love this party because in my heart and in my soul I am a liberal.

    I believe in a society in which we are all free to make our own choices and live the lives we want. But freedom means very little when the only choices we have to make are whether to feed our children or heat our homes.

    I am therefore proud - really proud - of our work in government defending people from having to make such impossible choices: the pupil premium giving every child a decent start in life; lifting millions out of tax- that is a record of real achievement.

  • Caroline Pidgeon and Vince Cable protesting against the third Heathrow runway in 2008
    Article: Jul 1, 2015

    Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the support for a third Heathrow runway by the Davies airport commission said:

    "This much delayed report simply repeats many outdated arguments in opting for a third Heathrow runway.

    "However many conditions are set ultimately a third Heathrow runway will have devastating consequences for a large section of London in terms of noise and increased air pollution.

  • Article: Jun 30, 2015

    A political deal was reached in Brussels last night to scrap mobile roaming fees in the EU by 2017, following almost two years of negotiations.

    All roaming surcharges for travellers in the EU, whether for calls, texts or data, will be completely abolished as of 15 June 2017.

    In an interim phase, fees will be capped in April next year at €0.05 per minute for calls, €0.02 for text messages and €0.05 per MB of data.