Welcome to Hounslow Liberal Democrats

Chiswick Lib Dems select their candidates for the Local Election on 3 May 2018

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  • Article: Mar 20, 2018

    Recently YouGov & Queen Mary University, London did a massive survey of the membership of the 4 largest political parties in the UK (us 'obvs', Labour, Conservatives and the Scottish National Party). They came out some pretty interesting stuff, such as...

    1. The Lib Dems are the youngest political party.

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    Article: Mar 20, 2018
    By Nick Harvey

    Currently, local parties are either invoiced or debited for Connect and Salesforce. Processing all this and then chasing it up involves significant staff time and pointless bureaucracy.

    Worse still, there are grotesque and unjustifiable anomalies in the sums that local parties, both large and small, are paying for these digital tools. Some are even getting them free.

  • Article: Mar 19, 2018

    Brexit Can Be Stopped

    The Liberal Democrats are the only major national party fighting to stay in the EU and backs the full retention of rights for EU citizens living in the UK.

    We would like to invite everybody interested in the fight against Brexit and to retain our rights to join us for a panel discussion with Tom Brake MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on Exiting the European Union, and Costanza De Toma, Co-Chair of the 3million advocacy group working to ensure the retention of EU citizens' rights.

  • Event: Mar 24, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    St Paul's Church Hall (behind Morrisons), TW8 0PN

    Come and join us for Hounslow Lib Dems' annual quiz night!

    Tickets cost £20 (students £10), which includes a fish and chips supper and soft drinks (BYO alcoholic drinks).

    You can pay online via TicketTailor, or send a cheque to Phyllis van der Esch, 166 Market Place, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 8EQ. Please make cheques payable to "Brentford & Isleworth Liberal Democrats".

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    Article: Mar 17, 2018

    Today's New York Times alleges that Cambridge Analytica 'harvested' 50 million Facebook profiles in a potentially huge data breach.

    If these allegations against Cambridge Analytica are correct then it is a shocking betrayal of people's personal data.

    If this data was then actively exploited for political gain it is both underhand and immoral.

  • Article: Mar 13, 2018
    By Tom Brake

    Putin is attempting to be the puppet master of the world, it is time we cut his strings.

    The UK must build a coalition of the willing, able to put an end to Putin's murderous adventurism, and show murder condoned or directed comes at a very heavy price.

    Putin is a bully who will not be put back in his box by entreaties from the Leader of the Opposition to have a chinwag over beer and sandwiches.

  • Vince Cable
    Article: Mar 13, 2018

    The Spring Statement was a non-event.

    The OECD gave us the clearer picture - that the economy is bumping along the bottom of the G20, well behind the likes of Australia, Canada and the Euro area.

    The OBR's fresh forecasts are still a long way behind the figures estimated in March 2016 before the EU referendum.

  • Stephen Lloyd.
    Article: Mar 12, 2018

    Ahead of the Chancellor's Spring Statement, I'm calling on the government to reverse cuts to the Universal Credit Work Allowance.

    The Treasury reduced the programme's funding by £3 billion annually after the Liberal Democrats left government in 2015, reducing the amount people can earn while on Universal Credit.

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    Article: Mar 12, 2018

    As the Financial Guidance and Claims Bill returns to the House of Commons today, the Liberal Democrats have secured a significant victory following the government's acceptance of crucial amendments tabled by Liberal Democrats peers in the House of Lords.

    Led by Lord Sharkey, the Liberal Democrats campaigned in the House of Lords to end the scourge of cold-calling in relation to pensions, claims management and other financial services.

  • Article: Mar 10, 2018