General Election 2019

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Helen Cross is our candidate for Brentford & Isleworth



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Hina Malik is our candidate for Feltham & Heston Hina Malik candidate



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Recent updates


  • Community phoning
    Article: May 7, 2020

    1. Make some calls

    Join our Covid-19 Community Phoning effort to help vulnerable people in your area during this crisis.

    We've already spoken to more than 28,000 people since the beginning of lockdown, providing vital contact and support to people across the country.

    Sign up here to find out more: digitallibdems.typeform.com/to/IW3l6r

  • Article: May 6, 2020
    By Liberal Democrats

    The Coronavirus crisis has left millions of families facing financial hardship, with unemployment rocketing up.Without the Jobs Retention Scheme, it would have been worse.

    That has enabled around 6 million employees to be "furloughed", staying at home, safely, with most of their wages paid by the Government.

    But the Government is now talking about ending the scheme. With the scheme due to end on 30th June, many businesses are set to start consulting on mass redundancies next week.

    And the Chancellor has yet to say what will happen next.

    If this support is stripped away overnight, millions more could become unemployed.

    That is why - working with businesses - Liberal Democrats have created a new plan to protect employees, their families and the businesses they work for.

    Our plan includes keeping some furlough payments as lockdown is eased so businesses can recover. The shadow of the lockdown will be long, and the 'new normal' will be challenging for businesses.

    The Liberal Democrat Job Protection Scheme will help businesses to rebuild, stop job losses and stop unnecessary damage to our communities.

    The plan includes:

    1. A "Safe to Return to Work Scheme" providing new wage subsidy for all employees coming off furlough, with:

    50% of salary paid during the first month in work, after furlough.

    40% of salary paid during the second month in work, after furlough.

    30% of salary paid during the third month in work, after furlough.

    The current £2,500 cap under the Job Retention Scheme would be reduced in line with these percentages.

    The scheme would begin from 1st July, or if lockdown ends later, as soon as it has been eased.

    If a company commits to employing the staff member for at least 6 months, this new 3 month wage subsidy could be paid upfront, to ease cashflow further.

  • Article: May 4, 2020

    Frontline workers still lack the testing they need, report shows

    A new report from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) found more than 76% of Health and Social Care workers have not been offered a test for Covid-19.

    In response to these findings, our Health spokesperson Munira Wilson said:

    "It is good news the Government has managed to significantly expand testing, but these reports are deeply concerning.

    "Health and Social Care workers on the frontline of the fight against the Coronavirus have put their lives on the line to protect their communities. It is outrageous they have not received the PPE and testing they need.

  • Article: Apr 30, 2020
    By Liberal Democrats

    Revised death toll shows case for public inquiry could not be stronger

    Responding to the new figures including deaths in all settings being released, Acting Leader Ed Davey said:

    "As we finally see the Government's revised figures of how many people have tragically lost their lives to coronavirus, the sheer scale of this human disaster is becoming clearer.

  • Article: Apr 29, 2020

    Welcome to the Weekly Whip. Your one-stop shop for Lib Dem Parliamentary updates, covering the week that was and the week to come.

    For up to date information from the Lib Dem Whips Office, follow us on Twitter: @LibWhips

    Weekly Whip w/c 27th April

    The Hybrid Parliament proceedings are (almost) in full swing. If this is your first time to the weekly whip, firstly, welcome, and secondly it would be a good idea to take a look at last week's Weekly Whip for background on how the hybrid parliament works.

  • Article: Apr 28, 2020

    Responding to the announcement from the Secretary of State for Health that bereaved families of NHS staff will receive compensation, Layla Moran MP, who first called for the measure last month, said:

    "This is a win for my cross-party campaign to introduce a Coronavirus Compensation Scheme, backed by The Express and The Times newspapers.

  • Article: Apr 28, 2020
    By Mark Pack

    Thank you

    Over 20,000 party members have given feedback to our independent elections review. Thank you to everyone who has done so. Thank you also to the review team members for not only working through so much feedback but also, despite coronavirus, keeping on track for finishing their report for May.

  • Article: Apr 27, 2020

    A lot of members have contacted me to say that the Chancellor isn't helping small limited companies and freelancers. They're right - those in the creative industries in particular are struggling to get by.

    That's why I have tabled an Early Day Motion calling on the Government to close the loophole in the job retention schemes by allowing small limited company directors to claim for 80 per cent of filed average earnings, including dividends.

  • Article: Apr 24, 2020

    University students, particularly undergraduates but also postgraduate researchers, are among some of the most economically vulnerable in society during this coronavirus crisis.

    Many don't have their parents to fall back on or have found themselves suddenly with low incomes and no way of making ends meet.

  • Article: Apr 24, 2020

    Yesterday Liberal Democrat Peer and former Deputy First Minister for Wales, Lord German, led a debate in the Houses of Parliament to question the Government over their inaction in stopping the spread of coronavirus across prisons in England and Wales.

    Mike German, who is our Spokesperson for Prison Reform in the House of Lords, raised the issue of overcrowding in prisons and overstretched prisons staff across England and Wales, making them "a perfect crucible" for coronavirus to spread.