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Tim Farron - Leader of the Liberal DemocratsThe Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

We champion the freedom, dignity and well-being of individuals, we acknowledge and respect their right to freedom of conscience and their right to develop their talents to the full. We aim to disperse power, to foster diversity and to nurture creativity.

We believe that the role of the state is to enable all citizens to attain these ideals, to contribute fully to their communities and to take part in the decisions which affect their lives.

If you agree with us, why not join the #LibDemFightback today.

  • Article: Feb 12, 2016

    Norman Lamb has commented on the news that the Government is to force a new contract onto junior doctors. He said:

    "It is a mistake to force a new contract on junior doctors when there is clearly still such strong opposition to its terms. There is a serious risk that large numbers of junior doctors will leave the NHS to go and work abroad, which will have serious consequences for the health service and patient safety.

    "Growing demand for services, coupled with a funding settlement which doesn't keep up, are the fundamental problems facing health and care and yet the Government is refusing to take real action to address this.

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    Article: Feb 10, 2016
    By Phil Knowles
    Breaking News
    Lib Dem Pro EU Credentials will be underlined later today with Media Launch event in London this afternoon.
    Speakers will include Tim Farron and Catherine Bearder. It is hoped that the event will be filmed and available on the Party Websites.
    Kind regards.
    Phil
  • Article: Feb 9, 2016

    Today the Liberal Democrats are leading an Opposition Day Debate on Housing, to highlight the problems of rising house prices and too few affordable homes. Tim Farron has written the following article for Times Red Box:

    Today is a Liberal Democrat led debate in the Commons. I think when you pick a debate like this, the public get to see what kind of party you are and where your priorities lie.

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    Article: Feb 8, 2016
    By Paul Haydon (Press Officer, Catherine Bearder MEP)

    NEWS RELEASE
    CATHERINE BEARDER MEP
    South East England
    www.bearder.eu
    Date: 05/02/2015
    Contact: Paul Haydon, +32 4837 36457
    Embargo: Immediate
    Cameron visit to European Parliament must be an "open debate not backroom deal"
    Commenting on the news that David Cameron will be visiting the European Parliament in Brussels on February 16th for a meeting with political group leaders, Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder commented:
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    Article: Feb 8, 2016
    By George Smid

    In a dark, dark town, there was a dark, dark park. In the dark, dark park, there was a dark, dark path. On the dark, dark path, there was a dark, dark table. And around that dark, dark table there was a joyful group.

    The town was Melton Mowbray, the dark place was in front of the Baptist Church and the joyful group were campaigners who were there to make sure that Better Off Out campaign will not have it all their way.

  • Article: Feb 4, 2016

    The Liberal Democrats have made an official complaint over the content of UKIP's party political broadcast for inciting racial and religious hatred.

    The presentation and tone of the broadcast is focused on provoking negative and hostile reactions.

    The broadcast clearly uses images, music and misleading information to inflame racial tension - a direct breach of BBC and Ofcom rules.

  • Article: Feb 2, 2016
    By Alison Rouse

    CONFERENCE SESSIONS ANNOUNCED

    We have our "Early Doors Fringe" at 9:30am:

    JANET GRAUBERG: "Education for Real Life - towards a Lib Dem education policy for 2020"
    An interaction session hosted by Secretary of the Liberal Democrat Education Association, Janet Grauberg. Former advisor to Sarah Teather, Liberal Democrat Education Minister, and former Lead Member for Children and Young People at the London Borough of Camden.

  • 2016-02 EU Referendum Debate, Melton
    Article: Feb 2, 2016
    By George Smid

    Please do come to the IN and OUT debate at Melton Mowbray tomorrow (Wednesday, 3. February 2016, 7pm) to support our ex-MEP Bill Newton Dunn. (Poster enclosed)

    The debate is held at Baptist Church, Leicester Road, Melton Mowbray, LE13 0FA.



    To stay IN we have to get OUT.

    If you can, come; if you can't, send your chum.

    See you there!

    George

  • Tim Farron Holocaust Memorial Day
    Article: Feb 2, 2016
    By Alison Rouse in www.timfarron.co.uk

    This week local MP Tim Farron signed the Holocaust Educational Trust's Book of Commitment, to pledge his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honour those who were murdered during the Holocaust. Tim also paid tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people.

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    Article: Feb 2, 2016
    By Alison Rouse

    Flood-hit areas could miss out on millions of pounds, South Lakes MP Tim Farron has warned, as the deadline for applying for EU funding is just four weeks away.

    The EU Solidarity Fund exists to help member states who have been hit by major natural disasters, to help rebuild infrastructure and deal with the costs of flood damage.