Four nations summit needed to keep families safe at Christmas

Liberal Democrats in Scotland, Wales and England have joined with the Alliance Party in calling for a “four nations summit” to consider a united approach to keeping family gatherings safe during the festive season.In a joint letter to the four governments of the UK, the Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey, Scottish Leader Willie Rennie, Welsh … Continue reading Four nations summit needed to keep families safe at Christmas

Govt must stop playing politics with lives and livelihoods

Responding to the Prime Minister's announcement that Manchester will face tier 3 restrictions from Friday, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:"The utter mess the Government has created today came as a result of a shameful plan to wipe millions of pounds of support away as a punishment. This Government is hurting some of the most … Continue reading Govt must stop playing politics with lives and livelihoods

Govt suffers first defeat in the Lords over Internal Market Bill

Responding to the vote on Lord Judge's motion to amend the Internal Market Bill in the House of Lords, with the Government being defeated by 395 votes to 169 votes, Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords Dick Newby said:"For a long time now we have known that Boris Johnson and his … Continue reading Govt suffers first defeat in the Lords over Internal Market Bill

Lib Dems secure Govt commitment to publish test and trace agreement with police

Today, Liberal Democrat Peer Paul Scriven has secured a commitment from Health Minister Lord Bethell to publish the agreement between the Government and police chiefs over the decision to share test and trace data. This follows the Health Secretary's refusal to make the Memorandum of Understanding public when Liberal Democrat Health and Care Spokesperson Munira Wilson … Continue reading Lib Dems secure Govt commitment to publish test and trace agreement with police

Govt making a huge mistake sharing test and trace data with police 

It was reported on Saturday night that people in England who have been told to self-isolate through the test and trace system could have their data shared with the Police. Ministers’ decision to allow people’s Covid test data to be shared with the police is a huge mistake. Anything that further undermines the public’s dwindling … Continue reading Govt making a huge mistake sharing test and trace data with police 

Lib Dems: PM must get a grip of coronavirus spread in the North

Today, Liberal Democrats from across the North of England, including four council leaders, Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron, and Liberal Democrat Leader in the Lords Dick Newby (Rothwell, West Yorkshire), have written to the Prime Minister stating that the North has been "overlooked by a London-centric government".The letter, full text below, calls for a raft measures … Continue reading Lib Dems: PM must get a grip of coronavirus spread in the North

Lib Dems call on Govt to tackle ‘Long Covid’

At the Liberal Democrat Autumn conference, the Party has passed a motion which,  if taken up by the Government, would see the UK get a grip on the coronavirus crisis.In particular, the motion urges the Government to not only recognise 'Long Covid', but to commission research into the phenomenon and invest in rehabilitation services to … Continue reading Lib Dems call on Govt to tackle ‘Long Covid’