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Lib Dem candidate for Mayor of London addresses London Chamber of Commerce

This week, Luisa Porritt, Liberal Democrat candidate for London Mayor, 2021, set out her priorities to the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  Clear that she will be a pro-business Mayor, Luisa complemented London business for the positive attitude so many have kept up during the past, difficult year: "Businesses have proven they care about … Continue reading Lib Dem candidate for Mayor of London addresses London Chamber of Commerce

Speech given by Luisa Porritt to London Chamber of Commerce

Full text of the speech given by Luisa Porritt, Liberal Democrat candidate for the Mayor of London, 2021, to the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry 16th February 2021 ***          ***          *** Good afternoon, everyone. It’s a pleasure to be with LCCI and its members today. Business … Continue reading Speech given by Luisa Porritt to London Chamber of Commerce

“Give carers a break”, Lib Dems say

    Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey will today launch the party’s campaign to “give carers a break”, calling on the Government to give Councils immediate emergency funding, so they can provide the support services unpaid carers need to take a weekly break. In a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, Ed … Continue reading “Give carers a break”, Lib Dems say

GDP reaction: Recovery must leaves nobody behind

Responding to the GDP figures showing the UK economy shrank by a record 9.9% in 2020, Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Christine Jardine MP said:   “We have all seen the devastating effect Coronavirus has had in the past year and the hardship it has created, but these figures put into stark reality what a challenge we … Continue reading GDP reaction: Recovery must leaves nobody behind

GDP reaction: Recovery must leaves nobody behind

  Responding to the GDP figures showing the UK economy shrank by a record 9.9% in 2020, Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Christine Jardine MP said:   "We have all seen the devastating effect Coronavirus has had in the past year and the hardship it has created, but these figures put into stark reality what a … Continue reading GDP reaction: Recovery must leaves nobody behind

China’s BBC ban a crackdown on fundamental freedoms

  Responding to the Chinese Government banning BBC World News Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesperson Layla Moran MP said:   “The Chinese government’s BBC ban, in response to their reporting on the Uyghur genocide and other abuses, marks their latest move in an unacceptable crackdown on fundamental freedoms. We've already seen the consequences of this … Continue reading China’s BBC ban a crackdown on fundamental freedoms

UK recovery damaged by Amsterdam taking London’s crown

  Responding to the news that Amsterdam has overtaken London as Europe's share trading hub, Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Christine Jardine said: "The news that Amsterdam has taken London's crown as Europe's leading share-trading hub will send shockwaves through the economy."As well as the immediate impact on jobs in London this will have a profound … Continue reading UK recovery damaged by Amsterdam taking London’s crown

Heartbreaking death stats reveal ‘abject failure’ on protecting disabled

  New figures from the Office for National Statistics show disabled people make up 60% of all COVID-19 related deaths. Updated estimates of coronavirus (COVID-19) related deaths, published today, show that there were 30,296 Covid-related deaths of disabled people between 24th January and 20th November 2020 – 60% of all Covid-related deaths in that period. … Continue reading Heartbreaking death stats reveal ‘abject failure’ on protecting disabled

Olympics boycott: Parliament pressures Govt over Beijing 2022

Liberal Democrat, Dominic Addington, secured a Government response in the House of Lords, on calls by 180 human rights organisations for the Beijing Winter Olympic and Paralympic games in 2022 to be boycotted if China continues its genocide against the Uighur people.    Despite Peers from all political parties speaking in support of a boycott … Continue reading Olympics boycott: Parliament pressures Govt over Beijing 2022

“Leaseholders should not pay a penny”, Lib Dems say

    Responding to Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick's announcement on cladding funding, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Daisy Cooper said:   “It is a scandal that the Tories have broken their post-Grenfell promises to leaseholders living in unsafe homes. “As Liberal Democrats, we are pleased that our amendments and dogged campaigning to protect leaseholders … Continue reading “Leaseholders should not pay a penny”, Lib Dems say