Ed Davey welcomes people with learning disabilities being invited for Covid vaccines

  Today, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey welcomes the news that all people with learning disabilities will be invited for Covid vaccines.   Ed asked the Prime Minister about the issue in the House of Commons on Monday, and has previously written to the Prime Minister urging him to prioritise people with learning … Continue reading Ed Davey welcomes people with learning disabilities being invited for Covid vaccines

“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

Cumbria Council must scrap the coal mine

  Welcoming the decision to review planning permission of a new coal mine in Cumbria, Leader of the Lib Dems Ed Davey MP said:   “The Liberal Democrats have long called for a rethink on plans on for a new coal mine in Cumbria and I am delighted that’s exactly what has happened.   "Cumbria … Continue reading Cumbria Council must scrap the coal mine

5p a day increase is an insult to carers

  Today (Wednesday 3rd February 2021) Carers UK delivers a letter signed by near 5,000 people to the Chancellor, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, calling on him to address the financial hardship carers are facing and increase the financial support for people entitled to Carer’s Allowance. The Government has announced that on 12th April 2021 the … Continue reading 5p a day increase is an insult to carers

PM must secure an Adjustment Period with EU to give UK business breathing space

From Liberal Democrat HQ Press Office: The Liberal Democrats are calling on PM to seek an "Adjustment Period" for businesses to transition to new UK-EU trade arrangementsThe Liberal Democrats are urging the Prime Minister to negotiate an “Adjustment Period” as part of the deal with the EU, to ensure British businesses have enough time to … Continue reading PM must secure an Adjustment Period with EU to give UK business breathing space

Four nations meeting welcomed as a “first step” – Lib Dems

From Liberal Democrat HQ Press Office: Responding to news that the four Governments of the UK have met to develop a UK-wide approach to restrictions for the festive period, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:"People across our family of nations will be reassured to hear that efforts are at last underway to ensure everyone … Continue reading Four nations meeting welcomed as a “first step” – Lib Dems

PM must properly plan ahead to protect jobs and lives, warns Davey

From Liberal Democrat HQ Press Office: Responding to the Prime Minister's announcement [31/10/2020] that England will go into a second national lockdown until 2nd December, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:"Yet again, Boris Johnson dithered, delayed, and ignored expert advice. He was too slow in March and too slow again now, and his failure … Continue reading PM must properly plan ahead to protect jobs and lives, warns Davey

Govt meetings must produce results for families over the festive season

Responding to reports that the UK Government will hold meetings to try to develop a UK-wide approach to restrictions for the festive period, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:"It is welcome that the governments of the four nations are listening to the Liberal Democrats' calls. With so many families desperate to be back together … Continue reading Govt meetings must produce results for families over the festive season

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