Conservatives have thrown British farmers on the scrapheap

The Liberal Democrats have warned that Conservative MPs across the UK should “hang their head in shame” for voting against measures to protect high environmental and animal welfare standards.Conservative MPs rejected amendments to the Agriculture Bill [04/11/2020] which would have forced the UK Government to ensure that British food and animal welfare standards are maintained … Continue reading Conservatives have thrown British farmers on the scrapheap

MPs must use this last chance to back farmers.

The Liberal Democrats are calling on Conservative MPs, this week, to back British farming and vote to protect our high environmental and animal welfare standards.In a letters to Tory MPs across the UK, Liberal Democrats are warning that Conservatives must not “risk farmers' livelihoods to win a favourable trade deal from Donald Trump.”The votes come … Continue reading MPs must use this last chance to back farmers.

Lib Dems secure urgent question to challenge Govt on eviction loophole

Liberal Democrat Housing Spokesperson Tim Farron has secured an Urgent Question in the House of Commons, tomorrow, following a loophole in the Government’s legislation to end the eviction ban, which leaves an estimated 55,000 households at risk of being evicted since Monday, when the eviction moratorium ended. While private renters are at risk, the Government … Continue reading Lib Dems secure urgent question to challenge Govt on eviction loophole

Newbury and West Berkshire March for Europe

This post was first published in 2017. West Berkshire was well represented at the March for Europe in London, with members of West Berkshire Stronger Together EU (WBSTEU) and Newbury and West Berkshire Liberal Democrats on the move. We joined with many thousands of people to march from Marble Arch, down Pall Mall to Trafalgar … Continue reading Newbury and West Berkshire March for Europe

Lib Dem Leader says Labour vote has collapsed

  Final results in the 2017 County Council elections show that Labour have lost 382 Council seats across the UK, and lost control of 7 out of 16 Councils that they held (see BBC: Local elections 2017: The results mapped). Whether the cause is Tory gerrymandering or Corbyn's performance, it is impossible to say, but an opposition party … Continue reading Lib Dem Leader says Labour vote has collapsed