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Welcome to the Witney Liberal Democrats

The Liberal Democrats stand for freedom and fairness in politics. As the preamble to our Constitution says:

"The 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."

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Recent news updates

  • Article: Apr 1, 2015

    Knowing that you will receive the best care possible means the world to everyone who finds themselves or their loved ones in need of social care.

    That is why I made it my first priority as Care Minister, and together with Norman Lamb - our current Care Minister - and other Lib Dem colleagues we have worked hard to reform our badly out of date care system.

  • Article: Apr 1, 2015

    Reacting to news that Ed Balls appears to be refusing to take part in a three way Chancellor debate, Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said:

    "This is classic Ed Balls. He's always keen to rush to TV and radio studios to run down the achievements of the last 5 years, but now he runs from the debates.

  • Article: Apr 1, 2015

    Labour have failed to meet their 20 year promise to ban zero hours contracts.

    In a party conference speech in Brighton in 1995, Tony Blair said that if elected Labour would bring, "and end to zero hours contracts."

    He said:

    "A Labour government will be part of the European Social Chapter. Part-time employees will no longer be treated as second class citizens. There will be an end to zero-hours contracts."

  • Article: Apr 1, 2015

    The Conservatives are trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the British public by saying they will stay the course when in fact Tory plans drastically depart from the direction set out by the Coalition Government.

    They have set out new plans to cut further and for longer than necessary, and are refusing to get the wealthiest in society to pay their fair share. They have also consistently refused to come clean on their plans for £12bn of cuts.

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    Article: Apr 1, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Health Minister Norman Lamb has called for the Conservatives and Labour to commit to investing £8bn a year in the NHS by 2020.

    Analysis in the British Medical Journal said that pledges by the Conservatives and Labour to improve access to GP appointments are unlikely to be achieved.

    Commenting, Norman said:

  • Article: Apr 1, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg and Women and Equalities Minister Jo Swinson will today unveil plans to triple paternity leave for fathers.

    To mark the introduction of shared parental leave, which begins on April 5, Nick will announce plans to give dads an extra four weeks off work with their newborns.

  • Article: Mar 31, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Election Spokesperson Lord Scriven has written a letter to Conservative Chairman Grant Schapps, challenging his party to come clean on their plans to slash £12bn in working-age benefits from the welfare budget.

    The Tories have consistently refused to outline where their spending cuts will fall.

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    Article: Mar 31, 2015

    A law to cut the the use of disposable plastic bags in the EU by 80% has been overwhelmingly approved by MEPs in the European Parliament Environment Committee today in Brussels, despite a lack of support from Conservative MEPs.

    The EU legislation will help ensure that efforts by the coalition to cut plastic bag waste, including a 5p mandatory charge for single-use carrier bags in England being introduced in October 2015, will not be withdrawn by future governments.

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    Article: Mar 31, 2015

    London has come joint sixth in a new study by the European Environmental Bureau that ranks 23 major cities in Europe according to their efforts to improve air quality. Zurich topped the ranking followed by Copenhagen, while Lisbon and Luxembourg came last.

    London was given a high score for efforts to increase cycling and the use of public transport and for implementing the congestion charge. However, the report warned that several measures to tackle air pollution have been weakened since their introduction.

  • Article: Mar 31, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats will continue to build a stronger economy and a fairer society for Wales, Nick Clegg has said today as he launches the Welsh Liberal Democrats' General Election campaign.

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    Speaking ahead of a visit to Panasonic Manufacturing in Cardiff Central with Jenny Willott and leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats Kirsty Williams AM, Nick Clegg said:

    "Liberal Democrats will continue to build a stronger economy and a fairer society for Wales. We'll build on our work in Government to deliver economic growth that benefits all of the UK.

    "The Tories and Labour's over-reliance on the financial sector in London didn't deliver for Wales. With our relentless focus on manufacturing and apprenticeships, we are showing a new way doing things.

    "Labour's poverty of ambition held us all back for too long; in contrast we've delivered over two million apprenticeships so everyone has an opportunity to make a success of their lives. Over the next parliament, we'll build on this apprenticeship revolution.

    "Both Labour and the Tories are a threat to our strong economic recovery. The Tories want to cut, cut and cut - not because they have to but because they want to. Labour's addiction to borrowing and debt will risk our recovery. Put simply: the Liberal Democrats will borrow less than Labour and cut less than the Conservatives - guaranteeing an economy that delivers for everyone across the UK."

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