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  • Article: Nov 19, 2019
    By Ed Davey

    Today - Tuesday 19th November - is International Men's Day.

    While women bear the brunt of continuing sexism and discrimination, men can also struggle unfairly because of gender stereotyping. Societal expectations of what a man should be - stoic, emotionally distant, wholly independent - can bring their own pressures for some. Such expectations can contribute to poor mental health and isolation.

  • Article: Nov 19, 2019

    "This law needs to change. ITV needs to change."

    "The Liberal Democrats' position in this election and that of our leader is unique: Jo Swinson is the only leader of a national party fighting to stop Brexit.

    "Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn should not be allowed to sidestep debating the issue of Brexit with someone who wants to remain, and ITV should not give them the opportunity to do so.

    "That is why this is an incredibly disappointing verdict. Not just for the Liberal Democrats but also for democracy in this country, and for every Remainer who deserves to have a voice in this debate.

  • Article: Nov 19, 2019

    We have released another video on our YouTube channel today. In this David Watts, our parliamentary candidate. talks about the flooding that has affected much of the Newark constituency. You can view the video here.

  • Article: Nov 19, 2019

    1. To Stop Brexit

    Every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote stop the Brexit mess the that Conservatives and Labour have left us in.

    A Liberal Democrat government will Stop Brexit on day one. Then we'll use the £50 billion Remain Bonus to properly fund our public services and tackle inequality across the country.

  • Article: Nov 19, 2019
    By Liberal Democrats

    Britain just isn't working the way it should be. People feel disillusioned. The old parties have failed to provide find solutions for the problems we face. Britain desperately needs change.

    Johnson and Corbyn want to go backwards. Johnson dreams of empire, and Corbyn wishes it was the 70s.

    But Jo Swinson is planning the future.

  • Article: Nov 19, 2019
    By Liberal Democrats

    The UK should be leading the world in tackling the climate crisis, but the Tories are failing to address it.

    As part of our 'Plan for a Brighter Future', we will fight the climate crisis with all the ambition and urgency required.

    This is how we'll do it:

    1) Halve emissions by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2045

  • Article: Nov 19, 2019
    By Liberal Democrats

    We need to protect our NHS. Under the Conservative government, it's struggling to cope with severe staff shortages, chronic under-funding and crumbling hospital buildings.

    All of these problems would be made much worse by a Tory or Labour Brexit that would end free movement and make it harder to attract nurses and doctors from the EU.

  • Jo Swinson and helpers
    Article: Nov 19, 2019

    It's clear that the next
    General Election is the
    Brexit election.
    The simple choice facing voters
    in Newark and Southwell will
    be to either Remain or Leave.
    A Lib Dem majority
    Government would revoke
    Article 50 and stop Brexit.

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson
    - aided by Nigel Farage and
    Jacob Rees-Mogg - want to
    deliver a no deal Brexit costing
    this country dear, and be
    disastrous for the NHS, jobs
    and the environment.
    Shutting down Parliament was
    undemocratic. Trying to force
    through a sham deal without
    scrutiny is undemocratic.
    Brexit is catastrophic for
    Britain and people are realising
    how important EU membership
    is to our country and our
    future.
    David Watts, Parliamentary
    candidate for Newark, said:
    "We want to stop Brexit. We've
    been fighting it for over three
    years and we've led opposition
    to Brexit in Parliament.
    "We want Britain to remain in
    the EU because it's best for our
    country - for our economy,
    fighting climate change and
    protecting our rights and
    public services.
    "A Lib Dem majority
    Government would revoke
    Article 50 and stop Brexit."
    In Newark the Liberal
    Democrats are the strongest
    Remain party and the best
    placed to stop Brexit.
    Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party
    is helping the Conservatives
    deliver Brexit. Over 30 times
    they have either voted with the
    Government or sat on their
    hands.
    In the EU elections the Lib
    Dems polled double the Labour
    vote in Newark and Sherwood.
    David added: "In the election
    use your vote to stop Brexit.
    Vote Liberal Democrat."

  • Article: Nov 18, 2019

    I'm sure you've noticed. It's pretty hard not to.

    There's rather a lot of few new faces among our ranks.

    In recent months, the Liberal Democrats have welcomed more and more brilliant, progressive MPs into our ranks. MPs like Chuka Umunna and Luciana Berger have joined us from the Labour Party, while MPs like Sarah Wollaston and Sam Gyimah have joined us from the Conservatives.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2019

    Brexit has already taken far longer and cost far more than anyone said it would. But this is just the beginning. New research has uncovered a shocking figure:

    Brexit will slash our economy by £50 billion over the next five years.

    Britain will be £50 billion worse off. That's money taken from our schools, our police and our communities. That's even more families having to use food banks. That's the NHS having to turn people away in their hour of need.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2019

    We have already lost more than 5,000 EU nurses in the last two years.

    Day in, day out, millions of people are affected by mental health issues across the country. But when they ask for help, it's often not available.

    The NHS has been driven to crisis point by chronic underinvestment by the Tories. Their reckless pursuit of Brexit means we have already lost more than 5,000 EU nurses in the last two years.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2019

    Want to help during the election? We're open for business.

    The work done here is so important - and we make it fun!

    We've got a brand new Campaigns hub in Charing Cross - and we need you to join us!

    RSVP here

    All you have to do is RSVP here and then come along.

    We have everything - admin, surveying, phone canvassing - to get done and less than a month to do it in!

  • Article: Nov 18, 2019

    Come and join the phone canvassing team!

    We're hitting the phones hard this election, and we need you to lend your voice to the cause.

    Come and join our evening group at the new Volunteer Hub!

    RSVP here

    We're open every weekday evening until 9pm when we break for pizza!

    We're also loaded with drinks and healthy snacks so we can keep calling voters and convincing them to vote Liberal Democrat this election.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2019

    Dodgy Tory video clipping has set off a wave of disinformation around this General Election. Both old parties are desperate to cling onto power - to the point that some of their supporters are resorting to creating and sharing fake stories to discredit their opponents.

    The Liberal Democrats are the future - and they see us as a threat to their cozy stitch-up on power. They want to drag us out the EU and take our country backwards - we're standing in the way, and they're willing to play dirty to stop us. Fake news does real damage to our democracy and we all need to play our part in cracking down on it. Here's how to recognise and deal with it:

  • Article: Nov 17, 2019

    After visiting a number of flood hit parts of the Newark constituency this weekend Lib Dem parliamentary candidate David Watts has called on the government to declare a national emergency.


    Mr Watts said:
    "The flooding around Newark is really serious. Huge areas remain under water and communities have been cut off from each other. I think we are lucky that not more properties have flooded, but for every person whose house is under water it is a devastating experience. I'm speaking here with first hand knowledge. My home was flooded in 2013 and we were unable to live in it for six months. Watching all your possessions being put into a skip is absolutely heart-breaking, and even with insurance it takes ages to get everything back to normal. The £500 per family that the prime minister offered was, frankly, insulting. He clearly has no idea how ordinary people live. If the Government actually cared about people in the north and the Midlands they would have declared a national emergency and applied to the EU for funds from their Solidarity Fund which exists to help countries tackle natural disasters. It's really hard to understand why they haven't done this.