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  • Article: Oct 4, 2021
    By Jane Carr

    Nazir risked his life working with the British Forces in Afghanistan as an interpreter from 2009 - 2012.

    In 2021, he and his family were forced to leave behind their former lives in Kabul for fear of Taliban retaliation against him and his loved ones.

    He can't show his face in interviews because it would endanger his relatives who were left behind.

  • Article: Oct 4, 2021

    The President's award

    The President's award seeks to recognise people for their hard work, long service, and demonstrable dedication to the party, at whatever level.

    This year's winner is Cllr Mel Allcott.

    Mel first stood for election to the City Council in 2014 where she received 794 votes, 250 short of the winner. She stood again in the area in 2015 and 2016, increasing her vote share each time, and in 2019, in a by-election, she finally won with 1,307 votes. A fantastic achievement after 6 years of tenacious campaigning, always listening to the voters and focusing on the issues that mattered to them.

  • Article: Oct 2, 2021

    October is Black History Month - an opportunity to celebrate the enormous contributions that Black people have made across our country.

    From Mary Prince to Paul Stephenson, so many Black pioneers have transformed our society's cultural and political landscapes. We owe a great debt to everything they have achieved.

  • Article: Oct 1, 2021

    With COP just weeks away, the Prime Minister has been urging countries to announce meaningful cuts to emissions.

    But his speech hides something entirely different. His Government are failing to make progress on cutting emissions and are instead going backwards.

    1. Tree planting humiliation


    In the 2019 election the Conservatives promised to plant 30,000 hectares of trees a year by 2024. But rather than increasing they're actually going backwards.

  • Article: Oct 1, 2021

    Yesterday, there were 6 local council by-elections. Here are the results so far! We are super happy to announce a successful gain from the Conservatives in the Peak District and made some excellent progress in Sunderland and West Suffolk!

    We have always been the party of communities and we're so proud of our local activists standing up for people across the country!

  • Article: Sep 29, 2021

    Questions 1-3 are on a similar topic so have been grouped together, they were also answered orally during Conference.

    Q1. Submitted by Prue Bray

    I like the disciplinary proposals, but the system still does not deal satisfactorily with complaints about councillors. Will you discuss this with local government representatives?

  • Article: Sep 27, 2021

    Your email open rates are about go up - and this is a problem (sorry!)

    Yesterday, Apple released iOS15, the latest version of their operating system for iPhones and iPads.

    In that is a new feature called "Mail Privacy Protection". (MPP)

    It's a very sensible and reasonable change that will improve your online experience and privacy and is something to be welcomed.

  • Article: Sep 23, 2021

    In our new film, Ed Davey sets out a vision for a fair deal for future generations.

    Boris Johnson's failure to defend children's education meant that his Government spent the same amount in one month on Eat Out To Help Out as in a whole year for our children's school catch-up.

    We're offering a new bulk-buy deal for England on digital advertising to show the film to voters in your area.

  • Article: Sep 23, 2021

    Autumn Virtual Conference 2021 was a smorgasbord of policy-making, debate, fringe sessions, training and incredible speeches. So you'd be forgiven for missing something or other. Catch up on all the weekend's major events with our Autumn Conference 2021 Recapped.

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  • Article: Sep 22, 2021

    Boris Johnson's failure to defend our children's education meant that his Government spent the same amount in one month on Eat Out To Help Out as in a whole year for our children's school catch-up.

    Imagine a future where our children's education is a priority. Where schools raise their mental well-being and their maths grades. Where they can excel at English and find their talent for music or sport. Where they grow into happy, healthy, adults.

  • Article: Sep 20, 2021

    In 2019/20, 4.9 million women were victims of sexual assault in England and Wales. This statistic is appalling. We must put an end to this.

    The justice system is failing victims of domestic abuse. Only 2.4% of reported rape cases end in convictions. Out of 139,000 rapes estimated by the ONS, only 58,848 were reported to the police.

  • Article: Sep 20, 2021

    What a conference we've had!

    From motions to keynote speeches to training, there was something for everyone and the quality of debate was, as ever, excellent.

    We also got a huge amount of press coverage. Our stunning win in Chesham and Amersham has put us back in the spotlight - and the media are beginning to see that only we can dismantle the Tory Blue Wall.

  • Article: Sep 20, 2021

    Online fraud has risen by a third in the pandemic. We must ensure justice is delivered to victims and need to tackle this endemic of scams and frauds head on.

    The push to a virtual world in the pandemic has increased the rate of online fraud and scams. Hackers and fraudsters take advantage and prey on people over the internet.

  • Article: Sep 20, 2021
    By Sarah Olney

    Boris Johnson's woeful government has done it again.

    Their needless belligerence towards our neighbours has devastated the national supply chain. Shelves are bare and prices will rise.

    By refusing to work with the European Union, importing and exporting goods has become much harder. The skilled worker visa system brings high costs, inflexibility and bureaucracy. It's too hard to hire from the EU, and many EU nationals have gone home. And that's all thanks to this divisive government.

  • Article: Sep 20, 2021
    By Liberal Democrats

    I want to take you back to May 1999, and the first-ever elections to the then Welsh Assembly.

    Almost 600 years after the first Welsh Parliament was established in June 1404, the people of Wales once again had its own national democratic institution.

    Wales was entering a new dawn - an opportunity to meaningfully hand power to people, to communities, away from the corridors of power.