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Mansfield Liberal Democrats


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  • Article: Jun 28, 2017

    This follows the Liberal Democrats leading calls to increase pay for firefighters, nurses and police in the wake of the Grenfell Tragedy and recent terrorist attacks.

    The party has also urged Labour MPs to back amendments calling on the government to keep Britain in the single market and customs union, warning that an extreme Brexit would mean the country cannot afford to invest more in public services.

  • Article: Jun 27, 2017

    9 hospitals where flammable cladding identified must be made public

    The Liberal Democrats have called for a list of nine hospitals with the highest fire risks due to the use of cladding to be made public.

    According to the Health Service Journal, 9 hospital sites have been identified by NHS Improvement as being at the highest risk and in need of intensive support. These are understood to be mainly high-rise hospitals where potentially combustible cladding has been used.

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    Article: Jun 27, 2017

    £1bn DUP deal could have paid for 17 teachers in Nottingham says Barry Holliday

    The government's £1bn deal with the DUP could have paid for at least one extra teacher for every secondary school across the UK, including 17 more teachers in Nottingham, research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.

    Official figures show there are 4,169 state-funded secondary schools in the UK and that the average cost of employing a teacher is £44,500. This means if the additional £1bn had been distributed evenly among the UK's schools, each would receive £240,000, enough to hire one additional teacher over the next five years.

  • Article: Jun 27, 2017

    "These figures must be a wakeup call for the Conservatives, in Britain, 4.6 Million people endured persistent hardship and poverty. For all the Conservatives talk, these figures show they just don't care and sadly, I think poverty is going to get worse.

    "The divisive Brexit the government is pushing is putting jobs at risk and this means more and more people will be driven to the edge.

  • Article: Jun 27, 2017

    Vince Cable has warned that an "economic storm is brewing", as the Bank of England has ordered banks to beef up their finances against the risk of bad loans.

    The Bank also said that it was looking at the risks to financial stability posed by the Brexit negotiations, including leaving without a deal in place.

  • Article: Jun 26, 2017

    Ed Davey said:

    "The government announcement on EU citizens leaves so much in doubt. From the description it seems as if this is ID cards by the backdoor.

    "David Davis resigned his seat and caused a by-election because he was disgusted by the assault on civil liberties by the then Labour government. What will he do this time round?

  • Article: Jun 26, 2017

    Liberal Democrat shadow Home Secretary Ed Davey has slammed the government after news that all 3m EU citizens resident in Britain will have to apply for identity cards.

    Ed Davey said:

    "The government announcement on EU citizens leaves so much in doubt. From the description it seems as if this is ID cards by the backdoor.

  • Article: Jun 26, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have called on Labour to come off the fence and make clear whether they would end the benefits freeze that will see the incomes of millions of families slashed in the coming years.

    Labour Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Debbie Abrahams today said she was "looking" into the issue but admitted ending the freeze had not been costed in the Labour manifesto.

  • Article: Jun 26, 2017

    After three months in which the emergency services have dealt with extraordinary events, including four terror attacks and the Grenfell tower fire, Liberal Democrats have today demanded that the Government end the 1% cap on public sector pay and up-rate wages in line with inflation.

    The current cap means that emergency services are currently seeing their wages cut in real terms, with the average firefighter set to be an estimated £1,423 a year worse off in real terms by 2020-21.

  • Article: Jun 26, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have demanded that the government declare a civil emergency and establish a fund to compensate those evacuated from their homes due to fire safety fears.

    It comes following reports that residents evacuated from flats in tower blocks in Camden spent the night on air beds in a leisure centre, while other families have refused to leave.