Lib Dems Prompt Animal Cruelty Law Change.

Lib Dem candidate for Warley, Bryan Manley-Green (pictured below), today expressed his delight at Michael Gove's decision to bring in to law the Lib Dem position on the most serious animal cruelty offences.


Bryan commented "Our party manifesto contained a policy of raising the maximum penalty for animal cruelty from six months imprisonment to five years. We tabled questions in parliament as long ago as January, and now, finally, the government has changed its tone and implemented our demands"

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Brexit 80,000 jobs boost for Frankfurt is "further humiliation" for Boris

The Liberal Democrats said a report showing Brexit will create 80,000 jobs in Frankfurt is a "further humiliation" for Boris Johnson, coming on the same day he was forced to admit the UK will have to pay a divorce payment to the EU.


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Government failing prisoners, prison officers and governors - Davey

Commenting on the open letter from the president of the Prison Governors Association following recent violence in prisons in Hertfordshire and Wiltshire, Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary Ed Davey said: 


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Electric Mini decision is fantastic news for Oxford - Layla Moran MP

A fully electric version of the Mini will be built in Cowley, Oxford, BMW has confirmed.

Local Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran welcomed the news and said she hoped it is a sign the government has listened to the car industry on the importance of staying in the single market and customs union.


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UK should be home energy leader, but Conservatives cut the "green crap"

Commenting on the latest government proposals for home energy generation, former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey said:

"The UK could have been a world leader in home energy generation by now but the last two years have seen renewable investment nose-dive after the Conservatives decided to "cut the green crap’. 



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Vince: Ambitious for our future

I want to lead the Liberal Democrats because I am ambitious about our future.

I believe we are the only party that can represent the millions of liberal-minded people alarmed by the direction this country is taking: people, whether they voted remain or leave, who hate the intolerance, xenophobia and division that the Brexit vote unleashed.


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Govt has lost the Saudi case in the court of public opinion - Farron

UK government arms sales to Saudi Arabia are lawful, the High Court has ruled, after seeing secret evidence. Commenting on the news, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said:


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Lib Dems respond to PM's anniversary Brexit speech

Theresa May will this week mark her anniversary of becoming Prime Minister by making a speech which seems to suggest that she needs the help of Jeremy Corbyn and Labour to deliver Brexit.  Commenting on the speech, Liberal Democrat Shadow Brexit secretary Tom Brake said: 


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Government must think again over access to abortions - Swinson

Former equalities minister Jo Swinson MP has called on the Conservative government to accept Stella Creasy's amendment to the Queen's speech.


Jo said:

“I am glad that the Speaker has granted a vote on this crucial issue of women’s rights. It is appalling that UK citizens are charged for NHS care if they have an abortion in England, just because they happen to live in Northern Ireland.  Tonight is an opportunity to make the government think again.
"The Health Secretary has the power to stop these charges.  I hope Conservative MPs will examine their consciences closely and vote to help these women at what is a distressing time.”

Govt in full retreat over public sector pay - Farron

The public sector pay cap of 1% is under review because the general election showed people are “weary”, Number 10 sources said. 

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