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  • Article: Jun 17, 2020

    The UK has a proud history of providing sanctuary to those in need, but now the Conservative Government is turning its back on child refugees and failing to live up to our obligations to them.

    That's why over 40 Liberal Democrat parliamentarians have signed letter to the Prime Minister and the Home Secretary, urging them to uphold the UK's proud tradition of providing sanctuary to unaccompanied refugee children from elsewhere in Europe and to deliver on the Government's commitment to continue reuniting unaccompanied asylum-seeking children from across the EU with their families in the UK.

  • Article: Jun 16, 2020

    Yesterday the Government announced it would undertake a cross-governmental commission to address the inequalities that BAME communities face.

    It is vital that the commission has full representation from across different BAME communities.

    The Liberal Democrats have joined with BAME communities in calling for a government-wide race equality strategy, so this commission is a welcome first step.

  • Article: Jun 14, 2020
    By Sanne Dijkstra-Downie

    Man Riding Bicycle on City Street

    When I first moved to the UK from Holland almost eighteen years ago, someone told me I had to use the bus lane as a cyclist - I laughed. Then I realised they were serious.

    Over the past few weeks, this country has seen a massive increase in cyclists on the roads - young and old, fast and wobbly. With fewer cars around, many - often tentatively - have given cycling a go for the first time. Bike shops are doing a roaring trade.

  • Front Door (Spelthorne Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Jun 13, 2020

    Conservative infighting is disappointing; but we'll continue to fight for you

    The Spelthorne Liberal Democrats are disappointed that Conservative infighting has come to a head again during a time when we are all trying to pull together. Far from the inclusive and positive effort that we have contributed and supported during this crisis, we now find ourselves in a situation that distracts from key issues. Nonetheless, as the Council moves into No Overall Control for the first time in its history, it is right that we as the Liberal Democrats, the main opposition party look to ensure stability and an optimistic outcome that puts residents first.

  • Theresa burton
    Article: Jun 1, 2020

    Local Lib Dem nominated for an award for helping people amidst coronavirus crisis

    The Liberal Democrats have announced that local Councillor Theresa Burton has been nominated to join the Liberal Democrat Community Champions Hall of Fame for their work to help the most vulnerable in Runnymede & Weybridge during the coronavirus crisis.