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  • Article: Jan 26, 2021

    Welcome to the Weekly Whip. Your one-stop shop for Lib Dem Parliamentary updates, covering the week that was and the week to come.

    For up to date information from the Lib Dem Whips Office, follow us on Twitter:β€―@LibDemWhips

    Weekly Whip w/c 18th January

    Monday 18th January

    Over the weekend, it emerged that more than 400,000 of fingerprint, DNA and arrest history records were accidentally wiped from police databases, because of "human error" and "defective code". The Home Secretary was warned that the mistake could put the public at risk, but Priti Patel ducked the direct responsibility and sent Policing Minister Kit Malthouse instead.

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    Article: Jan 25, 2021

    Vivienne Parry, Shropshire Councillor for Ludlow South, has strongly criticised Shropshire for repeatedly failing to take action on a flooding blackspot adjacent to the A49.

    Vivienne said: "I have been urging the Council for months to take action on this problem. There is a gap in a critical drain leading to repeated flooding. It poses to hazard to motorists as well as those using (in normal times) the Travel Lodge, coffee bar, and the new petrol station."

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    Article: Jan 25, 2021

    Open letter from Shropshire Councillors to the Government

    We are writing this with an ever increasing sense of incredulity that Boris Johnson and his Conservative Government remain on course for a Covid 'Superspreader' Event on a massive scale if the Countrywide Elections, the biggest set of local & national elections for many years, including County Council, District Council, Unitary Authority, Police & Crime commissioner, mayoral & London Assembly elections, plus elections in Scotland & Wales, take place as planned in May!

  • Article: Jan 25, 2021

    We are in debt to all the front-line workers who have put their own health at risk to fight this virus and keep us safe.

    It is clear that the Government could have done far more to protect our key workers

    Everyone must continue to do their bit and make every effort to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.

  • Article: Jan 22, 2021

    'How do we make a difference?' That was the question the Party Body Review Group was asked to answer. Looking at the range of Party bodies, there was only one way to find out!

    As a Review Group we decided to ask those Party Organisations what they thought, where the gaps were, how they could make a difference to the Party going forward and how they might help one another. The Review captures their views, their potential and the opportunity for the Party as a whole to benefit from changes and how they and the Party relate to one another.

  • Article: Jan 21, 2021
    By Liberal Democrats

    More than 170 musicians have urged Ministers to organise paperwork-free travel in Europe for artists on tour.

    The extra costs will make many tours unviable, especially for young emerging musicians.

    The EU Trade deal makes it extremely difficult for touring artists because they now need a costly work permit and face a mountain of paperwork for their equipment.

  • Article: Jan 20, 2021

    The Liberal Democrats are the most pro-European party in British politics. We truly believe that we are stronger together, and internationalism will always be one of our core values.

    That hasn't changed now that we have left the European Union.

    I am proud how we Liberal Democrats campaigned tirelessly against Brexit, and proud that last month all Liberal Democrat MPs voted against Johnson's dreadful EU Trade Deal - already proving so disastrous to small businesses, fishermen and the wider economy.

  • Article: Jan 20, 2021

    Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey shared his relief that the new Democratic President will lead America back into the Paris Agreement.

  • Article: Jan 20, 2021

    The Federal Conference Committee met via Zoom call on Saturday, 16 January for the agenda selection for our second virtual conference. The meeting was a lengthy one, which was in part due to the large selection of varied and interesting motions we received, but also to give us breaks from staring at computer screens for a number of hours.

  • Spring Conference
    Article: Jan 19, 2021
    By Mark Johnston

    The Federal Conference Committee (FCC) has picked Europe among the topics for debate at the Party's Spring Conference.

    The online event takes place between Friday 19 and Sunday 21 March. The motion accepted for debate and supported by LDEG is available here.

    Until the 8 March deadline there is the opportunity to propose amendments that alter and/or improve the final policy statement.