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Category Archives: Press Releases

Hazel Thorpe calls on Council to save up to £200 from Worthing families energy bills.

Local Lib Dem Councillor Hazel Thorpe is calling on Worthing Borough Council to back a plan which could save up to £200 from an average Worthing family’s energy bill.   The call comes as many households have faced a 7% hike in energy costs during the winter from the Big 6 companies.     Experts […]

Nick Clegg launches the Liberal Democrat 2013 local election campaign – speech in full

Speaking at the launch of the Liberal Democrat local election campaign in Cornwall today [Monday], Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg will say:   Check against delivery   In three and a half weeks, people up and down the country will elect their local councillors. Each council seat will be fought […]

Lib Dem MEPs lobby for fair distribution of EU funding

Lib Dem MEPs have welcomed the Coalition Government’s commitment to ensure that cuts to European funding from 2014 onwards will be shared in a fair manner across the UK. The Coalition Government has announced England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be subjected to an equal percentage cut of around 5 per cent compared to […]

Make it a fairtrade Easter with #traffikfree chocolate

South-East of England Member of the European Parliament Catherine Bearder is supporting charity Stop the Traffik’s campaign calling on shops to make sure the Easter eggs they sell are not made using child labour. Catherine said: “Despite the hard work of groups such as Stop the Traffik, it is still tricky to buy Easter Eggs which […]

Worthing Liberal Democrats Weekly Newsletter – 24th to 30th March 2013

Articles for the past week: Leader:  A brave decision  News this past week:  1. Rock Enrol Gets MEP Seal Of Approval 2. Make It A Fairtrade Easter With #Traffikfree Chocolate 3. Saturation Policy Removed 4. Car Parks To Go In House 5. Kitties Field Lights Up At Last 6. New Call For Disability Parking At Pavilion WORTHING LIBERAL DEMOCRATS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER […]

Getting rid of the failed UKBA – Huppert

Commenting on the Home Secretary’s announcement on the restructuring of the UK Border Agency, Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committee on Home Affairs, Julian Huppert said: “For years the UK Border Agency has failed to get control of immigration and asylum. Labour put the whole border control operation at arm’s length: they ended […]

New rules to stop cover ups of poor care – Lamb

The Coalition Government has announced new rules to prevent cases of poor care being covered up. The announcement comes as part of the Coalition’s response to the public inquiry into the failings at Mid Staffordshire hospital. Robert Francis QC, who led the inquiry, recommended that there should be a legal duty of candour to ensure […]

Rock enrol gets MEP seal of approval

Time to listen to young people across Europe… that is the message from Catherine Bearder Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England. Catherine hosted BtB (Bite the Ballot) and WIMPS (Where is My Public Servant) in Brussels as they launched an initiative aimed at boosting young voter registration ahead of the 2014 […]

“Agreement on a bankers’ bonus cap will usher in a much needed culture change” – BOWLES

Final agreement on a cap for bankers’ bonuses will be reached tonight in Brussels with the completion of the last trialogue negotiation between the European Parliament and European Commission. New rules on bonuses, incorporated in the updated Capital Requirements Directive (CRD), include: A salary / bonus ratio of 1:1 which can be raised to 1:2 […]

“Agreement on a bankers’ bonus cap will usher in a much needed culture change” – BOWLES

Final agreement on a cap for bankers’ bonuses will be reached tonight in Brussels with the completion of the last trialogue negotiation between the European Parliament and European Commission. New rules on bonuses, incorporated in the updated Capital Requirements Directive (CRD), include: A salary / bonus ratio of 1:1 which can be raised to 1:2 […]