Article: Jun 27, 2016
I am devastated and I am angry. Today we woke to a deeply divided country.
Nigel Farage's vision for Britain has won this vote, but it is not a vision I accept.
An institution that we built, that delivered peace, that promoted equality, kept us safe and opened the doors of opportunity, will no longer play part of Britain's future.
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Article: May 6, 2016
We are delighted to anounce that Oliver Holmes has been elected as Councillor to St Margaret's ward. We know he will do an excellent job, and we wish to thank all our loyal voters in the ward for helping us to achieve this victory. Oliver's full contact details will appear on this site in due course, but in the meantime he can be emailed via email@example.com or you can continue to contact Cllr Inga Lockington in the usual way.
Article: Apr 27, 2016
Today I want to talk about Britain's two most important relationships: with our neighbours in Europe; and our cousins in the United States.
As those descriptions suggest, the two relationships are very different. They are born of different circumstances and have been tested by different pressures. They provoke different emotions in the minds of British citizens. But they are intimately linked.
Article: Apr 24, 2016
Ahead of the key vote on Monday on whether the UK should offer sanctuary to 3,000 child refugees, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has written to every MP calling on them to put party politics aside and 'stand up for humanity'.
The Government last week tried to buy off MPs with a proposal to take up to 3,000 additional people including children from Syria and North Africa over four years, but this will not help one of the thousands of children in Europe today.
Article: Mar 18, 2016
Changes hidden in the Budget will mean the NHS has £650m less to spend on front line services, Liberal Democrat research can reveal.
The research on the budget, based on analysis from the House of Commons Library, reveals hidden changes to public sector pensions, passing the cost directly to the health service and other public sector bodies.
Article: Nov 24, 2015By Edward Docx in Guardian
Unfettered Osbornomics is what we'll get on 25 November. If we had a financially literate opposition rather than Corbyn's Labour, things might be different, writes Edward Docx in this Guardian article
Article: Nov 8, 2015By Derek Deedman in The IndependentNovember 6, 2015 - 8:04 pm
The Liberal Democrats have accused Labour of acting like a "nodding Conservative dog" for giving qualified support to Theresa May's controversial plans to
shake up Britain's surveillance laws.
Tim Farron, the Lib Dem leader, has promised to lead the fight against the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill as he seeks to carve out a niche for his party as a
champion of civil liberties…
Mr Farron told The Independent: "The Home Secretary has created a sham of judicial authorisation that doesn't fool me, the public or the experts. It is an utter
He added: "The Labour Party is even worse though. It is acting like Conservatives on this Bill and just acquiescing. It is about as useful as a nodding dog.
The Liberal Democrats will make sure the public's concerns are heard. You can't rely on Labour or the Tories to stand up for our hard won civil liberties…
Mr Farron's intervention could raise tensions inside the Labour Party. Jeremy Corbyn has a strong record of attacking the Tories on civil liberties. But
Andy Burnham, the shadow Home Secretary, said Mrs May had "listened to legitimate concerns" and broadly got right the difficult balance between national
security and the privacy of individuals. He said the draft Bill was "neither a snooper's charter nor a plan for mass surveillance."" [The Independent]
Article: Oct 21, 2015
Tim Farron delivered his first speech to a Lib Dem Conference as leader of the party.
In it he called on the millions of liberals in Britain to become Liberal Democrats and join the party.
Full text of the speech
When I was growing up my school didn't have a sixth form. I guess that's because most of us didn't do A levels. So I went to a separate sixth form college - Runshaw in Leyland - and, in my first week, I joined the Liberal Party.