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  • Liberal Democrat MPs elected June 2017
    Article: Jun 10, 2017

    Introducing the new Liberal Democrat team of 12 MPs, representing constituencies from Orkney to Eastbourne.

    Thank you for each and every vote for the Liberal Democrats nationally, and to everyone who has helped the Liberal Democrat campaign in any way in these seats and across the country.

    • Tom Brake, Carshalton
    • Vince Cable, Twickenham
    • Alistair Carmichael, Orkney and Shetland
    • Edward Davey, Kingston and Surbiton
    • Tim Farron, Westmorland and Lonsdale
    • Wera Hobhouse, Bath
    • Christine Jardine, Edinburgh West
    • Norman Lamb, North Norfolk
    • Stephen Lloyd, Eastbourne
    • Layla Moran, Oxford West and Abingdon
    • Jamie Stone, Caithness
    • Jo Swinson, Dunbartonshire East
  • Adrian at Ipswich Hospital
    Article: Jun 7, 2017

    Research by the Liberal Democrats has shown that over 10,000 operations were cancelled due to hospital beds being unavailable in 2016, up almost 60% from two years ago.

    Across 40 NHS trusts in England, the number of operations cancelled due to beds not being available has almost doubled from 6,545 in 2014 to 10,259 in 2016.

  • Adrian by Christchurch Park
    Article: Jun 5, 2017

    Former Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Climate Change Ed Davey, one of the main movers behind the Paris Agreement, has responded to Theresa May's refusal to join our European partners in protesting against the Trump announcement.

    Ed Davey said:

    "We've already heard a very strong statement from the Germans, the French and the Italians.

  • Adrian outside University of Suffolk
    Article: Jun 5, 2017

    Cost of hiring skilled non-EU workers to double under Conservative plans

    The Conservative manifesto has included a manifesto commitment to increase the Immigration Skills Charge, a levy imposed on organisations who employ skilled non-EU workers from £1,000 to £2,000 per year per employee by the end of the parliament.

  • Candidate adoption meeting
    Article: Jun 5, 2017

    Lib Dems campaign to scrap dementia tax which would hit 95% of homes in Ipswich

    95% of homes in Ipswich could be eligible for sale to meet Theresa May's so-called 'dementia tax', research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.

    Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett has urged residents, irrespective of their party affiliation, to join a campaign to stop the Conservative social care plans which would saddle those with long-term illnesses with crippling care costs after their death.

  • Adrian and Inga
    Article: Jun 3, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats candidate for Ipswich, Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett, is -


    "I believe our future is still in the European Union. As an avid pro-European, married to a Finn, I speak fluent Italian and French and am the only candidate standing up for the 41% of Ipswich who voted Remain. The people should have the final say on the Brexit deal."

  • Adrian head and shoulders
    Article: May 30, 2017

    BREXIT has divided our nation, setting people against one another and only the Lib Dems seem interested in bringing the country together. Only a second peoples' vote, when we know what BREXIT actually means, can do this.

    The Tories' "HARD BREXIT" will keep us divided for years to come and poorer too. Our pound is worth 20% less than it was before the referendum.

  • Adrian head and shoulders
    Article: May 28, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have challenged Theresa May to answer ten pressing key questions on the Dementia Tax, calling on her to come clean before the election takes place. These include what level the cap will be set at, whether it will be uprated with house prices and whether it will include interest rates and arrangement fees. Theresa May has also been challenged over how long surviving relatives will be able to stay in a family home and whether measures will be put in place to stop people avoiding the Dementia Tax.

  • Adrian head and shoulders
    Article: May 17, 2017

    In a blow to Theresa May's Brexit plans, the European Court of Justice has said that a free trade agreement with Singapore will need the approval of all EU governments and their parliaments.

    This opinion from the EU's highest court means any future EU-UK trade deal is also set to need the approval of all 27 EU countries and their parliaments.

    This will slow down talks and create political obstacles to any future deal, undermining Theresa May's recent claim that a trade deal with the EU after Brexit could be reached by 2019.

    Liberal Democrat Shadow Foreign Secretary Tom Brake commented:

    "Theresa May and Nigel Farage's claims of an easy trade deal with the EU after Brexit have been left in tatters.

    "People don't have to accept a bad Brexit deal that will mean fewer jobs, higher prices and less money for public services.

    "The Liberal Democrats want you to have your choice over your future.

    "You should have your say on the Brexit deal in a referendum, and if you don't like the deal you should be able to reject it and choose to remain in Europe."

  • Adrian outside University of Suffolk
    Article: May 16, 2017

    Speaking at the Royal College of Nursing Congress yesterday, the Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron, confirmed that the Party would reinstate student bursaries, which benefit nursing, midwifery and allied health students, with immediate effect.

    In 2015, the Conservative Government announced they would be scrapping bursaries for nursing students from August 2017.