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  • Article: Mar 1, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has announced details of a plan to raise an extra £1bn from a supplementary corporation tax charge applied to banks to help finish the job of eliminating the deficit.

    The supplementary charge will be in addition to the existing Bank Levy.

  • Paul Collins and Mary Betson
    Article: Mar 1, 2015

    Southend West PPC and Lib Dem prospective Eastwood Park candidate Paul Collins support for the Lollipops pre-school has taken another step forward with the presentation of the 1700 named petition to the Council on Thursday evening.

    Lib Dem Councillor Mary Betson (seen here pictures with Paul) presented the petition and made an earnest speech in support of the cause;

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    Article: Mar 1, 2015

    Liberal Democrats have set out plans to double the UK's production of renewable electricity by the end of the next parliament and make Britain zero carbon by 2050.

    This would end the UK's adverse impact on climate change for good.

    In government the Liberal Democrats have already more than doubled the amount of electricity from renewables.

  • Event: March 11, 2015 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    2a Douro Place, Norwich, NR2 4BG

    Open to anyone who will be involved with using Connect on polling day. Workshop will focus on preparing the shuttleworth, entering telling data and printing knockup sheets. Computers are provided. Please bring your smartphone or tablet (Apple or Android) if you have one and would like to find out about how to do this using MiniVAN.

  • Event: March 18, 2015 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    2a Douro Place, Norwich, NR2 4BG

    Open to anyone who wants to improve or practice their social media skills. Workshop will focus on tools that can save us all time and effort in getting our online message out before May. Computers are provided.

    Sessions are free as part of the work East of England Region is doing to help local parties and activists prepare for the General Election. However booking is essential for space reasons. Please email james.wright@eastlibdems.org.uk for further information and to book places.

  • Article: Feb 28, 2015

    15 February 2015

    Hertfordshire County Council remains committed to the Croxley Rail Link, and is working together with the scheme's partner organisations to achieve the best outcome for this important project.

    A report detailing the preferred model to enable the delivery of the scheme will go to the council's Cabinet on Monday 23 February where they will be asked to give approval of the proposed financing of the county council's contribution to the project.

  • Article: Feb 27, 2015

    Speaking at the Welsh Liberal Democrat Spring Conference in Cardiff, Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said that the Welsh NHS could benefit from up to £450m extra under his party's plans.

    Accusing the Labour party of failing to support Wales' health service, Nick argued that this extra investment can be used, amongst other things, to support Kirsty Williams' pledge to increase the number of nurses on hospital wards.

  • The opening of the Hydropower Plant on the River Great Ouse in Bedford in 2012
    Article: Feb 27, 2015

    The pioneering Hydro Power facility at the Boatslide Weir Bridge on the River Great Ouse in Bedford has exceeded income generation expectations for 2014. When the facility, which uses 'Archimedes Screw' trechnology to generate renewable energy from the fall between the upper and lower river, was opened in 2012, the estimated income generation was £32,000. However, between 01/01/14 and 31/12/14 the Hydro Power facility generated £33,400.

  • Article: Feb 27, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Peer Jeremy Purvis has today welcomed the successful progress though the House of Lords of the Lib Dem Bill to enshrine the UK's aid spending target in law.

    The Bill, which was proposed in the Commons by Michael Moore MP and which would ensure 0.7% of the UK's Gross National Income is spend on international aid, cleared its Report Stage despite sustained pressure from a small minority of Peers set on derailing the proposals.

  • quinton colour
    Article: Feb 27, 2015

    Experienced Lib Dem campaigner Nigel Quinton is to fight the S W Herts Parliamentary Seat against the struggling Financial Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke.

    Nigel Quinton lives in Lemsford with his wife and two teenage daughters. He was brought up in a Liberal family, his mother being a Councillor for many years in Bristol and Lancaster. After graduating as a geologist, Nigel had a successful career in the tough world of oil exploration in a mix of large and small companies which included Hertfordshire based start-ups Dragon Oil and Sterling Energy.

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