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    • Wreaths laid at the War Memorial on The Embankment in Bedford
      Article: Nov 11, 2019

      On Remembrance Sunday and then on Armistice Day today, 11th November, communities across Bedford Borough came together in acts of remembrance for those who have lost their lives in service on behalf of us all.

      Mayor Dave Hodgson took part in the Remembrance service at the War Memorial on the Embankment on Remembrance Sunday, giving a reading of Wilfred Owen's Anthem for Doomed Youth. He also took part in the Armistice Day ceremony today in Riverside Square in Bedford Town Centre. You can see photos from both events here.

    • SUFFOLK COASTAL ADOPTION 2019 (EAST SUFFOLK Lib Dems)
      Article: Nov 11, 2019

      CAMPAIGN 2019 - 31 DAYS TO POLLING DAY

      LIB DEM MEMBERS ADOPT LEADING REMAINER, JULES EWART AS PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATE TO FIGHT SUFFOLK COASTAL SEAT

      Leading Suffolk 'Remain' campaigner Jules Ewart has been adopted by the Liberal Democrats to contest the Suffolk Coastal seat at the election on 12th December.

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      Article: Nov 11, 2019
      By Liberal Democrats

      A lot of people have noticed something in our online ads… something about "skills wallets".

      So what is a "Skills Wallet"?

      It's a major, new, innovative policy and a key part of our Plan for the Future.

      A Liberal Democrat government will provide every adult with £10,000 to spend on education and training throughout your lives. This "Skills Wallet" is meant to give every person the opportunity to retrain and upskill for jobs that we can't even imagine yet.

    • We Will Remember Them
      Article: Nov 11, 2019

      At the rising of the sun and at its going down
      We remember them.

      At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter
      We remember them.

      At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring
      We remember them.

      At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer
      We remember them.

      At the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of autumn
      We remember them.

    • CSNI party members 2019 (J James East Suffolk Lib Dems)
      Article: Nov 10, 2019

      CAMPAIGN 2019 - 32 DAYS TO POLLING DAY

      Central Suffolk & North Ipswich Lib Dem members adopt James Sandbach as their candidate

      The Liberal Democrats launched their general election campaign in the Central Suffolk & North Ipswich seat at Henley Community Centre yesterday and endorsed James Sandbach as their candidate. With Party membership at its highest level for decades, significant support coming from both ex Conservative and Labour voters and the latest You Gov poll showing that the Lib Dems are the party to beat the Conservatives in the East of England there is all to play for in central Suffolk.

    • Smita Rajesh and Chelmsford LD colleagues
      Article: Nov 10, 2019

      Smita Rajesh has won the byelection in Marconi ward, Chelmsford, held on 7th November. Smita joins Jude Deakin as the two Liberal Democrat Councillors for the area.

      The result saw an increased vote share for the LibDems, with a fall in the Conservative vote and a collapse in the Labour share of the vote.

    • Anthem For Doomed Youth
      Article: Nov 10, 2019
      Mayor Dave Hodgson read Wilfred Owen's Anthem For Doomed Youth at the War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday.
      What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
      Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
      Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle
      Can patter out their hasty orisons.
      No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells;
    • Article: Nov 10, 2019
      By Luciana Berger

      Hard-working doctors and nurses from the EU are fundamental to the NHS. We all have loved ones whose lives have been saved through their skill and dedication.

      But today, the full extent of the Tories' contempt for our dedicated doctors and nurses was revealed.

      Even though the NHS is critically understaffed, the Tories have revealed that part of their nightmarish Brexit plan is to charge EU nurses and doctors £464 to come to the UK to save lives.

    • Article: Nov 9, 2019

      For too many people, things are not working as they should.

      Families are working harder than ever, but far too many are struggling to get by.

      The Conservatives and Labour are taking our country backwards. Their plans don't meet the demands of modern life.

      But the Liberal Democrats have a bold plan to build a brighter future. We want to create a fairer economy where it's easier to be a parent, have a career, and provide for your family.

    • Article: Nov 9, 2019

      Today's high cost of childcare means that too many parents are unable to return to work without risking real financial hardship. With the average cost of 25 hours nursery care for a child under two running to more than £6500 per year, many parents are effectively excluded from work due to the burden of childcare costs.