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  • Article: Feb 27, 2017
    By David Lowrence

    On Monday evening, at a meeting of The Daventry Town Council, local Liberal Democrat, Alan Knape, was co-opted to the council to represent Hill Ward which covers the areas of Southbrook, Lang Farm and Monksmoor.

    'I am honoured to have the opportunity to represent residents of Daventry on the Town Council. I look forward to helping the council continue its good works.' Said Councillor Knape after his co-option to the council.

  • Article: Feb 24, 2017

    The Lib Dem fight-back continued in the Potteries by-election, as UKIP failed to live up to its own hype in the Leave centre of Britain.

    Liberal Democrat president Sal Brinton, seeing the party's share of the vote more than double, said from Stoke:

    "The Potteries decided there was no need to have UKIP's official leader in parliament when UKIP's unofficial leader is already in Number 10, pursuing a hard Brexit."

  • Article: Feb 20, 2017
    • Peers debate Article 50 bill paving way for start of Brexit
    • Theresa May wants to invoke Article 50 - the formal two-year mechanism by which a state must leave the EU - by the end of March
    • Peers will seek to guarantee the rights of EU citizens currently living in the UK and the role of Parliament in scrutinising the Brexit process
    • Follow our live coverage of today's events
  • Article: Feb 17, 2017

    Tens of thousands of deaths could be linked to cuts to health and social care, a new research paper by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University of Oxford has found.

    The researchers concluded that "the evidence points to a major failure of the health system, possibly exacerbated by failings in social care".

  • Article: Feb 17, 2017

    Responding to Tony Blair's speech today on Brexit, Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron said:


    "Tony Blair is right. The challenge now is to persuade people to change their mind and the Liberal Democrats are the only party offering them a chance to have their voice heard again.

    "Blair's speech shows how badly Corbyn's Labour has failed as an Opposition.

  • Article: Feb 16, 2017

    Britain could be more vulnerable to terrorism and organised crime after a hard Brexit, Europol's chief has warned.

    Director of Europol Robert Wainright told Sky News today that Britain could be more vulnerable if the Government fails to secure access to vital intelligence sharing.

    Commenting on the warnings, Liberal Democrat Shadow Foreign Secretary Tom Brake said: "People did not vote to undermine our country's security.

  • Article: Feb 16, 2017
    By Alan Knape

    A new crossing is to be installed on Drayton Way which will significantly increase safety for pedestrians crossing the busy road. Currently, it is quite hazardous for members of the public walking from Middlemore to the Shops and school on Ashby Fields or the Falconers Hill, UTC and Hill schools further down Ashby Road. Residents of Middlemore have been asking for this route to be made safer for more than five years. Now that this improvement is being made it would be a good time to press the county council to increase safety on the section of Ashby Road next to the reservoir. The pavement here is close to the road, and with a speed limit of 40MPH, it can be quite worrying walking down the road when taking young children to school. However, with the current Conservative-led administration at the county council being unable to balance the books, it is unlikely anything will happen soon. Local Lib Dem focus team member Alan Knape said "While I welcome any efforts to increase safety for local residents this is five years too late. We should be thankful no one has been injured on this dangerous road. Unfortunately, it is not surprising that it has taken so long as the Conservative-led county council can barely maintain our roads, let alone make improvements to make them safer."

  • Article: Feb 16, 2017

    Text messages have warned Muslim voters they will be condemned to hell if they do not vote Labour in the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election, it has been reported.

    The Stoke-on-Trent Central Liberal Democrats have called on the Labour Party to condemn the campaign of misinformation taking place under their name in Stoke-on-Trent and suspend any activists involved in the text scandal.

  • Article: Feb 15, 2017

    Liberal Democrat membership has surged past 82,000 - the highest level for two decades - as more and more people feel inspired by the party as the real opposition to the Conservatives.

    More than 4,000 people have joined the party in January, turned off by Theresa May's plans to take Britain out of the Single Market and attracted by the Liberal Democrats' opposition to "the politics of fear, division and hatred".

  • Article: Feb 14, 2017

    Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has renewed calls on Theresa May not to abandon child refugees by scrapping the Dubs scheme.

    This comes as pressure mounts on the Prime Minister over the decision, which was criticised in an open letter from over 200 high-profile celebrities and campaigners and by the Archbishop of Canterbury who called it "deeply unjust."