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  • Article: May 29, 2020
    By Robert Court

    You might like to watch the National Theatre broadcast of James Graham's play "This House" some time before Thursday 4 June. It is an excellent political play about the end of the 1974-79 Labour government. Here is the link:


    Robert Court

  • Event: Jun 6, 2020
    On line

    "Layla Listens" Q&A with Layla Moran - Sat 6th June

    May 28, 2020 5:24 PM

    As part of our ongoing efforts to organise Midlands-wide events, the East Midlands is hosting:

    LAYLA LISTENS ... to The Midlands
    Saturday 6th June 2020

    Online meeting + Q&A with Layla Moran

    For Members of the East Midlands & West Midlands Regions

    Layla will be opening with a talk on her work during the ongoing coronavirus crisis,
    and looking to how we could shape society after it ends. Topics will include:

    * Coronavirus, our compensation scheme campaign
    & the aftermath of Covid (particularly regarding education)

    * What it's like being an MP on the ground right now.

    * The role of the Lib Dems, now and in the future


    You are welcome to submit questions in advance - We ask that you are there to ask them in person.

    There will be limited room for questions on the day,
    to fit in as many as we can - pre submitted questions from local members will be given priority

    You can submit a question to: layla_questions@eastmidslibdems.org.uk
    Please include your name, local party and a little about yourself .

    Register for the event HERE

    Further leadership candidate events to follow when confirmed

  • Sir Ed Davey (UK Lib Dems)
    Article: May 27, 2020

    The facts are clear: soon after the lockdown was imposed, when the rate of infection was nearly at its height, as Londoners specifically were being warned against leaving their coronavirus stricken city for rural areas, and at a time when his partner was clearly showing symptoms of the disease, the Prime Minister's Chief Advisor decided for himself where he would most like to spend lockdown.

  • Article: May 27, 2020

    Millions of people are worried for their loved ones. They have made heartbreaking sacrifices every day since lockdown, including missing family gatherings like weddings and funerals.

    People are rightly angry about Dominic Cummings' behaviour. It cannot be one rule for senior government officials and one rule for everyone else

  • Robert Court (Robert Court)
    Article: May 26, 2020
    By Peter Dobbs

    Derbyshire Dales MP Sarah Dines has finally expressed an opinion as to the rights and wrongs of Dominic Cummings' 'self-isolation' with his family in Durham during the height of the Covid-19 crisis.

    Despite numerous call on her Facebook page from constituents to give her opinion on the unfolding story, broken on Saturday 23rd May by the Guardian and the Mirror, there was no response for almost two days.

  • Tim Farron (C&W Herald)
    Article: May 22, 2020

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has written an open letter to the Business Secretary Alok Sharma, urging him to give local councils greater freedom to distribute grants to small businesses that are currently missing out on financial support.

    Several weeks ago, a £617m 'top-up to local business grant funds scheme' was announced designed for businesses that fall through the cracks such as small B&Bs who pay council tax.

  • Article: May 22, 2020

    The latest Immigration Statistics, published this morning, show that 51,906 people are waiting for an initial decision on their asylum claims, an increase of 33% since last year. 31,516 have been waiting for more than six months, a 68% increase.

    People who've come to the UK having fled war or persecution should welcomed, not trapped for months on just £5.39 a day

  • Derby North MP Candidate Greg Webb
    Article: May 22, 2020

    Dear Amanda,

    I'm sure that, like me, you were shocked to hear the news that Derby's Rolls-Royce would be cutting 9,000 jobs, half expected to fall in Derby. This is a terrible blow to Derby, and risks several thousand more job losses in suppliers.

    We're all proud of Rolls-Royce's 112 years of history in Derby. Combined with Bombardier and Toyota, generations of Derby people have had great, skilled high technology jobs. But you'll also know how badly Derby was hit in 1971 when Rolls-Royce had to be rescued from collapse by the government. We can't afford to see Derby's engineering excellence left at risk.

  • mental health awareness week
    Article: May 20, 2020

    The Liberal Democrats are today calling on the Government to ramp up mental health support for health and care staff to ensure "world-class" support for those tackling the virus head on.

    Highlighting the "deep scar" coronavirus will leave on health and care staff, the party have put forward a package of mental health measures designed for rapid roll-out across the NHS and care sectors, including:

  • Article: May 20, 2020

    Rolls-Royce today announced that 9,000 jobs were to be cut from across their workforce, with about half expected to go in Derby.

    Lib Dem Council group leader Cllr Ruth Skelton said "Our hearts go out to the thousands of families who woke up across Derby this morning unsure about their future. With the Covid-19 pandemic putting many more jobs at risk, this is a worrying time for so many.

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