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The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

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  • Article: Nov 29, 2020
    By Sir Ed Davey MP

    Unpaid carers are doing a remarkable and important job in very difficult circumstances. They deserve our support.

    But many carers are facing extreme financial hardship.

    900,000 full-time unpaid carers rely on Carer's Allowance - but at just £67.25 a week, it's just not nearly enough.

    Carer's Allowance is just £67 a week. It's just not nearly enough.

  • Article: Nov 29, 2020

    Yesterday, on Carers Rights Day, we launched our campaign Stand Up for Carers - calling on the Government to immediately raise Carer's Allowance by £1,000 a year.

    After the Chancellor's Spending Review earlier this week, it's more important than ever that we support the incredible work that carers do.

  • Article: Nov 29, 2020

    The coronavirus crisis has shone a new spotlight on the issue of child hunger, with demand for food banks soaring and almost a fifth of households with children unable to access enough food in the first weeks of lockdown.

    The Government has repeatedly overlooked the needs of children from low-income families.

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    Article: Nov 26, 2020

    Local Liberal Democrats are asking people across our community who care for relatives to get in touch and share their story - to mark national Carers Rights Day.

    Liberal Democrat party leader Ed Davey has said he wants the party wants to be a "strong voice" for the millions across the country - including over 74,000 people in Leicestershire who care for those who need it.

  • Article: Nov 25, 2020

    Liberal Democrat campaigners in Hinckley and Bosworth are calling on the Chair of a new 'Levelling Up' taskforce, who is a Leicestershire MP, to ensure that Leicestershire finally gets the fairer funding it deserves.

    Borough and County Councillor for Hinckley Michael Mullaney and Parish Councillor for Barwell Mathew Hulbert are calling on Neil O'Brien, the Tory MP for Harborough, to listen to the long-held concerns of elected representatives cross-party and members of the public in regards to the county being one of the worst funded in the country in a host of policy areas, from education to infrastructure spending.

  • Document: Nov 25, 2020
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  • Michael Mullaney
    Article: Nov 24, 2020

    The next meeting of Leicestershire County Council taking place on Wednesday 2nd December will see a motion brought by Hinckley Lib Dem County Councillor Michael Mullaney calling for action to help ensure Care workers are paid the Real Living Wage.

    Councillor Mullaney said "The current Covid-19 pandemic has shown how essential Care workers are. They have gone above and beyond in looking after elderly, disabled and other vulnerable people during this pandemic. Sadly some carers have even lost their lives with Covid-19. It's been good to see as a society us beginning to value more the vital work Care workers. The regular claps on the doorstep during lockdown for Care workers and other essential workers. The Care badge that was produced for them by government.

  • Article: Nov 20, 2020

    "Stay European" Conference
    4.00pm - 4.55pm, Saturday 21st November

    Green Liberal Democrats - "Europe and the Environment"

    Green Liberal Democrats have been asked by the campaigning group "Stay European"* to organise a fringe session for their conference on Saturday 21st November. Rather than keeping the session to themselves "Stay European" have kindly opened the session to others who may be interested. You can register for the conference HERE and a Zoom link will be sent to you for the meeting.

  • Article: Nov 14, 2020

    Across the country, homes will be adorned with wonderful decorations and Diyas will be lit - all marking the festival of lights.

    For Hindu communities this is also the start of the Hindu New Year - an important time to sit back and reflect on the past year and look ahead to future opportunities.

    Diwali marks the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. 2020 has been a dark year for many of us and Diwali's message that light will triumph in the end resonates with many of us, regardless of our faith or worldview.

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    Article: Nov 14, 2020
    By Hashmukh Chandarana
    This Diwali is going to be a reflection about how life situtions can change very quickly.
    For the entire community please keep safe, follow the guidelines and lookout for your neighbours and the most vulnerable in our sunny Leicester and to ensure that no one in our community goes hungry and to ensure that no one suffers from any kind of Mental Health Issue.