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Housing – Right to Buy and Housing Benefit cuts will entrench inequality

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Today’s budget added the removal of housing benefit from under-21s to worrying recent developments in Tory housing policy.

The new ‘Right to Buy’ is already asset-stripping housing association houses without properly providing . . . → Read More: Housing – Right to Buy and Housing Benefit cuts will entrench inequality

Student Maintenance Grants – Now becoming repayable loans

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This was a plan that was first proposed a few years ago, and blocked by Liberal Democrats in government at the time.

Students from disadvantaged backgrounds will now have to repay the . . . → Read More: Student Maintenance Grants – Now becoming repayable loans

Summer Budget Welfare Cuts – Excessive and Unfair

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This is the moment that many of us have feared, and that Liberal Democrats spent five years, fifty MPs, and thousands of local councillors preventing – an unleashed George Osborne delivering the . . . → Read More: Summer Budget Welfare Cuts – Excessive and Unfair

Green Energy Support Slashed – Tories show true colours on environment

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You can argue that David Cameron first showed his true colours when he told aides to cut the “green crap” two years ago, but the fact is that he had no choice . . . → Read More: Green Energy Support Slashed – Tories show true colours on environment

Some thoughts on the Summer Budget

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Anyone interested in the details of summer budget can find some useful briefings and information here:

BBC Local Government Association Liberal Democrats

As a Liberal Democrat, . . . → Read More: Some thoughts on the Summer Budget

Chester LibDems hold first Online Leadership Husting

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Chester LibDems broke new ground by inviting the Liberal Democrat leadership candidates – Tim Farron and Norman Lamb to join them and other . . . → Read More: Chester LibDems hold first Online Leadership Husting

Chester LibDems host leadership contender Norman Lamb

normanlamb_and_markwilliamsNorman Lamb was welcomed by Chester LibDems on his national campaign to meet, greet and share his liberal vision with local Liberal Democrat members. On his way . . . → Read More: Chester LibDems host leadership contender Norman Lamb

Tim Farron and Norman Lamb hustings

This is a video of one of Tim Farron and Norman Lamb’s Liberal Democrat leadership hustings events held in London a couple of weeks ago, it is two hours long:

Liberal Reform Interviews with Tim Farron and Norman Lamb

Liberal Reform board members Tom Papworth and Joe Otten interviewed Liberal Democrat leadership contenders Tim Farron & Norman Lamb, which you can read here on their website.  Many people keep telling me how it’s helped them make up their minds. Lib Dem Voice have also posted snippets from Norman and Tim from the interview – . . . → Read More: Liberal Reform Interviews with Tim Farron and Norman Lamb

General Election 2015: Chester result and a thank you

The results of the 2015 General Election are in, here in Chester they are as follows:

    Votes Share +/-% Labour Chris Matheson 22,118 43.2 +8.2 Conservative Stephen Mosley 22,025 43.1 +2.5 UKIP Steve Ingram 4,148 8.1 +5.5 Liberal Democrat Bob Thompson 2,870 5.6 -13.5

(Source: BBC News)

Obviously this result is a big . . . → Read More: General Election 2015: Chester result and a thank you