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CWAC backdown on Public Space Protection Order

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Chester Liberal Democrats are pleased that the council have listened to the people that responded to the PSPO (Public Space Protection Order) consultation and dropped the illiberal controls over homeless rough sleepers and buskers in . . . → Read More: CWAC backdown on Public Space Protection Order

Why our Front Line Policing Matters

cheshire constabulary logoGreat liberal cities and communities are safe places to live, work and play. They are neighbourhoods where people have the ability, the freedom even, to make the most of their skills and the . . . → Read More: Why our Front Line Policing Matters

Voter registration

Image result for voter registration ukRegister to vote online by 16th November 2015! https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Voter registration is back in the news because the Tories narrowly won a vote in the Lords to bring forward the implementation of individual voter registration to December 2015 from December 2016. This . . . → Read More: Voter registration

The Compelling Case for Giving 16 and 17-Year-Olds the Vote in the EU Referendum

imageLord Wallace makes a persuasive argument in his recent article (link below) for giving 16 & 17 year olds the vote in the EU referendum. After all the outcome of the vote will directly affect them in the future.

The Liberal . . . → Read More: The Compelling Case for Giving 16 and 17-Year-Olds the Vote in the EU Referendum

Save our Homes

Yesterday Morning, the first Liberal Democrat Party Political Broadcast by Tim Farron was released. It focuses on the crisis that exists around housing and the Liberal Democrats commitment to make this a priority by committing to build 300,000 new homes a year. But also to ensure this issue is no longer kicked into the . . . → Read More: Save our Homes

Winter is coming

Winter is coming. The immortal words of House Stark from Game of Thrones and i suspect soon to be one of the most quoted lines in Lib Dem history.

Tim used it whilst talking about the Refugee Crisis, saying:

“Winter is coming and the risks and hardships faced by those seeking sanctuary will only . . . → Read More: Winter is coming

It’s time for Liberal Democrats to win again.

Tim Farrnon

Tim Farron made his first speech as party leader to a packed hall at the Bournemouth International Centre today.

Tim’s speech was rousing, defiant and everything you could have hoped for in our new . . . → Read More: It’s time for Liberal Democrats to win again.

CWAC Public Space Protection Order Consultation

Cheshire West and Chester Council are currently consulting the public in regard to putting in place a PSPO (Public Space Protection Order).

The proposal and consultation documents are available online here: http://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/your_council/consultations_and_petitions/council_consultations/proposed_public_space_protecti.aspx

These proposals are illiberal nonsense and will criminalise buskers, the homeless, bird feeders and those taking ‘legal highs’ within the PSPO zone – . . . → Read More: CWAC Public Space Protection Order Consultation

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