MP’s Expenses scandal

The Liberal Democrats have long campaigned for the details MPs’ expenses to be made publicly available. It is taxpayers’ money they are spending. Both Labour and the Conservatives opposed this and wanted MPs exempt from the Freedom of Information Act. Now we know why they

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Elizabeth Jewkes calls for lower taxes for the low paid

Liberal Democrat prospective parliamentary candidate, Elizabeth Jewkes is calling for the government to stop taking income tax from the lowest paid. ‘No one who only earns the Minimum Wage should be paying income tax’ she says. ‘The government recognises that people cannot live on the Minimum

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Pre-Budget Review ‘A missed opportunity’

The pre budget review is ‘a missed opportunity’ claims Elizabeth Jewkes, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Chester. “The proposal to temporarily reduce VAT by just 2.5% will give minimal help to the poorest families who are struggling to cope in the credit crunch. It will not

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Introducing Elizabeth Jewkes

Chester Liberal Democrats have selected local businesswoman Elizabeth Jewkes as the challenger to Labour MP Christine Russell at the next General Election. Elizabeth has been a Lib Dem member for well over 20 years and first stood for parliament in 1992. She is committed to involving more women

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