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  • Sarah Olney, Tim Farron and Lib Dem supporters (Jon Ball)
    Article: Dec 7, 2016

    Last week Liberal Democrat Sarah Olney sent a strong message to Government when she overturned Zac Goldsmith's 23,000 majority to become the new MP for Richmond Park in London. On Monday 5th December she was sworn into the House of Commons and met up with Liberal Democrat MPs, Peers and supporters from across the country.

  • Richmond Park calling
    Article: Dec 5, 2016
    By James Anthony

    In the by-election last week, the people of Richmond Park elected a Liberal Democrat, Sarah Olney, to represent them in parliament. We took the seat with a swing of 21.7% from the Tory MP which reflected the monumental effort we put into our campaign. I was lucky enough to travel down there from Norwich and play a part in that campaign.

  • Sarah Olney
    Article: Dec 2, 2016

    Speaking at the count following her shock victory in the Richmond Park by-election, newly elected MP Sarah Olney said:

    "Let me start by thanking the other candidates for a hard-fought campaign - and to Zac Goldsmith in particular, I wish you well and assure you that I will continue your fight against the expansion of Heathrow.

  • Tim Farron arriving at Autumn 2016 Conference (Liberal Democrats on Flickr)
    Article: Dec 2, 2016

    The Liberal Democrats have won the Richmond Park by-election following a swing of 21.7%.

    Folllowing the victory Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said:

    "The message is clear: The Liberal Democrats are back and we are carrying the torch for all of those who want a real opposition to this Conservative Brexit Government.

  • Syrian children
    Article: Nov 30, 2016

    Liberal Democrat councillors on Norwich City Council have secured unanimous cross-party backing for a motion calling on the government to honour - without delay - its commitment to unaccompanied refugee children and to ensure that local councils are fully funded to provide the necessary services and support to these vulnerable youngsters.

  • Article: Nov 23, 2016

    Following Lib Dem pressure to help renters afford a home and reduce upfront costs, the Government has announced a ban on letting fees for tenants in the Autumn Statement.

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    Liberal Democrat Peer Olly Grender has been promoting the campaign and is the author of the Renters' Rights Bill, which was debated just five days ago in Parliament.

  • Article: Nov 23, 2016

    This is a Government that is just about managing. The official figures have revealed a £220 billion Brexit black hole- hundreds of billions taken out our economy when we need it most. Given how bad the outlook is, it's no wonder the Chancellor doesn't want to have to do another Autumn Statement.

  • Dementia Friendly Communities logo
    Article: Nov 21, 2016
    By Caroline Ackroyd

    In the Spring, Norwich is set to become a Dementia Friendly and Inclusive City. In conjunction with this, a steering group to facilitate the creation of Eaton as a Dementia Friendly Community has been set up and meets monthly. Those attending include representatives from Waitrose, Eaton Golf Club, Notcutts, Eaton Village Residents' Association, Ipswich Road URC, Eaton Parishes, Adult Education, Patients' Forum, Alzheimer's Society, Homeinstead and Eaton Councillors. We are working with Marie Lucas, Dementia Development Lead at Age UK Norwich.

  • Article: Nov 21, 2016

    Our Demands for the Autumn Statement

    This Autumn Statement comes at a time when our economy is in turmoil, our public services are in crisis and people and businesses are struggling to keep afloat.

    Liberal Democrats want to see a statement that seeks to provide confidence and reassurance- to our health services, to workers and to businesses. The Government needs to show it will support these vital institutions, not leave them high and dry in its drive for a hard Brexit.

    Our key demands for the Autumn Statement are:

  • Article: Nov 18, 2016

    Today is the 50th anniversary of the ground-breaking BBC film Cathy Come Home, the gripping and controversial 1966 film about poverty and homelessness.

    The film motivated me to get involved in politics when I saw it as a teenager, and I was pleased to mark today's anniversary by hosting Ken Loach and homeless charities in Parliament for a discussion on tackling homelessness