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  • Article: Oct 21, 2016

    Last night saw the results of the Witney by-election - we started the campaign in 4th place as 50/1 outsiders and thanks to the relentless, positive campaign we ran, dented the Conservative majority and secured one of our best by-election results in decades. This is what you need to know:

    1: If this result was repeated across the UK, the Tories would lose their majority

  • Article: Oct 20, 2016

    Liberal Democrat peer, John Sharkey, whose Private Member's Bill was instrumental in securing a pardon for Alan Turing, has reached an agreement with the Government which will grant a posthumous pardon to thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted under long abolished sexual offence laws.

    Those similarly convicted but still alive will also receive pardons if they have successfully applied for a disregard or in future successfully apply for a disregard under the Protection of Freedoms Act.

  • James Wright at Westminster
    Article: Oct 19, 2016

    Cllr James Wright is today launching the Norwich phase of the Liberal Democrats' National Consultation on Brexit.

    James will be contacting local businesses, health and educational institutions to discuss their Brexit concerns.

    There will also be a survey aimed at individual residents which can be completed online at www.norwichlibdems.org.uk/brexit-survey

  • Article: Oct 17, 2016

    Responding to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal ruling today which found that UK security agencies unlawfully collected data of British citizens for over a decade, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Alistair Carmichael said:

    "Allowing the state to collect endless amounts of personal data is not just a gross invasion of a privacy, it is a waste of precious resources.

  • Tim Farron in Norwich at the New European
    Article: Oct 14, 2016
    By James Wright

    I was delighted to welcome Tim Farron MP to Norwich on Wednesday to take part in a Q&A at the Norwich HQ of the New European Newspaper - the paper aimed at the 48% who voted remain.

    Tim answered questions from both remainers and those who favoured leave, making his own passionate positive case for moving forward as a united country.

  • Article: Oct 14, 2016

    Alongside our busy campaigns schedule, we have taken some time to put together a number of social events for all of our members. It is a great opportunity to relax and chat with other members from across the city.

    Events include both an Indian and Chinese buffet meal out, as well as drinks events and discussions at local pubs.

  • UEA students campaigning
    Article: Oct 14, 2016

    Following on from our well-attended doorstep campaigns of the referendum and our popular by-election phone bank events, we have organised a number of action days and calling events to get our message out to voters across Norwich.

    Virtually every Saturday we aim to have teams of Lib Dem supporters out and about contacting people by knocking on doors and delivering leaflets - can you join us? With several positive national by-elections and gains the momentum is certainly with us and it would be great to turn that into a good result for us in next year's County Council elections.

  • Article: Oct 13, 2016

    key_rma.pngAt their Autumn Conference this year, the Liberal Democrats welcomed business leaders and experts from multiple sectors to a roundtable discussion focused on the digital skills gaps in today's workforce. The discussion was attended by a diverse set of businesses from sectors including tech, energy, banking and construction; and was hosted by Jack Barmby, Founder and CEO of Customer Service Solutions business FM Outsource.

  • Article: Oct 12, 2016

    Long-term EU loans for vital infrastructure projects across the UK are being put at risk due to the Conservative government's divisive rhetoric and failure to plan properly for Brexit, Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron has warned.

    Last year the European Investment Bank provided a record £5.6 billion of long-term investment to the UK including for social housing, hospitals and schools. But the President of the Bank has warned that this level cannot be maintained and that UK projects will find it increasingly difficult to get loans approved by other EU members.

  • Article: Oct 12, 2016

    Speaking in today's Brexit debate in the House of Commons, Liberal Democrat European Union spokesperson Nick Clegg commented:

    "The Conservatives are reinventing history and ignoring precedent.

    "They say there was an overwhelming majority, but clearly it was relatively close.

    "They claim to have a telepathic ability to know exactly why over 17 million voted Leave, and that all those reasons are the same.