The United Nations today adopted a landmark resolution to launch negotiations in 2017 on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons.

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October 28th, 2016

Lib Dems takes Tory seat in Beverley by-election victory

The Liberal Democrats have won a notable by-election victory in Beverley. Veteran campaigner Denis Healy took the St Mary’s ward seat from the Conservatives. It is the first time the party has held an East Riding Council seat in the town in recent years. Read more at http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/lib-dem-denis-healy-takes-tory-seat-in-beverley-by-election-victory/story-29828960-detail/story.html#13RR9rWZpFJAPVst.99 Source: Lib Dems takes Tory seat in […]

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October 27th, 2016

It’s time for a change in Hull

The prosperity index was published today by the Legatum Institute. It defines and measures prosperity through seven pillars—Economic Quality, Business Environment, Education, Health, Safety & Security, Social Capital, and Natural Environment—it covers 389 local authority areas. So can you guess which authority came last…? Yes, it’s Hull.  This Labour council is absolutely rubbish at solving society’s […]

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Newspaper headlines: Steven Woolfe, Labour reshuffle, Stonehenge dog and children’s watch – BBC News

Pictures of stricken UKIP MEP Steven Woolfe on the floor at the European Parliament after an altercation are on every front page. Source: Newspaper headlines: Steven Woolfe, Labour reshuffle, Stonehenge dog and children’s watch – BBC News

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October 7th, 2016

Mike Hookem

This is Mike Hookem, who allegedly responsible for the altercation which caused the passing out of the front runner for UKIP Leadership… Yep be proud he’s from Hull. Just look how he presents himself to the UK voters and the image of Britain he presents to the European parliament….. What a disgrace.. Europe of Freedom […]

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October 7th, 2016

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Oxfam

Millions of people in Yemen – the Middle East’s poorest country – are facing starvation. And British-made weapons are fuelling this crisis. The Foreign Secretary could stop this. Source: Oxfam

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October 7th, 2016

In Good Company – #StandwthWomen

The official forum of the National Council of Women/USTo facilitate safe, women-positive discussions. Share anything from your opinions & ideas, latest news, links, photos, videos — serious, funny or otherwise![Previously the “Stand with Women” group] Source: In Good Company – Postwaves

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October 5th, 2016

Daily Express Attacked For ‘Wholly Incorrect’ Claim That Thousands Of Asylum Seekers Have ‘Vanished’ | Huffington Post

A Daily Express front page has been branded “wholly incorrect” by the Home Office and “dangerous” by a charity, after it claimed 12,000 asylum seekers in Britain have “vanished” and are “on the run”.The newspaper’s lead story on Wednesday said that thousands of asylum seekers have “skipped their first meeting with border chiefs and vanished” after […]

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October 1st, 2016

‘Stabbed in the back’: Deselected Hull Labour councillor Steve Walker speaks out | Hull Daily Mail

Cllr Walker said: “When I first stood for the council, Labour was in opposition and we were struggling to get people to stand. Now, when we’ve got a big majority, it’s all about certain people looking after their friends by making sure they get them onto the council. “After what has happened to me, I […]

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October 1st, 2016

76% of British CEOs consider relocating operations after Brexit – Sep. 26, 2016

Two new surveys by KPMG and PwC show British business leaders are deeply concerned about how Brexit will affect their organizations, and so they’re considering relocation plans. Source: 76% of British CEOs consider relocating operations after Brexit – Sep. 26, 2016

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September 29th, 2016

British investment fund manager Nicola Horlick: Why I’m joining the Lib Dems – The i newspaper online iNews

It is hard to express just how shocked the business community was when Liam Fox described businessmen as fat, lazy golf obsessives. I’ve no idea how hard the Trade Secretary works, but I can tell him business leaders I know don’t have much time to practice their swing. Indeed, many consider their main handicap the threat […]

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September 20th, 2016

@virginmedia – Please stop advertising in the Sun

Please sign this petition (CLICK HERE) Dear #Virginmedia While I am writing this I am also seeing over 40,000 people have signed a petition urging you to take notice of the #stopfundinghate campaign. You can find out about the campaign by clicking here Sir Richard Branson, has previously spoken out against the “anti-refugee and anti-immigrant […]

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September 18th, 2016

Save studying abroad

The ERASMUS programme has helped over 3 million students study and work abroad in Europe. After the leave vote, this student exchange is at risk. The Liberal Democrats will take your signatures to European leaders to help save the ERASMUS programme in any Brexit re-negotiations and guarantee work abroad placements for students. Back our campaign to […]

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The Lib Dems – F15: Combatting Racism

Conference believes that: Racism is fundamentally illiberal, wrong, and has no place in liberal society. Extremist populism presents a very real threat to our multicultural society. Mainstream parties adopting populist rhetoric, such as Labour’s promise of “controls on immigration” during the 2015 election, does not do anything except provide legitimacy to nationalists and racists. Political […]

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September 18th, 2016

Petition – Waitrose, Iceland and Marks & Sparks, Please stop Funding HATE

please sign the petition HERE As leading UK retailers, serving families from every section of our diverse society, the way that you do business affects us all. In the past year alone, one newspaper in which you advertise has run over 60 front page stories portraying migrants in overwhelmingly negative terms – more than any […]

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Hull City Council And The Liberal Democrats

 Councillor Abi Bell Leader of the Hull City Council Lib Dem Group The Lib Dems first took of control of Hull City Council in 2002 when we went from 10 councillors to 29. This ended decades of Labour rule in Hull, but after one year we lost control back to a minority Labour administration which lasted […]

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Autumn Conference 2016 Motions

The Liberal Democrats are not like other parties. Our members decide our policy. Their experience and understanding helps ensure we have the very best policies that matter to ordinary people. That’s why, unlike the other parties, Liberal Democrat members, electedas local representatives, vote on all policy at our Party Conferences. No proposal can become Lib […]

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September 17th, 2016

Miss Tim Farron’s rally speech? Here’s the highlights:

In June, a Labour peer gave our party a donation of more than £2.1 million pounds because he looked at you and saw that we were the movement capable of delivering a pro-Europe campaign. Since June, our membership has risen by a third because people looked at you and saw the movement best placed to […]

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September 17th, 2016

The letter the Daily Express didn’t want you to see

Last week, the Daily Express ran a series of hostile stories about asylum seekers. First, they were outraged at the thought of asylum seekers being temporarily housed, through no fault or choice of their own, in a hotel on the coast. Then, they railed against the cost of the asylum system. And then they wrote […]

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Specsavers Apologises And Pulls Daily Express Advert After Customers’ Revolt

SUCCESS …..  A big thank you to specsavers for seeing the harm these adverts cause. If you remember on the 7th September I wrote PM to the specsavers via their facebook page; Chat conversation start 222k people like this Company 7 SEPTEMBER 12:17 Hello, I have been a customer of yours for 20 years or more, but […]

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The Lib Dems are right in the middle

On the political spectrum, Britons identify as: Left wing: 10% Centre left: 15% Centre: 45% Centre right: 17% Right wing: 13% (via Opinium) That’s good for us as we are the Centre party.

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September 16th, 2016

Lib Dem’s Growing stronger…

The big news is that after The Lib Dem’s Huge Gain in Sheffield LD 45% (+31) Labour 34%(-9.2) we have 2 more great successes Tupton (North East Derbyshire) result: LDEM: 38.3% (+38.3) LAB: 34.7% (-32.4) CON: 17.5% (-15.4) UKIP: 8.9% (+8.9) BPP: 0.7% (+0.7) Here the Lib Dems have come from nothing to win over Labour […]

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September 16th, 2016

Why I became a Liberal Democrat

To be honest before the Referendum I, like many people, didn’t know much about the Liberal Democrats.  In local and national elections we are given a list of names of people who we don’t really know.  Voting then goes on the reputation of the party and like many people I didn’t really know what the […]

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Specsavers – Please Stop Funding Hate

Racism in this country has never been higher and the papers are responsible for a lot of the anti-European feeling in the country. The Stop Funding Hate Campaign urges advertisers to not place advertisements in these “HATE” papers. I have just written to Specsavers on this issue after being shown their front page advert which shares it’s front page position […]

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September 7th, 2016

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The Liberal Democrat Plan for Britain in Europe

Liberal Democrats believe that the British people should have their say on the final Brexit deal in a referendum. Voting for a departure is not the same as voting for a destination. British people have a right to have their say on whether the deal they are offered is the right one for them, their […]

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Born To Be Wild

I was born in Britain but grew up  European, with the right and freedom to wander throughout 4 million square miles of countryside. To me, the free world is exactly what Europe means a borderless land where you can roam, live, work and play. It’s a freedom created by the great countries, and I was proud […]

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September 6th, 2016

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Launching My Website

I do enjoy web design so have been having much fun creating a website to reflect my Lib Dem views.  It’s still quite new, but growing all the time.  

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August 30th, 2016