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New Members Party InviteThe Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

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Latest News

  • Article: May 5, 2015

    Remember our post 'Vote Conservative for economic nonsense' [30th April] which remarked on Tory George Osborne's daft plan to introduce a law that would prevent a rise in VAT & other taxes over the life of a parliament.? He hoped it might grab a few votes. He needs a better memory to prevent it backfiring. Back in 2009 Labour's Alistair Darling proposed a similar plan. At the time of Darling's proposal a certain (you guessed it) George Osborne said " No other Chancellor in the long history of the office has felt the need to pass a law in order to convince people that he has the political will to implement his own budget". Well done George for giving youself a resounding vote of no confidence. And we are expected to entrust him with another five years of managing the economy

  • Fylde Deputy Mayor, Cllr Karen Henshaw aat presentation of Prince's Trust certificates
    Article: May 5, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Cllr.Karen Henshaw, accompanied by husband & former Mayor, LibDem Cllr. Howard Henshaw, recently attended the Prince's Trust Final Presentation of Kirkham Team 26 event where she presented the certificates to the eleven members of the Kirkham team, in her capacity as Deputy Mayor of the Borough of Fylde.

  • Article: May 5, 2015

    Published and promoted by Anne Fielding on behalf of Fylde Liberal Democrats all at 65 Clarendon Road, Lytham St Annes. Printed and hosted by Prater Raines Ltd , 98 Sandgate High Street, Folkestone CT20 3BY

  • Oxfordshire Air Ambulance in action
    Article: May 4, 2015

    Whilst at a campaign rally in Southwark today Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg passionately described how only a vote for the Liberal Democrats will safeguard values of stability, decency and unity. Amid cheers and shouts from a crowd of energetic campaigners Nick Clegg emphasised how Britain is an open-minded, open-hearted and generous country. He urged the British people to find a sense of renewed optimism and cited how the Liberal Democrats manifesto symbolises hope. A vote for the Liberal Democrats on May 7th will ensure that we have a stable, decent and unified United Kingdom that keeps Britain on track by not letting the government lurch to the extreme left or the extreme right and delivering a stronger economy and a fairer society.

  • Article: May 3, 2015

    Make no mistake the growth in apprenticeships and employment and the re-emergence of manufacturing has been driven by the LibDems in Government and particularly by the tireless work of Vince Cable. As long ago as 2003 Vince was warning of the dangerous trends in the economy as a result of de-regulation of the financial sector both here and in the USA. Just weeks before the financial crash David Cameron & Gordon Brown were each making speeches at City events telling the financiers of all types what fine fellows they all were. Conservatives & Labour are now furiously trying to claim credit for the fact that Britain seems to be on the economic mend. In reality it is precious little thanks to either of them.

  • Jobs Vince Cable Nick Clegg
    Article: May 3, 2015

    "For decades local businesses and regional economic powerhouses across the country were kept back by Whitehall holding all the money and calling the shots".- so said Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg introducing The Liberal Democrat Business Advisory Group which has today [30th April] outlined plans to put money and power directly back into the hands of local businesses and regional economies.

  • Article: May 2, 2015

    Following on from our post 'Vote Conservative for economic nonsense' the debate gets worse. Random numbers about who would spend what and cut where are being thrown around to the point where they almost become meaningless. But they are not meaningless. One of the calmer & more balanced observations appeared in the Leader column of last Saturday's [25th April] Financial Times. To start with the FT points out that: "The Tories have now taken a step too far [ with their cuts and rush to surplus]. There is no emergency that compares with 2010 and no need for fiscal surplus by 2020. The price of borrowing has fallen by half. It goes on to claim that Tory proposals to achieve this surplus are: "via measures left to guesswork." Many others make the same point. Liberal Democrat, Steve Webb, writing in the Observer [26th April] points out that once you have taken all the expenditure that has been ring fenced, the Tory obsession with cuts will almost exclusively fall on the working poor. The FT says that Tory policies would cause spending to be up to £40bn lower than if another party took the helm. Reinforcing Steve Webb's comment the FT also points out that the cuts would all effectively have to come from just one third of the total budget. It says Labours stance is far from convincing. You bet, when mainly what they can offer is the gimmick of cutting tuition fees in order to bash the LibDems when it was Labour that said they wouldn't introduce them- then did; and would not increase them - then did. And Labour was in a position to keep its promises - it governed on its own.. [see 'Tuition fees - get the facts' on this site]

  • Article: May 1, 2015

    We are committed to recognising British Sign Language (BSL) as an official language in UK

    We will pass a new ' Protection of Freedoms Act ' to improve regulation of CCTV

    We will make sure every child learns emergency life-saving skills at school

    We will invest £250m to transform mental health care for pregnant & new mums

  • Article: May 1, 2015

    For anyone who does not already know, non-domiciled status (Non-Dom) can be obtained three ways. It is a status that originated in the UK over 200yrs ago, is pretty well unique in the world and is long past its use by date. Those who have it usually have more money than they can possibly know what to do with. But the opportunity to avoid taxes is still desperately seductive - they pay tax on what they earn/make here but not on overseas incomes unless remitted to the UK. Both LibDems & Labour have intentions to sort this out. Cue howls of pain & rage from the ultra rich & the right wing press. Rocco Forte says London's wealthy are preparing to leave the UK. HSBC is to reconsider moving its HQ to where? [ It was the Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation and Hong Kong is about the only option]. We are asked to believe that the roof is about to fall in. That is just silly. Private Eye (issue 1390) takes us back to 2008 when the then Labour Government introduced the first (very modest) levy on non-doms. The Mail; Telegraph; British Banking Association and a host of others at that time warned of a disastrous max exodus. Pure coincidence that the Mail & Telegraph proprietors reside in tax havens. Latest statistics reveal that the current number of non-doms is 113,000, up by 33000 since 1997. If the merchants of doom had been correct in 2008 there would hardly be any non-doms left.

  • Article: Apr 30, 2015

    In an interview with Jeremy Paxman on 23 April 2010, Cameron said: "We have absolutely no plans to raise VAT. Our first Budget is all about recognising we need to get spending under control rather than putting up tax." VAT was then raised from 17.5per cent to a record high of 20 per cent in George Osborne's emergency Budget.

A £600 tax cut for every ordinary worker in the country Income Tax Halved for Someone on the Minimum Wage