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  • Antony Hook in Kent County Councl Chamber
    Article: Feb 11, 2021

    Today at Kent County Council's budget meeting, the Liberal Democrats, the largest opposition group, challenged the fairness of the council tax system and called for council tax to be revised.

    The amendment called for the council to write to the government to ask for council tax to be reviewed and an alternative system of council tax bands and charging rates considered.

  • Jenny Randerson
    Article: Feb 11, 2021

    Earlier today, Baroness Jenny Randerson brought a Regret Motion to the House of Lords which challenged the Government's use of Special Development Orders (SDOs) for their proposed Lorry Parks in Kent, including on the White Cliffs site next to the AONB at Dover.

    The SDOs enable the Government giving itself planning permission with no obligation to consult the public or produce an environmental impact assessment.

  • Graham Colley at Westminster
    Article: Feb 6, 2021

    Commenting on the decision to increase council tax by 7.4% to pay for the Policing in Kent, Graham Colley, PCC candidate for the Liberal Democrats said:

    "I could achieve cheap political points by immediately criticising my opponent at the next election for the increase. No one wants to pay more than they did! However, at the same time, for the people of Kent to have a caring and safe community and the maxim "you get what you pay for", must also be considered.

  • Ed Davey
    Article: Feb 3, 2021

    Carers UK today delivered a letter from near 5,000 carers calling on the Chancellor to acknowledge unpaid carers' contribution throughout the crisis. Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey MP said:

    "People looking after loved ones during Covid are doing a remarkable job, in very difficult circumstances. They deserve much more support.

  • Munira Wilson
    Article: Jan 28, 2021

    Only 1 in 4 children who needed mental health support accessed services last year, shocking figures from the Children's Commissioner's report have revealed.

    Munira Wilson MP, the Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Health and Social Care, said:

    "The report's findings confirm the sad reality we have known all along: the mental health of children and young people has for too long been overlooked by this Conservative Government. Week after week, I am contacted by parents whose children are struggling with their mental health and unable to access services.

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