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Here in the Weston-super-Mare constituency our Liberal Democrat Councillors are working hard with colleagues from across North Somerset and with Council officers to support our communities through the current Corona Virus crisis. Find help and useful information here: corona virus update

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  • Article: May 7, 2021

    Liberal Democrat have had some great early wins:

    • We made gains from Labour in Sunderland;
    • We became the largest party on Stockport council;
    • We held Orkney, re-electing Liam McArthur MSP;
    • We made gains in Cambridgeshire, taking away the Conservative's majority.

    Find out how to help the Lib Dems in the Chesham and Amersham by-election

    Learn more

  • Article: May 6, 2021

    In the Lords we get to grips with the detail of the legislation and improve it; we take part in debates on a whole range of issues; and we question and hold to account government ministers.

    For up-to-date information about the work of the Lib Dem group in the Lords, follow us on Twitter: @LibDemLords

  • Chris Weaver
    Article: May 4, 2021

    Contact Details and Biographies - Click on the links

    Buxton North & East - Chris Weaver

    Buxton West - Stan Heptinstall

    Chapel & Hope Valley - James Patterson

    Etherow - Charles Jevon

    Glossop & Charlesworth - Stephen Worrall

    New Mills - Beth Atkins

    Whaley Bridge - David Lomax

  • Article: May 4, 2021

    Standing up for our communities and working together

    Lib Dem Cllrs understand that they serve to represent the views of their community to the Council (and not the Council's interests to the community). They also pledge to listen to all concerns - not just those who shout loudest or make the most noise on social media.

  • Article: May 4, 2021

    We have decided that Autumn Conference will take place from 17th to 20th September. It will be held online. That was a very difficult decision to take and we had a very lengthy discussion about it.

    We recognise that a lot of people would like to meet again in person - believe me, so we would we - but the question is whether, at this time, we can absolutely guarantee that conference could go ahead in the format that we know and love. Having consulted a range of others, FCC considered, with some reluctance, that it was not possible at this time to give such a guarantee. Although things are now a lot better in terms of the pandemic, we do not know if there are any final bumps in the road still to come. Medical experts say they expect a third wave in the Autumn but the extent is not yet clear. Of course, things seemed better in the early Autumn of 2020 but then took a marked turn for the worst a few months later. We do not, at this stage, know what social distancing requirements there will be or how many people will be able to attend the venue. We therefore cannot make meaningful plans and set any meaningful budget for the event. The risk of going ahead in person but having to cancel or heavily restrict the event such that it is not inclusive, is just too great. In the same way, we take any risk to the personal safety of party members very seriously. That is why we cancelled Spring 2020. We would not want to expose anyone to any unnecessary risk of catching this dreadful virus in a close setting.

  • Article: Apr 29, 2021

    Today Liberal Democrats are launching our new campaign to protect British farmers and maintain our food standards.

    The Tories failing to commit to maintaining our high animal welfare and environmental standards"

    I am deeply concerned that family farming businesses are at risk as the Tories continue to botch our transition away from the EU agricultural system.

  • Article: Apr 29, 2021

    Yesterday the Fire Safety Bill passed through Parliament without vital protection for leaseholders and tenants against exorbitant bills for fire remediation works.

    The government's failure to address the fire safety scandal properly is now a scandal in itself.

    The devastating consequences of this Bill passing cannot be overstated.

  • Stan Hepinstall
    Article: Apr 25, 2021

    I was sent a copy of the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust's manifesto "Defending Wildlife, Restoring Landscapes, Inspiring People" and I was asked for my support.

    My response was: "Thanks very much for your manifesto. What a great job you and your colleagues have done. I am very happy to offer my support whether or not I am elected to one or more positions on 6th May. I am the Liberal Democrat candidate for PCC in Derbyshire and also the Liberal Democrat candidate for Derbyshire County Council in Buxton West."

    This morning, I received the following:

    Thank you. I will ensure we add your name to our list of candidates pledging their support.
    We will be sharing this with our supporters and 40,000 social media followers from next week. Feel free to re-tweet/share. Best of luck in the upcoming elections.

  • Article: Apr 23, 2021

    In the Lords we get to grips with the detail of the legislation and improve it; we take part in debates on a whole range of issues; and we question and hold to account government ministers.

    For up-to-date information about the work of the Lib Dem group in the Lords, follow us on Twitter: @LibDemLords

  • Article: Apr 23, 2021

    Air pollution is an invisible enemy threatening the community spaces we love and the people we care most about.

    Our Community Clean Air Fund would let councils and communities invest in the transport systems and options they need.

    It kills thousands of people every year and affects the quality of life for all of us.