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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: Mar 29, 2021

    New members of the team

    Our most recent meeting saw two new members join the committee. Shelley Snelson takes up a new position as Deputy to the Registered Party Treasurer.

    In this role Shelley will provide support to the Chair in committee work in particular managing communication to sub-committees, special projects, and communications with the Parliamentary Office of the Liberal Democrats (POLD).

  • Article: Mar 27, 2021

    At sundown tonight, Jewish communities in the UK and around the world will mark the beginning of Passover, the eight-day festival commemorating the liberation of the Israelites after 400 years of slavery in ancient Egypt.

    The story of the Exodus has inspired generations; it's a story of hope and triumph. It shows us what's possible when we hold tight to faith in the midst of darkness and uncertainty. This is a message that's relevant, even today.

  • Stan Hepinstall
    Article: Mar 23, 2021

    The Liberal Democrat candidate for the role of Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire is Stan Heptinstall.

    Stan served the whole of his working life as a senior academic in the Medical School at the University of Nottingham and is now an Emeritus Professor of the same university.

    Alongside his professional career he has always had a huge interest in his local community. He served for many years as a local councillor, attaining the position of Mayor.

  • Article: Mar 23, 2021

    The killing of Sarah Everard shocked the nation. She was described by family and friends as "bright and beautiful", "kind and thoughtful" and caring and dependable". My thoughts have been with Sarah's family ever since we heard she was missing, and my heart still goes out to them.

    Sarah's death has jolted our society into finally taking violence against women seriously. At the Spring Conference, I delivered a statement reaffirming the Liberal Democrat's commitment to ending violence perpetrated by men and the misogynistic culture allowing it to manifest. While the killing of a woman by a stranger is particularly awful and relatively rare - violence against women and girls is not. On average a woman is killed in the UK every three days. Most of them are killed by their partner or their ex. Male violence has become a normal part of life in the UK. No longer.

  • Article: Mar 23, 2021
    By Patrick Keating
    While North Somerset Council voted in favour of a Liberal Democrat motion to support people caught up in the #CladdingScandal, Weston's Tory MP has once again let down local residents by voting against proposals that would have saved leaseholders in our area from huge fire safety bills.
    More and more tenants and leaseholders across the country are facing huge bills for remedial fire safety work. This is usually due to the owner cutting corners on safety rather than being any fault of their own. This has left thousands of people anxious about the safety of their houses in the event of a fire, at serious financial risk and unable to sell their leasehold and move on.

    The Liberal Democrats first introduced an amendment in the House of Commons to protect tenants and leaseholders from these costs which was voted down by the Conservatives. Liberal Democrat members of the Lords reintroduced this amendment to the Fire Safety Bill - but once again the Tories, including Weston's MP, voted against these measures.

    This comes despite North Somerset Councillors voting in favour of a motion tabled by LibDem Councillor Patrick Keating to find ways to support the several hundred people in our area who are struggling with the impact of the Cladding Scandal.

    We need an MP that supports local people - even if it means standing up to the Government.
  • Article: Mar 22, 2021

    When Liberal Democrats say put recovery first, we mean creating a fairer, greener, more caring society, and at the heart of this plan is ensuring the recovery is green.

    Britain can not only recover but become the world's first green powerhouse."

    A recovery that faces up to the existential threat of climate change. We have all seen the warnings. Floods devastating communities across the UK. Fires burning the Amazon and across Australia.

  • Article: Mar 22, 2021
    By Liberal Democrats

    Our country is hurting right now.

    125,000 lives have been taken by this cruel virus. So many families, mourning the loss of a loved one.

    Even those who have been spared the agony of bereavement are suffering enormous hardships. A whole year of isolation, fear, grief.

    After so much hurt, we need hope. And that is what our wonderful NHS staff and volunteers are injecting into our lives as they work tirelessly delivering vaccines.

  • Article: Mar 22, 2021

    The UK's economic recovery starts with small business.

    Small businesses lay at the heart of every local community, and every local economy, they create the jobs people need. In Government, Liberal Democrats championed small businesses and helped them create two million new jobs.

    Now, during this pandemic, it's been the Liberal Democrats pushing for more action to support small businesses and the self-employed, every step of the way. We know how tough the past year has been, for almost every small business.

  • Article: Mar 21, 2021

    The UK has a proud history of providing sanctuary to those in need, but this Conservative Government has turned its back on refugees - hitting vulnerable children the hardest.

    Today Liberal Democrats members have passed a motion calling for the resettlement of refugee children and families in the UK.

  • Article: Mar 21, 2021

    Good afternoon Conference.

    Our country is hurting right now.

    125,000 have been taken by this cruel virus.

    125,000 mums and dads. Brothers and sisters. Sons and daughters.

    125,000 empty chairs at kitchen tables.

    So many families, mourning the loss of a loved one.

    Even those who have been spared the agony of bereavement… even they are suffering enormous hardships.