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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: Feb 4, 2021

    We all know how tough it has been over the last year. Thousands of lives have been lost, even more jobs have gone and we haven't been able to see our loved ones.

    We need to put the recovery first with a needle-sharp focus on creating jobs for young people, cutting NHS waiting times, making our education the best again and tackling the climate crisis.

  • Article: Feb 4, 2021

    Cancer has very sadly touched the lives of many in our community.

    With millions suffering from the disease across the nation and countless families concerned about a loved one, the impact of a diagnosis is huge.

    The pandemic has caused critical delays in diagnosing cancers

    Coronavirus has caused immense worry for those living with cancer. Isolated from friends, family, and community, the mental health impact cannot be underestimated. Worse still, the pandemic has caused critical delays in diagnosing cancers, and leaves people at risk of suffering the worst effects of this disease.

  • Article: Feb 3, 2021

    Lockdown regulations make it more difficult to communicate with voters. That's why we are offering a new bulk-buy deal to help local campaigners reach residents on Facebook and Instagram.

    Our first bulk-buy in January was a big success:

    • Campaigners from 1 in 6 local parties bought into the deal;
    • Our adverts were seen more than 2.4 million times;
    • We reached more than 700,000 people;
    • More than 4,000 people signed the Carer's Allowance petition from our advertising.
  • Article: Feb 3, 2021
    By Ed Davey - Leader of the Liberal Democrats

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

    Millions of unpaid carers have faced serious financial hardship during the pandemic, and the Government's plan for an extra 5p a day is frankly an insult.

  • Article: Feb 2, 2021

    May 2021 will see the largest round of elections for nearly 50 years. Pretty much everywhere in Great Britain will have at least one election, and many places will have several overlapping elections.

    Whilst it's vital that we focus our efforts on winning as many Liberal Democrat votes across the country, elections also offer the opportunity to test innovative campaign methods and techniques - helping campaigners win more elections in the future.

  • Article: Feb 2, 2021
    By Peter Munro

    Welcome to the Weekly Whip. Your one-stop shop for Lib Dem Parliamentary updates, covering the week that was and the week to come.

    For up to date information from the Lib Dem Whips Office, follow us on Twitter:β€―@LibDemWhips

    Weekly Whip w/c 25th January

    Monday 25th January

    In keeping with the theme of the unusual times we live in, no Urgent Questions or Ministerial Statements were announced on Monday morning.

  • Article: Feb 1, 2021

    Myanmar's military must step back from the brink, end this coup and release all civilian leaders immediately.

    The UK should step up and lead the world in shining a spotlight on the plight of democracy and human rights in Myanmar

    Democracy and the rule of law need to be respected.

    The Foreign Secretary should use this pivotal moment to urge the international community to secure democratic and human rights of all citizens in Myanmar.

  • Article: Feb 1, 2021
    By Lisa Smart

    Protecting public health

    In our most recent meeting, we discussed the fact that the Prime Minister is determined to proceed with the May elections in England (in Scotland and Wales this will be a matter for the State Parliaments).

    As a result, we must do everything we can to protect public health, while campaigning as hard as we can.

  • Article: Feb 1, 2021
    By Edward Davey

    The fight towards equality is a long one and we all owe a huge debt to the activists and campaigners who have fought tirelessly for the freedoms so many are able to enjoy today. Let us celebrate historical figures like Alan Turing and Marsha P Johnson, as well as modern day activists such as Lady Phyll, founder of UK Black Pride.

  • Article: Jan 28, 2021

    Boris Johnson says there will come a time to learn the lessons of the pandemic, but the public will rightly ask, if not now, then when? The best time to learn lessons and prevent the most deaths is today.

    The Prime Minister can't tell us exactly when schools will return safely, can't tell us when most of the country will be offered a vaccine and can't tell us when the current lockdown will end.