Lib Dems demand compensation for victims of Windrush scandal

Liberal Democrat conference has passed a motion demanding the restoration of rights to the Windrush Generation.

The motion demands an end to the damaging hostile environment policy started under May’s leadership of the Home Office. 

The motion calls for measures to ensure there is a fair process that would prevent future outrages, and for compensation for any victims of the Windrush scandal who have been affected by deportation, detention or the loss of their rights in the UK.

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Liberal Democrats move to decriminalise abortion


Liberal Democrat delegates have today moved to support the decriminalisation of abortion, including for women in Northern Ireland.

Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine, who summated the motion, told delegates that it was “wrong that women are being denied rights over their own bodies.” She added that “2018 must be the year this ends.”

The proposals debated and passed by delegates include the enforcement of buffer zones around abortion service providers, ensuring people have the right to privacy and access to services without harassment.

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Tories failing Bournemouth's children :

Bournemouth's Tories are failing our children.

In the light of a recent critical report, we have been going back through the archives and checking what Ofsted have said about Bournemouth's Children's Services over the years.

When Bournemouth was run by the Liberal Democrats our Children's Services were rated "Good". We worked hard with the Council's staff for this rating but we believe that we left these services in very good shape when we lost control of Bournemouth Town Hall in 2007.

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Tax Land, Not Investment

Lib Dems publish plans to abolish business rates 

The Liberal Democrats have today published a comprehensive blueprint for replacing the broken business rates system.

The report – “Taxing Land, Not Investment” – calls for the abolition of business rates and its replacement with a tax on land values, the Commercial Landowner Levy (CLL). The levy would remove buildings and machinery from calculations and tax only the land value of commercial sites, boosting investment and cutting taxes for businesses in nine out of ten English local authorities.
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Cautious Welcome for Housing Scheme

Cautious welcome for housing scheme.

Bournemouth Liberal Democrats have this morning given a cautious welcome to council proposals for the development of homes in the Westbourne area.

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Tory Spending Splurge Continues


Give us homes, not hotels!

News has broken this week of yet another hairbrained spending splurge from Bournemouth's Conservative Council.


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As primary school pupils across Bournemouth await their SATS results, Liberal Democrats have called for primary school tests to be axed.
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Victory on Empty Houses!

Lib Dems force action on empty houses

The Liberal Democrats have today claimed victory as the Conservative government bowed to pressure to take decisive action on empty houses, by giving new tax powers for councils.

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Women in Northern Ireland have rights too

PM has responsibility to women in Northern Ireland


Speaking ahead of the emergency debate today in the House of Commons on Northern Ireland's abortion law, Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine said: 

“Women in Northern Ireland are now the only women across the UK that are denied their fundamental right to choose. It is simply appalling that abortion is still treated as a criminal rather than a medical issue in 2018.

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