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Bournemouth Liberal Democrats are angry at local press coverage of Theresa May's announcement on her strategy for leaving the European Union.
The Bournemouth Echo's article "Leaving single market ‘will be good for Dorset’, says Brexiteer businessman" (18/01/17), included quotes from local Conservative MPs and a prominent pro-Brexit supporter but failed to consider any alternative points of view or the potential negative aspects of the Prime Minister's "Brexit" announcements.
Bournemouth residents are advised to take part in two major consultations currently being undertaken in the area.
The first lays out plans for changes to NHS services across Dorset and will have major implications for Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch residents.
The second consultation relates to the arming of Dorset Police officers with tasers.
Bournemouth Liberal Democrats have today welcomed the proposed banning of renters' letting fees in the private rented sector. Following Lib Dem pressure to help renters afford a home and reduce upfront costs, the Government has announced a ban on letting fees for tenants in the Autumn Statement. Liberal Democrat Peer Olly Grender has been promoting the campaign and is the author of the Renters’ Rights Bill, which is currently making progress through Parliament.
Bournemouth's two prospective Lib Dem Parliamentary candidates have issued an urgent call for more affordable homes for local families. Bournemouth East parliamentary spokesman, Jon Nicholas, questioned how the council’s building of more and more private apartments on public land served the ordinary people of Bournemouth.
By Greg Foster on October 31, 2016
A group of MPs say the government is being dishonest when they claim it is allocating an extra £10bn to the NHS in England over the next five years.
Bournemouth's parliamentary spokesmen have launched the Bournemouth phase of the Liberal Democrats' National Consultation on Brexit.
Conservative rhetoric on Europe putting vital infrastructure at risk
Long-term EU loans for vital infrastructure projects across the UK are being put at risk due to the Conservative government’s divisive rhetoric and failure to plan properly for Brexit, Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron has warned.
Bournemouth Liberal Democrats were pleased to travel along the coast to Brighton this week to take part in the Autumn Conference. Attendance by new members from across the country set a new record and the agenda was filled with lively policy debates, interesting fringe meetings and helpful training sessions.
We'll have some reports from members in the next issue of our members newsletter - AdLib.
The Liberal Democrat Plan for Britain in Europe.
Liberal Democrats believe that the British people should have their say on the final Brexit deal in a referendum. Voting for a departure is not the same as voting for a destination. British people have a right to have their say on whether the deal they are offered is the right one for them, their families, their communities and our country.
The Liberal Democrats remain a proudly pro-European party. Following the referendum, we are setting out clear answers to some of the big questions and what we think should happen next.