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Sheffield Lib Dems oppose grammar schools

by Steve Ayris on 9 October, 2016

Return to Secondary Moderns for the majority of pupils. Source: Sheffield Lib Dems oppose grammar schools

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THIS IS OUR CITY….. LET’S MAKE IT GREAT!

by Steve Ayris on 30 March, 2016

Tories derail Sheffield train improvements

by Steve Ayris on 4 July, 2015

Vital upgrade work ‘paused’ indefinitely by new Tory government Improvements to rail services from Sheffield have been shelved by the Conservatives just weeks after the election. In Coalition, the Lib Dems secured funding for major improvements across the North – including the electrification of the Midland Mainline and Transpennine Lines. Electrification of the Midland line, […]

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Originally published by David Ward, Lib Dem Member of Parliament for Bradford East The number of workers automatically enrolled into a workplace pension across the UK has now reached five million. This marks a milestone halfway point of policy roll-out which will see around 10 million automatically enrolled by 2018. Liberal Democrats in government introduced […]

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Liberal Democrats cutting income tax by a further £120

by Steve Ayris on 6 December, 2014

13 #LibDemWins in the Autumn Statement

by Steve Ayris on 4 December, 2014

ORIGINALLY POSTED BY THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS ON 4 DECEMBER 2014 The Autumn Statement this week is packed with Liberal Democrat policies, and has our priorities at its core. Read on for 13 wins which are helping to build a stronger economy in a fairer society. 1. Our economic plan is working Our economic plan is working and […]

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ORIGINALLY POSTED BY THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS ON 24 OCTOBER, 2014 GDP figures released today by the Office for National Statistics provide further evidence that our economic plan is working. The latest statistics show that in the three months to September the UK economy grew by 0.7%. Commenting, Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander said: “Our recovery is […]

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Nick Clegg’s speech to Autumn Conference 2014

by Steve Ayris on 8 October, 2014

Watch Nick Clegg deliver his keynote speech to the Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference 2014.

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Liberal Democrats to support community banks

by Steve Ayris on 8 October, 2014

Originally posted by The Liberal Democrats on 08 October, 2014 The Lib Dems have today voted to support measures that will increase diversity in the banking sector, encouraging real alternatives to break up the monopoly held by big banks. The Liberal Democrats recognise that co-operative and savings banks play an important role in encouraging the […]

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Vince Cable to bolster apprenticeship pay

by Steve Ayris on 6 October, 2014

ORIGINALLY POSTED BY THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS ON 06 OCTOBER, 2014 Plans to boost pay for thousands of apprentices have been unveiled by Liberal Democrat business secretary Vince Cable. A proposal to create a single national minimum wage for 16 to 17-year-olds in work and first year of apprentices will be presented to the Low Pay Commission (LPC). […]

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