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Nick Clegg: May is snatching lunches from 250,000 children living in poverty Up to 250,000 children living in poverty across England will have their lunches taken away under Theresa May’s plans to abolish universal free school lunches for infants, Liberal Democrat research has revealed. By Liberal Democrats, May 31, 2017 1:05 The figures, which have […]

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Shock for Sheffield schools

by Steve Ayris on 8 May, 2017

Sheffield schools to lose £395 per pupil by 2020 Local Liberal Democrats are fighting against school funding cuts in Sheffield. Recent figures from the National Union of Teachers show that schools in Sheffield will lose £27¼ MILLION in real terms by 2020. This amounts to a loss of £131 a year for each child. That […]

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Tory education funding will only worsen divides

by Steve Ayris on 7 May, 2017

The Government’s approach to school spending will see an increase in grammar schools and widening gaps in quality of schooling. The Liberal Democrats have called for any extra money for education to be spent on reversing the devastating £3bn of cuts to school budgets that will see an 8% cut in per pupil funding by […]

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Time to #ReformRenting – Complete our Survey

by Steve Ayris on 17 October, 2016

Britain’s rental system is broken and renters can’t get ahead. Steve Ayris and the Lib Dems are trying to fix that. With our Renters’ Rights Bill we want to shift the power to people who rent and end unfair rip-off letting fees. The average letting fee is £355, many people have to pay over £500! This […]

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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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Labour tensions boil over at fractious MPs’ meeting

by Steve Ayris on 13 October, 2015

Corbyn supporters and critics clash over fiscal charter U-turn and new group Momentum. New Statesman

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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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