Coventry #INtogether

  • Article: May 21, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats recently distributed a letter signed by Dr Clare Gerada setting out her view on the challenges facing the NHS.

    Clare absolutely stands by those comments however the letter did contain incorrect details regarding Clare's time at the Royal College of General Practitioners. We thank Clare for publicising her concerns about our NHS and apologise for the drafting error. Here is the correct version of Clare's letter:

  • Article: May 20, 2017

    With the announcement of the Conservative manifesto today, Theresa May has shown her true colours. I've scarcely seen a colder, more mean-spirited agenda in my entire career.

    There's no doubt about it: the Nasty party is back. The Tories are hitting families from cradle to grave by snatching school lunches from children and homes from the elderly.

  • Article: May 19, 2017

    A couple of weeks ago, in Kidlington near Oxford, I met a guy called Malcolm. I say met…he came up to me in the street and started shouting at me.

    You might have seen it on the news. Or the internet.

    In the end we actually got along. But he was angry with me for not getting behind Theresa May and backing Brexit. I think I calmed him down a bit when we spoke, but I don't think I changed his mind.

  • Tim Farron
    Article: May 19, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have launched their manifesto for a brighter future.

    Change Britain's Future is a plan for a fairer Britain where people are decent to each other, with good schools and hospitals, a clean environment and an innovative economy.

    Nothing is more important to our children's future than Brexit. A bad Brexit deal, with Britain outside the single market, will wreck the future for our children, our economy and our schools and hospitals. That's why at the heart of the manifesto is a commitment to give the people the final say on the Brexit deal in a referendum.

  • Article: May 9, 2017

    Today, we at the Lib Dems are proud to announce our plan to introduce mandatory reporting on the ethnicity pay gap for organisations with 250 employees or more.

    Why? Because we think it's shocking that racial inequality still exists in 21st century Britain, and because practical measures are needed if we want to combat it.

  • Greg Judge
    Page: May 8, 2017

    Greg Judge - Coventry South

    Greg has lived in Coventry all his life, first in Earlsdon and now in Canley. A committed campaigner, he has previously stood in Earlsdon and Westwood wards for the Council, and most recently for Coventry South in the 2015 General Election.

    Greg is standing again to represent his community in Parliament because Coventry deserves national champions who will fight for the real interests of all Coventrians. Local NHS services under pressure, schools' funding stretched and a hard Brexit that impacts harshly on low-income families and local businesses are issues that Greg cares about for Coventry.

  • Russell Field
    Page: May 8, 2017

    Russell Field - Coventry North East

    Local activist and former city councillor, Russell Field, has been chosen as the parliamentary candidate for the Coventry North East constituency at the General Election on 8th June 2017.

    Russell was born and grew up in Coventry North East, attending Wyken Croft and Caludon Castle schools. He lives and works in the constituency for a local building society as an IT Professional, and was a Councillor in Upper Stoke for 8 years. In his spare time, he volunteers as a Director of Stoke Heath Community Centre Charitable Trust, of which he is currently the Chair. He has stood before in the constituency in the previous three elections.

  • Andy Hilton
    Page: May 8, 2017

    Andy Hilton - Coventry North West

    Andy Hilton is the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Coventry North West in the 2017 General Election. Based in the heart of the constituency, Andy moved to Coventry in 2011 and chose to make this iconic city his home. He believes that Coventry has huge potential as a tourist, shopping and commercial location that is not being realised by complacent MPs and councillors.

  • Article: May 6, 2017

    Today, we've announced our first election manifesto commitment; we will invest an extra £6bn a year in our NHS & Social Care system.

    This new funding will be paid for through an immediate 1p rise on all rates of income tax.

    This funding will be ring-fenced to be spent only on the NHS and social care and will provide vital services with the money they desperately need until a longer-term solution can be found.

  • Article: May 3, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have hit their highest ever number of members, eclipsing the high watermark of 101,768 set in 1994.
    The landmark comes as Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron heads to Oxford to rally activists for the party's final push of the local election campaign.

    More than 14,000 new members have joined the Liberal Democrats in the two weeks since the General Election was called. More than 50,000 members have joined since last year's European referendum and nearly 70,000 since the 2015 General Election.