Coventry #INtogether

  • Article: Mar 22, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have today published a paper setting out the challenges facing the UK's creative industries.

    The Power of Creativity and Brexit paints a testing picture for the industry, with potentially huge impacts from changes to freedom of movement, loss of investment and funding and less access to markets after Brexit.

  • Article: Mar 20, 2017

    Tim Farron's speech to the 2017 Liberal Democrat Spring Conference

    Whether you support Brexit or not, Britain needs a decent opposition

    A few weeks ago I was in Doncaster, filming for a Laura Kuenssberg documentary. They took me to a pub to meet a group of people who had voted Leave, and I got talking to one of the guys there - a Scottish businessman who'd lived in Yorkshire for many years, a bit older than me, pro-union, anti-Europe.

  • Article: Mar 17, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have published the interim report by the independent panel of health experts commissioned by Norman Lamb to set out a new deal for Britain's Health and Social Care Services.

    The panel is independent of the party and is making recommendations based on the experience and expertise of its members which they hope are considered by all political parties.

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    Article: Nov 24, 2016

    This week's autumn statement shows a Brexit blackhole at the centre of government finance. Parliament has heard that hundreds of billions will be taken out of the economy just when we need it most.

    Liberal Democrats across our area and the country have been pushing the government to put their money where their mouth - with an immediate £4 billion cash injection to stop the impending winter NHS funding crisis.

  • Earlsdon Library (By Snowmanradio (Own work), CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Jul 20, 2016
    By Coventry Liberal Democrats

    Coventry City Council has recently announced that five libraries (Caludon, Cheylesmore, Coundon, Earlsdon and Finham) within Coventry face closure if community support groups cannot be found to run them. Under the proposal, only Central, Bell Green, Foleshill, Stoke and Tile Hill libraries will remain under Council control in the city.

  • Article: May 18, 2016

    The Coventry Liberal Democrats took part in the National Day of Action on Saturday 14th May, holding a street stall outside Coventry Central Library. The event was a huge success with many members of the public joining with us and highlighting how they believe that remaining in Europe will be positive for the United Kingdom. Former councillor and local campaigner Russell Field said, "The public response to the campaign was hugely positive. I am really enthused that the majority of the population of Coventry shares our belief that we are stronger in Europe."

  • Article: May 12, 2016

    Read Tim Farron's speech on June 11, 2016 on why he's voting to remain on June 23rd

    So much of the debate around Europe has been about financial projections, trading complex cost benefit analyses about what will happen if we stay or leave. And fascinating though that all is, my hunch is that it might not, on its own, clinch the right result.

  • Coventry Cathedral
    Article: May 11, 2016

    On 14 May, the Liberal Democrats are holding a national day of action with street stalls and campaigning across the UK to show our support for Europe and encourage the British people to remain #INtogether on 23rd June. Join us in the centre of Coventry for our #INtogether street stall, to hand out leaflets and encourage people to vote to remain in Europe on June 23rd!

    Come along and help us win the fight to secure Britain's future in Europe! RSVP here

  • Birmingham Council House (City Hall)
    Article: Apr 19, 2016

    Plans by our Labour Council to merge Coventry into a West Midlands Authority based in Birmingham have been rejected by Liberal Democrats.

    The Lib Dems believe that Coventry would be better off making an alliance with Warwickshire and possibly Solihull, rather than get sucked into a huge authority centred around Birmingham, in which Coventry's voice could well be lost or ignored.

  • HM Treasury analysis: the long-term economic impact of EU membership and the alternatives
    Article: Apr 18, 2016

    Commenting on Treasury analysis, which shows that Brexit would cost British households up to £4,300, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron said:

    "The sheer volume of serious and sobering evidence against turning our backs on Europe is overwhelming. The Treasury assessment today, showing a £4,300 cost to families, gives another stark warning about the impact on every household in Britain.