Destination Unknown for Regions Airport

I am proud of the time I spent as part of the travel industry. From humble holiday rep to Chair of the Board of Leeds Bradford Airport, I took great pleasure in enabling thousands of families to take a break from everyday life to spend quality time together, experience new cultures, and relax in ...

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Thoughts on the Covid Vaccine - Cllr Shaffaq Mohammed

“The good news that the vaccine programme is gaining momentum is tempered somewhat by the number of people who say they will refuse it. The speed of the roll-out has clearly unsettled many and allowed conspiracy theorists and people who oppose vaccines to unsettle them still further. What many m...

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The Conservatives are letting down our Farmers...

Tim Farron, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, responded to the developments on the Trade Bill, as the Government refuses to back key amendments to protect British farmers.  Farmers across the country are worried about their future - they’re worried that the UK...

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An extra £1bn a year to restore community policing

 An extra £1bn a year to restore community policing

Too many people feel unsafe in their own homes and walking down their local streets. So many communities feel exposed and vulnerable. The Conservatives’ cuts to police numbers have contributed to a rise in violence and decimated community policing. 47% of people say they never see police foot pa...

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Commitment to reducing child poverty

The Resolution Foundation, an independent think-tank, has released a report on child poverty. You can find this here. It found that our policies would mean 600,000 fewer children in poverty by 2023-24. This makes ours the most progressive policies of the three main parties. That’s not all the rep...

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64,885 businesses in Yorkshire and the Humber close

64,885 businesses in Yorkshire and the Humber close

Recent figures show that 64,885 have closed in Yorkshire and the Humber between 2016 and 2018, a 22% increase compared to the three years previous. Across the UK one million businesses have closed their doors between 2016 and 2018, an increase of almost a third compared to 2013- 2015.The Federati...

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Yorkshire and the Humber Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity. We champion the freedom, dignity and well-being of individuals, we acknowledge and respect their right to freedom of conscience and their right to develop their talents to the full...

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