We must make sure that our values of liberty, equality and community are still heard.

The new year has brought with it a new relationship with the European Union. This has presented huge challenges which risk causing economic damage to both the UK and the EU. The border chaos that we have seen, sacrificing free trade of services in preference to fishing rights, and a trade border ...

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Give school leavers an optional extra year

Daisy Cooper MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Education, has written to the Secretary of State for Education asking that he sets out proposals for a "Spring Forward" year of an optional fully-funded year of education for 17 to 18-year-olds who have missed out during the pandemic. "Unlike you...

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Govt must give travel industry clarity

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for the Treasury Christine Jardine MP attended an online meeting with key figures from the travel industry yesterday morning to discuss the issues facing the sector. At the event, hosted by the travel industry publication Travel Trade Gazette, attendees spoke of thei...

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Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Candidate Slams 'Unsafe' £13.8m Tory Cut to Road Maintenance

Liberal Democrat candidate for York and North Yorkshire's Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, James Barker, has condemned the Government's cuts to the funds given to councils in York and North Yorkshire to carry out transport maintenance as 'potentially unsafe'. On 18 February the Government ann...

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Beijing 2022 boycott: Govt response shows lack of regard for athletes

Jamie Stone MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Sport, has criticised the Government’s response to his request in Parliament for a commitment to supporting athletes who choose to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing.   Foreign Office ...

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Heartless aid cut to Yemen damages UK's reputation

Layla Moran MP, Lib Dem Foreign Affairs and International Development Spokesperson, has described the Government’s decision to cut direct aid to Yemen as “short-sighted” and “appalling”, asking whether this is what should now be expected from the UK, “leaving other, more compassionate countries, ...

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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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