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Archive for the ‘National’ Category

Family spending power rising

by neildarby on 22 February, 2014

The latest Asda Income Tracker has revealed that family spending power increased by £3 a week compared to last year. The rise was driven by a fall in the rate of essential item inflation to 1.9%, the lowest rate in four years. Key figures include: The average UK family has £160 a week of extra […]

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Delivering a Stronger Economy and a Fairer Society

by neildarby on 25 October, 2013

The economy is, without doubt, on the road to recovery. Today’s GDP figures offer yet more positive signs. It proves the Coalition Government made the right calls to put us back on track. And, make no mistake, the recovery would not be happening without Liberal Democrats in Government. It is thanks to policies delivered by Lib Dem […]

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Commenting on today’s GDP figures showing that the economy grew by 0.8% in the last quarter, Liberal Democrat Neil Darby said: “Fixing the economy was always going to take time, but these figures are further evidence that the Coalition’s plan is working. “The Liberal Democrats are building a stronger economy and a fairer society, enabling everyone […]

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Massive Boost for Cycling

by neildarby on 12 August, 2013

The Coalition Government has announced a massive boost for cyclists with nearly £150m to make cycling easier and safer. £77m will be divided between Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Newcastle, Bristol, Cambridge, Oxford and Norwich, while the New Forest, Peak District, South Downs and Dartmoor will each share a slice of £17m funding for national parks. With local contributions, the […]

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Liberal Democrat Business Minister Jo Swinson has today announced new plans to tackle rogue traders and give better protection to vulnerable and elderly consumers. Rogue traders cost consumers billions of pounds per year and can cause distress and alarm to people, especially elderly and vulnerable people. The new proposals amending the Consumer Protection Regulations from […]

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Commenting on today’s GDP figures showing that the economy grew by 0.6% in the last quarter, Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesperson, Stephen Williams said: “Fixing the economy was always going to take time, but these figures are further evidence that the Coalition’s plan is working. “After wrecking the economy, Labour spent the last years rubbishing the Coalition’s growth […]

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Lib Dem Tax Deal Reduces Inequality

by neildarby on 11 July, 2013

Local Lib Dem campaigner Neil Darby has welcomed the news that – thanks to the raising of the Income Tax threshold as a result of Liberal Democrat policies in the Coalition Government – income inequality is now lower than at any time during the 13 years of the last Labour Government (1997-2010). It represents an […]

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The Home Secretary has announced that the UK will seek to retain 35 European cross-border policing and justice measures – including the European Arrest Warrant (EAW), a vital crime-fighting tool, and our continued membership of Europol. The announcement follows more than a year of negotiations between Liberal Democrats and Conservatives inside Government over which measures […]

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Manufacturing figures fantastic news

by neildarby on 1 July, 2013

Commenting on figures showing UK manufacturing growth at a two-year high, Lancashire Lib Dem MP and Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committee on Business, Innovation and Skills, Gordon Birtwistle said: “The Liberal Democrats have helped to create more than a million jobs in the private sector – now we want to help create a million more. […]

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Jobs Building Britain

by neildarby on 1 July, 2013

The Liberal Democrats are investing in our future, even in difficult times. This shows some of the investments from last week’s Spending Review.

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