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Tories wanted to slash the schools budget!

Did you know that the Conservatives wanted to slash the schools budget on entering office in 2010? In government, Liberal Democrats refused such plans and have fought to protect the education budget. The Conservative assumption in 2010 was for a cash freeze in the schools budget – a whopping 10% cut in real terms over the course of the Parliament. Liberal Democrats insisted on properly protecting the schools budget and getting real terms increases year on year. Photographed briefing documents and a stated mission to make deeper cuts than necessary can only lead to the conclusion that the Tories plan to make deep cuts in education. Peterborough Liberal Democrat’s candidate[…]

@LibDems welcome FGM national action plan

Liberal Democrats welcome a report published today by the Home Affairs Select Committee calling for a national action plan to end this abhorrent form of abuse.  The report calls for greater anonymity for victims and protection orders to safeguard girls from being taken abroad.  Liberal Democrat Crime Prevention Minister Norman Baker said: “Female Genital Mutilation is a criminal offence, and it is child abuse. The coalition government is already driving a step change to end this extremely harmful and misguided practice, which has a lifelong impact on survivors’ physical and mental health. “Earlier this year, Ministers from across government signed a declaration to demonstrate their commitment to end this terrible[…]

Why are local Lib Dems not backing move to remove Marco?

Newly–Elected Leader of Peterborough Liberal Democrats, Cllr Nick Sandford explains: “A lot has been made of the fact that the Conservatives are no longer in majority control of Peterborough City Council. That needs to be reflected in the governance structures which the Council adopts. As Lib Dems have long argued we need a more consensual approach and one in which decisions are made in public and can be challenged at the time they are made and not weeks later. That necessitates in our view the scrapping of the current Leader and Cabinet model and replacement of it with a system of decision making committees. “The Localism Act passed by the Coalition Government gives us that choice and it is one which[…]

Do you want a £100 Tax Cut? Then we can HELP!

Thanks to the hard work of local Liberal Democrat activists in Peterborough and across the UK, the Lib Dems are part of the Coalition Government which has resulted in many positive achievements – including giving 24 million people a £700 tax cut. NOW our chaps in Government want to do even more by cutting taxes by another £100! “People have lived with austerity for years. Your sacrifices have made it possible for us to fix the economy. It’s only fair that we give something back to you.” We want to give you a £100 tax cut because you’ve earned it. Sign the petition for a £100 tax cut.