Give £527 pay rise to nurses in Peterborough to address staffing shortages

  Liberal Democrats would end years of pay restraint for nurses, teachers and police in Cambridgeshire by lifting the 1% cap on public sector pay and increases wages in line with inflation. Under our plans, around 2,225 teachers working in Peterborough would receive an average pay rise of £894 over the next few years, while the 1,339 police working for Cambridgeshire would see their pay boosted by £471. The plans would also lead to an estimated pay rise of £527 for 1,012 nurses working for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, helping to tackle the shortage of nurses and potential strikes in the coming years. In contrast, the Conservative’s[…]

NHS locally could lose 331 EU staff because of Brexit

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust could lose 331 staff from the EU as a result of Theresa May’s extreme version of Brexit. 42% of nurses and over half of all doctors from the EU are considering leaving because of Brexit, according to recent research. This means in our area, an estimated 331 NHS staff are at risk of leaving including 49 doctors and 148 nurses. This would create a bill of hundreds of thousands of £’s to re-hire doctors and nurses from the EU after 2019, due to Theresa May’s plans for a £2000 immigration skills charge for each doctor, nurse and health worker brought in from abroad. The[…]

Lib Dems WOULD invest £29.5m to protect school funding in Peterborough

Under Liberal Democrat plans, £29,574,162 more would be invested in schools and colleges in Peterborough. The funding for Peterborough would reverse cuts to frontline school and college budgets, protect per pupil funding in real terms and ensure no school loses out from changes to funding arrangements. The funding would be spent on protecting the Pupil Premium, introduced by the Liberal Democrats to help the most disadvantaged children – which has seen schools in Peterborough receiving hundreds of thousands of £’s in additional funding already! Children in Peterborough are being taught in overcrowded classes by overworked teachers – but Theresa May doesn’t care. Under the Conservatives, funding per pupil is set to see[…]

Local Lib Dems will stand up for EU nationals in Peterborough!

It is important to remember that the EU was created to end centuries of war in Europe and bring prosperity to all European countries …. of course, there is still much work to do! It is becoming ever more clear that Theresa May is willing to scrap a free trade deal with the rest of Europe in order to pander to UKIP and the far-right of her own party. Nobody knows what Brexit will look like. The choices Theresa May will make will affect Peterborough and our country for decades – that’s your job, your weekly shop, your environment, your safety, where you can travel to and where you can[…]

Clegg stops Theresa May’s £3000 immigration bond

Plans for a £3k “security bond” for some “high risk” overseas visitors to the UK are to be abandoned, the Home Office has confirmed – SOURCE! One Lib Dem said: “While I remain uncomfortable with most, if not all, of the Immigration Bill going through Parliament, I recognise that Liberal Democrats are holding the Tories back in the policy areas where the two parties are a million miles apart in approach and policy.” What do YOU think?