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John Howson

  • Article: Mar 31, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats would spend £3.5bn more on mental health care in England over the next parliament.

    The money would be spent on revolutionising children's and adult mental health care including:

    • £250m over five years for pregnant women and mums dealing with depression. This would include eight new mother and baby units providing inpatient care for pregnant women and new mums and 40 new community services helping new mums adjust to life at home with a new born.
    • New waiting time standards for people in crisis and for conditions like bipolar disorder so that those who are ill know how long they have to wait.
    • Hundreds of thousands more people will get access to talking therapies for anxiety and depression.
  • Article: Mar 30, 2015

    Amid all the media noise around the start of the General Election campaign, let's not forget the extraordinary nature of this Government.

    The Coalition was formed at a a time of national emergency to rescue an economy on the brink of disaster. Most said it wouldn't last five months, let alone five years.

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    Article: Mar 30, 2015

    Nick Clegg will today (Sunday 29 March) launch the Liberal Democrats General Election campaign.

    At a campaign rally with activists, Nick will launch the party's election battle bus, before heading to Oxford West and Abingdon for a day of door knocking and delivery.

    The bus will include a satellite radio transmitter so that Nick will be able to do radio interviews direct from the bus when he is on the road, campaigning across the country.

  • Article: Mar 29, 2015


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    Article: Mar 28, 2015

    As we enter the General Election campaign this weekend, Liberal Democrats are poised to knock on the one millionth door since the start of the year.

    Across the country our activists have ventured out in all weathers and have so far knocked on 960,000 doors since January 1.

    With the campaign stepping up another gears, we are expecting another 40,000 doors to be opened this weekend.

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    Article: Mar 27, 2015

    Gerald Vernon-Jackson has this week shown Keith House, a member of the board of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), around the grounds of St James' Hospital.

    The Homes and Communities Agency have shown some willingness to work with local people and the council to help secure St James' and protect it from over development.

  • Article: Mar 27, 2015

    Yesterday evening, Gerald Vernon-Jackson was officially adopted as the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Portsmouth South at a rally of over a hundred activists and members in the Victory Suite at Fratton Park.

    Also, at the same rally, this year's Lib Dem council candidates were officially adopted as well as Darren Sanders as the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Portsmouth North.

  • Article: Mar 27, 2015

    The Liberal Democrat candidate for Maidenhead, Tony Hill, against all odds, triumphed in the first vote of the 2015 election season. Faced with an audience of students and nearly one third of questions on issues of trust, promises, and fees, he succeeded in debate in fighting off the Conservatives, Labour, UKIP and Green party.

  • Article: Mar 27, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Health Minister Norman Lamb has commented on Labour's pledge to cap private profits in the NHS, saying that a simplistic policy could cause "chaos" for local hospitals.

    Labour today announced it would limit the profits of private firms in the NHS by a negotiable amount, but only Liberal Democrats have a credible plan to safeguard the NHS for the future.

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    Article: Mar 27, 2015

    Local campaigners say that the planned closure of kitchens at five of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust's hospitals could starve the local economy of more than £3 million a year [1]. The Trust plans to close kitchens at its hospitals in Chipping Norton, Didcot, Wallingford, Wantage and Witney and replace them with pre-prepared 'ready meals' delivered from miles away [2].