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Your Parliamentary Candidate John Howson

John Howson

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    Article: Apr 25, 2015

    Responding to Labour's announcement on private provision in hospitals, Liberal Democrat General Election campaign spokesman Brian Paddick said:

    "This is rank hypocrisy from a Labour party totally beholden to the private sector when in government.

    "Under Labour, private providers were paid 11 per cent more than NHS providers for the same treatment and their PFI deals are still costing the taxpayer £1bn a year in repayments.

  • Article: Apr 25, 2015

    In the early hours of 25 April 1915, thousands of soldiers from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps - universally known as ANZACs - landed on the beaches of Gallipoli and began to fight.

    They were part of a combined Allied Force, comprising British, Ghurkha, Newfoundland and French personnel, leading the land battle for Gallipoli.

  • Article: Apr 25, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats have pledged a £10m boost for servicemen and women suffering from mental health problems.

    It would more than double the money currently available to help veterans overcome problems such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

    The investment would also help provide a series of measures including assistance to get people back into work.

  • Article: Apr 24, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats have released a dossier that shows businesses, the City and markets all fear an economic lurch to the right or left.

    The document outlines how the financial markets in the UK have expressed their displeasure with Conservative and Labour plans for the UK economy over the next Parliament.

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    Article: Apr 24, 2015

    The Conservatives are playing a dangerous game of "them vs us" to win votes with English votes for English laws.

    Responding to the Conservatives plans, Liberal Democrat General Election Campaign Spokesperson Brian Paddick said:

    "This is Punch-and-Judy politics dressed up as patriotism from a Tory campaign stuck on repeat.

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    Article: Apr 24, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats have released a dossier that shows businesses, the City and markets all fear an economic lurch to the right or left.

    The document contains evidence from Britain's investment banks, rating agencies and economists expressing fears of a Conservative or Labour Government.

    It shows Britain's markets crave the stability and balanced economic approach fought for by the Liberal Democrats over the last five years.

  • Article: Apr 23, 2015

    It's been revealed that the Lib Dems in government blocked Conservative plans to privatise our motorways and key A-Roads, which would have meant £120 charges for local road users.

    Shocking papers show plans to charge local people £120 just to use motorways and roads such as the A1, A30 and A303 - or be forced to use unsuitable minor roads through our towns and villages. This will mean that roads will be busier and more congested in our towns and villages.

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    Article: Apr 23, 2015

    The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has said the Liberal Democrats are the most transparent party when it comes to public spending plans.

    In its analysis of the parties spending plans, the IFS reported that the Liberal Democrats are the most transparent.

    It also said that the Conservatives give a "misleading impression" while Labour give "disappointingly little" information on borrowing and do not provide enough funding for the NHS.

  • Article: Apr 23, 2015

    Liberal Democrats believe that no matter who you are, where you come from and what your circumstances, no one should be denied the opportunity to fulfill their potential.Â

    In order to build a fairer society, we must break down the unfair divisions in our society and in government again, Liberal Democrats will ensure that disabled people get the support and help they need.

  • Article: Apr 23, 2015

    Liberal Democrats have announced a £150m package for the 6.5 million carers across Britain who support their loved ones that are older, disabled or seriously ill.

    The new measures form part of the party's Disability Manifesto.

    Approximately 1 in every 8 adults provide care, unpaid for family and friends.