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  • Article: May 29, 2020

    Our late former Leader Paddy Ashdown argued at the time of the Hong Kong handover that without the added right to live in the UK for those holding British National Overseas (BNO) Passports, Beijing could ignore the Joint Declaration.

    We have a duty to act and protect those we vowed we would.

    In 2020, this is becoming a tragic reality. 'Beijing's new law will trample over the 'one country, two systems' framework, crushing Hong Kong's autonomy.

  • Article: May 29, 2020

    With social-distancing rules relaxing in England we are able to start delivering leaflets again, and we want to help people do that.

    That's why the LDHQ Campaigns & Elections Team have now produced a Coronavirus Focus template for seats in England - find the answer to all your questions below.

    If you would like to take advantage of the bulk buy print deal or the Royal Mail paid delivery option, you need to complete this form by 5pm, Friday 5th June.

  • UN World Environmental Day
    Article: May 29, 2020
    By Medway Liberal Democrats - Alan Wells

    World Environment Day on Friday 5th June raises awareness on environmental issues and challenges. Local Liberal Democrats have vigorously campaigned to protect Medway's environment and recently have opposed developments on orchards located in Lower Rainham and rural land in Capstone Valley.

    We want to protect these spaces as a vital local asset for everyone and have called on the Council to improve environmental standards in our towns. Adopting a coherent, credible Local Plan would help protect the surrounding environment against developments of this nature, by building on 'brown build' sites as opposed to destroying Green Belt sites.

  • UK Bike Week logo
    Article: May 29, 2020
    By Medway Liberal Democrats - Alan Wells

    Medway Liberal Democrats are supporting UK Bike Week 6th - 14th June, which gives an opportunity to promote the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling around our towns.

    As the UK economy recovers from the effects of the Covid-19 'lock-down' cycling has an even more important role as a healthy and green method of transport. It provides an attractive alternative to car and public transport, enabling social distancing to be fully observed.

  • Article: May 26, 2020

    Millions of people are worried for their loved ones. They have made heartbreaking sacrifices every day since lockdown, including missing family gatherings like weddings and funerals.

    People are rightly angry about Dominic Cummings' behaviour. It cannot be one rule for senior government officials and one rule for everyone else

  • Article: May 26, 2020

    We cannot allow coronavirus to blind us to the injustice that is unfolding on Hong Kong.

    Beijing's new national security law is a naked power-grab. It bypasses Hong Kong local law-making processes and demonstrates a complete lack of respect for the Joint Declaration. Clearly China no longer cares for the 'one country, two systems' agreement made between the UK and China during the Handover.

  • electric bus Arriva
    Article: May 26, 2020
    By Medway Liberal Democrats - Alan Wells

    In replying to Medway Liberal Democrats' question to council "When are we going to get electric buses?" Councillor Filmer stated that "bus operators did not currently have any plans to introduce electric buses in Medway. However, the council was planning to bid for a £50million government grant to develop an all-electric bus city and was working with the local bus providers to submit an 'Expression of Interest', the first stage of the bidding process".

  • Article: May 25, 2020

    I would like to send warm wishes to Muslims in the UK and around the world celebrating Eid al-Fitr.

    Eid marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan - a month of prayer, personal reflection, and self-denial.

    I'm sure that this Ramadan must have felt unusual and I know that observing a socially distanced Eid will not be easy either.

  • Article: May 22, 2020

    It has been confirmed that Beijing is introducing a resolution that would bypass Hong Kong local law-making processes in order to impose a new 'national security law' on the territory.

    We cannot sit back and watch this violation of rights and freedoms.

    It is clear that China no longer cares for the 'one country, two systems' agreement made between the UK and China during the Handover.

  • Article: May 22, 2020

    Welcome to the Weekly Whip. Your one-stop shop for Lib Dem Parliamentary updates, covering the week that was and the week to come.

    For up to date information from the Lib Dem Whips Office, follow us on Twitter: @LibWhips

    Weekly Whip w/c 18th April

    Monday 18th May

    Monday started with Ministerial Questions to the Treasury and the Department for Transport. Where Munira Wilson questioned the government on what they are doing to protect the aviation industry and prevent the loss of jobs in that sector.