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Baroness Tyler writes… A strong charitable sector is at the heart of a fairer society

A lot of people are talking about what the challenge of creating a stronger economy and a fairer society means in practical terms. I’m going to focus here on the latter. As well as implementing key Lib Dem policies such as the Pupil Premium ,raising the tax-free personal allowance, making childcare more affordable and introducing the new single tier state pension, it’s important we recognise the role charities and voluntary organisations play in helping people going through difficult times as part of a broader approach to social justice. This country has a proud history of charitable activity to …

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Parliament debates electoral administration

On Wednesday last week Parliament had a Westminster Hall debate on the subject of electoral administration, triggered by Meg Munn, the Labour MP for Sheffield Heeley. Sheffield was one of the areas particularly badly affected by the problems with people queuing to vote at 10pm on polling day, and it was this issue which dominated her opening remarks. Citing the Electoral Commission’s views on the matter, she urged the government to change the law to enable those who are still queuing at 10pm to be allowed to vote in future.

This proposal received support from other MPs during the debate …

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    Three brief points. 1. Gove is just poseur. If he is going to resign, he juts get on with it. 2. Whilst there may not...
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    On the matter of settling disputes, I was disappointed to witness on television a very regrettable attitude towards a female fellow Lib Dem peer who...
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    @ Joe Bourke Stephen Lloyd's criticism of Universal Credit on homelessness illustrates Liberal Democrat difficulties. The issues should have been picked up during scrutiny of...
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    Jayne, May I add my best wishes for your continuing recovery. Regarding your, "I am amazed that so many in the poll have already felt...
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    Good effort by Vince...... and, as per usual..... good post by Katharine..... The only spresm a dodgy mike.