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In other news… Teather on pupil premium, State of play for Welsh Lib Dems & other stories

Here’s a round-up of stories we haven’t had time to cover on the site this past few days…

Teather: Pupil premium ‘changing the way schools think’ (BBC)

The Liberal Democrat MP and minister at the Department of Education Sarah Teather, said the policy is about “changing the whole way schools think”. Speaking to The World At One, she said there is a “scandalous gap” between those from poor backgrounds and those from wealthier backgrounds. ” about focusing money on the individual child regardless of where that child is,” she told Martha Kearney. Under the policy, by this September schools in England

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Jon Rogers selected as Liberal Democrat candidate for Bristol Mayor

Liberal Democrat Councillor Jon Rogers has been selected as the party’s candidate for Bristol Mayor, reports the BBC.

He was elected as Councillor for the Ashley ward in 2005 and is currently the City Council’s Executive Member for Care and Health.

After his selection, Cllr Rogers said:

I want to make sure the power stays with councillors and also that I represent Bristol on the national and international stage,” he said.

As a family doctor for 30 years, I know this city inside out – the people, the places, the issues. I know what makes Bristol great and I know what makes life hard for too many Bristolians. I am determined to be a mayor for all of the city, not just one part of it.

Jon and his team have got off the mark very quickly, releasing this campaign video already:

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In other news… Thurso on banking, Ward on immigration, Swales on G4S & other stories

Here’s a round-up of stories we haven’t had time to cover on the site this past few days…

John Thurso MP to lead banking inquiry (John O’Groat Journal)

CAITHNESS, Sutherland and Easter Ross MP John Thurso has been elected to lead an inquiry into how the banking system is run. The Lib Dem politician has been chosen as one of five representatives who will

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  • Angie Robertson
    @Chris Moore if you read Prue’s first paragraph it states we are an evidenced based party that listens to many views and considers consequences of policies. I...
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  • Steven
    Indeed, Fiona. Whilst it is true that the Lib Dems can't bang on about PR all the time it is appropriate that the party does, occasionally, stress that it is th...
  • TonyH
    I think Angie's comment is just about on topic. Prue's article rightly makes a point of extolling the virtues of rational, evidence-based decision-making, so it...