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16-17 March 2019 – the weekend’s press releases (part 1)

Liberal Democrats demand a Clean Air Act

The Liberal Democrats have today demanded the Conservative Government bring forward a Clean Air Act enshrining the legal right to unpolluted air.

The proposals, set out at the Liberal Democrat conference in York, are based on World Health Organisation guidelines and would be enforced by a new Air Quality Agency.

If successful, the Clean Air Act would also demand air pollution testing took place more widely and frequently, with warning signs displayed in pollution hotspots and sensitive areas, such as near schools.

Speaking after the debate, Liberal Democrat Climate Change Spokesperson Wera Hobhouse said:

The

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Opinion: We shouldn’t be afraid to raise parking charges

Boosting the local economy and local high streets, cutting carbon and making our transport system greener, more reliable and affordable are surely key aims of Liberal Democrats across theUK.

Between 2007 and 2010 I worked for the party in Bath.  During that time I helped to lead a campaign against increased evening parking charges that the then Conservative-run council was bringing in.  I also helped to put together an 8-point plan to boost the local economy during the recession. Included in it was a call for free parking on one day a week to encourage shoppers into Bath.  Unfortunately, I was …

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  • Geoff Payne
    Many congratulations to Nick. I am delighted for him and I know that conference will go from strength to strength in the months and years to come....
  • Roland
    @Helen - A digression from the article topic. You remind me of an important point that is being overlooked in the electric car hype: charging points for the re...
  • Caroline
    Thank you for highlighting this Colin, Brits overseas are huge in number (5 million) and from experience they are overseas for many reasons and from many wal...
  • Nonconformistradical
    @David Evans "but presumably most of them are getting by OK or they would have come back" That presupposes they can afford to come back. Many retired to overs...
  • David Evans
    In response to Colin's Response 1) Yes not *all* Brits overseas are ‘rather well off’. But a large proportion of them are. 2) As you say there are "hal...