• Bookmakers' frontage with responsible gambling posters (CC BY-SA 2.0 Alan Stanton on Flickr bit.ly/2PY2q4k)
    Article: Nov 14, 2018

    Local Liberal Democrats have welcomed the news that the maxmimum stake for Fixed-Odds-Betting-Terminals will be reduced from £100 to £2 in April 2019.

    The Conservatives had wanted to delay the reduction until October. Bookmakers derive a large part of their revenue from this source and the proposed delay showed just how much the Conservatives are in the pocket of the gambling industry.

  • Article: Nov 14, 2018

    "A People's Vote is now the only way to escape from this mess" - Vince Cable

    Any Brexit deal will leave the UK weakened and the public poorer.

    "And before the ink is dry, the Conservative Party will tear into what little Theresa May has been able to agree. The Prime Minister now faces a defeat in Parliament, as a majority will be hard or impossible to secure for what she has come up with."

  • Article: Nov 13, 2018

    This week is Transgender Awareness week, and if you haven't had a chance to read my blog on the importance of supporting and standing alongside our transgender friends and colleagues, you can read it here: libdems.org.uk/trans-rights-are-human-rights.

    Transgender and intersex communities are too often marginalised, and many forget that in the fight for equality, trans rights are human rights. We must, and we are, endeavouring to ensure that a vulnerable group of people are able to live as they are entitled to under our laws.