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Voting Reform We want an electoral system based on Proportional Representation, as Scotland and most other democracies use.  This means every vote counts, you get a representative who actually represents you and the results reflect the way the nation voted. An elected House of Lords.  All parties signed up to a 80% or 100% elected […]

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 Cllr Geoff Abell talking to Lib Dem leader, Sir Vince Cable Vince Cable reports today – “When I became your leader just over 90 days ago, one of the goals I set was for us to overtake the Conservatives in membership. “Today we may have just done exactly that. “The Conservatives are notoriously secretive about their membership, […]

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Vince Cable is the new leader of the Lib Dems

by Geoff Abell on 23 July, 2017

 Exchanging words with the new leader, Vince Cable Lib Dems have a new leader in Vince Cable, with Jo Swinson as his deputy.   Many remember his considered, sage advice during the financial crisis in 2008, being ahead of the government of the day.  Being champion of  industry, but at the same time promoting equal parental […]

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Former Conservative joins the party

by Geoff Abell on 7 July, 2016

Richard Britton, who stood as Conservative candidate in Offerton in the May 2016 local elections, and is a resident in Marple North, has resigned from the Conservative Party and joined the Liberal Democrats. “I am now convinced that the Liberal Democrats offer the most constructive and positive platform to argue for progressive liberalism,” Richard said. […]

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Tim Farron is the new Lib Dem leader

by Geoff Abell on 3 August, 2015

After our humbling election results, we now have a new leader and a new direction. See Tim’s first election speech after being made leader here. Tim Farron’s First MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, he comes across as a natural listener, untainted by PR gurus or the spin of national media.

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