“Isn’t it about time that the Tories listen to teachers?

Responding to concerns from head teachers that school league tables in England unfairly stigmatise schools in white working class areas, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson David Ward said:

“Isn’t it about time that the Tories listen to teachers? Liberal Democrats have. We would do away with the school ranking system and a teach-to-test culture that has done nothing but be divisive for our society.

 

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Bradford Lib Dems Manifesto for Bradford

A Liberal Democrat approach to Bradford is of a place where Councillors work hard for the people they represent, giving local people a voice in deciding how their local neighbourhoods should be run, regularly reporting back and keeping in touch with the people who elected them. They stand up for the vulnerable, champion learning , defend public services and have a passion for helping people to help themselves. The Link below will take you to our Manifesto for Bradford, inside you will find more details about our plans for the future.

Lib Dem Manifesto for Bradford

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Lib Dem Cllr Riaz Ahmed Condems Vile Muslim Hate Letter

Lib Dem Councillor Riaz Ahmed has condemed the 'Vile Muslim Hate Letter' that has been posted to homes and business in Bradford. You can read more about this story at.

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/16077849.police-probe-vile-punish-a-muslim-points-scoring-letter-circulating-in-bradford/?ref=mr&lp=1


Wage bill for suspended staff rockets

"The failure of Labour-run Bradford Council to manage internal staffing processes has cost Bradford  Council almost a million pounds" says Councillor Rachel Sunderland, Lib Dem Bolton and Undercliffe. "This is money that could have been spent on front line services".

You can read more about this story here;

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/16071482.Wage_bill_for_suspended_council_staff_rockets_to_nearly_half_a_million_pounds_last_year/


Set up Carrillion Task Force

Responding to news that small businesses affected by Carillion's liquidation will receive support from a number of banks, Lorely Burt, Liberal Democrat Small Business Spokesperson said:
 
"It is essential that small businesses do not bear the brunt of the Conservative government's inaction and Carillion's collapse. While the Liberal Democrats welcome the emergency measures that have been put in place, small businesses must continue to be supported in the longer-term. 
 

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Bradford Lib Dems back call for Royal Commission into Social Care

Responding to calls for a Royal Commission on the NHS from Lord Saatchi today, former Health Minister Norman Lamb said: 

“Liberal Democrats have long called for a cross party NHS and Care Convention, bringing together stakeholders from across the political spectrum, along with staff, patient groups and members of the public to look at how we can tackle the funding and workforce pressures on the service in the long term.

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Time for Labour's Poverty Champion to speak up

Lib Dem Councillor Rachel Sunderland has written to Bradford’s “Poverty Champion” calling on them oppose plans by Labour bosses in Bradford that will increase the amount of Council tax Bradford’s poorest families have to pay. In a District where 30% of children live in poverty they can’t be serious, can they? Across the District more than 28,000 families will be affected.

You can read Rachel's letter below. 

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Tackling the seemingly impossible

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Sometimes there is no easy way to resolve a problem. As a Councillor for Bradford Moor, Cllr Riaz Ahmed regularly speaks to residents' about the issues of parking on residential streets.

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NHS providers warn that patient safety is at risk this winter

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Commenting on warnings today from NHS Providers that 'patient safety will be risked this winter without an immediate funding and capacity boost for the NHS', Liberal Democrat Health spokesperson Norman Lamb said:

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Latest warnings reveal police are failed by government - Ed Davey

Chief Superintendent Gavin Thomas, president of the Police Superintendents Association of England and Wales, has warned that a 'perfect storm' was leaving forces with fewer officers who are working longer hours.

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