"Overpromising but underdelivering" on testing will damage public trust in Govt

Responding to reports that the R rate has risen to between 1.1 and 1.4 in the UK, Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson Munira Wilson MP said:

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Bradford Council COVID-19 Update

Council statement on Covid-19 restrictions - 18 SeptemberĀ 

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Bill introduced to restore scrutiny of international aid

The Liberal Democrats have secured cross-party support for a Bill being introduced today [16/09/2020] which would create a new select committee to scrutinise Overseas Development Assistance expenditure by the Government.

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The move, supported by former International Development Committee Sarah Champion and former DFID Minister Harriett Baldwin, follows the Prime Minister's decision to abolish the Department for International Aid and rumours the Chancellor now intends to scrap foreign aid.

Liberal Democrat MP Wendy Chamberlain, who is bringing in the Bill, has stressed the need to ensure ā€œthat where UK aid is delivered, it deliversā€.

In recent weeks, the Government has confirmed plans to axe a Ā£12.5m project to cut teen pregnancy and sexual violence in Rwanda while Ā£4.8m of the aid budget was shifted ā€œto strengthen global supply chainsā€ of supermarket giants including Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Morrisons.

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Staggering job losses show need to extend furlough

Responding to ONS figures showing that the economy shed 695,000 jobs between March and August this year, Liberal Democrat Economy Spokesperson Christine Jardine said:

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With UK reputation on the line, the fight is far from over

Responding to votes tonight in the House of Commons on the Internal Market Bill, Liberal Democrat Business Spokesperson Sarah Olney said:

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Accepting rule of law appears optional for Ministers under Boris Johnson

Responding to the Lord Chancellor's comments on The Andrew Marr Show today that he would resign ā€œIf I see the rule of law being broken in a way that I find unacceptable", Liberal Democrat Justice Spokesperson Wera Hobhouse said:

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New Lib Dem Deputy Leader commits to building "winning campaign machine"

St Albans MP Daisy Cooper has been elected unanimously as Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats and has committed to building a "winning campaign machine".

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Before winning St Albans for the Liberal Democrats in the 2019 election, Daisy worked for the cross-party movement More United and in Commonwealth affairs where she campaigned for improved LGBT+ rights abroad and against human rights abuses.

Daisy is also known in the Liberal Democrats for being a driving force behind the adoption of "One Member One Vote" and was a key member of the team that designed measures that has improved the diversity of the partyā€™s MPs.

The result of the Deputy Leadership was announced this week at the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Meeting. In addition to this new role, Daisy will continue as education spokesperson.

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Bradford Council COVID-19 Update

Local restrictions in 21 wards to remain and other nine wards to follow national restrictions

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COVID-19 testing falling dangerously short of expectations

Responding to reports that the COVID-19 R rate has risen above 1 across the UK, Liberal Democrat Health, Wellbeing and Social Care Spokesperson Munira Wilson MP said:

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Economic contribution of UK-Japan trade deal will be "drop in the ocean"

Responding to news that the UK has signed a new trade deal with Japan, Liberal Democrat Trade Spokesperson Christine Jardine said:

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Torii Gate, Japan

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