Tories failing children's mental health

Responding to the Education Policy Institute's Annual Report on access to child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), Liberal Democrat Health, Well-being and Social Care Spokesperson Munira Wilson said:

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Jardine secures Govt commitment to introduce Domestic Abuse Bill by Easter

Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Christine Jardine has secured a commitment from the Conservative Government to bring forward its Domestic Abuse Bill before Easter.

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In response to a question from Christine Jardine in the House of Commons this morning, Leader of the House Jacob Rees-Mogg promised that the Government’s Domestic Abuse Bill “will certainly be introduced before Easter.”

The Conservative Government promised the Bill in the Queen’s Speech of June 2017, but only introduced it for the first time in July 2019. The Bill passed 2nd Reading in the Commons and began its Committee Stage in October, but fell when Parliament was dissolved for the General Election.

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A&E waiting times will be worse with Tories' extreme Brexit

Responding to NHS England figures which have today revealed A&E waiting times hit their worst-ever level in December, amid growing pressures on the NHS, Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson Munira Wilson said:

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Transport Secretary needs to sack Northern

The Liberal Democrats have called for the Transport Secretary to "sack Northern" following the announcement that the Government is considering awarding Northern a short-term contract.

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UK Govt must not abandon Iran Nuclear Treaty

Following Donald Trump’s call on the UK to break away from the Iran nuclear deal, Liberal Democrat Acting Leader Ed Davey said:

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Johnson's govt must stand up to use of death penalty abroad

Speaking after the re-imposition of death penalties for Bahraini prisoners Mohammed Ramadhan and Husain Moosa, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Alistair Carmichael said:

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Child refugees vote reveals Tory MPs’ true colours

Responding to the Commons vote on protecting child refugees, Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron said that Tory MPs had “earned the labels” of “insular and inhumane” by voting against the cross-party amendment.

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Govt must invest to end crisis in children’s social care

Responding to analysis by the Local Government Association, revealing that the number of children in care has risen by 28% in the last 10 years, Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Layla Moran MP said:

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Johnson's hard negotiation deadline is unrealistic

Responding to comments by EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen that Johnson’s December 2020 is ‘very tight’ and that ‘it is basically impossible to negotiate all topics I have been mentioning’, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Alistair Carmichael MP said:

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Lib Dems fight to guarantee EU citizens’ rights in law

Liberal Democrat MPs have today voted on the Party's amendment to the Withdrawal Agreement Bill to protect the rights of EU citizens living in the UK after Brexit.

The amendment (New Clause 34) would have given EU citizens the right to appeal if the Home Office refused them Settled Status under the Conservative Government’s scheme, but was blocked by Conservative MPs by 343 votes to 251 votes.

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