Lib Dems win BIG in Tiverton and Honiton

It has been an amazing night for the Lib Dems. Overturning a 24,000 vote majority is record breaking and our new MP Richard Foord now sits on a 6,000 majority.

A huge thank you to all our members and supporters who went to help down in Devon. 2000 people went to help deliver 800,000 leaflets, knock on doors 120,000 times and they spoke to 40,000 people.

But now we turn back to Mid Worcestershire. As we head to the 2023 council elections, and start to look to the next General Election, we need your help.

As Liberal Democrats we are proud of our volunteer network and rely on the free time of and donations from our residents. Unlike other political party's we do not have large donors who pay for delivery from a private company or produce our literature en-masse. We do all of our work locally and our proud of our fantastic volunteers. 

We can always use more help and would welcome anyone who can spare some time. Whether it is delivering a few leaflets, helping with admin or even standing for your local town or parish council, we would love to hear from you. 

We also have plenty of specialist roles that we need help with so if you are are good at producing literature or you like organising events, we have a role for everyone. Think you can help? Sign up on our website and our team will be in contact.

Lib Dems call for Mid-Worcestershire MP Nigel Huddleston to resign from government and end his support for Boris Johnson

Mid-Worcestershire Liberal Democrats are calling on MP Nigel Huddleston to end his support for Boris Johnson after his vote of confidence for the Prime Minister yesterday. He joined three other Worcestershire MP's who have declared they support Boris Johnson, including MP for Worcester Robin Walker, Health Minister Sajid Javid (Bromsgrove), and Rachel Maclean (Redditch), all of whom have ministerial positions. 

The Liberal Democrats have been calling for Boris Johnson to resign since revelations about parties in 10 Downing Street started to emerge. With 124 fines now issued, 10 Downing Street is the most fined address in the country. Today, the Liberal Democrats are tabling a motion of no confidence in Boris Johnson in parliament.
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Lower energy efficiency standards have cost owners of new homes £2.8m since 2017

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Analysis from the Lib Dems has found that the Conservative Government's decision to scrap the Zero Carbon Homes Standard in 2016 has added a total of £2,787,800 to energy bills. Under the scheme, household bills would have been £200 per year cheaper.
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Lib Dems WIN North Shropshire

The Liberal Democrats have declared ‘the party is over’ for Boris Johnson after their sensational by-election win in North Shropshire tonight.

Liberal Democrats won a stunning victory in North Shropshire, taking one of the Conservatives' safest seats.

Liberal Democrat candidate Helen Morgan received 17,957 votes, representing a swing of 34% from the Conservatives and giving her a majority of 5,925.

North Shropshire was the 58th safest Conservative seat in the country, with former Conservative MP Owen Paterson having a majority of almost 23,000 votes in 2019. This represents the second biggest majority overcome in a modern by-election, after Christchurch in 1993.

The stunning Liberal Democrat win follows their success in Chesham and Amersham in June, when a Conservative majority of 16,000 was overturned with another huge swing resulting in Sarah Green MP being elected with a majority of over 8,000.

While this was a by-election, such a swing would have seen our own constituency go Lib Dem so there is hope for us all!

A massive thank you to everyone who visited from the constituency. We all had a great time up there and it was well worth the travelling!

Lib Dem councillors are celebrating after their campaign to get Worcestershire County Council to support those with invisible disabilities succeeded

COUNTY Liberal Democrat and Labour councillors are celebrating after their campaign to get Worcestershire County Council to support those with invisible disabilities succeeded.

The motion, unanimously supported by councillors, supports the campaign led by charity Crohn’s and Colitis UK and includes encouraging venues providing accessible public toilets to install new signage.

This is to help stop stigma and discrimination towards people with ‘invisible illnesses’ such as Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis.

The full story can be read here.

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