Lib Dems: Tories' failure on child homelessness is shameful

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Responding to the report released today by Shelter that 135,000 children in Britain are homeless and living in temporary accommodation, which is the highest number in 12 years, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Housing, Tim Farron said:

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Swinson challenges Johnson to protect UK farmers from a Trump trade deal

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Liberal Democrat Leader Jo Swinson called on Boris Johnson to use this week's meetings with Trump to commit to protecting UK farmers and consumers from a post-Brexit Trump trade deal.

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Lib Dems lead with £11bn investment to transform mental health services

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The Liberal Democrats will invest £11 billion in transforming mental health services, more than either Labour or the Tories, analysis by the party has found.

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Liberal Democrats will invest £1 billion a year to restore community policing

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Today, the Liberal Democrats announce plans to invest an extra £1 billion a year to restore community policing by enabling forces to recruit 20,000 more police officers - enough for two extra officers in every ward across England and Wales. The Party will also fund an immediate 2% pay-rise for serving police officers.

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Lib Dems: Johnson's Brexit plans would let thousands of criminals off the hook

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The Liberal Democrats have warned Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans risk enabling thousands of criminals to escape justice, after analysis revealed the extent to which UK police rely on vital EU crime-fighting measures.

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Lib Dems publish plan to end rough sleeping

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Today the Liberal Democrats will set out a bold plan to end rough sleeping within five years, spanning social housing, welfare, local authority funding and legal changes.

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Lib Dems to give gig workers 20% increase to minimum wage and greater protections

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A Liberal Democrats Government would increase the minimum wage by 20 per cent for zero-hour contract employees and introduce a raft of policies to create a working environment that protects employees.

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Lib Dems will expand vital 'Blue Belt' network

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The Liberal Democrats have announced that they would expand the 'Blue Belt' of Marine Protected areas to cover at least 50% of the UK's territorial waters, including overseas territories, by 2030. 

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Umunna: 17 days to stop the UK becoming Trump’s poodle

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  • If the UK leaves the EU under Johnson’s leadership we will become more reliant on Trump, and risk becoming a vassal state of the United States.
     
  • Johnson is part of a network of populist, right-wing, authoritarian nationalists
     
  • In order to stop Boris Johnson getting a majority, seats need to be taken from the Tories which the Lib Dems are best placed to do
     
  • Ahead of the NATO Summit the Liberal Democrats are committing to spend extra money on defence and aid. 
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EU staff at Johnson's local NHS trust feel "anxiety" over Brexit

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The Liberal Democrats have warned that Boris Johnson is putting the NHS at risk in his own backyard, after internal documents reveal that NHS staff from the EU at Johnson's local hospital trust feel "anxiety" over Brexit.

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