Lib Dems Achieve Historic Win in Tiverton & Honiton By-Election.
The Liberal Democrat Richard Foord overturned a Tory majority of 24,239 to win by a spectacular 6,144 votes with a swing of 29.93% to the Lib Dems. In a turnout of 52.16% the Lib Dem majority came in at 14.43%. With such a resounding result the voters of Tiverton & Honiton have sent an emphatic message to the government that they reject the way the country is being run and it is time for a change.
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Article: May 14, 2022In Bloomberg
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak admitted to Bloomberg yesterday that the government's computer system cannot change payments more than once a year. In other words that it is inadequate for a modern welfare society. B & H Lib Dems respectfully suggest to the Chancellor that it might be a good idea to amend the software so that it can.
Article: May 12, 2022
Recent figures show that the NHS waiting lists for routine hospital treatment jumped to 6.36 million in March. B & H Liberal Democrats call for measures to tackle the growing backlog as the health of the nation suffers under the Tories.
Article: May 11, 2022
In Parliament to-day Layla Moran described how online crime in this country costs billions of pounds a year as she called for an Online Crime Agency in the debate on the Queen's speech.
Article: Apr 14, 2022Priti Patel has proposed sending asylum seekers to Rwanda for processing. B & H liberal Democrats echo the description of politicians who describe the idea as "evil and inhumane". How can a civilised country choose to send such people all the way to an African country for processing.According to the Guardian newspaper "Andrew Mitchell, the Conservative MP for Sutton Coldfield and a former chief whip, said the new approach was "globally unprecedented" and raised questions around how it would work and how the government would safeguard human rights."
Article: Apr 14, 2022
B & H Liberal Democrats praise the action of Lord David Wolfson in resigning from the government, as he described the government's "repeated rule-breaking and breaches of the criminal law" as the reason he could no longer remain a minister. B & H Liberal Democrats commented that as another Minister resigns the Tory government is increasingly exposed as a bunch of charlatans who knowingly lie to the country in order to cling to power, which they then repeatedly abuse.
Article: Apr 14, 2022
B & H liberal Democrats repeated Ed Davey's call last night for Boris Johnson to show respect to the country and resign from Office as PM, and to also stand down as an MP. His continual lies to Parliament and the country over his flouting of the law relating to Covid lockdowns, shows total contempt for the people in the face of the enormous sacrifices they made as they followed government mandates to remain isolated and not visit sick and dying relatives.