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Name change success, but border still in danger

South East Cornwall Liberal Democrats have welcomed the decision by the Boundary Commission to support keeping the constituency name ‘South East Cornwall’ – recognising the equal importance of all the town and villages in the area. Constituency Chairman Jim Candy

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Lib Dems call for Full Council debate on Conservative privatisation proposals

Liberal Democrat Councillors at Cornwall Council have called on the Conservative-led Cabinet to bring wide-reaching privatisation proposals before Full Council. On Monday the Council’s ten-member Cabinet will decide whether to invite bids for the outsourcing of a number of key

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Cornwall MPs highlight plight of lonely elderly in the Duchy

Over 13,000 pensioners in Cornwall could be suffering physical and mental health problems as a result of being lonely. Today, Cornwall Liberal Democrat MPs highlighted loneliness as a major health and care issue to be taken seriously by government and

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Cornish Lib Dem MPs welcome full Parliamentary inquiry into banking scandal

Cornwall’s Liberal Democrat MPs Andrew George, Stephen Gilbert and Dan Rogerson have welcomed the decision to hold an inquiry into standards in the banking industry following the Libor rate-rigging scandal. The House of Commons voted this afternoon to set up

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Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats welcome plans for a democratic House of Lords

Cornish Liberal Democrat Parliamentarians have today welcomed the Coalition Government’s plans to reform the House of Lords. The Government published its House of Lords Reform Bill today, with the aim replacing unelected Peers with members that are directly elected by

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Cornish Lib Dems campaign for fair pay for Cornwall

Cornwall Liberal Democrats are seeking the backing of the council for the Fair Pay for Cornwall campaign in opposition to plans for regional or local pay agreements. The issue will be debated at the full council meeting at the beginning

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Cornwall Lib Dems call for cemetery charge re-think

Cornwall Liberal Democrats have called on the Cornwall Council to think again on plans to increase cemetery fees and restrict burial rights to 50 years compared to the current 99 year terms across much of the authority. The call comes

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Lib Dems condemn Cornwall Council payment incompetence

Cornish Liberal Democrats have condemned the Tory-led authority for the incompetent way it has adopted a new payment system which has led to many local suppliers being owed thousands of pounds. And it has been revealed that foster carers in

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Tackling youth unemployment in Cornwall

Cornwall’s Liberal Democrat MPs have welcomed the start of the new £1 billion Youth Contract this week. The Youth Contract was announced last year by Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, to tackle youth unemployment and started

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Jake Lyne becomes youngest Lib Dem councillor in Cornwall

Jake Lyne has been declared the winner of the Bodmin Town Council by- election. The full result is Jake Lyne – Lib Dem – 442 Independent – 213 Mebyon Kernow – 194 Conservative – 141 The turnout was 18.36% and

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  • Shouldn’t Parliament Square be for protesters? October 22, 2014
    The name Donnachadh McCarthy means something to those of us of a certain age. Donnachadh was once a Liberal Democrat and he was proper Awkward Squad. I spent many hours arguing with him on Cix, which was where all online Liberal Democrats hung out back in the day. Quite often I agreed with him and […]
    Caron Lindsay
  • Liberal Democrat storms to by-election win – in the House of Lords October 22, 2014
    We have a new Liberal Democrat Parliamentarian tonight after a by-election win. It’s a wee while since we could say that. But it’s a very different type of by-election and one that raises more than a little disquiet. I have to say I find it pretty objectionable that you can get a seat in Parliament […]
    Caron Lindsay