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Welcome to the website of Carlisle Liberal Democrats, here to work for you and to offer solutions to the problems facing our city and our communities.
Greenhouse gas concentrations have reached a record high according to the latest bulletin published by the World Meteorological Organization. We are staring down the barrel of a gun - in March this year the United Nations said there were just 11 years left to prevent irreversible damage to our planet.
One of the most serious issues facing the UK today is mental health, particularly in young people. Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year of whom one quarter will be aged 18 or under; one in seven 11 to 16-year-olds has a mental disorder.
Events in South Yorkshire this week will have brought back bitter memories to many Carlisle residents. As in our own city, the floods this week were caused by intense rain falling on the saturated and impermeable ground in the wider river catchments. There is clear evidence that the high rainfall events experienced in South Yorkshire this week and in Cumbria in 2015 are a result of climate change.
A Liberal Democrat government will provide free lunches to all primary school children and to all children whose families receive Universal Credit.
"As MP for Carlisle, I will work for better, affordable and greener public transport throughout Carlisle and to Newcastle and the West Coast." Carlisle is fortunate to have good rail links along the west coast mainline but our cross-country services to Newcastle and Leeds, and the coastal service, are not fit for purpose.
In 2016 there was a small majority for leave but no plan how to make that happen. 3.5 years later, there is no agreement on how that can be achieved which would secure our peace and prosperity. We have a stalemate between two options; Boris' Deal - a hard Brexit - or staying in the EU and reforming it from within.
"Your home is here," says Julia Aglionby about the Lib Democrats. The Lib Dems are a broad tent who represent your views. More and more people have decided for themselves that the reasonable, centralist and progressive policies of the Lib Dems best represent their view.
A vote for the Julia Aglionby, LibDem candidate for Carlisle, is a vote for a thriving, skilled and fairer local economy. As the LibDem MP for Carlisle, I will protect existing jobs and create opportunities for investment and employment.
The Liberal Democrats are the only party that have a clear plan for the NHS and Social Care. We will build a better health and care system in Carlisle and across the UK by boosting budgets and supporting the work done by Doctors and Nurses. We will increase stretched budgets and put an end the battles faced by our healthcare professionals.
Heidi Allen, the former Conservative MP for South Cambridgeshire has joined the Lib Dems. Heidi, who has represented her constituency since 2015, resigned from the Conservatives in February 2019. Before politics she worked for many organisations, including ExxonMobile and Royal Mail.
Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and the Border has today resigned the Conservative whip and will not stand in the coming General election.
At the recent Liberal Democrats conference in Bournemouth the party unveiled a new £9,000 lifelong learning and skills fund for every person in the UK.
Unlike any other major party, the Liberal Democrats have kept equality at the heart of the policy making process.
Speculation is mounting that October will see Labour table a motion of no-confidence in the government of Boris Johnson in order to prevent a no-deal crash-out Brexit.
Phillip Hammond, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer and recently expelled member of the Conservative party, has all-but confirmed online rumours that speculators backing the current government have bet billions on a hard-Brexit.
At the Liberal Democrat conference in Bournemouth in September, we agreed on the following new policies for a fairer, open, tolerant Britain...
The Liberal Democrats put forward Julia Aglionby as their Climate Change Champion for Carlisle. Julia Aglionby, Liberal Democrat prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Carlisle, joined the platform on the Global Climate Change Strike Action as a keynote speaker at the event on Friday 20th September.
There's an opportunity to meet Carlisle Lib Dems new parliamentary candidate next week. Julia Aglionby will be holding a public meeting at the Stanwix Community Association on the evening of Thursday, September 26 at 7.00 pm. You are invited to come and hear what Julia stands for and opportunities to work together to demand better for Carlisle and the UK.
The Supreme Court has made it's ruling - the prorogation of Parliament was illegal. MPs should be allowed to scrutinise the Government without having their voices silenced. This is the basis for our democracy.