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  • Julia Aglionby Lib Dem - Tea and Politics session Carlisle (Julia Aglionby)
    Event: Nov 12, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    38 Lowther Street, Carlisle

    Julia Aglionby is changing politics in Carlisle. For the first time in a decade, the Lib Dems have a visible City Centre presence. All are welcome to the tea and politics sessions with Julia.

    The first Tea and Politics session on Monday 4th November at the Lib Dem Hub in Lowther Street was a great success.

  • Free school meal for all primary school children
    Article: Nov 6, 2019

    A Liberal Democrat government will provide free lunches to all primary school children and to all children whose families receive Universal Credit.

    Studies carried out in Hull and Scotland have proved what many of us have suspected for some time, that children who eat healthy school meals rather than packed lunches score higher marks in tests, concentrate longer in the classroom and are less disruptive.[1] School lunches make a significant contribution to overall diet, providing around a third of daily energy intake among children of primary school age. Meals served in most state primary schools must meet Department of Education food standards to ensure that children have healthy, balanced diets. However, research indicates that 60% of school children in England do not eat school meals, including many who are eligible for free meals.[2]

  • Carlisle Station by Richard Sutcliffe (Richard Sutcliffe)
    Article: Oct 27, 2019
    By Fiona Southern

    "As MP for Carlisle, I will work for better, affordable and greener public transport throughout Carlisle and to Newcastle and the West Coast." - Julia Aglionby

    Better Public Transport for Carlisle

    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. Rolling stock is outdated and inadequate for demand, whilst journey times are too slow. Good public transport is essential for business, giving opportunities to deepen the labour market and get significant numbers of people to and from our city centres. It is also fundamental in our fight against climate change - people will only reduce car journeys if there are viable alternatives.

  • People's Vote March
    Article: Oct 26, 2019
    By Julia Aglionby

    Democracy in Action

    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.

  • Chuka Umunna on joining the Liberal Democrats
    Article: Oct 19, 2019

    "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.

    Chuka Umunna on his move to Lib Dems

  • Julia Aglionby Carlisle Lib Dem Protect Jobs
    Article: Oct 11, 2019

    Lib Dems Protect Jobs

    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." Julia Aglionby

    No-deal Brexit: will it affect Carlisle?

  • Tim during health questions
    Article: Oct 7, 2019

    Carlisle Lib Dems demand better for our NHS

    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.

    Better NHS with Lib Dems

  • Heidi Allen joins the Lib Dems
    Article: Oct 7, 2019

    Join the Lib Dems

    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 Resigns - Carlisle Lib Dems (Crown Copyright)
    Article: Oct 4, 2019

    Rory Stewart Resigns

    Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and the Border has today resigned the Conservative whip and will not stand in the coming General election.

    Rory, who has been MP for Penrith and the Border for 10 years, said "It's been a great privilege to serve Penrith and The Border for the last ten years, so it is with sadness that I am announcing that I will be standing down at the next election and that I have also resigned from the Conservative Party."

  • Layla Moran Shadow Cabinet member for Education
    Article: Oct 2, 2019

    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.

    Under proposals unveiled by the Lib Dems every person will receive a Personal Education and Skills Account (PESA) into which a Liberal government will make 3 payments over the course of someones life of £3,000.