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  • Article: Sep 18, 2021

    Healthcare data matters. But so too does privacy. The collection and sharing of population health data is vital in advancing medical treatments and improving our nation's health. However, the public has a right to know exactly how their data is collected, stored, and shared.

    The Government has quite happily been collecting our healthcare data without paying much attention to privacy. It's time that changed.

  • Article: Sep 18, 2021
    By Liberal Democrats

    Soaring temperatures worldwide, flash flooding in central London and increasing numbers of wildfires. These are just a few ecological disasters we are seeing as a result of climate change. It is painfully obvious we must act.

    We need to be ambitious. It is only by working with every single nation across the globe that we can hope to take on this challenge.

  • Article: Sep 18, 2021
    By Daisy Cooper

    More than 800 years ago, St Albans Abbey hosted some of the very first meetings that led to the drafting of Magna Carta - the "great charter of liberties".

    That started a proud tradition here in our wonderful city - a proud tradition of fighting for greater democracy, liberties and freedoms.

    And in the last few years, there have been many such fights.

  • Article: Sep 18, 2021
    By Liberal Democrats

    The sickening treatmeant of the Uyghur people by the Chinese Government is genocide.

    And we cannot stand idly by while these gross violations of human rights are perpetrated.

    The Uyghur population are being rounded up and forced into internment camps.

    Half a million children have been taken away indefinitely from their parents.

  • Article: Sep 18, 2021

    There are almost one hundred thousand children in care in the UK and they face significant disadvantages in life.

    they face significant disadvantages in life"

    The average child in care enters care at age 14, which is a crucial point academically. Only 12% of care leavers have entered higher education by the age of 23 and many care leavers rely on Universal Credit as their main source of income.

  • Article: Sep 17, 2021

    The world's largest and most successful companies, including Google, Amazon and Facebook, are avoiding paying taxes in the countries where they operate. Instead, they shift their profits and hide in tax havens.

    they shift their profits and hide in tax havens"

    They must pay their fair share. And to do that, we need a global minimum corporation tax.

  • Article: Sep 17, 2021

    99% of businesses in our economy are small businesses. Unfortunately the Government is simply not doing enough to protect them.

    The pandemic devastated small businesses as they were forced shut overnight. Retail and hospitality were among the hardest hit. As a result, many businesses are in a rent-arrears crisis with unpaid commercial rent totalling £6 billion.

  • Article: Sep 17, 2021

    A 2017 government survey found that almost 1 in 13 LGBT+ have been offered or had conversion therapy. This rises to 1 in 7 amongst transgender people. Over half of these conversion therapy practices are carried out by faith organisations.

    As Liberal Democrats we champion the Individual right to privacy and autonomy. This must include the right to medical autonomy for adults.

  • Article: Sep 17, 2021

    Every year people flock to the beaches around our coastline. They are places of fun, enjoyment and pleasure.

    As an islander the sea defines a lot about you.

    Conservatives and nationalists will tell you that the sea is something that sets us apart, it divides us from other peoples and countries.

    They speak about us being an island nation.

  • Prize Draw Heading
    Article: Sep 17, 2021

    Congratulations to our September draw winners!

    Cllr Sue Prochak MBE drew the numbers at our Pints & Politics Event at the Denbigh Pub, Little Common on Wednesday 15th September.

    1st Prize (46)

    2nd Prize (19)

    3rd Prize (12)