We're so grateful for the responses we've had from people to the collection we're doing on behalf of Care4Calais, which is helping refugees escaping the Taliban that have been housed here in the North West. Coordinated by our team member Caroline, we've collected much needed clothing, hygiene products, stationary, and toiletries.
The Wigan, Leigh and Makerfield Liberal Democrats are always interested in local issues and helping the people in our community, but if there is a particular issue you want us to know about you can do so on our website.
Ed Davey has today been elected as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats.
Ed Davey, the MP for Kingston and Surbiton, won the leadership election this morning, receiving 42,756 votes.
In his acceptance speech he announced his plans to begin rebuilding the party to national relevance and launched a national listening project, stating that for the Party "it is time to start listening".
Govt recovery plans do not match ambition of other countries
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a package of measures worth over £3bn to green jobs alongside a fund which will subsidise six-month work placements for people on Universal Credit aged between 16 and 24.
Across our country millions face an unprecedented economic and health crisis. We need a radical new direction to meet this challenge. We need a massive green stimulus so we both provide jobs and tackle the next crisis, the climate crisis.
The Government's spending on climate change simply does not match the scale of ambition necessary to reshape our economy, nor does it match the sums other countires have pledged. That is why the Liberal Democrats are calling on the Chancellor to do more and invest £150 billion over three years through a Green Recovery Plan.
We must not forget this pandemic hasn't affected everyone equally. Amongst the worst hit are self employed workers, many of whom still aren't receiving any support. This is a gross injustice against some of the most vulnerable workers in the UK. The Chancellor must use his statement to expand support for the self-employed and all vulnerable workers.
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