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  • Vince Cable in Twickenham
    Article: Feb 24, 2018
    By Liberal Democrats

    University lectures have started 14 days of strikes due to drastic changes to their pensions. They can expect to be left around £10,000 a year worse off in retirement as a result. The government must move to underwrite the Universities Superannuation Scheme, providing lectures and academic staff with guarantees that their pensions will be safe.

  • Jane Lock
    Article: Feb 23, 2018

    Jane Lock Slams County Council Budget as ''Incompetent''

    Jane Lock, Leader of the Liberal Democrats at SCC, was highly critical the County Council's Budget announced on Wednesday (21st) for the coming financial year.

    She said: ''How many times do Somerset residents need to pay for Tory financial incompetence at Somerset County Council?

  • Article: Feb 22, 2018

    Immigration figures announced today show that 47,000 fewer EU nationals came to live in the UK, and that 28,000 EU nationals departed our shores, between the period of September 2016 to September 2017.

    This continued chaos and confusion over Brexit coming from the Government is damaging our economy and our communities.

  • Library
    Article: Feb 22, 2018

    Liz Leyshon, the Liberal Democrat county councillor for Glastonbury and Street, discusses the importance of fighting for the future of the county's libraries.

    Here 's a Somerset quiz question for the future. What did a Quaker hot bed of Victorian education have in common with a village that was once home to one of the Romantic poets?

  • The union flag flying next to the EU flag.
    Article: Feb 21, 2018

    It is bizarre that the government was so hasty in its invocation of Article 50, but is now scrambling for extra time in transition due to the scale of the task ahead.

    The government is arbitrarily pushing for us to leave the EU on 29 March 2019, at which point it follows that the UK will no longer have a veto over new EU legislation.