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  • Article: May 12, 2021

    The Local Elections in Blackburn and Darwen saw long time Liberal Democrat Councillor Roy Davies lose his Darwen East seat to Labour. In a closely fought contest he lost by only 44 votes.

    The new make up of the Borough Council is: 35 Labour, 14 Conservatives, 1 Liberal Democrat and 1 Independent.

    On Darwen Town Council the Liberal Democrats won 3 of the 4 seats on Darwen East. Roy Davies, Paul Browne and new councillor Mark Davies were elected. In Darwen South Rural that only had one seat Liberal Democrat John East romped home with over 80% of the vote

  • Layla Moran
    Article: May 12, 2021

    Liberal Democrat MP and foreign affairs spokesperson, Layla Moran has succeeded in getting the Speaker of the House of Commons to agree to her asking an urgent question on the state of affairs in Palestine. This follows the threatened eviction of Palestinian families from East Jerusalem, attacks on the Al Aqsa mosque by the Israeli police and attacks and counter attacks between Israel and Gaza.

  • Article: May 12, 2021

    Lessons must be learnt from the mistakes that were made throughout this crisis and the Government must be held to account for their handling of the pandemic. The Prime Minister has today confirmed an inquiry into their actions during the Coronavirus pandemic under the powers of the Inquiries Act 2005.

  • Article: May 12, 2021

    Boris Johnson's plan set out in the Queen's Speech utterly fails to deliver an ambitious programme to respond to the real challenges people are facing after this terribly difficult year.

    We must rebuild as a fairer, greener and more caring country in the aftermath of Covid.

    So it is crushingly disappointing that the Government's plans will fail on every account - still failing small businesses and the self-employed, still not rising properly to the climate challenge and still ignoring millions of people caring for loved ones at home.

  • Connor Plumley
    Article: May 1, 2021

    Connor Plumley is standing for election in Blackburn for the first time. He is passionate about green issues and wants to see the local council treat the climate emergency more seriously. Connor graduated with a Masters degree from the University of Central Lancashire.

    He is also a strong campaigner on LGBTQ+ rights and is wants the UK to maintain close links with Europe.

  • Article: Apr 29, 2021

    The Tory Candidate in Darwen South, Andrew Walker, has now been suspended by their National Party pending an investigation into his social media posts which showed support for the politics of far right extremist Tommy Robinson and saying stabbing former Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn should get you knighted.

  • Article: Apr 29, 2021

    The Good Law Project had to go to court to force the government to reveal details of some of the contracts rushed through during the COVID crisis. These contracts were awarded to companies with connections to the Conservative Party or via intermediaries with these connection and were for hundreds of millions of pounds.

  • Article: Apr 28, 2021

    The shocking truth about the past of the Conservative candidate in Darwen South has been revealed by the Lancashire Evening Telegraph. (which is available on line)
    They report that Mr Walker said in a post "Stabbing Corbyn would get you knighted in my book"
    A complaint was made against him in 2018 but he resigned before it could be investigated.
    He has since rejoined the Conservative Party and they clearly thought he was a fit person to represent them as a candidate.
    The local leader of the Conservatives has refused to comment on this and it seems Mr Walker is not willing to apologise publicly for his remarks.

  • Article: Apr 19, 2021

    The Leaders of 6 opposition parties in Parliament, including Lib Dem Leader Ed Davy, are calling for a debate in Parliament on Boris Johnson's failure to tell the truth in Prime Minister Questions time and other debates in Parliament. They want an enquiry into whether he has breached the rule that deliberately misleading Parliament amount to a contempt of Parliament.

  • Liberal Democrat Superheroes and Activists
    Article: Apr 14, 2021

    No such Thing as Superheroes? Meet our Councillors and Activists!

    The Liberal Democrats have one mission - make Britain a fairer, greener, more caring country. And they've been doing an amazing job! 🦸

    Watch our new video to find out more about the achievements of our superhero Lib Dem Councillors and Activists!

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