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Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats

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The Liberal Democrats are the heart of Liberalism on the Isle of Wight. We are a party that is made by local Islanders that exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open island for all. You can read more detail about what we believe here.

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Recent updates

  • Article: Feb 10, 2021

    Welcome to the Weekly Whip. Your one-stop shop for Lib Dem Parliamentary updates, covering the week that was and the week to come.

    For up to date information from the Lib Dem Whips Office, follow us on Twitter:β€―@LibDemWhips

    Weekly Whip w/c 1st February

    Monday 1st February

    On Monday, strangely, there were no UQs or Ministerial Statements announced. This is the second week in a row where this has happened and, following the weekend's news about Article 16 and vaccinations, MPs were a little perplexed.

  • Article: Feb 10, 2021
    By Dorothy Thornhill

    We published the 2019 Election Review as the pandemic swept the UK and, sadly, I write this update during an even harder third wave. We are reminded every day of the failures of this government and the pressing need for convincing alternatives.

    I am encouraged by the steps that have already been taken within the party and the plans ahead for reform. In terrible circumstances, activists, volunteers and staff have stepped up to the challenge my review posed. We identified three overarching themes in the review, all of which needed profound improvement: re-building campaigning excellence, clarity of leadership and decision making, and vision and purpose.

  • Article: Feb 9, 2021
    By Sir Ed Davey MP

    The evidence that a genocide is now occurring in western China is so clear, that the UK and the whole world must now stand up to Beijing and use every available tool to stop it.

    We must remember when we failed to stand up against human rights abuses in the past, and recall the images from British sporting history like the England football team's Nazi salutes in the 1930s and the rebel cricket tours to South Africa in the 1980s.

  • Article: Feb 5, 2021

    Voting by post is the easiest and safest way for people to have their say.

    With elections going ahead this May, winning the postal vote will be more important than ever.

    The Liberal Democrats Campaigns and Elections Team are providing resources to help you sign more voters up to vote by post.

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  • Article: Feb 4, 2021

    We all know how tough it has been over the last year. Thousands of lives have been lost, even more jobs have gone and we haven't been able to see our loved ones.

    We need to put the recovery first with a needle-sharp focus on creating jobs for young people, cutting NHS waiting times, making our education the best again and tackling the climate crisis.

  • Article: Feb 4, 2021

    Cancer has very sadly touched the lives of many in our community.

    With millions suffering from the disease across the nation and countless families concerned about a loved one, the impact of a diagnosis is huge.

    The pandemic has caused critical delays in diagnosing cancers

    Coronavirus has caused immense worry for those living with cancer. Isolated from friends, family, and community, the mental health impact cannot be underestimated. Worse still, the pandemic has caused critical delays in diagnosing cancers, and leaves people at risk of suffering the worst effects of this disease.

  • Article: Feb 3, 2021

    Lockdown regulations make it more difficult to communicate with voters. That's why we are offering a new bulk-buy deal to help local campaigners reach residents on Facebook and Instagram.

    Our first bulk-buy in January was a big success:

    • Campaigners from 1 in 6 local parties bought into the deal;
    • Our adverts were seen more than 2.4 million times;
    • We reached more than 700,000 people;
    • More than 4,000 people signed the Carer's Allowance petition from our advertising.
  • Article: Feb 3, 2021
    By Ed Davey - Leader of the Liberal Democrats

    People looking after loved ones during Covid are doing a remarkable job, in very difficult circumstances. They deserve much more support.

    Millions of unpaid carers have faced serious financial hardship during the pandemic, and the Government's plan for an extra 5p a day is frankly an insult.

  • Article: Feb 2, 2021

    May 2021 will see the largest round of elections for nearly 50 years. Pretty much everywhere in Great Britain will have at least one election, and many places will have several overlapping elections.

    Whilst it's vital that we focus our efforts on winning as many Liberal Democrat votes across the country, elections also offer the opportunity to test innovative campaign methods and techniques - helping campaigners win more elections in the future.

  • Article: Feb 2, 2021
    By Peter Munro

    Welcome to the Weekly Whip. Your one-stop shop for Lib Dem Parliamentary updates, covering the week that was and the week to come.

    For up to date information from the Lib Dem Whips Office, follow us on Twitter:β€―@LibDemWhips

    Weekly Whip w/c 25th January

    Monday 25th January

    In keeping with the theme of the unusual times we live in, no Urgent Questions or Ministerial Statements were announced on Monday morning.

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