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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

  • Nick Stuart 3 4:3
    Page: Apr 9, 2021

    Thank you, voters, for returning LibDems across our Island on 6 May 21

    Chair, Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats - Nick Stuart

    As Chair of the Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats I am immensely grateful to the Isle of Wight residents who turned out to vote in spite of the pandemic and short campaign.

    We welcome the overwhelming support for the re-election of Andrew Garratt who embodies the hard working Councillor working on the issues that matter to his residents and the public on the Isle of Wight. We also saw the retirement of Reg Barry BEM whose long career in public service showcases the liberal values that underpin our party.

  • Gallery: Apr 9, 2021
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  • Article: Feb 22, 2021

    A budget amendment from the Isle of Wight Council's Liberal Democrat group once again aims to enhance local communities, boost local entrepreneurial spirit, and back initiatives that tackle the climate emergency.

    Lib Dem group leader, Cllr Andrew Garratt, says:

    "The Covid pandemic has meant this has been an extremely hard year for all Islanders. The council's top priority has rightly been on the public health response to the pandemic and on supporting local communities.

  • Article: Feb 18, 2021
    By Liberal Democrats

    During this pandemic, carers have stepped up in very difficult circumstances to look after elderly, disabled and vulnerable people.

    Carer's Allowance is just £67 a week. It's just not nearly enough.

    Unpaid carers in particular are doing a remarkable and important job looking after our loved ones.

    But many carers are facing extreme financial hardship.

  • Article: Feb 18, 2021
    By LGBT+ Liberal Democrats

    Just like with Black History Month (October) or Disability History Month (which runs from November into December), it's typically filled with events (check ours out here) and discussion. LGBT+ History Month reminds us of the progress we've made, but also warns us about the injustices that we have only recently escaped - and injustices that are still with us.

  • Document: Feb 17, 2021
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    Postal Vote Application Form for national and local elections

  • Article: Feb 15, 2021
    By Ed Davey - Leader of the Liberal Democrats

    During this pandemic, millions of people have stepped up heroically to look after elderly, disabled and vulnerable people.

    Most carers are simply exhausted during coronavirus. Most haven't had a single break since the pandemic began.

    A recent survey by Carers UK found that 81% of carers are spending more time on their caring responsibilities during the pandemic, mainly because the needs of the person they are caring for have increased or because the local care services they rely on have been reduced or closed.

  • Article: Feb 15, 2021
    By Chinese Liberal Democrats

    For all of us, 2020 was a difficult year; some of us touched by death and many by loss of income, wellbeing and self-worth. So much has changed, and yet not changed.

    Those of us with memories of SARS watched in concern at the British Government late and botched efforts to tackle COVID. We saw COVID-related hate crime spike as Chinese people were shunned, and verbally and physically assaulted. Internet memes depicting Chinese people as sources of COVID were widely shared.

  • Article: Feb 12, 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: @LibDemWhips

    Weekly Whip w/c 8th February

    Monday 8th February

    Two Urgent Questions were accepted on Monday morning.

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