Archive for the ‘General Election’ Category

What the Liberal Democrats did in coalition (2010-2015)

by Carol Linton on 30 October, 2018

Here’s a list of extreme Tory policies stopped by the Liberal Democrats by being in the coalition government: Inheritance tax cuts for millionaires Scrapping help with housing costs for young people Weakening arrest warrants for people who have fled overseas Firing workers at will, without any reasons given Regional pay penalising public sector workers outside […]

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Post-election message from Peter Chapman

by Carol Linton on 18 June, 2017

If you are reading this after voting for me at the general election on June 8, then I thank you. I want to write my assessment of what the Liberal Democrats achieved in that election and what will happen next.   The 2017 general election was moderately positive for us. We recovered some of the […]

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Dementia Tax

by Carol Linton on 3 June, 2017

The media has simplified the so-called Dementia tax to a toxic issue. At the local hustings in Beaconsfield, several candidates spoke about the need to use one’s assets to pay for care. To general surprise, there was little dissent from the audience, however there were some people who found it to be an important issue. […]

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National Insurance

by Carol Linton on 3 June, 2017

At the Hustings in Burnham Park Hall on June 1st, some of the inconsistencies of National Insurance were discussed. All the candidates seemed to agree that NI was income tax by another name. NI is insufficient to cover health and care, which accounts for a fifth of our income taxes. This blog was written before the […]

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Nick Clegg attacks the Tory policy to cut free school lunches and the promise of new selective schools Here. Grammar schools in Buckinghamshire penalizes children who can’t afford private primary schools or at least private tuition for several years https://beaconsfield.focusteam.org.uk/2017/04/03/secondary-schools-facts-and-figures/.

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768 3-4 year-olds in Buckinghamshire would benefit from Liberal Democrat plans to triple funding for the early years pupil premium, with gives extra cash to nurseries, preschools and school receptions when they take on children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The cash would triple the funding to £1,000 per pupil per year – up from £302 in 2015-16. This […]

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Liberal Democrats have announced they would boost investment in police forces by £300m a year. This is in stark contrast to the Conservatives who have overseen devastating cuts to community policing. Theresa May as Home Secretary and now Prime Minister has cut policing budgets by over £2bn, eroding the very fabric of community policing. Under […]

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The Liberal Democrats have announced they would plug funding gaps for the NHS and social care by putting a penny on income tax, in their first major manifesto commitment of the election campaign. The tax would raise an additional £48.6M for Buckinghamshire, with £32M for the NHS and £18.6M for social care each year. This is […]

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School funding in Buckinghamshire

by Carol Linton on 19 May, 2017

Lib Dems will invest £23.9M to protect school funding in Buckinghamshire. The Liberal Democrats have announced they will invest £27.7 more in schools and colleges in Buckinghamshire over the next parliament. The funding for Buckinghamshire would reverse cuts to frontline school and college budgets, protect per pupil funding in real terms and ensure no school loses out […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

by Carol Linton on 19 May, 2017

Surviving or thriving? is the title of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. Run by the Mental Health Foundation – this Mental Health Awareness Week, 8-14 May 2017, looks at mental health from a new angle. Instead of looking at poor mental health it’s taking a look at why more of us aren’t thriving with […]

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