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  • Article: Jul 6, 2022
    By Munira Wilson

    Each year, thousands of grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings and family friends step up to support a child who is unable to live with their birth parents. They deserve more support.

    Yesterday, I introduced the Kinship Care Bill in the House of Commons. This bill calls on the Government to provide all friends and relatives who look after a child who cannot live with their birth parents with an allowance of at least £137 a week: the same level as for foster carers.

  • Article: Jul 1, 2022
    By Wera Hobhouse

    Today, 1st of July, we are marking an incredible 50 years since the first Pride rally took place in the UK.

    We have made incredible strides when it comes to protecting the fundamental human rights of those with LGBT+ identities. I am proud that our party has supported LGBT+ rights since its very conception.

  • Article: Jul 1, 2022
    By Leola Card

    The Chancellor announced in March a £150 Energy Rebate to help people with energy bills in Council Tax Bands A-D. Have you
    received yours?

    If you pay by direct debit you have probably received yours already. But, what if you don't pay this way? Recently
    Rushmoor Council has announced that it will be writing to those in council tax bands A to D who pay differently to let you know about how to claim the Government's £150 council tax energy rebate. We are being warned that energy bills will rise again in the autumn so take action now. Your Liberal Democrat team are very concerned that those homes that need help most will be the last to receive it. So make sure you reply.

  • Article: Jun 27, 2022

    The Liberal Democrats have made political history by winning in Tiverton and Honiton.

    Richard Foord overturned a Conservative majority of 24,239, the biggest ever!

    Richard polled 22,537 votes, winning a majority of 6,144 with a swing of 29.9%.

  • Article: Jun 24, 2022
    By Craig Card

    At the full council meeting on 23rd June 2022 Rushmoor Conservative Councillors voted for a 14% a basic wage rise from £5,425 to £6,200. The vote was 21 in favour and 10 against. The Conservative leader and some senior Councillors spent the evening telling councillors that the independent report recommended the increase so it should be accepted because it was independent and councillors are not paid as much as other councillor's in other authorities. 21 councillors get a further Special Responsibility Allowances totalling £105,650 Several Conservatives made comparisons with Guildford, Southampton and Hampshire to show the difference between how much those Councillors are paid compared to Rushmoor Councillors which are not comparable with Rushmoor.