Community News

Lib Dems table Bill for ‘X’ gender option on passports

July 14, 2020

Lib Dems Equalities Spokesperson Christine Jardine to present Private Members’ Bill in the House of Commons to require the Government to introduce an ‘X’ gender option on passports.

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In The South

Scrapping free school lunches will cost city dearly

Besi Besemar May 29, 2017

Liberal Democrats claim scrapping free school lunches will waste over £500,000 spent upgrading kitchens in Brighton and Hove. Plans by Theresa May to axe free school lunches would waste the £517,577 invested in the City to upgrade school kitchens, according to the Liberal Democrats.

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Lib Dem anger at tax credit changes

Sarah Green October 22, 2015

Brighton and Hove Liberal Democrats claim Conservative plans to cut tax credits will affect 12,000 families across the city. House of Commons Library figures show that nationally over three million low-income working families currently in receipt of tax credits will see their entitlement reduced as part of the Government’s proposals.

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General News

Lib Dems push for half-price Sunday parking

Besi Besemar January 16, 2015

Brighton and Hove Liberal Democrats have launched a fresh attempt to see parking tariffs reduced across the city.
In a deputation to the Environment, Transport and Sustainability committee on Tuesday January 20, the Liberal Democrats will call for a 50% reduction to on- and off-street parking charges as well as a 7.14% reduction in the cost of a resident’s parking permit.

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Welsh Lib Dems lead landmark debate on transgender issues

Besi Besemar November 21, 2014

The Welsh Liberal Democrats marked Transgender Awareness Week on Wednesday by leading a landmark Welsh Assembly debate on issues faced by Welsh trans people. It is thought to be the first time this topic has been discussed in-depth by the National Assembly for Wales. It is estimated there are over 31,300 trans people in Wales, yet there are significant problems relating to adequate healthcare and housing provision.

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