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walesonline
Eight things Kirsty Williams wants you to know about herKirsty Williams took to the Lib Dem conference stage today to set out these mes
Eight things Kirsty Williams wants you to know about her
walesonline / Posted 9 hours ago
Kirsty Williams took to the Lib Dem conference stage today to set out these messages ahead of the looming Assembly elections. 1. Kirsty feels a mother’s passion to see Wales improve She said: “You know, at home like any mother I am constantly... Read more
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walesonline
Tim Farron's message to Wales decodedWe'll fight for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon “[You] know exactly how little re
Tim Farron's message to Wales decoded
walesonline / Posted 12 hours ago
We'll fight for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon “[You] know exactly how little regard the Tories have for our sustainable future with their latest dithering over the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon. So let me make it absolutely dead clear: The Swansea Bay... Read more
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walesonline
Lib Dems blast Labour for not taking action earlier to protect steel industryWarning signs have been flashing over the steel industry for years but Labour h
Lib Dems blast Labour for not taking action earlier to protect steel industry
walesonline / Posted 15 hours ago
Warning signs have been flashing over the steel industry for years but Labour has failed to take action, Liberal Democrat AM Eluned Parrott claimed as she kicked off the party’s conference in Cardiff. She is adamant that action could have been taken... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Tory's plans to 'play dirty' ruined when he accidentally sent this emailScott Harris, of Portsmouth Council, was forced to apologise after his scheme t
Tory's plans to 'play dirty' ruined when he accidentally sent this email
Daily Mirror / Posted 17 hours ago
Scott Harris, of Portsmouth Council, was forced to apologise after his scheme to smear former Lib Dem councillor Sameen Farouk was exposed. Cllr Harris has told her Mr Farouk he "very much" regretted sending the strongly worded email meant for a... Read more
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Daily Record
Labour and Tories neck and neck in latest polls ahead of Scottish electionsKezia Dugdale's party is now in danger of being beaten into third place by the
Labour and Tories neck and neck in latest polls ahead of Scottish elections
Daily Record / Posted yesterday
Kezia Dugdale's party is now in danger of being beaten into third place by the Tories, the YouGov survey for The Times newspaper found. In the constituency vote, the survey put support for Labour at 19 per cent, down slightly on the Tories who were... Read more
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Scotsman
Scottish election 2016 poll: Labour and Conservatives level Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson and Scottish Labout leader Kezia Dugdale. P
Scottish election 2016 poll: Labour and Conservatives level
Scotsman / Posted yesterday
Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson and Scottish Labout leader Kezia Dugdale. Picture: TSPL Labour are neck and neck with the Conservatives ahead of the Scottish elections, according to a... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Tories and Labour neck and neck in Holyrood elections pollLabour are neck and neck with the Conservatives ahead of the Scottish elections
Tories and Labour neck and neck in Holyrood elections poll
EveningTimes Online / Posted yesterday
Labour are neck and neck with the Conservatives ahead of the Scottish elections, according to a new opinion poll. Kezia Dugdale's party is now in danger of being beaten into third place by the Tories, the YouGov survey for The Times newspaper... Read more
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Gazette News
Tollgate Village directors say planning application is not being treated fairlyThe plans for Tollgate Village - one of Colchester’s most controversial plannin
Tollgate Village directors say planning application is not being treated fairly
Gazette News / Posted yesterday
The plans for Tollgate Village - one of Colchester’s most controversial planning applications for years - are due to be discussed by the committee for the second time on February 18. But Daniel Watts and Jayne Gee, directors of Tollgate Partnership... Read more
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International Business Times
Ukip lashed on Question Time for 'poisonous' advert warning of Turkish membership of EU A party political broadcast by Ukip claiming that Turkey will be invited to joi
Ukip lashed on Question Time for 'poisonous' advert warning of Turkish membership of EU
International Business Times / Posted 2 days ago
A party political broadcast by Ukip claiming that Turkey will be invited to join the European Union has been blasted by political opponents. In the advert screened on the BBC, Ukip claimed Turkey might be asked to join in 2020, and would soon become... Read more
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Scotsman
Joyce McMillan: A penny for your thoughts on tax Kezia Dugdale says a tax rise would raise an extra �500 million a year to help
Joyce McMillan: A penny for your thoughts on tax
Scotsman / Posted 2 days ago
Kezia Dugdale says a tax rise would raise an extra �500 million a year to help protect schools and colleges. Picture: PA LABOUR’S plan for a 1p rise in income tax has done the level of political... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Ukip hit by race hate complaint for 'Donald Trump scaremongering' in new videoFurious politicians have made a race hate complaint against Ukip for "Donald Tr
Ukip hit by race hate complaint for 'Donald Trump scaremongering' in new video
Daily Mirror / Posted 2 days ago
Furious politicians have made a race hate complaint against Ukip for "Donald Trump style scaremongering" in its new campaign video. The Lib Dems referred the four-minute clip to Ofcom and the BBC Trust after calling it "stomach turning, dog-whistle... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Tory leadership hopefuls should ignore the PM and reach out to the grassrootsIndeed, ministers, even those in the Cabinet, are now under instruction not to
Tory leadership hopefuls should ignore the PM and reach out to the grassroots
Daily Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
Indeed, ministers, even those in the Cabinet, are now under instruction not to rely on their own judgment on what they should say about Europe. They have instead been ordered to submit drafts of their speeches to officials – or to be more correct,... Read more
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heraldscotland
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon slams Labour in income tax policy rowLabour leader Kezia Dugdale said that meant Ms Sturgeon who "sold herself as th
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon slams Labour in income tax policy row
heraldscotland / Posted 2 days ago
Labour leader Kezia Dugdale said that meant Ms Sturgeon who "sold herself as the radical alternative to Tory austerity" had instead "sold out the people who needed her the most". She raised the issue at First Minister's Questions, recalling that in... Read more
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Christian Today
Googling God: What autocomplete tells us about modern faith-seekingInternet giant Google's automatic search suggestion function has been in the ne
Googling God: What autocomplete tells us about modern faith-seeking
Christian Today / Posted 2 days ago
Internet giant Google's automatic search suggestion function has been in the news this week, after allegations of mysterious political bias. It was discovered that while plenty of (quite negative) options appeared when you type in "Labour are..." or... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Labour must take their share of the blameLABOUR must take their share of the blame for the lack of social mobility in pa
Labour must take their share of the blame
Oxford Mail / Posted 2 days ago
LABOUR must take their share of the blame for the lack of social mobility in parts of Oxford. After all, Labour in government at Westminster created the early academies. Labour also ensured that local authorities couldn’t vire resources to schools... Read more
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holdthefrontpage.co.uk
Former Post journalist to lead Birmingham Liberal DemocratsA former regional journalist turned freelancer has taken on the leadership of t
Former Post journalist to lead Birmingham Liberal Democrats
holdthefrontpage.co.uk / Posted 2 days ago
A former regional journalist turned freelancer has taken on the leadership of the Liberal Democrats in the city he serves. Jon Hunt, pictured left, who had a decade-long spell as health correspondent for Birmingham Post, has taken up the role with... Read more
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Daily Record
Tories accuse John Swinney of showing shades of Thatcher as he backs cutsConservative spokesman Murdo Fraser tried to embarrass Finance Secretary Swinne
Tories accuse John Swinney of showing shades of Thatcher as he backs cuts
Daily Record / Posted 2 days ago
Conservative spokesman Murdo Fraser tried to embarrass Finance Secretary Swinney by telling him he was thinking like a Thatcherite. Fraser said: “It gladdens my Tory heart to hear the self-proclaimed social democrats and political progressives on... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
MSPs reject proposal to increase Scottish income tax rateProposals to increase income tax in Scotland by 1p above the rate of the rest o
MSPs reject proposal to increase Scottish income tax rate
EveningTimes Online / Posted 3 days ago
Proposals to increase income tax in Scotland by 1p above the rate of the rest of the UK have been rejected at Holyrood. The Scottish Government said the measure - put forward by Scottish Labour and supported by the Liberal Democrats - would "punish"... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Lord Roper, Lib Dem peerThough an infrequent speaker in the Commons, Roper was instantly recognisable.
Lord Roper, Lib Dem peer
Daily Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
Though an infrequent speaker in the Commons, Roper was instantly recognisable. Always with a file of papers under his arm, he would digest the proceedings at the Bar of the House before moving, as if on castors, to his seat. Roper was reckoned among... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Benefits blackspot: The Oldham estate where just three people go out to workAn estate in Oldham has been named one of Britain’s biggest benefit blackspots.
Benefits blackspot: The Oldham estate where just three people go out to work
Manchester Evening News / Posted 3 days ago
An estate in Oldham has been named one of Britain’s biggest benefit blackspots. According to new figures 97 per cent of residents in the Egerton Street area of St Mary’s receive state handouts. Only one other area of Britain – an estate in... Read more
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thebee
Irish Election Called For End Of FebruaryIreland's Prime Minister has confirmed that the country will hold a General Ele
Irish Election Called For End Of February
thebee / Posted 3 days ago
Ireland's Prime Minister has confirmed that the country will hold a General Election on 26 February. Enda Kenny travelled to the official residence of the President, Michael D Higgins, to request the dissolution of parliament. With the number of... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Why does Google suggest common searches for every party...except the Tories?Google has denied censoring search results for the Tories, despite autocomplete
Why does Google suggest common searches for every party...except the Tories?
Daily Mirror / Posted 3 days ago
Google has denied censoring search results for the Tories, despite autocomplete results for the party coming up blank. The tech giant's website suggests common searches for all the other major political parties - but nothing for the phrases... Read more
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Daily Record
Unions back Labour to save public services from £500m SNP austerity cutsTheir call came after Labour announced they want to put an extra penny on incom
Unions back Labour to save public services from £500m SNP austerity cuts
Daily Record / Posted 3 days ago
Their call came after Labour announced they want to put an extra penny on income tax to pay for public services while offsetting the impact on the lowest-paid. Campaigners spoke out as Finance Secretary John Swinney prepares to force through his... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Joe Anderson selected by Labour to defend his position as mayorFollowing the meeting confirming his re-selection, Joe Anderson said: “It’s an
Joe Anderson selected by Labour to defend his position as mayor
Liverpool Echo / Posted 4 days ago
Following the meeting confirming his re-selection, Joe Anderson said: “It’s an honour to have been selected again to represent the Labour Party and stand to be re-elected Mayor of Liverpool. “With my cabinet colleagues and Labour councillors, we... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Income tax proposals could "hammer family finances", Ruth Davidson warnsProposals to "hammer family finances" by raising taxes could see people and bus
Income tax proposals could "hammer family finances", Ruth Davidson warns
EveningTimes Online / Posted 4 days ago
Proposals to "hammer family finances" by raising taxes could see people and businesses opt to leave Scotland for other parts of the UK, Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has warned. The Tory MSP criticised Liberal Democrat and Scottish Labour plans... Read more
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heraldscotland
Ruth Davidson: Income tax proposals could "hammer family finances"The Scottish Parliament will have limited control over income tax from April, w
Ruth Davidson: Income tax proposals could "hammer family finances"
heraldscotland / Posted 4 days ago
The Scottish Parliament will have limited control over income tax from April, which allow for each band to be increased or decreased by the same amount. The Lib Dems last week announced they would increase income tax rates by 1p to fund investment... Read more
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Christian Today
Tim Farron again dodges questions on homosexuality, but says he became a Liberal to support LGBT rightsTim Farron, the evangelical Christian leader of the Liberal Democrats, has agai
Tim Farron again dodges questions on homosexuality, but says he became a Liberal to support LGBT rights
Christian Today / Posted 4 days ago
Tim Farron, the evangelical Christian leader of the Liberal Democrats, has again avoided answering whether he believes homosexuality is a sin. Tim Farron became Lib Dem leader after a disastrous election campaign which left the Lib Dems which only 8... Read more
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Reading Evening Post
Wokingham by-election row over 'misleading' claimsLiberal Democrats in Wokingham are furious because they say Tories have suggest
Wokingham by-election row over 'misleading' claims
Reading Evening Post / Posted 4 days ago
Liberal Democrats in Wokingham are furious because they say Tories have suggested a party member dishonored an agreement by calling for a by-election. On Thursday, February 4 voters will elect a new councillor for Embrook North after standing... Read more
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Daily Record
Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale pledges to increase income tax by 1pDugdale said she wants to put an extra 1p on income tax while offering £100 cas
Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale pledges to increase income tax by 1p
Daily Record / Posted 4 days ago
Dugdale said she wants to put an extra 1p on income tax while offering £100 cashback to those earning £20,000 or less. Someone earning £30,000 a year would pay just under £4 a week more while someone earning the same salary as the First Minister,... Read more
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Scotsman
Income tax rise unveiled by Labour to ‘save local services’ Kezia Dugdale will unveil Labours plans to raise income tax to help pay for im
Income tax rise unveiled by Labour to ‘save local services’
Scotsman / Posted 5 days ago
Kezia Dugdale will unveil Labours plans to raise income tax to help pay for improved education. Picture: TSPL LABOUR leader Kezia Dugdale will today unveil radical plans to increase income... Read more
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Nottingham Post
Battle to commence as Broxtowe Council holds two by-elections in FebruaryPotential councillors will be battling it out in Broxtowe for the next month as
Battle to commence as Broxtowe Council holds two by-elections in February
Nottingham Post / Posted 5 days ago
Potential councillors will be battling it out in Broxtowe for the next month as the district holds two local by-elections. The Toton and Chilwell Meadows seat had been held by Conservative Councillor Natalie Harvey, but she stepped down in December,... Read more
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birminghammail
Perry Barr councillor takes over as leader of Birmingham Lib DemsA former health correspondent for the Birmingham Mail's sister newspaper has be
Perry Barr councillor takes over as leader of Birmingham Lib Dems
birminghammail / Posted 5 days ago
A former health correspondent for the Birmingham Mail's sister newspaper has become leader of the city’s Liberal Democrat councillors. Councillor Jon Hunt, who remains a part-time medical journalist, worked on the Birmingham Post for ten years up to... Read more
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birminghammail
Birmingham Lib Dems choose Perry Barr councillor as leaderA former health correspondent for the Birmingham Mail's sister newspaper has be
Birmingham Lib Dems choose Perry Barr councillor as leader
birminghammail / Posted 5 days ago
A former health correspondent for the Birmingham Mail's sister newspaper has become leader of the city’s Liberal Democrat councillors. Councillor Jon Hunt, who remains a part-time medical journalist, worked on the Birmingham Post for ten years up to... Read more
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walesonline
A Labour MP says the anger over all women shortlists is worth the painShe said: “Our political institutions should reflect the population they repres
A Labour MP says the anger over all women shortlists is worth the pain
walesonline / Posted 5 days ago
She said: “Our political institutions should reflect the population they represent. “Currently All-Women Shortlists are the only system proven to work to make sure women Labour candidates are selected. "Other parties talk the talk on gender... Read more
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walesonline
Welsh Tories urged to use influence on PM to get Britain to aid refugee childrenMs Williams has told Mr Davies that children fleeing the war in Syria are “no l
Welsh Tories urged to use influence on PM to get Britain to aid refugee children
walesonline / Posted 5 days ago
Ms Williams has told Mr Davies that children fleeing the war in Syria are “no less scared or vulnerable than those who fled the Nazis in the 1930s”. Ms Williams warns that leaving children at the “mercy of traffickers and criminal gangs” would be... Read more
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Evening Standard
The London mayoral race is on - and it’s still all to play forEarly one July morning last year, Sadiq Khan was giving his first interview sin
The London mayoral race is on - and it’s still all to play for
Evening Standard / Posted 5 days ago
Early one July morning last year, Sadiq Khan was giving his first interview since his selection as Labour’s mayoral candidate. As he leant against the railings running alongside the Thames for photographs, we discussed the probability of Jeremy... Read more
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birminghammail
Support for embattled Lord Mayor elect waningSupport among Labour councillors for embattled Lord Mayor elect Muhammad Afzal
Support for embattled Lord Mayor elect waning
birminghammail / Posted 5 days ago
Support among Labour councillors for embattled Lord Mayor elect Muhammad Afzal was today waning ahead of a crunch meeting. The veteran councillor, who is also chairman of Birmingham Central Mosque, has found his nomination for the Lord Mayor under... Read more
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Express and Star
West Midlands mayoral election: Labour plots selection strategy « Express & StarLabour’s National Executive Committee has decided to pick a candidate in July t
West Midlands mayoral election: Labour plots selection strategy « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 5 days ago
Labour’s National Executive Committee has decided to pick a candidate in July through a ‘one member, one vote’ ballot. The party will first draw up a list of candidates before putting them to the vote so that its nominee will be in place before the... Read more
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Daily Mirror
UKIP chairman in Scotland stands down after being charged with 6 sexual offencesThe charges partly relate to alleged calls where sexual activity could be heard
UKIP chairman in Scotland stands down after being charged with 6 sexual offences
Daily Mirror / Posted 6 days ago
The charges partly relate to alleged calls where sexual activity could be heard in the background. Another offence allegedly involved the use of a phone in a Paisley pub, Hamishes’ Hoose. Thackeray, 55, faces six charges under the Sexual Offences... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Britain has failed to close down tax havens used by GoogleDavid Cameron is accused of breaking his pledge to force tax havens used by com
Britain has failed to close down tax havens used by Google
Daily Mirror / Posted 6 days ago
David Cameron is accused of breaking his pledge to force tax havens used by companies such as Google to open their books. The Prime Minister announced two years’ ago he would make British territories such as Bermuda and the Cayman Islands set up... Read more
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Daily Record
UKIP's Scottish chairman steps down after facing six sex call chargesTHE chairman of UKIP in Scotland stood down yesterday after appearing in court
UKIP's Scottish chairman steps down after facing six sex call charges
Daily Record / Posted 6 days ago
THE chairman of UKIP in Scotland stood down yesterday after appearing in court on six sex charges. Arthur Misty Thackeray is accused of making indecent phone calls. He left his post after the Sunday Mail asked about the case. The charges partly... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
Vintage Kingston: A tough start for the Rose TheatreFrom January 20, 2006 A SMALL job advert, buried in the Guardian newspaper, in
Vintage Kingston: A tough start for the Rose Theatre
Kingston Guardian / Posted 6 days ago
From January 20, 2006 A SMALL job advert, buried in the Guardian newspaper, inadvertently let slip the bombshell that Kingston’s Rose Theatre would not open until at least 2007 – more than a year after originally planned. The advert stated Kingston... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
If taxes were lower, maybe Google would pay themNor is it the mark of a low-tax regime that someone on £43,000 a year – a sum t
If taxes were lower, maybe Google would pay them
Daily Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
Nor is it the mark of a low-tax regime that someone on £43,000 a year – a sum that will not raise you the mortgage on any but the meanest property in much of England – must pay the 40p rate of income tax on all further earnings. And 20 per cent of... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Civil liberties eroded under SNP, warns Willie RennieCivil liberties are being slowly eroded under the SNP Government, according to
Civil liberties eroded under SNP, warns Willie Rennie
EveningTimes Online / Posted 7 days ago
Civil liberties are being slowly eroded under the SNP Government, according to Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie. Mr Rennie will say only his party has effectively opposed the Nationalists on issues such as police stop-and-search, the abolition... Read more
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chroniclelive
Tim Farron aspires to manage like Graeme Souness in Liberal Democrat party rebuildA team in trouble, who lose big names and battle to keep their head above water
Tim Farron aspires to manage like Graeme Souness in Liberal Democrat party rebuild
chroniclelive / Posted 7 days ago
A team in trouble, who lose big names and battle to keep their head above water - sound familiar? The worlds of football and politics are not all that dissimilar - a star manager or party leader can make all the difference to a league finish or... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Former MP Lord Roper dies following long battle with illness, aged 80Former Greater Manchester MP Lord John Roper has died following a battle with i
Former MP Lord Roper dies following long battle with illness, aged 80
Manchester Evening News / Posted 8 days ago
Former Greater Manchester MP Lord John Roper has died following a battle with illness aged 80, the Lib Dems have announced. The peer, who retired from the House of Lords in May 2015, was MP for Farnworth, now in the metropolitan borough of Bolton,... Read more
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Scotsman
Ruth Davidson: Talking up Union still key to Scotland’s future Scottish Conservative Leader Ruth Davidson canvassing for a "No" vote ahead of
Ruth Davidson: Talking up Union still key to Scotland’s future
Scotsman / Posted 8 days ago
Scottish Conservative Leader Ruth Davidson canvassing for a "No" vote ahead of the independence referendum. Picture: AFP/Getty Images THE SNP will not let the constitutional situation... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Glasgow MP signs joint letter urging David Cameron to scrap the 'rape clause'A GLASGOW MP is one of a group of politicians urging David Cameron to scrap the
Glasgow MP signs joint letter urging David Cameron to scrap the 'rape clause'
EveningTimes Online / Posted 9 days ago
A GLASGOW MP is one of a group of politicians urging David Cameron to scrap the tax credits 'rape clause'. Members of nine political parties, including SNP MP Alison Thewliss, have sent an urgent letter to David Cameron asking him to "do the right... Read more
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heraldscotland
Glasgow MP signs joint letter urging David Cameron to scrap the 'rape clause'Women in this situation would have to justify their position to officials to av
Glasgow MP signs joint letter urging David Cameron to scrap the 'rape clause'
heraldscotland / Posted 9 days ago
Women in this situation would have to justify their position to officials to avoid losing the payments, which MPs say is immoral and stigmatising to victims. The letter has been signed by members of the Lib Dems, Labour, Tories, Plaid Cymru, Greens,... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
PM's promise to rebuild flood-hit Cumbria "inadequate" - Lakes MP and council leaderA LAKES MP and the leader of the county council have criticised the Prime Minis
PM's promise to rebuild flood-hit Cumbria "inadequate" - Lakes MP and council leader
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 9 days ago
A LAKES MP and the leader of the county council have criticised the Prime Minister who has today set aside millions of pounds to repair flood-damaged roads and infrastructure in Cumbria. David Cameron's announcement comes ahead of a visit to Cumbria... Read more
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