Lib Dems announce election candidates

Plymouth Liberal Democrats have unveiled their team of candidates for the upcoming city council elections. The party will contest seats right across the city on Thursday 3rd May, including Plympton and Plymstock. The party has also launched its own Plymouth manifesto, with its priorities for the city. Our priorities are: creating more jobs through improving [...]

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Help for thousands of Plymouth residents

This week the Liberal Democrats in Government have made sure that the Coalition’s Budget is one for the many, not the few. The Budget cuts the income tax bill for 99,200 hard-working city residents and introduces new taxes on the richest to ensure they pay their fair share. Commenting on the Budget, local Lib Dem [...]

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Lib Dem successes in Government

Liberal Democrats drove a hard bargain with the Conservatives when we formed the Coalition Government. As a result, most of the policies on which we fought the General Election have been included in the Government’s programme. Here are some of our top policies now being put into action: Income Tax. No-one to pay tax in [...]

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More money back in your pocket

The Liberal Democrats believe you should keep more money that you earn. That is why we believe the tax-free threshold should raise to £10,000, saving working people £700 a year and making sure millions of the lowest paid workers don’t have to pay any income tax at all. Between now and the Budget, Nick Clegg [...]

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City parking “a total mess” – new council figures show

Plymouth city council is selling more parking permits to residents and businesses than there are spaces reserved for them in 26 of the city’s 53 controlled parking zones, new figures obtained by the city’s Liberal Democrats reveal. In the worst affected area, zone H centred around the Hoe, the council sold 924 annual permits for [...]

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Tenants to get right to buy their home

Lib Dems in Government are giving tenants the ‘Right to Buy’ their homes. The move is expected to help thousands of people get onto the property ladder by giving tenants a 50% discount on the cost of their home. This new initiative is part of a wider Lib Dem plans to help people to own [...]

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Huge transport improvements to help rebuild our economy

Lib Dems in government are delivering huge new investment in major infrastructure projects to create jobs across the country and help clean up Labour’s economic mess. Thanks to the Lib Dems in government, an extra £10billion is being invested into new roads and railways, schools, science, and better broadband. Every area will benefit from this [...]

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Lib Dems double free nursery places

The Lib Dems in Government are investing an extra £650 million in free childcare to help hard-working families. 260,000 disadvantaged two year olds will now be given 15 hours a week of free education, thanks to the Lib Dems. Lib Dem Children’s Minister Sarah Teather said, “We are doubling the number of free childcare places [...]

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Lib Dem help for first time buyers

Lib Dems in Government are taking action to help first time buyers get on the housing ladder. A new scheme will see the Government act as guarantor for up to 100,000 mortgages, helping thousands get on the housing ladder for the first time. Minister for Housing Lib Dem Andrew Stunell MP said: “Many people have [...]

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Lib Dems deliver fairer fuel prices

Lib Dems in Government are delivering a fairer deal for motorists by scrapping fuel rises scheduled under the previous Labour government. The 3p a litre rise in fuel duty, due to come into effect in January, has been cancelled and the August rise has been cut from 5p to 3p, saving the average family £144 [...]

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