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Sarah Ludford: New directive will guarantee all suspects know their rights

Liberal Democrat European justice & human rights spokeswoman and London MEP Sarah Ludford has welcomed today’s endorsement by the European Parliament of a new EU Directive guaranteeing all criminal suspects information about their rights and the evidence against them.

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Appalling that H&M use computer-generated models in online adverts

Commenting on the news that high street clothing chain H&M has been using models with computer-generated bodies to advertise items online, Co-founder of the Campaign for Body Confidence, Jo Swinson said:

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Jenny Willott: Doing the right thing on Disability Living Allowance

Commenting on the announcement that the Coalition Government is to drop plans to remove the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance from people in residential care homes, Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committee on Work and Pensions, Jenny Willott said:

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Roger Crouch selected as Liberal Democrat candidate in Feltham and Heston

Roger Crouch has been selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for the forthcoming Feltham and Heston by-election.

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Julian Huppert: Scrapping fare rise good news for passengers

Commenting on the announcement that the Coalition Government will not go ahead with a planned 2% rise in the amount train operators can put up fares by, Co-chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committee for Transport, Julian Huppert said:

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Tim Gordon appointed new Liberal Democrat Chief Executive

The Liberal Democrats have today announced the appointment of Tim Gordon as the Party’s new Chief Executive.

Tim will take up this position on 9 January 2012

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Nick Clegg: Watson will be a great leader for Liberals in Europe

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has congratulated Sir Graham Watson MEP on his election as President of the European Liberal Democrat and Reform party (ELDR), the grouping of Liberal parties in Europe.

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Jenny Willott: Findings of second Harrington Review welcome

Commenting on the publication of the second independent review by Professor Malcolm Harrington of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA), Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committee on Work and Pensions, Jenny Willott said:

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Jenny Willott: Youth Contract will protect a generation of young people

Commenting on the Youth Contact which has today been announced by Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat Leader, Nick Clegg, Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committee on Work and Pensions, Jenny Willott said:

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Pupil premium and economic stimulus central to Welsh Government budget deal

Kirsty Williams, Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, has today announced that the Welsh Liberal Democrats in the National Assembly will be voting for the Welsh Government budget on the 6th of December.

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