Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, has responded to Jeremy Corbyn's speech on Brexit.
Last night, the Liberal Democrats won another three council by-election victories with huge swings from the Conservatives - securing the party's best ever year for by-election gains.
Complementing Sarah Olney's victory in the Richmond Park by-election, the Liberal Democrats have gained 31 seats in local authorities across the country this year.
With the Government still not prepared to guarantee EU citizens #RightToStay and with Tory MPs like Liam Fox claiming EU citizens are cards, we asked some of the people who signed our #RightToStay petition to tell us why it matters to them - these are their stories:
Call for Evidence: independent inquiry into improving process and culture within the Liberal Democrats – focusing on race and ethnicity
In his fifth Brexit Challenge paper, Nick Clegg sets out the challenges facing the Government on Justice and Home Affairs Cooperation.
Speaking at the count following her shock victory in the Richmond Park by-election, newly elected MP Sarah Olney said:
Nobody loves rule-makers, but despite the grumbles the UK had a good deal from the EU on financial services.
Ask the French, they say we always got what we wanted and if I’m allowed to blow my own trumpet, we did.
Now there is uncertainty stalking everything.
Following Lib Dem pressure to help renters afford a home and reduce upfront costs, the Government has announced a ban on letting fees for tenants in the Autumn Statement.
Liberal Democrat Peer Olly Grender has been promoting the campaign and is the author of the Renters’ Rights Bill, which was debated just five days ago in Parliament.
The Bill calls for:
- A ban on letting fees for tenants
- Public access to a database of rogue landlords
- Compulsory electrical safety checks for renters
- A ban on rogue landlords obtaining an HMO licence
Tom Brake MP has been supporting the Bill and has himself sponsored an Early Day Motion calling for fees to be banned.
Liberal Democrat Councillors across the country have been pushing for renting reform, with successful council motions passed in support of the Renters’ Rights Bill in Hull and Haringey.
Commenting on news of the ban, Baroness Olly Grender said:
This is a Government that is just about managing. The official figures have revealed a £220 billion Brexit black hole- hundreds of billions taken out of our economy when we need it most. Given how bad the outlook is, it’s no wonder the Chancellor doesn’t want to have to do another Autumn Statement.