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Liberal Democrats call for answers on "inadequate" policing

police.jpgCheshire East’s police force has been described as “inadequate” and given the lowest possible score in the recent HMIC report on Crime Recording. The  Liberal Democrats have called on the Police and Crimes Commissioner to urgently address the problems identified, and ensure that the police force can meet the needs of Cheshire East residents.

Neil Lewis, the Liberal Democrats’ candidate in the 2016 Police and Crimes Commissioner election, said: “The Cheshire constabulary has many strengths, and we recognise the intense pressure under which our police operate and are hugely appreciative of their dedication and commitment to keep us safe. However, we must be aware of the weaknesses identified by the recent inspection and expect these issues to be swiftly addressed.”

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Q&A - proportional representation

Q&A – Richard was asked about whether he supported proportional representation

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Q&A - international human rights

Q&A: Human rights, internationalism and justice, are tied in together, and as a supporter of War on Want, resident Michael Knight asked about the Liberal Democrats' approach

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Q&A - nuclear deterrent

Q&A: Richard responds to your queries on the nuclear deterrent and the expansion of nuclear technology

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Q&A - a balanced economy

Q&A - Walter Houston got in touch to ask Richard about his views on the balance of the economy, and its dependence upon the financial sector

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Labour candidate running scared of Liberal Democrats

Labour's Neil Puttick is deleting and blocking comments from a rival candidate correcting his errors. What's he afraid of?

After a visibly poor performances in the hustings, where a flustered Puttick repeatedly had to consult notes and was unable to come up with figures for how much his policies would cost, the Labour candidate is now hiding from debate and refusing to answer emails. What is he hiding from? Does he think he is the new Theresa May?

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Liberal Democrats best for tax & benefits equality - IFS

Analysis by the respected independent think tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies shows that the Liberal Democrats manifesto is the most progressive, spreading the burden of tax rises to pay for services and doing a lot more to reduce the impact of Conservative cuts to benefits.

Everyone in the first 60% of earners would be better off, long term, under the Liberal Democrats.

The same study (here) shows that the poorest will be hardest hit under Conservative plans, but that Labour would hit the poorest almost as hard as the Tories would.


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Lib Dem plans will protect school funding - IFS

The Liberal Democrats have a costed promise to protect real terms per pupil funding to all schools so that no schools is worse off. In particular, this means replacing the Conservatives’ National Fair Funding Formula which would give Cheshire East schools the worst deal in the county.
This will cost £7 billion over the course of the next Parliament, paid for by not cutting corporation tax, and is based on the current year funding.
You can read about this on page 23 of our manifesto.
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Q&A - homeslessness

Q&A – Richard was contacted about the rising levels of homelessness in the UK

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Q&A – dementia

Q&A – Richard was asked to show his support for sufferers of dementia

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