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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Q&A – the Great Repeal Bill

Q&A – Richard was asked about the Great Repeal Bill, and how this would affect laws in the UK

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Q&A - refugees

Q&A – Richard was contacted to ask about ensuring that people seeking safety from war and persecution are welcome in Britain.

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Q&A – age champion

Q&A: Andrew Gerrard contact us to ask about Richard's approach to ensuring that everyone has dignity in older age.

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Q&A – school cuts

Q&A: School funding has been a major topic during the current election, and Richard has had several questions about cuts to school funding.

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