Lib Dems urge Stevenage MP to back call for Dominic Cummings to go

The Liberal Democrats have written to Stephen McPartland urging him to “end the distractions” and support calls for scandal-hit Dominic Cummings to go, so the country can focus on the coronavirus emergency. 

 

In the letter Lisa Nash, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Stevenage Constituency, urges him to “put the interests of your constituents first, end the distractions and join the growing number of Conservative MPs who are calling for Dominic Cummings to go.

The call comes alongside Liberal Democrat demands for an independent inquiry into the Government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis, while several Conservative MPs have also broken cover to call for Dominic Cummings to quit, amid claims he broke coronavirus lockdown rules twice.

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Government advice on using face coverings

[updated 14 August 2020]

The government advises the public to wear a face covering in several circumstances.

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Face coverings do not protect you from contracting coronavirus but they do provide some protection to other people you come into contact with. You can read the UK government advice here.

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Covid-19 response in Stevenage

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In these difficult times, some people will need more support than usual, however, there are also people who have more time to give support. There are a lot of organisations offering help to local people.

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Lib Dems want to scrap business rates to 'breathe new life' into high streets

The Liberal Democrats announced their proposals to scrap business rates and replace them with a landowner levy to 'breathe new life' into high streets in Hertfordshire.

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The Liberal Democrats would replace business rates with a commercial landowner levy, based on the value of the land only. This would take the cost off businesses and help support high streets.

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The Tories dismal record on the NHS

Only 85.8% of patients arriving at A&E departments in East and North Herts NHS Trust were treated or admitted within four hours in October 2019, according to damning figures published today (18 November 2019) by NHS England.

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This is well below the official target of 95% of patients attending A&E being admitted, transferred or discharged within four hours. 

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Has Stevenage Changed its Mind?

Views on Brexit are shifting in Stevenage, according to recent polling, with a decided move in favour of remain in the previously leave voting constituency.

At Broadwater Day on Sunday 1 September 2019 the local Liberal Democrats set up a Brexitometer in which nearly 100 people answered a series of simple questions on how they felt today given the proposal to suspend Parliament and the implications of leaving the EU without a deal.

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Nudge the Guardian

Is the Guardian is much too partial to Jeremy Corbyn?

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Michael meadowcroft writes:

The Guardian is much too partial to Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party. It has no “known” regular Liberal contributor but it has completely partisan Labour columnists, such as Owen Jones and Polly Toynbee. I do what I can by way of letters but more of us need to put pressure on the paper. Last week the paper carried a completely one-sided diatribe on the Liberal Democrat role in the 2010 Coalition government. I immediately sent a letter in reply. A number of letters were published, some vaguely supportive of Liberal Democrats but there was no full rebuttal.

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