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  • Bobbies NOT Bureaucrats
    Article: Nov 11, 2014

    New figures uncovered by Julia Goldsworthy, Lib Dem prospective MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle have revealed that Devon-based Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg has made just 3 visits to the most densely populated part of Cornwall over the past year, compared to 20 visits to Plymouth alone.

  • Lib Dem logo
    Article: Oct 20, 2014

    Julia Goldsworthy Lib Dem prospective MP for Camborne Redruth and Hayle has written to Chancellor George Osborne asking for a loophole to be closed which allows unscrupulous second home owners to class their properties in Cornwall as 'holiday lets' thereby avoiding paying both council tax and business rates.

  • Unemployment Reducing
    Article: Oct 15, 2014

    Employment figures released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show further encouraging signs that our economy is recovering.

    In the quarter to August, unemployment fell by 154,000 to 1.97m. This is largest fall in unemployment since records began.

    And the rate of unemployment fell from 6.2 per cent to 6 per cent - its lowest level since 2008.

  • Pensions Changes
    Article: Oct 14, 2014

    Pensioners will benefit from a 2.5 per cent increase in their state pension thanks to the Liberal Democrat Triple Lock guarantee.

    Figures out today (14 October) show that inflation is below target meaning that the basic state pension will be boosted by 2.5 per cent next year.

    The Triple Lock guarantee means that pensions will increase with inflation, earnings or 2.5 per cent - whichever is highest.

  • Bobbies NOT Bureaucrats
    Article: Oct 10, 2014

    Julia Goldsworthy the prospective Lib Dem MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle has launched a campaign to scrap the Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner.

    The move comes as the current Commissioner, Conservative Tony Hogg has confirmed the closure of police front desks across Cornwall.

    Currently the annual budget for the Commissioner's office stands at £1.8m, money Ms Goldsworthy says could be better spent on recruiting and paying for front line policing.

  • Article: Oct 10, 2014

    Lib Dems in the House of Lords have moved one step closer to criminalising the sharing of revenge porn following the tabling of a new amendment to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill.

    The revision, which makes it an offense to publish a private sexual image of another identifiable person without their consent, focuses specifically on the distress caused to the victims.

  • Article: Oct 6, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable has launched a major review aimed at shoring up workers' rights.

    The aim is to make sure people understand their employment rights, as well as ensuring bosses know what their staff are entitled to.

    The review could help strengthen the employment status of up to one million British workers.

  • Article: Oct 6, 2014

    Plans to boost pay for thousands of apprentices have been unveiled by Liberal Democrat business secretary Vince Cable.

    A proposal to create a single national minimum wage for 16 to 17-year-olds in work and first year of apprentices will be presented to the Low Pay Commission (LPC).

    It would mean around 31,000 apprentices in the first year of their programme will benefit from a pay rise of more than £1 an hour.