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  • Alcindor
    Article: Oct 17, 2020

    To mark Black History Month this year it seems appropriate to consider the extraordinary contributions made by a couple of individuals to the care and health of others. We have all heard of Mary Jane Seacole, the British-Jamaican nurse and entrepreneur who cared for wounded soldiers during the Crimean War (1853-1856). After being refused for service by the British War Office, she followed the fighting herself, unofficially setting up refuge and medical assistance centres for soldiers. She was posthumously awarded the Jamaican Order of Merit in 1991 and was voted the "greatest black Briton" in 2004.

  • Article: Oct 10, 2020

    World Mental Health Day 2020, on 10 October, is the most important one yet. This year has been a tough one for so many. According to research by the mental health charity, Mind, conducted with over 16,000 people, more than half of adults (60%) and over two thirds of young people (68%) said their mental health got worse during lockdown. Many have developed new mental health problems as a result of the pandemic and, for some of us, existing mental health problems have got worse.

  • National Inclusion Week
    Article: Oct 3, 2020

    It's been National Inclusion Week (28 September to 4th October), but most people wouldn't know it. Have we heard mention of it in the media? Has it been marked by the government? No. Searching on the Gov.UK website, I could only find reference to the week marked in 2019. I checked the Buckinghamshire Council website and found "No results".

  • No HS2
    Article: Sep 21, 2020

    Chiltern Liberal Democrats have submitted a motion on HS2 to the party's national conference.

    The conference is taking place online this weekend (September 25-27).

    Local party chairman Walid Marzouk said "so much has changed since the original decision to build HS2.

    "The cost has spiralled, up from an initial £47bililion to over £100billion. The business case gets worse and worse, and thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic railway passenger numbers have fallen off a cliff. The argument that we need HS2 for capacity purposes no longer applies

  • Article: Sep 9, 2020

    Regional Policy Committee would love to hear from members with policy ideas or debate ideas for Autumn Regional Conference. We can help research and craft your idea into a debate for conference, and then push it further in the Party.

    • Motions passed at Region help influence Federal policy, both on their own and as a great step towards a successful federal conference motion. We have had past success in Regional Policy going to Federal Conference and being passed as actual policy!
    • New to the party and want to know how you can make party policy? Unsure what "policy" is? Have an idea or issue you'd like us to develop regionally or nationally