The Worcester Liberal Democrat campaign in 2015 is underway!
The first batch of leaflets have almost all been delivered and this morning our prospective councillor for Claines Mel Allcott hit the pavements with local party chairman Mike Mullins and activist Adam Warner.
There was a good reception on the doorstep with national topics such as the NHS, mental health and the economy discussed along with local topics such as the bid to bring Worcester City home and double yellow lines on the roads!
If you live in Claines and you see us walking around (you can tell who we are by our bright yellow rosettes!) please do not hesitate to ask us a question – we will do our best to address your concerns.
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Below is Danny Alexander’s message on the Liberal Democrat record of achievement on the economy and what is to come if still in power in the next parliament. He was speaking at the 2015 Spring Conference in Liverpool.
He asserts that the Liberal Democrats will borrow less than Labour, who will harm the economic progress made over the last 5 years, and cut less than the Conservatives, who want to cut state spending to a level last seen in the 1930s – before we had the NHS! This policy of moderation is the only way to create a stronger economy and a fairer society for all.
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The so-called ‘war on drugs’ is failing. Everyone knows it – but now, change is happening.
In a joint speech with Virgin tycoon Richard Branson, a drug reform campaigner, Clegg said that the current system was ‘idiotic’ and that the UK seemed ‘oblivious’ to the ‘tectonic shift’ in attitudes to drugs.
“If this was your child and you found those drugs would you go to a doctor or police officer to help them? I think nearly all of us would call the health expert. And, in the same way, I just don’t think it is right for us as a society to write off these young people who haven’t hurt anyone else, just made the wrong choice, so early. We need to put an end to this ludicrous situation. Our focus should be on getting them the help they need, not punishment, so they can go on to realise their ambitions and make a positive contribution to society”
The Liberal Democrats have pledged to end jailing people for possessing small amounts of drugs for personal use as young people should not be penalised in later life with a criminal record.
The Prime Minister David Cameron insists the current policy is working saying that number of people being prosecuted has been going down. He doesn’t recognise the millions being made by drug barons on the illegal market and the unnecessary harm a criminal record for something so small can cause.
If you want to see a change in drug law after the next election, vote Liberal Democrat on May 7th
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