One of the ideas that the Labour Party is floating ahead of their Manifesto launch is to raise the current rate of Corporation Tax (currently 20% on the profits of small companies, 21% on those with profits over £300,000) to help pay for the NHS. Now we all know the NHS needs to be paid […]

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A full slate of Candidates across Bassetlaw

by Leon Duveen on 4 April, 2017

Everywhere, voters are turning to Lib Dems to for hard-working responsive Councillors, now it’s the chance for voters across Bassetlaw to have that chance.

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2700 EU Nurses quit NHS since Brexit vote

by Leon Duveen on 20 March, 2017

The Liberal Democrats have called for an “NHS Passport” to secure the rights of EU nationals working in the NHS, as figures have revealed a sharp rise in staff from the EU quitting the health service. According to The Guardian, 2700 EU nurses quit the NHS in 2016 compared to just 1600 in 2014, a 68% increase.  […]

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John Mann has betrayed EU nationals in Bassetlaw

by Leon Duveen on 15 March, 2017

The Liberal Democrats have criticised Bassetlaw MP John Mann for voting against the right of thousands of EU nationals in Bassetlaw to stay on Monday evening, as a majority of MPs gave the final go-ahead to a hard Brexit. There are 2902 residents from elsewhere in the EU living in Bassetlaw. This includes many staff […]

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I published the first article from Daniel a couple of weeks ago on the effects of cuts on Education, you can read it here.  In this article Daniel will look the effects of the cuts on Mental Health services for young people My name is Daniel Muggridge and I am 18 years old and in […]

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Hammond’s Budget Disaster

by Leon Duveen on 9 March, 2017

Now the dust has settled on Philip Hammond’s first Budget, we can see how mean-spirited, how defensive, how pathetic it was. The headline change was the Manifesto-breaking increase in National Insurance contributions for the self-employed will only raise £600 million but be a big disincentive for people to take the leap from a safe job […]

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Over the coming days I will be posting a series of articles written a young friend of mine about how the cuts in services and other Government polices have affected him and his community.  These articles show why we need to be investing in our young people rather than cut the services they need. Here […]

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Towards an Open, Tolerant, United Nottinghamshire

by Leon Duveen on 6 February, 2017

Today, Nottinghamshire Liberal Democrats are launching their Manifesto for the 2017 County Elections. The main themes of the Manifesto are A Greener County, A Caring County and A County which invests in the future. Speaking earlier, Leon Duveen, the Chair of Nottinghamshire Lib Dems said: “We are please to have a such wide range of […]

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Paediatric Care at Bassetlaw Hospital – Part 4

by Leon Duveen on 3 February, 2017

After the response from Mr Purdue (see Paediatric Care at Bassetlaw Hospital – Part 3), I was contacted by Mr Singh, the Trust’s Medical Director to ask if I had any further questions so I forwarded a couple of questions from the Facebook Group discussions to him: Why couldn’t the Trust use Nurses from Doncaster […]

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Paediatric Care at Bassetlaw Hospital – Part 3

by Leon Duveen on 31 January, 2017

Here is the response I received form the Chief Operating Officer at the Trust in response to my emails to the Chief Executive 31 January 2017 Dear RE:  Closure of the Paediatric Ward at Bassetlaw overnight Thank you for your recent email in regard to the Pediatric Ward at Bassetlaw Hospital. It is Doncaster and […]

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