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Welcome to the website of the Norwich Liberal Democrats

As a strong opposition party on Norwich City Council, the Liberal Democrats continue to offer a distinct and positive alternative to the minority Labour administration.

At Parliamentary level, Simon Wright was elected as the new Liberal Democrat MP for Norwich South in May 2010. Simon's personal website is at www.simonwright.org.uk

Recent updates

  • Article: Mar 3, 2015

    Liberal Democrats have set out 17 policies designed to tackle inequalities faced by Britain's ethnic minorities.

    The proposals formed under five key themes covering social and economic issues are collectively called the Liberal Democrat Race Equality Plan. They are designed to sit alongside the party's existing policies to tackle race inequalities.

  • Article: Mar 3, 2015

    Liberal Democrats have announced plans to introduce a new Green Homes Bill which would insulate up to 10 million homes by 2025.

    Under the plans set out for the next Parliament, homeowners would also be offered a Council Tax discount of at least £100 a year for ten years for making their homes greener.

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    Article: Mar 2, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced £115m in funding for cycling projects across the UK.

    The money will be split between eight major cities, with each using the money to improve the safety and accessibility of their cycle routes.

    This covers:

    • £22m for Birmingham, with plans to build the infrastructure needed to double the number of cycling journeys made there by 2023.
    • £19m for Bristol, with a proposal to improve the city's cycling network and routes across urban areas and Bath.
    • £6m for Cambridge, with plans for new bridge over the River Cam, segregated cycling routes in the city and more links in South Cambridgeshire.
    • £22m for Leeds, with plans to expand its current cycle superhighway and improve links to Bradford, Huddersfield, Wakefield and York.
    • £22m for Manchester, with plans to develop more than 45km of new or improved cycle routes as phase two of its Cycle City plan.
    • £10.6m for Newcastle, intended to make it easier for cyclists to get to work from in and around the city.
    • £8.4m for Norwich, with plans to redesign 31km of key cycle routes.
    • £3.m for Oxford, intended to provide better links between the city centre and south east of the city.
  • Article: Mar 2, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will host a special radio show tonight (Monday 2 March) on LBC, discussing mental health care in the UK.

    Nick will be on air from 7pm for the one-off show called State of Mind.

    He will interview people with mental health conditions, clinicians, business leaders and a chief constable. He will also be taking comments and questions from callers.

  • Article: Mar 1, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has announced details of a plan to raise an extra £1bn from a supplementary corporation tax charge applied to banks to help finish the job of eliminating the deficit.

    The supplementary charge will be in addition to the existing Bank Levy.

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    Article: Mar 1, 2015

    Liberal Democrats have set out plans to double the UK's production of renewable electricity by the end of the next parliament and make Britain zero carbon by 2050.

    This would end the UK's adverse impact on climate change for good.

    In government the Liberal Democrats have already more than doubled the amount of electricity from renewables.

  • Parliament visit
    Event: March 13, 2015 9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
    University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ

    London Trip with a guided tour of the House of Commons and opportunity for Afternoon Tea at the National Liberal Club.

    Plenty of free time after the tour for shopping, be sure to invite all your friends!

    Cost for transport is £25 a head. Leaving UEA car park at 9am to return by 9.30pm. Possibility for collection from the Cambridge area - please enquire.

    Please RSVP by telephone to Kyle on 01603 627681 or by e-mail to events@norwichlibdems.org.uk.

  • Indian Dinner
    Event: March 14, 2015 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Willow Centre, 1-13 Willowcroft Way, Cringleford, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7JY

    Indian Dinner hosted by our friend Bali Kular at the Willow Centre in Cringleford - 7.30pm until 10.30pm.

    Cost £15 a head for a variety of delicious and authentic indian dishes and puddings!

    Please RSVP by telephone to Kyle on 01603 627681 or by e-mail to events@norwichlibdems.org.uk.

  • Eaton book sale
    Event: March 28, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    St Andrew's Church Hall, Eaton, NR4 6NW

    Join us for our regular book sale at St Andrew's Church Hall in Eaton.

    Plenty of bargains available including fiction, children's books and always a good supply of biographies.

    Please call Judith on 01603 504126 if you have any books to donate.

  • Article: Feb 27, 2015

    Speaking at the Welsh Liberal Democrat Spring Conference in Cardiff, Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said that the Welsh NHS could benefit from up to £450m extra under his party's plans.

    Accusing the Labour party of failing to support Wales' health service, Nick argued that this extra investment can be used, amongst other things, to support Kirsty Williams' pledge to increase the number of nurses on hospital wards.