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News from Rushcliffe Liberal Democrats

  • Article: Nov 18, 2019

    Brexit has already taken far longer and cost far more than anyone said it would. But this is just the beginning. New research has uncovered a shocking figure:

    Brexit will slash our economy by £50 billion over the next five years.

    Britain will be £50 billion worse off. That's money taken from our schools, our police and our communities. That's even more families having to use food banks. That's the NHS having to turn people away in their hour of need.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2019

    We have already lost more than 5,000 EU nurses in the last two years.

    Day in, day out, millions of people are affected by mental health issues across the country. But when they ask for help, it's often not available.

    The NHS has been driven to crisis point by chronic underinvestment by the Tories. Their reckless pursuit of Brexit means we have already lost more than 5,000 EU nurses in the last two years.

  • Jason chatting
    Article: Nov 18, 2019

    Want to vote effectively to Stop Brexit? There is only one choice - Jason Billin!

    Jason Billin is officially the Remain Alliance candidate for Rushcliffe. The Green Party reached an agreement to stand aside in favour of the Liberal Democrats here in Rushcliffe. In return the Lib Dems will stand aside in other areas so that the remain vote can be maximised.

  • Article: Nov 17, 2019

    Conservative austerity has left a fifth of UK citizens in poverty, unable to afford even the most basic essentials.

    Since 2015, the Tories have bungled the roll-out of Universal Credit, made brutal cuts to benefits and introduced their senseless two-child limit that is fuelling child poverty.

    By fixing our broken welfare system, we can ensure that everyone has the same opportunities regardless of where they come from.

  • jason on the ave
    Article: Nov 14, 2019

    Rushcliffe MP-in-waiting Jason Billin brings Liberal Democrat values to the fight against hard Brexit, picking up where Ken Clarke left off

    Today's confirmation that the Brexit candidate has been withdrawn from the General Election campaign in Rushcliffe provides voters with a clear choice on 12th December. Stop Brexit and focus on building a better and fairer society; or allow extremism to take over.

  • jason on the ave
    Article: Nov 11, 2019

    BREXIT PARTY STANDING DOWN IN RUSHCLIFFE SHOWS FARAGE WORRIED ABOUT LIB DEMS STOPPING BREXIT

    Responding to the news that Nigel Farage's Brexit Party will not be standing a candidate in Rushcliffe, Liberal Democrat candidate Jason Billin said:

    "Nigel Farage's comments show he is running scared of the Liberal Democrats as the strongest Remain party in areas like Rushcliffe. He knows that we are the only party at this election that can take seats like Rushcliffe from the Conservatives and stop Brexit.

    "Boris Johnson's Conservatives and the Brexit party are now one and the same. Both want to see an extreme Brexit that will damage our local economy, public services and limit opportunities for our children and grandchildren.

    "Voters in Rushcliffe have an historic opportunity at this election to elect a Liberal Democrat MP, stop Brexit and build a brighter future for our country."

  • Jason Billin
    Article: Nov 7, 2019

    Liberal Democrat candidate Jason Billin welcomes Unite to Remain agreement in Rushcliffe

    The Green Party has agreed to step aside for the Liberal Democrats in Rushcliffe, it was announced today.

    As part of Unite to Remain, the Liberal Democrats have made an arrangement with The Green Party and Plaid Cymru to step aside for pro-Remain candidates in 60 seats across England and Wales.

    Across the country the Liberal Democrats will stand aside in 13 constituencies so that there is a clear pro-Remain candidate. In turn, in 43 constituencies other parties will stand aside for a Liberal Democrat candidate.

    Welcoming today's announcement, Liberal Democrat candidate for Rushcliffe, Jason Billin, said:

  • Jason and Bill
    Article: Oct 31, 2019

    Best for Britain, the non-partisan campaign group "fighting to keep the UK open to EU membership" have launched their tactical vote campaign at www.getvoting.org.

    They are recomending that pro-European voters in Rushcliffe vote for the Liberal Democrat candidate.

    Jason Billin, the Rushcliffe Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate is thrilled with this endorsement, which reflects the local party's success in the most recent poll - the EU elections. In May 2019, the Liberal Democrats came top, with 27.3% of the Rushcliffe vote.

  • Article: Oct 29, 2019

    Over the weekend, the Liberal Democrats introduced a Bill to amend the Fixed Term Parliament Act and hold a General Election on Monday, December 9th.

    Our plan would take No Deal off the table, end the parliamentary deadlock, and give the British people the opportunity to vote for a brighter future where we can move forward as a country. Learn more about this decision from Jo here.

  • school cuts
    Article: Sep 30, 2019

    Lib Dems: 'School Cuts' data shows funding still an emergency

    As a governor of a Rushcliffe primary school, Lib Dem PPC for Rushcliffe Jason Billin knows all too well that the Conservative Government's spending on primary and secondary education has meant real-term cuts to per-pupil funding. The relaunch of the National Education Union's 'School Cuts' website reveals that more than 15,000 schools across England will have less money per pupil in real terms in 2020 than they did in 2015.