Firefighters cut by 1,346 while fire safety audits down 14%

The number of firefighters has been cut by 4% in the last year, recently published figures reveal.


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Reopening of Heathrow consultation shows Government case deeply flawed

Earlier this week Chris Grayling announced that a public consultation into the planned third runway at Heathrow Airport has been reopened to include new evidence.


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Cable writes to academics backing them in fight against government whip

Vince Cable is writing to every university vice-chancellor in the country to support their silence in light of calls from Conservative whip, Chris Heaton-Harris, demand to be sent Brexit related teaching material.


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Brake - NHS needs more resources


Commenting on reports that homeowners are to be offered up to £1,000 to host an NHS patient in their homes, Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake said:

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Brake backs plans for harsher animal cruelty sentencing

Tom Brake MP backed harsher sentencing for animal cruelty at a breakfast he hosted for the Battersea Cats and Dogs Home earlier this week. Tom endorsed Battersea’s “Not Funny - Animal Cruelty Sentences are a joke” campaign in July and continues to support their work in raising awareness about animal cruelty.


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Government slammed for sitting out vote on Universal Credit

Tom Brake MP joined opposition parties this week in the debate on Universal Credit after growing support in the Commons for a demand by Stephen Lloyd MP for a delay in the roll-out of the troubled scheme. The Liberal Democrat Work and Pensions spokesperson attacked the Government’s flagship policy as a “slow-motion car crash”.


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Tom Brake MP calls for a cycling revolution in London

Tom Brake MP cheered alongside OFO, a new dockless bicycle company, at an event last week to celebrate their official entrance into the stock market.


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Simon Stevens warns NHS will struggle without extra funding - Brake

The Liberal Democrats have called on the Chancellor to urgently boost funding for the health service after NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens warned that without extra cash it is going to be "very hard for the NHS to do what is asked of it."


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Lib Dems call for government legal action to free Nazanin

The Liberal Democrats have used an oral question in the House of Lords to call on the UK government to take legal action against the Iranian Government to protect the rights of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.


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Tom Brake: Work has changed, workers’ rights have not

Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, and the Liberal Democrats are calling for major upgrades to workers’ rights to reflect the modern workplace.


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