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Elections Bill immoral, rules Bath MP

Bath MP Wera Hobhouse has voted against the Elections Bill which came back for its third reading in the House of Commons this week. Mrs Hobhouse states that the bill is immoral and will disenfranchise some voters. 


NHS Dentist staffing crisis as almost 1,000 walk away nationally

Data acquired by the Liberal Democrats has revealed a growing dentist staffing crisis as almost 1,000 dental practitioners have walked away from the NHS in the past twelve months, citing years of chronic underfunding made worse by the pressures of the pandemic.


Government must step up to save Bath’s buses: Efforts to save bus cuts are doubled

Bath MP Wera Hobhouse, West of England Combined authority Mayor Dan Norris, and B&NES Cabinet Member Cllr Sarah Warren have committed to redoubling their efforts to stop the cuts to buses in Bath imposed by the Government, following urgent discussions held last Friday


Boris Johnson’s stealth tax to cost families in South West £1 billion by 2026

The Conservative government’s stealth tax raid will cost the average family in the South West £430 a year by 2026, or a total of £1 billion, research commissioned by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.


Renewable energy is the future, says Bath MP in Nuclear Energy debate

Bath MP Wera Hobhouse reaffirmed her commitment to renewable energy in a debate on nuclear energy yesterday. The debate was on the Government’s Nuclear Energy Financing Bill which seeks a regulated asset base model for nuclear energy generation projects, along with other measures such as revenue collection and administration for licensees subject to that model. 


Bath MP backs “Robin Hood tax” on energy giants to support families with heating bills

Bath’s Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse has written to the Secretary of State for Energy Kwasi Kwarteng demanding that he backs the party’s call for a “Robin Hood” tax on the super-profits of oil and gas firms, to raise money to support local families facing soaring energy costs.


Wera Presses Government Over Critical Incident at the RUH

The RUH in Bath has declared a critical incident due to high numbers of COVID and non-COVID patients, staff absences and a lack of available beds due to the social care crisis. Wera pushed the government for a debate on these issues, so that hospital managers can voice their concerns and solutions can be agreed to help our hospitals at this important time.

 


Wera pushes for end to fossil fuel subsidies

Bath MP Wera Hobhouse was on The Briefing with Gloria Del Piero on GB News this afternoon talking about the news of the day. In the interview, Wera called for the end of fossil fuel subsidies in the UK to aid in our transition to renewables.


Police failing rape victims, says Bath MP

Bath MP Wera Hobhouse has led on a cross-party letter to the Home Secretary raising concerns over Claire Waxman’s recent report which found that nearly two-thirds of rape victims in London end up withdrawing their complaints within a month of going to the police. 


Bath MP calls for better treatment of rape victims

Wera Hobhouse, the MP for Bath, questioned the government minister, asking him to commit to changes to Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) governance. This follows from a recent report by the Victims Commissioner outlining a horrific rate of rape cases getting to trial - just 1%.


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