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New Lib Dem Council Group Leader for BANES

Bath & North East Somerset Lib Dems wishes to place on record its gratitude for the work Cllr Dine Romero has done as leader of the council for the past two years. 


Wera Calls for “Power to the People” through Local Electricity Bill

Last week Wera Hobhouse called for the Government to make time for a debate on the Local Electricity Bill – a backbench bill that has gained the support of 258 MP’s, including Ms Hobhouse.


Local MP: Government Inaction is Failing Survivors of Rape and Sexual Assault

New figures on sexual offences in England and Wales show that 80% of victims of sexual assault in 2019-20 were women.


Bath MP Coordinates Cross-Party Call on PM to Act on Women's Safety in Public Spaces

A group of cross-party MPs led by Wera Hobhouse, MP for Bath, has written to the Prime Minister to express their concerns about the safety of women and girls in public spaces.


Musicians Determined to Prevail in Face of Challenges

At her public meeting on 11th March, Bath MP Wera Hobhouse chaired a wide-ranging panel conversation on the challenges currently facing the music sector, including Brexit, Covid and lack of inclusion.


EU citizens in Bath and North East Somerset in Limbo as ‘Settled Status’ Backlog Soars

The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to grant EU citizens the automatic right to stay in the UK, with the physical proof they need, as new Home Office figures reveal that 610 people in Bath and North East Somerset are still waiting for a decision on their Settled Status application.


MP: Brexit Harming Bath’s Independent Businesses

Following a meeting with leading local independent traders, Wera Hobhouse MP warns about the impact that Brexit is having on Bath businesses.


Wera Calls on Government to Urgently Review Maternity Rights

Last week Wera Hobhouse, MP for Bath since 2017, called on Government to improve maternity rights for expectant mothers, and new parents everywhere following the introduction of the Maternity Allowances Bill to Parliament.


Wera: Parliament Must Scrutinise Plans to Reach Net Zero

Last week, whilst speaking in Parliament, Wera Hobhouse asked the Leader of the House – Jacob Rees-Mogg, MP for Northeast Somerset – to make time for MPs to debate Government plans to reach net zero.


MP Celebrates Bath’s Volunteer Heroes

Bath MP Wera Hobhouse hosted her latest community conversation on the 21st of January, speaking about local charity and volunteering in B&NES throughout the Pandemic. The full event can be viewed here.


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