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   County Cllr Jenny Mein & County Cllr Bill winlow are shown signing the agreement. Readers will recall that on 6th May, Liberal Democrat Group Leader on the newly elected Lancashire County Council, Bill Winlow, expressed the LibDems willingness to work with ANY councillors, Labour or Conservative or any others, in order to create an […]

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IMF urges UK to spend

by professorbillwinlow on 23 May, 2013

“Is this about to be Plan B for the government” asks Bill Winlow.  “We clearly need more infrastructure projects to get the economy moving again”. The IMF’s annual report has said that Britain should spend more now to fund investment and steer the economy back to recovery, a call which is unlikely to be heeded […]

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 At the launch of the first phase of the Business Bank on 10th April Liberal Democrat Business Secretary, Vince Cable, [ pictured] said: “Small and medium-sized businesses are still telling me that access to finance is their number one problem, preventing them from investing and growing.That’s why, through the business bank, we are developing a […]

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Vince Cable: There is a chronic shortage of women in top jobs

by professorbillwinlow on 23 April, 2013

The   Vince Cable is hopeful that the government will meet its target to have more women on the boards of top companies by 2015, but he admits that the “experiment in voluntary encouragement” has seen a slowdown in the last six months.   “It is a warning not to be complacent,” he says of a […]

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The Lib Dem campaign for the County Council elections was given an extra boost yesterday. Jo Swinson, the MP for East Dunbartonshire and Minister for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs wished the Preston Lib Dems all the best in their campaign. Leader of the Lib Dem group, Cllr Bill Winlow and Group Whip, Cllr […]

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Fishy Tales – bang goes another myth about the EU

by professorbillwinlow on 29 March, 2013

People often blame Brussels and the Common Fisheries Policy for doing-down small fishermen. But NW Liberal Democrat MEP, Chris Davies, reports that it is national governments that decide what share of each country’s fishing opportunities will go to the small scale boats and what to the big boys. This week Chris organised a seminar in […]

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Vince Cable calls for business rate extension to help retailers

by professorbillwinlow on 13 March, 2013

Vince Cable is urging George Osborne to extend the business rate relief as retailers face an estimated rise of 2.6% in rates next month, which will add £175m to shopkeepers’ bills. Mr Cable, pointing to several retail collapses this year with the loss of 10,000 jobs, says more needs to be done. He has called […]

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