Lib Dem membership in Blackburn rises ahead of General Election

The Liberal Democrats in Blackburn have seen a surge in new members over the past two weeks, with membership up since the general election was called. It comes as the Liberal Democrats reach their highest ever membership nationally, with over 101,768 members. 14,000 new members across the country have joined the Liberal Democrats in the two weeks since the General… Continue reading Lib Dem membership in Blackburn rises ahead of General Election

Lib Dem candidate for Blackburn Irfan Ahmed commits to end rough sleeping in Blackburn

The Liberal Democrats have become the first major party to commit to ending the “national scandal” of rough sleeping across Britain, including in Lancashire. The Liberal Democrats have set out a series of measures to end rough sleeping, including introducing a Housing First provider in each local authority that would put long-term homeless people straight into independent homes… Continue reading Lib Dem candidate for Blackburn Irfan Ahmed commits to end rough sleeping in Blackburn

Young people in Blackburn to be stripped of housing benefit

Dozens of young people in Blackburn will be affected by the Conservative government’s decision to strip 18-21 year olds of housing benefit, research by the House of Commons library commissioned by the Liberal Democrats has shown. In total 18,000 young people across the country are expected to be affected. The Liberal Democrats have committed to reverse… Continue reading Young people in Blackburn to be stripped of housing benefit