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My speech to Conference, October 2014

Conference, Liberal Democrats are fundamentally different from other parties.

We are the challengers of vested interests. Challengers of the establishment. Challenging for the opportunities people thirst for.

When the Tories starved our schools of investment in the 80s and 90s, Paddy Ashdown broke the Conservative-Labour taboo on tax rises – so we could pay for better education.

Surbiton Festival 2014


Edward Davey (and daughter) support Amnesty International at the Surbiton Festival

Cutting care costs

Pensioners and their families will no longer be forced to sell their homes to pay for care, thanks to action by Liberal Democrats in the Government.

329 fewer people claiming JSA in Kingston is “no accident”

Edward Davey called today’s positive labour market figures in Kingston & Surbiton “no accident” and said Liberal Democrats in Government were delivering the recovery fairly. 

Britain is getting its energy policy right

Ed Davey has welcomed reports that show Britain is tackling climate change and taking steps to break up the Big Six Energy firms.

A study by PwC shows the UK has become one of the world’s eco-friendly countries in the past year after a record 34 per cent jump in renewable energy generation.

Ice bucket challenge

Watch the video of Edward Davey doing the ice bucket challenge.  He was soaked in aid of Water Aid at the One Norbiton fun day.  

Ceasefire in Gaza

Commenting on the new ceasefire in Gaza which at last appears to be holding, local MP, Edward Davey said:

"The death and destruction in Gaza has been horrific and it's been vital that our Government has used all diplomatic means working with others to bring this ceasefire about.

“Mind The Gap” campaign wins out at Norbiton Station

Campaigners welcome Network Rail & SWT’s commitment for safety improvements at Norbiton’s platforms as a “big win for Norbiton passengers and Kingston Hospital patients”.

A long campaign by local Liberal Democrats, Norbiton residents and Kingston Hospital to improve safety for passengers at Norbiton train station has paid off, with Network Rail and South West Trains agreeing to invest in refurbishing both platforms.  

Attack on Kingston synagogue is unacceptable

Following the attack on Kingston synagogue, Edward Davey said:

"This is unacceptable. However strongly people feel about an issue like Gaza, these statements and this anti-Semitic action are totally wrong.

Speaking at Bristol's BIG Green Week 2014

 

Davey welcomes Lib Dems promise of Carer’s Bonus of up to £250 for Britain’s “unsung heroes”

Kingston and Surbiton MP, Edward Davey has welcomed the announcement that, under a Liberal Democrat government, carers will receive a bonus worth up to £250-a-year.

The Carer’s Bonus will help more than 1100 people in Kingston who look after disabled loved-ones.

Lib Dems to protect education budget from cradle to college

The Liberal Democrats will protect the full education budget in the next parliament, the Deputy Prime Minister announced today.

Nick Clegg said the party would ringfence education spending for 2 to 19-year-olds.

This means the Liberal Democrats would protect an extra £10billion of education spending based on this financial year, rising with inflation.

Davey celebrates increase in income tax threshold

Edward Davey, Liberal Democrat MP for Kingston & Surbiton has celebrated the fact that from this April 5th 2014 (last weekend) Liberal Democrats in Government have delivered on their promise to raise the income tax threshold to £10,000 of their income.  This means that no-one pays tax on the first £10,000 they earn, resulting in a tax cut of £700 for 73,500 people in Kingsto

Davey welcomes efficiency award for Kingston Council

By following a common sense, good practice strategy of working closer together with neighbouring borough councils, Kingston Council have not only saved money but have also been rewarded by Central Government for their efforts.

Davey welcomes news of Vision 'Parliament' for Kingston

Commenting on the news that Kingston is to set up the UK’s first vision ‘parliament’, Edward Davey, Lib Dem MP for Kingston & Surbiton explained that “the views for blind and visually impaired people must be heard and I welcome the lead Kingston council is taking.”  “The Visual Impairment Parliament is the first of its kind in the country and will raise awareness of the needs of people

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