Vikki discovers how Free School Meals are helping our children reach their potential

Watch Lib Dem candidate Vikki Slade find out how the Liberal Democrat policy for Free School Meals is helping our children to reach their full potential by visiting a school in Canford Heath.

 

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Vikki, Annette and the local Lib Dems answer questions on Wimborne Square

Annette Brooke MP and the Mid Dorset and North Poole Lib Dems hosted an event on Wimborne Square to introduce local residents to Prospective MP Vikki Slde.

Amongst discussions with local residents were the cuts to rural bus services, the future of the Allendale Community Centre and a petition to reduce the speed limit on Rushall Lane. Vikki and Annette also addressed wider issues such as the rising cost of living and the record breaking increase in the number of apprenticeships.

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Vikki receives praise during Bedroom Tax debate

The Liberal Democrats have taken the first step in reforming the Bedroom Tax by winning a crucial vote in Parliament. Lib Dem MP, Andrew George presented the Affordable Housing Bill to the House of Commons and following an intense three hour debate, the Lib Dems triumphed. 

During the debate Tim Farron MP praised Mid Dorset and North Poole's Prospective MP Vikki Slade for campaigning for reforms to the bedroom tax. Tim commented "Vikki has led the way in the Liberal Democrats with objecting to the unfairness of the Bedroom Tax; her motion to conference showed she really listened to people and is on their side in developing a fair and sensible policy."

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A petition with over 1300 signatures from local people was presented to Poole Borough Council recently calling to 'prohibit the culling of badgers on council-owned land'. Despite being in opposition, Liberal Democrat Councillors narrowly won the vote to prohibit the culling of badgers against Conservative Councillors who do not support the local ban.

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Deputy Prime Minister visits apprentices in Wimborne

Prospective MP Vikki Slade and Annette Brooke MP welcomed Nick Clegg to the Cobham's factory in Wimborne. 

Commenting on the latest good news on the record number of apprentices being created nationally. Nick Clegg said "“This is a Liberal Democrat policy of which we are very proud. We are now providing more apprenticeships than for more than a generation.” 

 

 

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Vikki Celebrates Stunning Colehill By-Election Victory

Mid Dorset and North Poole Liberal Democrats have celebrated a stunning victory in the recent Colehill East by-election.

Cllr Barry Roberts was elected with a massive 59% of the vote to defeat his Conservative opponent who received 26%. 

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