Vince Cable listens

In addition to knocking on doors, undertaking numerous interviews and attending the many husting events held in Twickenham Vince Cable has taken a new step in this election in responding to the public through Facebook.

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900,000 children lose free school meals

The Conservative manifesto pledge to scrap 'universal' free school lunches could see as many as 900,000 children from low-income families lose their entitlement to claim the midday meal.

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Where do the Conservatives really stand on a third Heathrow runway? - Vince Cable

Responding to the Conservative manifesto pledge to deliver the 3rd runway at Heathrow, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Vince Cable has challenged his Conservative opponent, a supposedly ardent critic of Heathrow expansion to explain why she is being backed by the Conservative Party.

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Sarah Olney’s submission to the Heathrow Expansion Draft Airports National Policy Statement

The government announced that the “Airports National Policy Statement: new runway capacity and infrastructure at airports in the South East of England” is the necessary first stage in the process of getting consent for a Heathrow 3rd runway.

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Tory abandonment of cap on care costs is a betrayal of older people

As minister in the Coalition Government, Norman Lamb introduced a cap on care costs to protect older people against catastrophic costs experienced when someone ends up with a condition like dementia. Theresa May's response to this: oh let's tax it!

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Lib Dems penny in the pound for NHS would raise £19.8 million extra for Richmond

Tim Farron, Lib Dem leader, has announced the Lib Dems would plug funding gaps for the NHS and social care by putting a penny on income tax, in the Lib Dems first major manifesto commitment of the election campaign.

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Improvements at Teddington Memorial Hospital welcomed by Vince Cable, but why the cuts in beds?

Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for Twickenham, has warmly welcomed the improvements in care services set out in a recent report by the Care Quality Commission.

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Education funding is one of the biggest issues in this election – Vince Cable

Just days into the General Election campaign Vince Cable, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Twickenham, has declared that reductions in school funding is one of the biggest issues being raised across the constituency.

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Peter’s flower stall must be given time to find new location in Twickenham – Vince Cable

The owners of the much valued Peter’s flower stall outside Twickenham station should not be driven off Twickenham high street is the clear message that Vince Cable has sent to both Richmond Council and to the developers of Twickenham station.

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Government must call off its sham Heathrow consultation – Vince Cable

Vince Cable, Liberal Democrat prospective parliamentary candidate for Twickenham, is urging the Government to put on hold its consultation on aircraft expansion.  At present the Department of Transport’s consultation runs until the 25th May.

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