WATCH: Jo Swinson talking about her political comeback

Lib Dem Deputy Leader Jo Swinson was on the Daily Politics this week talking about her two years out of politics after her defeat in 2015 and what motivated her to come back.
She cited the threat to liberal values posed by Brexit and Trump and the unwelcome prospect of another divisive referendum on Scottish independence as the driving forces which spurred her to contest her seat again.

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Fracking update (June 2017)

Briefing: Fracking – An attack on local democracy
Though not in the Queen’s speech, the changes proposed by the Conservative Party to the planning laws surrounding the development of onshore oil and gas exploration, plus the further commitment to develop the shale gas industry (fracking) are alarming.

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We need police on the streets of Bassetlaw

Since Theresa May became Home Secretary in 2010, police numbers have plummeted by 14% to the lowest figure since March 1985. Here in Nottinghamshire, we have 1910 police officers, down 15% since 2010. This means that local law enforcement and crime prevention is now weak and wobbly.

Today, we are launching a petition to ask the next MP for Bassetlaw to support this policy and to call for more police on our streets here in our community. You can sign it on Saturday at our street stall in Retford. Alternatively, sign the More Police for Bassetlaw petition online (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2PVHsLcNRfK_ub9mHzVelshVA1q6k70RfYLlX_EaWK7u_Mg/viewform).

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Fracking? No No NO!

I don’t know if the Liberal Democrat commitment to stop Fracking, passed at our Spring Conference last year, will make it into our manifesto (although I hope & believe it will), but as it is a very live issue here in Bassetlaw, can I make clear, as I did in 2015, my total opposition to […]

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