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  1. The Liberal Democrat gain this week in Scotland was part of the final contests of the year. Which means we can also tally up the net score for each party during 2020. It's the Lib Dems who come out on top:

    • Liberal Democrats: net 4 seats gained
    • SNP: net 1 seat lost
    • Labour: net 2 seats lost
    • Conservatives: net 2 seats lost
  2. Cumbrian MP Tim Farron is demanding the Government to provide emergency financial support for outdoor education centres after ministers told schools not to take their pupils on overnight residential visits. Last night the Department for Education issued new guidance on the Government's website stating that they "continue to advise against domestic (UK) overnight educational visits" and that they won't review their advice until next February.
  3. Munira successfully asked Jacob Rees-Mogg to set up a meeting between the Chancellor and representatives of Excluded UK and the Gaps in Support APPG

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  4. The coronavirus crisis has shone a new spotlight on the issue of child hunger, with demand for food banks soaring and almost a fifth of households with children unable to access enough food in the first weeks of lockdown.

    The Government has repeatedly overlooked the needs of children from low-income families.

    However, throughout this pandemic, the Government has repeatedly overlooked the needs of children from low-income families.

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  6. Yesterday, on Carers Rights Day, we launched our campaign Stand Up for Carers - calling on the Government to immediately raise Carer’s Allowance by £1,000 a year.

    After the Chancellor’s Spending Review earlier this week, it’s more important than ever that we support the incredible work that carers do.

    For too long carers have felt unseen and undervalued.

  7. Munira calls on the Government to provide a clear and consistent communications campaign on Covid-19 restrictions

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  8. South Lakes MP Tim Farron has accused the Chancellor of failing to use yesterday's Comprehensive Spending Review to invest in cancer services to tackle the treatment backlog created by the COVID-19, and ultimately save lives. Speaking in the House of Commons yesterday, Tim said: "There are some positives for the NHS in the Chancellor's statement, but it does feel like there is a blind spot: in the detailed documents, as far as I can tell, there is only one reference to cancer.
  9. "I’ve cared for my disabled son, my mother, and my Nana. I understand first-hand how hard this job is, why it’s vital, and why we need to increase monetary support for the invaluable workers who need it" - Ed Davey
  10. Carers – paid and unpaid, young and old – do a remarkable and important job. They deserve our support but are far too often forgotten and ignored. Liberal Democrats will stand up for carers and lead the way to a more caring society as we emerge from this pandemic. This starts by raising Carer's Allowance for unpaid carers by £1,000 a year.

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