7 things we learnt from Lib Dem conference that will affect Manchester and the North West

The Liberal Democrats held their annual conference in Brighton last week and passed a number of key policies that could be implemented by Lib Dems in Manchester and across the North West as councils return to work.

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Lib Dems will refuse to renew local business licences if venues don't join fight against plastic

The Liberal Democrats have laid out plans to ban single-use plastics and issued a strong warning to local businesses to take responsibility at their conference in Brighton today.

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Lib Dems will clamp down on Manchester's "deliberate and unforgivable" housing crisis

Cities like Manchester, which has become infamous for its "unforgivable" lack of affordable housing, are the target of a new housing policy approved at the Liberal Democrats Autumn conference in Brighton today.

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"Heartless" councils like Manchester forced to take more refugees under new Lib Dems plans

The Liberal Democrats have passed a comprehensive motion laying out plans to welcome more refugees fleeing conflict, at their Autumn conference in Brighton today.

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Lib Dems will tackle "supermajority problem councils like Manchester"

The Liberal Democrats have passed a motion laying the foundations to tackle "supermajority problem councils", such as Manchester's one-party state, at their Autumn conference in Brighton today.

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Lib Dems pass motion decriminalising abortion and enforcement of buffer zones around abortion service providers

At the party's conference in Brighton today, Liberal Democrats passed a motion to decriminalise abortion across the UK, including Northern Ireland, and enforce buffer zones.

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