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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John Leech, one of 18 MPs to vote against 2014 Act, calls for MP apologies over Windrush scandal

The Liberal Democrats have become the first party to pass a motion condemning the Windrush scandal, at their Autumn conference in Brighton today.

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200 days until Brexit deadline and Manchester's leaders set to 'condemn a generation'

There are just 200 days until the Brexit deadline and John Leech has sent a warning to the region's leaders that unless they back a People's Vote, they are condemning a generation.

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Manchester records highest levels of air pollution anywhere in western Europe as children warned to 'limit outdoor exertion'

Manchester recorded the highest levels of air pollution anywhere in western Europe today.

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Press release from Manchester Council fails to account for £18m loss in road maintenance budget

The Liberal Democrats have hit back at an announcement from Manchester City Council which claims to "invest an extra £1.8m to boost the maintenance of roadside gullies".

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