Friday, 8 April 2011

Lib Dem Gains - Bristol Edition

Earlier today I, along with party members throughout the UK, got an e-mail from Nick Clegg's office which outlined how some Liberal Democrat gains will impact on local areas - in my case, the City of Bristol. As a result, here's a special local edition of Lib Dem Gains:

  • 158,000 people are getting a £200 income tax cut (a move which benefits 23 million people across the country
  • 4,700 people have been lifted out of paying income tax altogether, with more to come
  • £625 million extra has gone to Bristol schools, aimed at the most disadvantaged pupils and set to rise to £2.5 billion a year by 2015
  • 64,800 pensioners have been given an extra £4.50 a week – and those retiring from today will be on average £15,000 better off over their retirement.
For those of you in Scotland, or otherwise interested in Scottish politics, mosey on over to Caron's Musings for a list of the gains that could be had from voting Lib Dem there this year.

Feel free to add your own local figures in the comments section, too.


Tuesday, 5 April 2011

What The Hell Have The Lib Dems Done?

The aim of this blog is to document some of the gains made for Liberal Democratic principles and policies in government - either through specific articles or links other places where these are being celebrated.

While I've been without a computer, I became aware of and am now, rather late in the day, able to blog about it. It's a fantastic randomiser of the party's achievements, complete with chapter and verse from the Manifesto.

Click here for the randomiser itemising the many things the Lib Dems have done in government - some of which have been featured on these very pages!

You can also follow it's creator, @william_summers on Twitter.