• Bingo duty

    John Pugh MP has welcomed the news that the government has cut Bingo duty from 20% to 10%. The number of bingo halls closed in the last 30 years has plummeted by three quarters. John Pugh joined with the Bingo Association, more than 50 MPs and over 330,000 petition signatures to call for a lower …

  • MP welcomes announcement that National Minimum Wage will rise 3%

    Southport’s Lib Dem MP John Pugh is pleased that the Government has today accepted the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission to raise the Minimum Wage. Business Secretary Vince Cable has accepted the Low Pay Commission’s recommendation to increase the National Minimum Wage for adults by 3%. The rate for 18 to 20 year-olds will …

  • Lib Dems Call for Northern Revolution

    Northern Liberal Democrat MPs, peers and council leaders have united to lobby the Chancellor for better funding for economic regeneration of the North. In a budget submission titled ‘Grim up North’ , they argue that English northern regions have done more than their fair share of heavy lifting when it comes to a addressing the …

  • Should Southport leave Sefton?

    Southport is governed by Labour-run Sefton council. Every member of the council’s cabinet is based in Bootle and no Southport councillor is represented on the executive. I am introducing a bill to parliament which will allow communities who feel they aren’t being represented to force the boundary commission to review the electoral arrangements Do you back the campaign? …

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