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Monday, 2 August 2010

Jo Swinson on "the first ten weeks"

I received an e-mail from Jo Swinson MP in which she outlines the principal achievements of the Liberal Democrats during the first ten weeks of the coalition government:

It’s been a little over ten weeks since the coalition government was formed, so I thought I would take this chance to illustrate Lib Dem influence on Government policy.

Going into the election the Liberal Democrats championed several new priorities: fairer taxes; a fairer voting system; a fair start for children with extra funding for disadvantaged pupils; and a green, sustainable economy.

Thanks to Lib Dem involvement, the Government will deliver on each of these.

There are also a large number of other Lib Dem policies and pledges that will now begin to make a real, positive difference to people’s lives because of our role in the Government.

These include everything from rolling back the surveillance state and giving people back their civil liberties, to prison and NHS reforms, ending child detention, fairer pensions, and the scrapping of the third runway at Heathrow.

It was a difficult decision going into coalition government - but I believe that putting these policies into practice was the right choice.

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