Sir Ed Davey, who is co-leading the Liberal Democrats, has written to the Prime Minister, urging him to abolish often harmful and discriminatory Section 60 "suspicionless" Stop-and-Search powers.
Kate Smith, Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner candidate, agrees and says, "Normal Stop-and-Search exists for good reasons, but under suspicionless Stop-and-Search by Police, a black person is 47 times more likely to be stopped and searched than a white person. Too often it seems just being black is enough for someone (like Team GB sprinter Bianca Williams) to be treated like a criminal.
Local members will want to be aware of the following event:
LAYLA LISTENS ... to The Midlands - Saturday 6th June 2020
Online meeting + Q&A with Layla Moran
This is for all members in the East Midlands & West Midlands Regions. Layla will be opening with a talk on her work during the ongoing coronavirus crisis, and looking to how we could shape society after it ends.
As I write this, it is the final day before the UK leaves the European Union. It is a sad day, but it is still only one day. Brexit is far from over - and for many people it won't be until after the transition period ends that we will finally realise what Brexit meant.
I want to say how proud I am of all Liberal Democrats - members, supporters, and voters. Right through from the referendum, and two general elections, it has been a privilege to campaign alongside friends and make the case for a strong UK inside a strong EU.
January Speaking Event - 'What's Wrong with First Past the Post?'
On 30th January 2020 Amber Valley Liberal Democrats have the pleasure of welcoming Philip Rogerson, a volunteer for the 'Make Votes Matter' movement, to deliver a talk on 'What is Wrong with First Past the Post?'
Philip is currently a chaplain to North Yorkshire Police. Having served in West Midlands Police (Birmingham) and South Yorkshire Police (Sheffield and Barnsley) he retired in 2005, after being in charge of police training across England and Wales.
An active member of the Liberal Democrats, Philip recently became more involved as his daughter, Judith Rogerson, is the PPC in Harrogate and Knaresborough.
The event will take place at the Village Inn, Marehay, Ripley with food being served at 18:30. The talk will commence at 19:30, followed by a question and answer session. There will be a £5 admission fee, with food being charged separately by the venue.
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