Press Release: Layla Moran MP calls for new law to make firms publish BAME pay gap

Employers would be required to publish their BAME pay gap under plans to improve career progression for ethnic minority groups unveiled by Layla Moran MP. The Liberal Democrat leadership contender has written to the TUC, CBI and retail bosses calling on them to help create the new law.

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Press Release - Make outdated & harmful conversion therapy illegal

Liberal Democrat leadership candidate Layla Moran MP has tabled a motion to Parliament to ban the “outdated” and “harmful” LGBTQ+ conversion therapy. 

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Press Release: MP slams "no strings attached" bailouts for big companies

Liberal Democrat Leadership Candidate Layla Moran MP has hit out at the Government's “no strings attached” loans that have totalled to a multibillion-pound bailout of airlines, chemical companies and car manufacturers. 

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Press Release: Jamie Stone MP says: "Vote Layla!"

Jamie Stone, MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross has declared his support for Layla Moran MP in the upcoming Liberal Democrat leadership contest. 

Jamie Stone joins over 700 others who have signed up to volunteer for Layla’s campaign in support of her leadership bid.

Layla Moran is the bookies favourite to become Lib Dem leader, with a clean sweep of shortening odds. 

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Let's move the Liberal Democrats forward

Originally in Liberal Base

It hasn’t been an easy few months for our party since the General Election. After our brilliant successes in last year’s local and European elections, and notwithstanding some notable highs like gaining NE Fife, Richmond and St. Albans, we came down with a nasty bump in December.

Since then, I’ve been in listening mode. I planned a series of visits to listen to party members and the public. I learned a lot while door-knocking in Yorkshire and Cornwall and had more planned. And then the virus hit. Since then I’ve been listening to Lib Dem members up and down the country via Zoom.

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Vision

Originally in the Independent

Around the world, people are looking to their leaders for guidance. Some people will feel safe and hopeful. Others may feel uneasy and question their nation’s choices. In moments like this, decent leadership can make an enormous difference to people’s lives.

For me, the best leadership is calm, measured and purposeful. It is open, transparent and direct. Good leaders spell out what they and their parties stand for, allowing people to grasp the ideas, embrace change and move forward together.

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Put ideology aside, put people first and implement a Universal Basic Income

Responding to a Resolution Foundation report that has found younger and older workers face being at the forefront of a living standards crisis due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Lib Dem MP Layla Moran has renewed her calls on the Government to implement a Universal Basic Income. 

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Press Release: A regressive public sector pay freeze is no way to repay the sacrifices of brave key workers

In response to reports of Government documents considering public sector pay freezes - which includes nurses, doctors, carers and other key workers - to pay for the 'Coronavirus bill,' Layla Moran MP has:

  • Called on the chancellor to rule out a Public Sector pay freeze
  • Urged a move away from austerity measures which could damage wellbeing
  • Suggested closing loopholes on tax havens and a fairer tax system
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Press Release: Extend the Furlough scheme before Friday's redundancy cliff edge

Update: Scheme extended

Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran has called for urgent clarity on the Furlough scheme in advance of this Friday 15th May (the 40-day statutory deadline to notify staff of major employment changes, such as mass redundancies.)

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Press Release: Consider wellbeing indicators alongside GDP and abandon policies that will harm our health

In response to a YouGov poll finding that eight out of 10 people would prefer the Government to prioritise health and wellbeing over economic growth during the coronavirus crisis (and six in 10 would still want the government to pursue health and wellbeing ahead of growth after the pandemic has subsided), Lib Dem MP Layla Moran has repeated her call on the Government to:

  • Consider wellbeing metrics and indicators as well as economic ones (eg GDP) in all decision-making
  • Abandon policies which would cause harm to our health
  • Introduce a New Zealand-style wellbeing budget
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