Thank You from Vikki and the Liberal Democrats

Vikki Slade and the Mid Dorset and North Poole Liberal Democrats would like to thank local residents for the fantastic support they received throughout the election campaign and during the previous few years.
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“We must not abandon our hard-won human rights” – Vikki Slade

Today Vikki Slade urged the people of Mid Dorset and North Poole to back a Liberal Democrat campaign to save the Human Rights Act.

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So far more than 25,000 people have signed a petition calling on the Conservatives to scrap plans to abandon our commitment to human rights.

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Nick Clegg and Vikki Slade getting their hands dirty in MDNP!

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was in the constituency again yesterday to support candidate Vikki Slade and to highlight the party’s key education policies on a visit to Tops Day Nursery, Blandford Road.

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Vikki supports Women in Prison's campaign and calls for a new approach to criminal justice for women

Vikki Slade, the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Mid Dorset & North Poole, has today pledged a commitment to support Women in Prison's Manifesto which calls for a new approach to criminal justice, where the abuse, marginalisation and poverty at the root of so much of women’s offending is addressed and custodial sentencing is used as a last resort.

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Vikki Slade announces £250 carer’s bonus for 910 carers in Mid Dorset and North Poole

Liberal Democrats will give people give 910 carers in Mid Dorset and North Poole a £250 ‘Carer’s Bonus’ for looking after loved ones who are older, disabled or seriously ill.

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Baroness Shirley Williams visits local school

Baroness Shirley Williams visited Corfe Hills School today to speak about her life in Parliament and answer students’ questions. She was accompanied by Vikki Slade, the Lib Dem candidate for Mid Dorset and North Poole and the former Member of Parliament, Annette Brooke.

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We don’t have homeless people here!

It is true that, in Poole, we have less than a dozen people at any one time sleeping rough and while that is 12 people too many it is only the tip of the iceberg.  The plight of rough sleepers should bring shame on us all, you can see people turn away as the dishevelled looking person asks for the price of a cup of tea.  They are making assumptions – that they are an addict, that the money will be spent on alcohol or that they must have done something awful to end up on the streets.

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Vikki Celebrates International Women's Day with Deputy PM

Earlier in March, Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg visited Dorset to join Prospective MP Vikki Slade and Annette Brooke MP at an event to celebrate International Women’s Day.

The event was attended by women in a number of professions including business owners, teachers, NHS staff, third-sector workers and students to discuss what the Government should be doing to support women in achieving their potential.

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Vikki and Lib Dem Minister Norman Lamb put mental health on Dorset's agenda

The Government's Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb MP visited Queen Elizabeth's School in Wimborne at the invitation of prospective MP Vikki Slade to deliver a talk on mental health and find out about the mental health illnesses that some young people face.

Leading Mental Health care and service providers for the Dorset area also attended to share their perspective on government policy and ask Norman Lamb questions about future policies. These included professionals from Dorset County Council Children's Services, Dorset Mind, CAMHS, Mosaic, Dorset Police and local youth groups.

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I'm supporting #TimeToTalk, are you?

Today, Thursday 5th February is Time To Talk Day; a national day where everyone is asked to take five minutes to have a conversation about mental health.

During my adult life there has probably only been half a dozen years when I haven't either been under the care of the community mental health team, receiving some sort of talking therapy or taking medication for mental health conditions.

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