Layla Moran

Layla Moran takes part in second virtual surgery

Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, has responded once again to callers' queries and taken action on their behalf following her virtual surgery in BBC Radio Oxford this morning [21 May 2020].

Layla's first virtual surgery was on 25 March closer to the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, and so much has happened since then. Layla and the callers spoke about schools, support for our tourism industry, homelessness, keeping our hospitality sector going and sustainable travel in the age of COVID-19.

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Publish leaked report on local emergency services and no-deal Brexit planning

No Deal Brexit would overwhelm local emergency servicesLiberal Democrat leadership candidate Layla Moran has demanded that ministers publish in full a government report which warns that a No Deal Brexit at the end of the year would overwhelm local emergency services already struggling with the coronavirus pandemic.

 

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'unjust and unfair' NHS surcharge for overseas NHS and social care staff

health surchargeAfter the Prime Minister rejected opposition calls to scrap the health surcharge for overseas NHS and social care workers. Layla Moran has written to all newly elected Conservative MPs to urge them to vote against the Government on the 'unjust and unfair' health surcharge, which overseas NHS and social care workers have to pay.

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Government must publish scientific advice for reopening schools

Layla Moran MP

Following securing an Urgent Question in the House of Commons yesterday, Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson Layla Moran has called on the Government to release the scientific advice for reopening schools without delay.

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Rule out 'appalling' Public Sector pay freeze plan!

Care workerIn 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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Government “abandoning” local councils in their time of need

Layla Moran MPLayla Moran MP has called out the Government for penalising those councils who are going the extra mile in the Coronavirus pandemic. 

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Consider well-being metrics alongside GDP

Well-being

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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Call to ramp up support for students in crisis

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Layla Moran MP is leading a cross-party campaign calling on the Government to help students who find themselves in “dire” circumstances, including taking action to prevent students become homeless, ramp up mental health support and offer COVID-19 Maintenance Grants.

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Government has led us up the garden path on Lockdown ease

Garden Centre

Lib Dem leadership candidate Layla Moran MP has criticised the Government failures on testing and tracing, PPE, and care homes. She argues that these failures have necessitated such a cautious approach to easing the lockdown, which will lead to disproportionate economic damage.

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'Bad communications costs lives' - Layla's response to PM's statement

Layla Moran MP

In response to the Prime Minister's address on Sunday evening (10th May 2020), Layla Moran MP has called for 'tighter instructions' and 'assurances about continuing to protect those who are physically and economically vulnerable,' as well as issuing a warning that 'bad communications cost lives.'

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