Layla Moran

Layla writes to Dominic Raab about freedoms in Hong Kong following the sentencing of Tong Ying-kit

Following the sentencing of Tong Ying-kit under Hong Kong's National Security Law, Lib Dem Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Layla Moran has written to Dominic Raab urging the UK Government to step up.

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Layla marks UN World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

It is despicable that in the 21st century, there are individuals who are victims of modern slavery and human trafficking.Layla Moran, the Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs and International Development spokesperson, has marked the United Nations’ World Day against Trafficking in PersonsAround the globe, the pandemic has increased the number of people being trafficked domestically, including children. We have to work across political divides and across borders to put a stop to this injustice.

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Layla Moran launches Lib Dem petition calling for Covid Recovery Visa

key_The crisis facing our hospitality industry is a problem entirely of the Government’s making. Their botched Brexit, damaging points-based immigration system and handling of the pandemic mean hotels, bars, restaurants and others face being unable to open up any further next week. Many face the threat of closure as a result.Layla Moran and Oxfordshire Liberal Democrats have launched a new petition calling on the Government to introduce a Covid Recovery Visa for the hospitality sector. Launching the petition, Layla Moran MP, who has previously called for the visa’s introduction during Prime Minister’s Questions, said that the hospitality industry “has been hit by a triple whammy” of Brexit, the points-based immigration system, and the Government’s handling of the pandemic.

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Layla praises “local heroes” who are rising to the Spennylympics challenge

key_I wish our local heroes Stuart and Charlotte the very best of luck in their Spennylympics event taking place over what will be an undoubtedly intense 17 days.     “What they’re doing is inspirational and for an amazing cause - one that I know is very personal to them. The Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) truly does life-changing work for so many people who are suffering from Motor Neurone Disease and Kennedy’s Disease.     “I know the whole constituency will be lending Stuart and Charlotte their full support and I encourage those who are able to donate to this amazing causeLayla Moran has tabled a Commons motion congratulating local constituents and ‘Spennylympics’ duo Stuart Bates and Charlotte Nichols for their “inspirational” upcoming challenge for charity. 

Vale of White Horse residents Stuart and Charlotte will be taking part in their ‘Spennylympics’, where they will try to complete every single Olympic event. This will all be done during the 17 days of the Tokyo Games - 49 sports and over 96 events. It is in memory of Stuart’s brother Spencer (“Spenny”) who sadly passed away in August 2011 from motor neurone disease. 

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Layla Moran congratulates Oxford University teams on winning NHS Parliamentary Award for “outstanding” achievements

key_The Oxford Vaccine Group and the Jenner Institute have saved the lives of millions of people across the UK and the world. I hope this award will be one of many ways that we continue to show our thanks for the work that they have done.  “Their work is in no small part the reason why we have been able to ease lockdown rules. The vaccine has undoubtedly saved countless lives and led the way out of the pandemic.  “It was a pleasure to be able to attend the NHS Parliamentary Awards. NHS staff have done a remarkable job throughout the pandemic so it was lovely to spend time congratulating and thanking everyone for their ongoing work.Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, has congratulated the Oxford Vaccine Group and Jenner Institute for winning the Excellence in Healthcare Award at the NHS Parliamentary Awards for their outstanding achievements during the pandemic.

In September, Layla nominated seven individuals and teams of local heroes - including the vaccine group - for the different awards. This was followed by a tough judging process to whittle down the almost 700 nominees into a shortlist, for which the Oxford Vaccine Group and the Jenner Institute, both part of the University of Oxford, were chosen.

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Layla congratulates “oar-some” constituent for inclusion in Team GB Rowing Squad

key_I’d like to congratulate Sholto Carnegie for his oar-some inclusion in the Team GB squad for the Tokyo Olympics and wish him and all our athletes the best of luck for the GamesLayla Moran has tabled a motion of congratulations and best wishes in the House of Commons for her constituent Sholto Carnegie, for his participation in the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games.  It comes after Carnegie, 26, made a splash in British rowing after an oar-inspiring 2019 season as part of the British men’s four team, winning World Bronze, European Gold and World Cup III silver.

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Layla sponsors Bill to make flexible working a right

key_Research shows that a majority of workers want to work flexibly, and we should absolutely give them the right to do so. It’s especially iLayla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, has co-sponsored a cross-party bill that would give workers the right to work flexibly. The Flexible Working Bill was introduced to the Commons by Tulip Siddiq MP as a private members’ bill.

Layla said she was “proud” to support the Bill, adding that “we emerge from the pandemic, we must give people the right to work flexibly as part of any effort to build back better.”

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Layla Moran: “confusion must end” over Everyone In rough sleeping scheme

key_The Minister failed to shed any light on how the Government will meet its target of ending rough sleeping by 2024. His response yesterday wasn’t good enough. The confusion must end over Everyone In, the Rough Sleeping Strategy must be updated as a priority, and rough sleeping support for people with no recourse to public funds should continue, not be cruelly shut off.Layla Moran has said the “confusion must end” and the Government “must urgently clarify its position” when it comes to the Everyone In rough sleeping scheme and its continuation.

It comes after Layla told the Homelessness Minister in the Commons yesterday that “several councils have reported that the Government has instructed them, through the terms of the rough sleeping initiative funding allocations, to end the use of emergency accommodation for those sleeping rough, so signalling the end of the Everyone In scheme.”

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Layla Moran meets Thrupp Lane and Radley Lakes groups to discuss future of area

Layla Moran MP speaking to members of Thrupp Lane Residents’ Association and Friends of Radley Lakes. Picture credit Layla Moran MP. Pictures taken in line with Coronavirus restrictions at the time.

Layla Moran recently met with members of Thrupp Lane Residents’ Association and Friends of Radley Lakes, to discuss the future of the area, including the proposed Radley Lakes Masterplan and safety issues on Thrupp Lane for pedestrians and cyclists.  Layla said Radley Lakes “is a hidden gem right on Abingdon’s doorstep”, and thanked Friends of Radley Lakes for discussing the masterplan with her “to make sure the area is a haven for conservation and recreation” in the future.

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Layla Moran condemns aid cut as “cynical and heartless”

key_The Liberal Democrats will continue to stand up for the 0.7 development spending target that we enshrined in law - as we’ve done for over 50 yearsResponding to the Government winning a vote on its decision to cut aid spending in the House of Commons last week, Layla Moran MP, Lib Dem International Development Spokesperson, said: “The Chancellor’s criteria for restoring aid spending in the future are cynical and heartless. Only once since the turn of the century have his two tests been met, and they won’t be met in this Parliament. He has reverse-engineered conditions which will enable a potentially permanent move away from the 0.7% aid spending target.

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