Layla Moran

Layla Moran leads cross-party group urging Government to repeal "heartless" Vagrancy Act in Queen’s Speech

We’re urging the Government to include a commitment to scrap the Act in the Queen’s Speech. If they fail to do that and push this back even further, it will deal a massive blow to our cross-party attempts to make this happen. Jenrick must publish his review, work with us and scrap the Act once and for allOver 60 MPs and Peers from five parties, as well as crossbenchers and the Bishop of Manchester, have written to Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick urging him to include the repeal of the Vagrancy Act in the Queen’s Speech (11th May 2021), in a letter led by Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran.

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Layla Moran: “sensational results” as Lib Dems elect largest ever group to Oxfordshire County Council

 “I’m absolutely delighted by these sensational results. The Liberal Democrats have made impressive gains in Oxfordshire against the Conservatives, a ringing endorsement of our hard work in communities across the county. By backing the Lib Dems across Oxfordshire, residents have voted for a greener, fairer and more caring county led by a council that listens.Layla Moran, Liberal Democrat MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, has said she is “delighted” by the Lib Dems’ “sensational results” as they gained 8 seats to elect their largest-ever group to Oxfordshire County Council,  adding that it was “a ringing endorsement of our hard work in communities across the county.”  

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Moran: NAO report on council finance shows “plan is needed urgently”

Everything from our leisure and community arts centres to adult social care is under threat because of the financial shortfall and the sheer uncertainty.Layla Moran has said a “plan is needed urgently” to “save local councils from the brink”, after the National Audit Office published a report warning that local authorities will be under serious financial pressure in 2021-22 and urgently need reassurance from the government on further funding or support.

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Layla Moran: Government “letting down flood victims” by refusing to extend flooding grant

 The Government is “letting down flood victims” after they refused to make the Property Flood Resilience Grants Scheme available to people who were flooded this Christmas and New Year

Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, has said the Government is “letting down flood victims” after they refused to make the Property Flood Resilience Grants Scheme available to people who were flooded this Christmas and New Year. 

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Moran and Lib Dems vote against “draconian” Anti-Protest Bill

The appalling scenes at Clapham Common over the weekend must force Priti Patel to think again.  The right to protest is fundamental. The Liberal Democrats won’t tolerate this erosion of our rights

Layla Moran, MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, and the Lib Dems voted against the “draconian” Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill at its second reading in the House of Commons on 16th March.

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ONS vaccine data shows “the country needs to learn from Oxfordshire"

The country needs to be learning from Oxfordshire

Responding to news that vaccination rates among those over 70 from ethnic minority background in England are markedly lower than the national average, as revealed by new ONS figures, with over four in ten of those from a Black African background not yet receiving a first dose of the vaccine, Layla Moran MP said: “These stark figures reveal the deeply alarming low uptake of the vaccine among ethnic minority groups, who we know are particularly vulnerable to serious disease from Covid-19.

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Layla marks the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

On #FightRacism Day, Liberal Democrats will always stand up against racism and intolerant attitudes.Layla Moran has marked the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This year’s theme for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is “Youth standing up against racism”.

Young people were at the forefront of the Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd in the United States. Layla said “we still have much more to do” on racial injustice, marking the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

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“Major win” for community and Lib Dems as Expressway cancelled

Layla Moran MP has welcomed the news that the Oxford-Cambridge Expressway project has been cancelled. Layla said “this is a major win for everyone in our community” and “for our environment.”


 

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Layla Moran calls on the Government to stop the delay in banning LGBTQIA+ conversion therapy

Last week, there was a debate on Conversion Therapy in the House of Commons, which I applied to be part of but unfortunately was not selected. This article is what I would have said had I spoken in the debate. 

 

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Layla on the budget: Our small businesses have been left behind

Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, has said SMEs “have been left behind” by today’s Budget, as she vowed to “fight to protect our small businesses, which are the backbone of our economy and at the heart of our local communities.”

 

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