Layla Moran

PM's 'New Deal' speech in breach of Trades Descriptions Act

“The challenges we face are so huge, from soaring unemployment to the climate crisis, yet Boris Johnson's ambition is so limited. We need to see a massive investment in retraining to build the green jobs of the future and ensure that people aren't left behind.Responding to Boris Johnson's speech today claiming to be setting out a "New Deal", Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran said:  “This speech appears to be in breach of the Trades Descriptions Act. FDR built the Hoover Dam but today we learned that our equivalent will be a new bridge in Sandwell.

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Statutory Sick Pay must continue for those shielding

“The Government must ensure that Statutory Sick Pay continues beyond 1st August so that those reliant on it don’t have to risk their own lives just to make ends meet.”Responding to the news that statutory sick pay will be taken away from 1st August for those shielding due to coronavirus, Liberal Democrat MP  Layla Moran has called for the benefit to continue for those still unable to return to work. 

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Layla Moran calls on government to urgently step up support for self-isolating workers

We were promised that the Test and Trace system would be world-beating. But there is nothing world-beating about leaving people struggling to pay their bills just because they are obeying the rules.\

Layla Moran has called on the government to urgently step up support for self-isolating workers, after Boris Johnson said at last week's PMQs that “nobody should be penalised for doing the right thing”.  

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Extend compensation scheme to transport workers who die on Covid-19 frontline

If it wasn’t for the brave workers who have carried on driving our buses and trains throughout this crisis, Britain would have stopped moving for those that needed it.Layla Moran MP has reiterated her call for the government to extend its compensation scheme to all key workers who lose their lives on the Covid-19 front line, including transport workers.

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Leicester lockdown: Govt must offer extra support to workers and businesses

Any local lockdown needs to be combined with targeted government support. That should include proper financial assistance for those workers and businesses impacted to help them cope.Layla Moran MP has called on the government to ensure any local lockdowns are accompanied by support for businesses, workers, and councils, warning that communities "must not be left to fend for themselves."

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Layla Moran to chair cross-party parliamentary group in support of an urgent independent inquiry into the Government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis

The Prime Minister warns of a bumpy road ahead, but it's being made bumpier by his mistakes and failure to take responsibility.Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran, is chairing a new cross-party parliamentary group in support of an urgent independent inquiry, warned that "history is in danger of repeating itself" unless lessons are learned.

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PM must rule out 'politicisation of civil service" and a "league of mini-Cummings"

Mark Sedwill is being scapegoated by the Prime Minister for the disasters of the last few months.Responding to reports of Mark Sedwill's departure and possible replacement, Layla Moran MP has called on the Prime Minister to rule out a politicisation of the Civil Service.

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1,277 local pupils could benefit from a Summer Learning Fund under Lib Dem plans

a Summer Learning Fund that would support 1,277 disadvantaged children across Oxford West and Abingdon to get ready for returning to school.The Liberal Democrats have called on the Government to commit to a Summer Learning Fund that would support 1,277 disadvantaged children across Oxford West and Abingdon to get ready for returning to school.

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Create COVID review now to prepare for second spike

\Layla Moran MP has called on the government to listen to health leaders and establish an urgent review and cross-party group to help the UK to prepare for a second wave of coronavirus.  

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It’s time for “shovel-ready” Lodge Hill to be fast-tracked and delivered

It’s time for “shovel-ready” Lodge Hill to be fast-tracked and delivered

Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, has written to Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Conservative Leader of Oxfordshire County Council, asking him what efforts have been made to fast-track the Lodge Hill diamond junction.

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