Helen Morgan Lib Dem PPC for North Shropshire

Helen Morgan selected as Lib Dem PPC (Prospective Parliamentary Candidate) for North Shropshire by Members at a packed meeting in Wem. Members at a well-attended meeting in Wem voted to select Helen as their PPC.

LIB DEMS CHOOSE DYNAMIC CANDIDATE TO FIGHT ELECTION

Helen Morgan, a Chartered Accountant, mother and community campaigner has been selected by local North Shropshire Liberal Democrat members as their candidate to fight the next General Election. Helen Morgan, who lives with her young family in Harmer Hill works for a prominent North Shropshire business as their accountant.

Helen Morgan selected as Lib Dem PPC for North Shropshire
Helen Morgan selected as Lib Dem PPC for North Shropshire

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lib dems voted to protect farmers, animals welfare & food standards

Owen Paterson has thrown British farmers on the scrapheap, Lib Dems warn

The Liberal Democrats have warned Owen Paterson should “hang his head in shame” for voting against measures to protect high environmental and animal welfare standards. Conservative MPs rejected amendments to the Agriculture Bill which would have forced the UK Government to ensure that British food and animal welfare standards are maintained in any trade deals. Owen Paterson failed to back these measures, despite over a million people signing an NFU petition calling for the UK Government to put laws in place that prevent imports of food that is produced in ways that are illegal here in the UK, and a …

Helen Morgan reacted angrily to the news that Owen Paterson MP hadn't voted to support British Farmers. Helen is pictured supporting Helen supporting rare-breed farming in 2019

Owen Paterson must use last chance to back farmers

The North Shropshire Liberal Democrats have called on Owen Paterson to back British farming this week, and vote to protect our high environmental and animal welfare standards. In a letter to Owen Paterson, Helen Morgan, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for North Shropshire, warned the Tories must not “risk farmers’ livelihoods to win a favourable trade deal from the USA.” The votes come on Wednesday 04/11/2020 in amendments to the Agriculture Bill. The Liberal Democrats want MPs to ensure any post-Brexit trade deals meet UK animal welfare and food safety rules. According to the NFU, over a million people have also signed …

o child should go hungry

North Shropshire Lib Dems dismayed as local mp rejects free school meals for hungry children

Lib Dem Parliamentary Spokesperson Helen Morgan has expressed disappointment that North Shropshire MP Owen Paterson failed to support proposals for free school meals in the holidays, despite a recent Children’s Society report showing 31% of children in North Shropshire live in poverty. Helen said: ‘The report by the Children’s Society makes sobering reading – nearly a third of North Shropshire’s children live in poverty. It’s just unacceptable for their own MP to reject measures designed to help them, when they have been hardest hit by the pandemic. ‘These numbers aren’t theoretical. The Oswestry and Borders food bank has reported a 42% …

Summer Learning Fund that would support 1,796 disadvantaged children across North Shropshire

1,796 pupils could benefit from Summer Learning Fund

The Liberal Democrats have called on the Government to commit to a Summer Learning Fund that would support 1,796 disadvantaged children across North Shropshire to get ready for returning to school. Liberal Democrat spokesperson for North Shropshire Helen Morgan said: “Parents and teachers locally are concerned that pupils, especially the most disadvantaged, are not getting the education and care they need to get on in life. “That is why the Liberal Democrats are urging the Government to do more by combining the free school meals voucher scheme with an emergency uplift in child benefit during the crisis and a Summer Learning Fund …

Owen Paterson MP

Condolences for a tragic loss

Our sincere condolences to Owen Paterson, family and friends for their tragic loss. Devastating news 😢https://news.sky.com/…/wife-of-tory-mp-owen-paterson-found-… Heartbreaking news. I know from my own experience what how devastating this will be. Heartfelt condolences to Owen Paterson, family and friends Constituency Chair, David Walker I was shocked to read this news this afternoon – so sad for Owen Paterson and his family. My sincere condolences to them. Helen Morgan – Parliamentary spokesperson for North Shropshire Liberal Democrats

Helen campaigning in 2019

Support needed to protect workers and prevent redundancies in North Shropshire

According to government statistics published this week, 11,800 people in North Shropshire have benefited from the job retention scheme. A further 4,100 people in North Shropshire are receiving financial support through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, following a successful campaign by the Liberal Democrats. The party is now urging the Government to extend furlough support and bring forward bespoke packages of support for key sectors, such as hospitality, to avoid high levels of local unemployment. Liberal Democrat spokesperson Helen Morgan for North Shropshire said: “The furlough scheme is a lifeline for so many. However, I worry what will happen to people here in North Shropshire who rely on furlough support if it ends before the local economy has recovered. “Many …

Open Letter to Owen Paterson MP for North Shropshire

  Open letter to Owen Paterson MP for North Shropshire, requesting a response to the Prime Minister’s press conference this evening. Dear Mr Paterson, This evening I have watched the Downing Street press conference. As you can imagine I am angered and frankly frightened about the damage the Prime Minister has inflicted on the country in such a short time. He has effectively endorsed breaking the law, avoided legitimate questions about his own knowledge of Mr Cummings’ trips, and lied outright, not least by asserting that Mr Cummings was in need of childcare when it is known that this was …

Helen Morgan reacted angrily to the news that Owen Paterson MP hadn't voted to support British Farmers. Helen is pictured supporting Helen supporting rare-breed farming in 2019

Angry response as Owen Paterson voted against protecting British Farmers

Today Helen Morgan reacted angrily to the news that Owen Paterson voted in parliament to undermine hard-working farmers in North Shropshire. Yesterday, local MP Owen Paterson voted against an amendment to the Agriculture Bill that would have prevented trade deals which undermine current UK food and farming standards. Helen (Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for North Shropshire) said: “I’m so angry that our MP ignores the needs of the local economy. In voting against the amendment he has effectively told farmers ‘we’ll sell you out to get our US trade deal, complete with hormone-fed beef and chlorinated chicken’. It’s outrageous. “This …

2019 General Election Results for North Shropshire - biggest share growth of any party

2019 General Election Results for North Shropshire

Thank you to everybody who voted for Helen Morgan on the 12th of December in the 2019 General Election. Locally we outperformed the national result, the West Midlands regional result and the result in strongly Leave seats.  Helen’s vote went up by 4.7% – the largest increase in vote share compared to 2017 for any party in North Shropshire.  This was our biggest campaign in a long time. Whilst, the national picture wasn’t great for us – 3 weeks before polling day we were looking at a much better result and aiming to take second place – we held our own …

Helen Morgan addressing NFU hustings in Prees

Leaked documents reveal Trump trade deal threat to farmers in North Shropshire

Leaked documents from US-UK trade deal talks have revealed the threat facing farmers in North Shropshire from a trade deal with Donald Trump, the Liberal Democrats have warned. Liberal Democrat candidate for North Shropshire, Helen Morgan said “I hope Owen Paterson (Conservative Candidate for North Shropshire) will make a “cast-iron” guarantee to vote against any lowering of UK food standards that could put local farmers at risk”. It comes after documents published online yesterday revealed years of talks between UK and US trade negotiators, with American officials pushing to allow greater use of chemicals in food production, including chlorine-washing chicken. …

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