A view from the Malvern Foothills

A view from the Malvern Foothills

Beverley Nielsen, Chair West Midlands Liberal Democrats, writes for the Centre for Brexit Studies at Birmingham City University in her role as Associate Professor Director, Institute for Design & Economic Acceleration (IDEA Institute) Only a few weeks ago the Lib Dems had been written off. ...

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Liberal Democrats secured the highest gains in local elections 2nd May 2019

Vote Share for Lib Dems in West Worcestershire hits 24% up from 9.4% (2017); Malvern Hills Lib Dem Vote Share hits 28% West Worcestershire Vote Share May 2019 CONS 33% LIB DEM 24% INDEPENDENTS 21% GREENS 10% LABOUR 8% UKIP 4%   Malvern Hills District Cou...

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Message from Beverley Nielsen, Chair, West Midlands Liberal Democrats

Message from Beverley Nielsen, Chair, West Midlands Liberal Democrats

Since my last message, delivered as we entered the New Year, 2019, who would have thought that we would be where we find ourselves as a country almost halfway through the year. Uncertainty over Brexit persists. Turns out Brexit did not mean Brexit. It meant stasis for the Conservatives. Perpetual...

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Brexit – ‘no clarity any time soon’

First published by Centre for Brexit Studies, Birmingham City University For almost three years businesses have been crying out for certainty. The government has blithely told them to prepare for all Brexit options. Larger businesses have been able to make preparations, spending billions with co...

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Hands up for Change

Dear Members and Friends, The nation has been greatly distracted over Brexit. We recognise the 2016 Referendum result, but, and it’s a big but, we believe that people’s understanding of what it really means has increased many times since then, that true democracy is a dialogue, and that a vote on...

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Season's Greetings from Beverley

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! As another year draws to a close, I have been spending some time reflecting on the past twelve months and looking ahead to all that awaits us in 2018.

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About Beverley Nielsen

Born in the region, Beverley has worked over the past two decades to promote and aid the West Midlands. She created Birmingham Made Me (BMM) to promote and connect our region’s world-beating brands to even greater success. Working through Birmingham City University, she established the BMM Jobs Fair, Entrepreneur Shops and Expo showcases to find jobs for young people, and retain talent in the region.

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