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Chair of Chinese Liberal Democrats Merlene Emerson has welcomed a new era for British politics

May 13, 2010 12:00 PM
Merlene Emerson at the Count at Hammersmith May2010

Merlene Emerson thanked voters at the Count on 7 May 2010

While thanking all those people who voted for her and her three colleagues, Merlene said she was delighted to see that Liberal Democrat policies will shape Britain for good.

The new Conservative/Liberal Democrat Coalition Government has pledged to enact key Liberal Democrat promises:

- Fairer taxes, with an increase in the income tax threshold to benefit those on lower and middle incomes

- A fairer start for children, securing extra funding for smaller class sizes and one-to-one tuition

- A fairer politics, with the chance to sack your MP, an elected House of Lords, a limit on donations and a register of lobbyists

- A fair and sustainable economy, with a bank levy, a green investment bank, and robust action to tackle unacceptable bonuses

Commenting on the formation of a new Government, Merlene said:

"I campaigned in the election for key Liberal Democrat policies, for fairer taxes, a new economy, a fair start for children and a new politics. As my party enters Government we are already seeing those promises realised.

"The Liberal Democrats in Government will ensure the pledges we made to our voters can become reality.

"We are seeing a new era of British politics and we have an amazing opportunity for a new kind of Government, working together and delivering policies we have been campaigning on for years".