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Canterbury Jan 2017

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"The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity." - opening line of our constitution

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  • CCS focus March 2017 Page 1
    Article: Mar 24, 2017
    By Nigel Whitburn
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    Article: Mar 24, 2017
    By Nigel Whitburn
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    Article: Mar 23, 2017
    By Alex Claridge in Kentish Gazette 23 March 2017
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    Article: Mar 23, 2017

    This morning James Flanagan spoke on BBC Radio Kent's Breakfast show about the plans for the council merger and put our position forward. Segment starts from 1:32:20 here.

  • Canterbury Jan 2017
    Article: Mar 23, 2017

    Cllr Nick Eden-Green puts his vision across for our area:

    Locally the city council must put its own house in order before going for massive reorganisation. For example over the last few weeks I have been trying to get SERCO to replace the paper waste insert in my bin which they damaged. After 3 emails to SERCO and the council, someone came to my door with an open crate to use temporarily as the bin inserts are out of stock. Great. Putting paper in an open crate in the March winds is a guarantee that my paper waste will litter the streets. That means, you guessed it, more work for SERCO. Then they will eventually come back a second time with the correct insert and take the crate away. Who pays for all this? We do as taxpayers. Get it right first time and stop moaning about lack of money.

  • Article: Mar 21, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have today published a paper setting out the challenges facing the UK's creative industries.

    The Power of Creativity and Brexit paints a testing picture for the industry, with potentially huge impacts from changes to freedom of movement, loss of investment and funding and less access to markets after Brexit.

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    Article: Mar 21, 2017
    Canterbury Liberal Democrats have slammed the Government's failure to provide enough extra cash for the NHS in the Spring budget, warning that local services - such as the K&C - will struggle to cope with growing demand.
    Ahead of the budget the Liberal Democrats called for a £4 billion funding boost for NHS and care services this year. That would amount to an extra £7 million for local NHS services in the Canterbury and Coastal area, and £52 million for social care across Kent. The Budget announced by the Government will instead see the share of national income spent on the NHS fall in the coming years.
  • Article: Mar 19, 2017

    Tim Farron's speech to the 2017 Liberal Democrat Spring Conference

    Whether you support Brexit or not, Britain needs a decent opposition

    A few weeks ago I was in Doncaster, filming for a Laura Kuenssberg documentary. They took me to a pub to meet a group of people who had voted Leave, and I got talking to one of the guys there - a Scottish businessman who'd lived in Yorkshire for many years, a bit older than me, pro-union, anti-Europe.

  • Article: Mar 19, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have demanded the government re-open the Dubs child refugee scheme, at the party's Conference in York.

    The party has slammed the Government reasons for closing the scheme as 'lies'.

    The Government has been condemned for closing down a scheme to accept lone refugee children marooned in Europe after allowing just 350 displaced youngsters, not thousands as expected.

  • Article: Mar 19, 2017