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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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  • Article: Dec 14, 2017

    Barton Ward residents recently received a leaflet claiming that their three Conservative councillors oppose unsuitable student halls in residential areas. Yet when locals attended the planning committee on 10th October that considered 21 units in Havelock Street, the Barton Councillors were nowhere to be seen.

  • Article: Dec 14, 2017

    "Last night, Parliament took back control.

    "MPs insisted on a meaningful vote and dismissed Ministers' eleventh hour attempts to buy off the rebels.

    "This is a momentous day for Parliament and a humiliating defeat for Theresa May.

    "Now that MPs are to have a meaningful vote on the deal, the British people should get one too.

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    Article: Dec 13, 2017

    "The Conservatives running Kent County Council want to close the Riverside Children's Centre at Kingsmead in Canterbury" says Cllr Ida Linfield.

    "The centre provides on-site health visitor and midwifery clinics and is amongst among the busiest in Kent - with 1890 and 1024 visits each last year. It provides a vital service for local families."

  • Article: Dec 12, 2017

    Jo Swinson MP said:

    "President Trump's divisive politics of hate is in direct conflict with British values.

    "One of the prime minister's biggest political mistakes was to offer to roll out the red carpet for a man who wears his racism and misogyny like a badge of pride. Theresa May should stand up to Donald Trump and withdraw her invitation."

  • Article: Dec 7, 2017

    The government has carried out impact assessments on policies ranging from songs from ice cream trucks to drain standards to the use of parody in comedy yet still hasn't produced any on Brexit, Liberal Democrat research has revealed.

    This is quite literally beyond parody.

    These revelations come after David Davis yesterday admitted that the 58 Brexit impact assessments he claimed his department was working never existed.

  • David Davis (Chris McAndrew [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Dec 6, 2017

    After David Davis has been accused of misleading parliament, he must resign.

    David Davis needs to go. He has mislead parliament and under his leadership the Brexit department has turned incompetence into an art form.

    I am not one to call for ministerial resignations every two minutes and I've nothing against David Davis as a person but it is now clear he deceived MP. He is also writing the government's Brexit strategy on the back of a fag packet.

  • Article: Dec 5, 2017

    From the recent political hot air you would think the government or the opposition are about to build a lot more houses. This is a complete con trick. No government of any political persuasion has built a single house for years. Nor has any local authority built more than the odd handful. Developers build houses not governments. The government may be pressing for a huge increase in housebuilding and I agree we need more housing to meet local needs. But that actually builds nothing.

  • Lib Dems Winning in by-elections November 2017
    Article: Dec 1, 2017

    The sweep of four victories on 30 November means that the Liberal Democrats have gained seven council seats in November.

    The Liberal Democrats won all four of the council by-elections that were held last night, gaining seats from the Conservatives, Labour and UKIP.

    The sweep of victories means that the Liberal Democrats have gained seven council seats in November, significantly more than any other party.

  • Article: Nov 30, 2017

    Letter sent to Kent Messenger on 30th October 2017

    I note from your last issue that CCC is about to spend some £1.3m on new barriers and car parking technology and a further £600k on street improvements. Splendid.

    I hope the barriers will withstand the rigours of the night-time economy better than those in the residents car park in Black Griffin Lane which are almost permanently broken. I hope our continental tourists will understand the system too. The barriers in the Castle Street multi storey car park cause regular heebie jeebies and delays.

    It strikes me that £2m is a lot of money for a Council on its financial knees that is apparently unable to undertake the simple housekeeping jobs of cleaning our streets and dealing with graffiti. I have been trying to get the filthy and intimidating Wincheap subway cleaned for over two years. Even the graffiti is beginning to peel off in places because it's so old. But I'm told there's no money.

    For the sake of tourists, residents and shoppers alike can CCC please get to grips with the basics first and spend a few hundred on housekeeping before they spend a couple of million on vanity projects.

  • Article: Nov 29, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats put into the public domain letters Abbott wrote to constituents announcing that she supports a referendum.

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    Diane Abbott's letter stated "I will argue for the right of the electorate to vote on any deal that is finally agreed"

    But when contacted by journalists, Labour's Shadow Home Secretary then claimed that her letter had been "poorly worded". However, anti-Brexit Labour MPs congratulated Abbott on her letter attacking Brexit.