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Canterbury Cathedral June 2016

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Recent news

  • Sarah Olney, Tim Farron and Lib Dem supporters (Jon Ball)
    Article: Dec 7, 2016

    Last week Liberal Democrat Sarah Olney sent a strong message to Government when she overturned Zac Goldsmith's 23,000 majority to become the new MP for Richmond Park in London. On Monday 5th December she was sworn into the House of Commons and met up with Liberal Democrat MPs, Peers and supporters from across the country.

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    Article: Dec 2, 2016

    It is extremely concerning that the £35million deficit faced by East Kent Hospitals Trust could mean further downgrading at Kent and Canterbury Hospital. It is equally concerning that the chancellor did not address the financial crisis faced by the NHS in his Autumn Statement last week.

    Whilst the Trust faces an unenviable task in trying to balance the books, it is essential that Canterbury is not overlooked as a major centre for specialist services in East Kent.

  • Sarah Olney
    Article: Dec 2, 2016

    Speaking at the count following her shock victory in the Richmond Park by-election, newly elected MP Sarah Olney said:

    "Let me start by thanking the other candidates for a hard-fought campaign - and to Zac Goldsmith in particular, I wish you well and assure you that I will continue your fight against the expansion of Heathrow.

  • Tim Farron arriving at Autumn 2016 Conference (Liberal Democrats on Flickr)
    Article: Dec 2, 2016

    The Liberal Democrats have won the Richmond Park by-election following a swing of 21.7%.

    Folllowing the victory Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said:

    "The message is clear: The Liberal Democrats are back and we are carrying the torch for all of those who want a real opposition to this Conservative Brexit Government.

  • Tim Farron speaking at Christchurch November 2016
    Article: Nov 24, 2016

    Following a successful visit to our constituency yesterday, Tim Farron shared his thoughts on the experience:

    "It was fantastic to meet so many enthusiastic members from Canterbury Lib Dems yesterday. I was able to have a good chat to most of those who attended, and I truly feel that James and our local council candidates have a really strong and dynamic team to support them in the run up to next year's local elections.

    I was also delighted to be invited to outline the Liberal Democrats' post-referendum vision for our country at an event at Christ Church University. The last time I spoke there was when I visited as the only Liberal member of an otherwise socialist NUS exec board, so it was especially great to get such a warm reception and some brilliant questions from last night's audience!

    But a real highlight of the day was visiting the Thanington Resource Centre and seeing the amazing work done by Paula Spencer and Cllrs Charlotte MacCaul and Nick Eden-Green to provide much needed community facilities for their local area.

    And that is what the Liberal Democrats are all about: localism, getting stuck in, and priding ourselves on working hard for our communities all year round."

  • Article: Nov 23, 2016

    Following Lib Dem pressure to help renters afford a home and reduce upfront costs, the Government has announced a ban on letting fees for tenants in the Autumn Statement.

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    Liberal Democrat Peer Olly Grender has been promoting the campaign and is the author of the Renters' Rights Bill, which was debated just five days ago in Parliament.