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Canterbury Cathedral June 2016

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Recent news

  • James Flanagan
    Article: Oct 22, 2016

    Tomorrow morning, James will be back on BBC Radio Kent discussing the latest topics with Lembit Opik. 11am to 12pm. Tune in if you can!

    If you miss it and want to listen to the podcast you'll be able to download it (and listen live) here!

  • Article: Oct 21, 2016

    Last night saw the results of the Witney by-election - we started the campaign in 4th place as 50/1 outsiders and thanks to the relentless, positive campaign we ran, dented the Conservative majority and secured one of our best by-election results in decades. This is what you need to know:

    1: If this result was repeated across the UK, the Tories would lose their majority

  • Article: Oct 20, 2016

    Liberal Democrat peer, John Sharkey, whose Private Member's Bill was instrumental in securing a pardon for Alan Turing, has reached an agreement with the Government which will grant a posthumous pardon to thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted under long abolished sexual offence laws.

    Those similarly convicted but still alive will also receive pardons if they have successfully applied for a disregard or in future successfully apply for a disregard under the Protection of Freedoms Act.

  • Article: Oct 17, 2016

    Responding to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal ruling today which found that UK security agencies unlawfully collected data of British citizens for over a decade, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Alistair Carmichael said:

    "Allowing the state to collect endless amounts of personal data is not just a gross invasion of a privacy, it is a waste of precious resources.

  • Quiz night
    Article: Oct 15, 2016

    There' a couple of weeks left to book your tickets for our annual quiz on Saturday October 29th from 7.30pm at St Dunstan's Church Hall

    (80 London Road, Canterbury, CT2 8LS)

    Tickets are £6.50 per person. A table of 8 pays only £45 (any extra quizzers on the table pay full whack!). Discounts are available for students and children - call on the number below!

  • Article: Oct 12, 2016

    Speaking in today's Brexit debate in the House of Commons, Liberal Democrat European Union spokesperson Nick Clegg commented:

    "The Conservatives are reinventing history and ignoring precedent.

    "They say there was an overwhelming majority, but clearly it was relatively close.

    "They claim to have a telepathic ability to know exactly why over 17 million voted Leave, and that all those reasons are the same.

  • Article: Oct 12, 2016

    The Government have cut NHS building funding by £17.4 million over the last year and have been attacked by the Liberal Democrats for letting hospitals crumble. Norman Lamb has blasted the Government to 'turning our hospitals into health risks'.

    An NHS report released by NHS digital shows that while investment to reduce Backlog Maintenance has decreased by £17.4 million from the previous year the cost to eradicate High Risk Backlog increased 69.3% from £458.0 million to £775.5 million.

  • Kingsmead Field October 2016
    Article: Oct 10, 2016

    On Sunday James joined local residents and the Save Kingsmead Field campaign to celebrate the Council's decision to afford village green status to the field.

    The campaign to save the field has been on-going for five and a half years. In 2011, Canterbury City Council planned to sell the whole field for development. Local residents formed a campaign to fight against the plans, and earlier this year a compromise was reached - the Council will develop 20% of the land (at the back of the field) but protect the remaining 80% as a village green.

  • Article: Oct 10, 2016

    Up until a few days ago, Andrew Lomas was a Labour Councillor in Kensington and Chelsea. He'd stood for Council, for Parliament, been a deputy group leader. Now, he's joined the Liberal Democrats - find out why here:

    Following the referendum, Britain has to find a new place for itself in the world.

    Extricating the UK from the European Union on terms that don't crash the economy is going to be an astonishingly difficult task that neither the Conservatives nor the Labour Party seem to be willing or able to face up to.

  • World Mental Health Day
    Article: Oct 10, 2016

    Mental health is just as important as physical health. Yet, it so often receives less resource and attention. In the UK alone, 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health illness in their lifetime. 1 in 10 young people will experience a mental health problem, and 1 in 10 sufferers say they face discrimination. We need to end the stigma of mental health and make sure it isn't treated secondary to physical health. Let's take part in Time to Talk Day today.