Category Archives: Chris Bowers

Nearly 500 homes in Wealden left empty for years

Nearly 500 homes in Wealden district are sitting empty, research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed. The figures, uncovered through Freedom of Information requests, show that there are 467 homes across the district that have been empty for six months … Continue reading

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Lib Dems condemn ‘condescending’ treatment of parents and students

Wealden Liberal Democrats have condemned the county council’s response to a ‘condescending’ leaflet it produced that told parents there was no excuse for not sending their their children to school – even if they’re ill. The petition, launched by Seaford … Continue reading

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Chris Bowers – Watch for the devil in the technocratic detail

Isn’t it odd how the most unprepossessing of stories can sometimes carry potentially great significance! Is it possible this week’s announcement that the Electoral Commission is investigating whether Vote Leave breached its spending allowance in the 2016 EU referendum might … Continue reading

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By no means all young people support Labour

Wealden’s LibDem Parliamentary Spokesperson Chris Bowers says “Jeremy Corbyn is credited with getting a lot of the 18-25 generation interested in politics, and there’s some truth in it. But that doesn’t mean that all young people believe Corbyn’s Labour party … Continue reading

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Wealden LibDems respond to Finsbury Park Attack

Wealden Liberal Democrats’ parliamentary spokesperson Chris Bowers said: “This is yet another appalling attack on innocent people, but this one makes the point that terrorism is no respecter of religious faith. Intolerance is unacceptable whoever are the aggressors and whoever … Continue reading

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We need to stay on election alert!

From our parliamentary spokesperson Chris Bowers Like you, I expect, I’d rather hoped the dust would have settled on the 8 June general election by now, but the truth is that it doesn’t look like settling for several months to … Continue reading

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Election result in Wealden

The General Election result for Wealden constituency was: Tories – 37,027 ( 61.2%) Labour – 13,399 ( 22.2%) LibDem Chris Bowers – 6,281 ( 10.4%) Green – 1,959 UKIP – 1,798 Turn out – 74.3% Our candidate Chris Bowers says … Continue reading

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WEALDEN IS ONLY A SAFE SEAT IF YOU STAY AT HOME

The Conservatives can be beaten here, but only if you come out and vote for the Liberal Democrats on June 8th. In rural Conservative seats like Wealden, the Liberal Democrats have traditionally been a clear second, polling more than the … Continue reading

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Theresa May’s ‘cruel policy’ could snatch lunches from nearly 3000 children in Wealden

2912 children living in the Wealden constituency could have their lunches taken away under Theresa May’s plans to abolish universal free school lunches for infants, Liberal Democrat research has revealed. Among them, 286 are living in poverty but will still … Continue reading

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This is the government we’re heading for!

Wealden’s Lib Dem parliamentary candidate Chris Bowers has joined the growing number of people outraged by a report in the press suggesting government officials have been given a target to reject four out of five benefit appeals. According to The … Continue reading

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