Category Archives: Chris Bowers

Lib Dem MP takes ban on ‘upskirting’ to the verge of law

A private member’s Bill aimed at protecting an individual’s dignity from intrusive photographs has been taken to the verge of becoming law by the Liberal Democrats, and would have completed its legislative passage but for an outrageous objection by a … Continue reading

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Tory and Labour party problems starting to damage democracy

Wealden Libdems Parliamentary Spokesperson Chris Bowers draws attention to an article in the Independent by Labour MP Chuka Umunna. In the article Mr Umunna talks about progressive alliance arrangements, saying “Last week a number of my parliamentary colleagues, including Jon … Continue reading

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You achieved in six weeks what I couldn’t get done in two years

Helping community cohesion is what the Liberal Democrats are all about – and a recent case in Wealden led by our parliamentary spokesperson Chris Bowers shows what the Lib Dems can do to help! Geoff Carter is 88. He lives … Continue reading

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Lib Dems secure major victory in ban on cold-calling

Led by John Sharkey, the Liberal Democrats campaigned in the House of Lords to end the scourge of cold-calling in relation to pensions, claims management and other financial services. The Government have now committed to a total ban on pensions … Continue reading

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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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