Category Archives: Democracy

Tim Murray – LibDem candidate for Uckfield Town Council 12 July

I am Tim Murray standing in the Uckfield North Ward, Town Council by-election, on Thursday July 12th. Your vote really matters, so I would ask you to consider very carefully who you support. I am local, having lived on Manor … 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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Wealden DC – Becoming a Councillor

Wealden District Council is running two events in March for anyone interested in becoming a District Councillor and representing their community at the 2019 elections. The informal drop-in events are taking place in Hailsham on Tuesday 13 March from 6pm-9pm … 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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Labour & Tory agree – we’re being driven off a cliff

A Labour politician agreeing with a Conservative politician.This national emergency goes beyond party rivalry. Those against Brexit must combine to win. #exitfrombrexit https://t.co/5b1ELpPzUi — Wealden Lib Dems (@WealdenLD) November 20, 2017 I agree with Dominic Grieve – we are being … Continue reading

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Nick Clegg – one question hangs over Westminster scandal

“Just as with the expenses scandals, the question will remain: why did it take so long for Westminster to react?” Posted by Wealden Liberal Democrats on Thursday, 2 November 2017   “2009, at the height of the MPs’ expenses scandals. There … Continue reading

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Exit from Brexit – Yes we CAN

Embed from Getty Images Responding to comments by Donald Tusk to the European parliament that Brexit discussions can end with “no Brexit,” Vince Cable, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said: ““I welcome Donald Tusk’s comments in the European parliament. No … Continue reading

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The right to decide if we want the final brexit deal – or not

You should have the final say on the Brexit deal As Theresa May struggles to negotiate a divorce settlement with the EU our economy is in serious trouble. Jobs are being lost at major employers, the pound has already lost … Continue reading

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Vince Cable Eroding democracy and rigging the rules is what we’d expect from a banana republic….

Eroding democracy and rigging the rules is what we'd expect from a banana republic, not a Conservative governmenthttps://t.co/xa3mZNy1yF — Vince Cable (@vincecable) September 9, 2017

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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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