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  • Sir Vince Cable at a #peoplesvote march in 2017 (Photograph: Niklas Hallen/AFP/Getty Images)
    Article: Feb 26, 2019

    Following the news of eight defections from Labour and three from the Conservatives into the newly formed "Independent Group", Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable praised the disaffected MPs for making such a brave stand and welcomed the resultant political shake-up. He also reiterated that our party is always glad to work cooperatively with like-minded people in British politics, whether or not they are Lib Dem members.

  • WealdenNov2018-Remain
    Article: Jan 16, 2019
    By Katrina Best

    So after two-and-a-half years of incompetence, indecision and ineptitude, Theresa May's Brexit deal has been resoundingly rejected by the House of Commons. Despite postponing her "meaningful vote" by over a month in order to rally support for her bad deal, it was voted down last night by an historic parliamentary majority of 230, the biggest government defeat ever.

  • Chris Bowers with Paddy Ashdown in 2008
    Article: Dec 23, 2018
    By Christopher Bowers
    A Tribute to Paddy Ashdown

    Wealden Liberal Democrats' parliamentary
    spokesperson Chris Bowers, who knew Lord Ashdown,
    pays this tribute to the former Lib Dem leader,
    who has died of bladder cancer and pneumonia aged 77:

    It's easy to say Paddy Ashdown built the Liberal
    Democrats, and it's true. But people forget that
    before he could build the party, he had to save
    it. And to do that, two acts of the soldier's courage
  • Peoples Vote in the rain
    Article: Nov 28, 2018

    "Last Saturday a group of committed and stalwart Liberal Democrats joined in the national day for demanding a "peoples vote" on the final deal. Pictured are two of us waiting for the stand to arrive. It was such a miserable wet, cold day and even the Xmas lights on the tree failed. It was a very interesting morning. Alas the "deal" is not a deal but a wish list of suggestions for future negotiations. Nothing is as good as the deal we already have with Europe. We will be poorer, apparently we will lose the economic might of the whole of the Welsh economy or the City of London. The rich will be fine, as they always are but the poor will suffer. There will be no Brexit dividend. The continuing negotiation of the UK's future relationship with Europe will continue for many years distracting the government from resolving the many issues facing us which are all to do with national policy; affordable housing, better wages, up skilling the workforce, funding local policing, looking after the NHS and caring for our elderly in old age to name a few. If you care for your country and are concerned about the "deal " May has brought back please write to your MP. Every letter counts"

  • poppy
    Article: Nov 11, 2018

    Vince Cable: I am honouring Remembrance Day at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, and yesterday I did so at the Richmond Synagogue.

    Nearly every family in this country has a relative who was killed or injured in the Great War. My maternal grandfather was badly wounded, taken prisoner and his health was permanently damaged.

    Today we remember them and we honour their sacrifice.

  • Article: Oct 19, 2018

    If you're going on the Peoples' Vote march in London on Saturday 20 October - no trains between Brighton/Lewes and Three Bridges - journey replaced by buses.

    But the Uckfield Line is fine

  • Article: Oct 11, 2018

    Sign the Lib Dem petition to defend civil liberties

    The much-used and misattributed quote "The price of liberty is eternal vigilance" has come back to challenge us over the government's Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill, which is currently going through the parliamentary legislative process. And if we don't keep vigilant, we may well find that this government - with Labour support - has taken away important parts of our liberty.

  • Jane Clark, Wealden LibDem Chair and Karen, in Tunbridge Wells on Sept 29, 2018 promoting the upcoming People's Vote March
    Article: Sep 29, 2018

    Wealden Libdems were out and about on Saturday 29th September to promote the People's Vote March which takes place in London on Saturday 20th October. This was a national day to encourage more people to join the march and demand a People's Vote on the final Brexit deal, with an option to stay in the EU.

  • LibDems campaignin in Uckfield for the Peoples Vote
    Article: Sep 27, 2018

    Local Liberal Democrats campaigning in Uckfield for the Peoples Vote - to allow the people to have a say on the deal and if we are not happy with it an option to remain.

    Libdems were also promoting the march on the 20th October in London.

Brighton LibDem Autumn 2018 conference pictures

Tom Brake speaks at the seafront rally
Tom Brake speaks at Broghton seafront rally
Conference - Wealden LibDems DEMAND BETTER
Conference - Wealden LibDems DEMAND BETTER
Young European of the Year Madeleina Kay sings at the rally
Madeleina Kay Young European of the Year sings at the rally in Brighton
Vince Cable's conference speech
A packed hall listening to Vince Cables speech to close conference