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  • Gareth Own-Williams
    Article: Jul 31, 2018

    Local Liberal Democrat campaigner Gareth Owen-Williams has been out finding out what issues most matter to residents of Jarvis Brook in Crowborough.

    After knocking on doors in every road in Jarvis Brook, it's clear there are five major issues that top local people's concerns:
    1. Potholes
    2. Parking
    3. Better facilities
    4. Shops
    5. Traffic

  • Tim Murray (right) with fellow LibDem Paul Sparks
    Article: Jul 3, 2018

    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 Park in the North of Uckfield since we moved here with our then young children more than 20 years ago. Our children attended the local primary school and Uckfield Community Technical College.

  • Catherine Bearder
    Article: Jun 18, 2018

    On Saturday, June 23rd 2018, there will be an anti-Brexit march calling for a vote on the final deal in London.

    As the only political party that is clearly and firmly opposed to Brexit, the federal party is organising a major Liberal Democrats presence at this event.

    LibDem MEP Catherine Bearder says:

  • Wera Hobhouse
    Article: Jun 16, 2018

    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 Conservative MP.

    Liberal Democrat Wera Hobhouse, who was elected to the House of Commons last year, proposed a private member's Bill that would ban the practice of 'upskirting' - taking photos with a selfie stick under a person's skirt - and other forms of photography under a person's clothes without their permission.

  • Chris Bowers
    Article: May 16, 2018

    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 Cruddas, Clive Lewis and Ruth Lister, wrote an open letter to the party calling for the three members to be reinstated and for progressive alliance arrangements of this sort to be allowed to stop the Tories.

  • Gareth Own-Williams
    Article: Apr 30, 2018

    Teachers, pupils and parents across East Sussex are bracing themselves for the news on Monday April 30 that the Lead Member for Education and Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability, Cllr Bob Standley, will recommend a review leading to the end of music instrument teaching to individuals and small groups.

  • Geoff Carter with Chris Bowers
    Article: Apr 15, 2018

    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 in Deanland Wood Park with his wife, both of them clinging onto their independence as long as they can.

  • Article: Apr 11, 2018

    Wealden LibDems Vice Chair Alan Whittaker says

    Just under a year from today Britain will know its destiny. Will we have exited from Brexit or will we have left the world's largest democratic market? Will we be facing a prosperous future or entering a downward economic spiral? Will our children and grandchildren be rich or facing third world economic status?

  • Crowborough welcomes the Big Lemon Bus
    Article: Mar 28, 2018

    Crowborough welcomed the Big Lemon Bus on Saturday (see our earlier posting). The East Sussex "Stop Brexit" Coordinating Committee were out in force. The Big Lemon Bus made stops in Hailsham, Heathfield, Crowborough, Forest Row, Ringmer, Peacehaven and Brighton.

    At each stop they acted out the play " Baron Brexit, His Triumph, Downfall and Redemption" Local activists were there to greet them and distribute leaflets to members of the public demanding a vote on the final Brexit deal with an option to stay in the EU.

  • Wealden LibDems promoting Europe policy in Uckfield
    Article: Mar 20, 2018

    Libdems out promoting our policy of remaining in Europe and the public having a say on the deal or parliament having a third choice which is to either not to accept the deal, accept the deal or and this we wish to add is to stay in the EU if that is the best for the country at this point in time.

    The reception we receive is now very positive.

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