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  • 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.

  • Stephen Lloyd (By Chris McAndrew (https://beta.parliament.uk/media/yhEkjW57) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Mar 14, 2018

    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 cold-calling, as well as prohibitions on other forms of cold-calling if these are shown to be detrimental.

  • Big Yellow Bus
    Article: Mar 9, 2018

    Come join us on our 'East Sussex Stop Brexit' Bus and street theatre tour on Saturday 24th March to let people know it's not too late to Stop Brexit!

    Join 50 others on the 'Big Lemon' coach round trip from Brighton, leaving at 8.45am from Jury's Inn (back of Brighton rail station) and calling at: Hailsham (10.00), Heathfied (11.15), Crowborough (12.30), Forest Row (14.15), Ringmer (15.30), Peacehaven (17.00), returning to Brighton by 18.00.

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