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Stronger Economy, Fairer Society. (LibDems)

The Liberal Democrats are now the only party that can deliver social justice. We are only choice for anyone who wants a fairer Britain.

We will put money back in the pockets of ordinary families.

We will build a stable, green economy for each and every one of us.

We will change politics so that every person counts.

Latest News & Events

  • Essex University Freshers Fair
    Article: Oct 3, 2015

    Members of Braintree & Witham LibDems joined other Essex activists today to help sign up students to get involved in politics at Essex University Freshers Fair.

    The stall received a hugely positive response from the new students at Essex University, with over 100 signing up to join the Lib Dem Society and to support the #LibDemFightback. Many students were particularly supportive of the need for Britain to stay in Europe and also the Lib Dem campaign to stop the Tories from scrapping Human Rights in the UK.

  • Beer
    Event: October 6, 2015 7:00 PM
    White Hart Hotel, Bocking End, Braintree, Essex, CM7 9AB

    Come and join us for our regular members' social evening: get to know new and old members and enjoy a good chat over a pint.

    We are particularly pleased to welcome members who have joined up after the May elections!

    • Where: White Hart Hotel, Braintree
    • When: 7pm, Tuesday, 6th October, 2015
    • Who: New and old local party members
  • Real Ale, Beer Festival
    Article: Oct 2, 2015

    Members of Braintree & Witham Liberal Democrats were pleased to be able to support Witham's recent 'Real Ale Festival' in Witham Public Hall.

    The event, held in association with the Campaign for Real Ale, saw the show-casing of over 30 real ales, ciders and perries in the historic public hall building, and was very well-attended by real ale fans from around the Witham area.

  • Bedford Bus Station Departure Hub
    Article: Oct 2, 2015

    Essex County Council will introduce a one-year trial of a special shuttle bus service from the Chelmer Valley Park & Ride to Broomfield Hospital. Local Liberal Democrats have welcomed the move, for which they have argued for many years.

    Said Lib Dem Highways spokesperson Cllr. Stephen Robinson, "Many years ago we argued that the Park & Ride site should be further north, to make it easier to run buses into the hospital. We are delighted that at last something along these lines is happening."

  • Beer
    Event: October 26, 2015 7:00 AM
    The Bell Inn, 10 St James's St, Castle Hedingham, Halstead, UK CO9 3EJ

    It's time for another of our members' social evening, Pint and Politics - this time in CASTLE HEDINGHAM.

    Come along and meet other members, relax, and talk politics.

    • Where: The Bell, CASTLE HEDINGHAM, CO9 3EJ Probably in the back or side room of this unspoilt 15th century inn, run by two sisters, one of whom was born here.
    • Parking behind the pub. Mighty Oak ales. Go to www.hedinghambell.co.uk/food.htm to see the traditional menu.
    • When: 7pm, Monday, 26th October, 2015
    • Who: New and old Party members in the area, whether from "Braintree & Witham Constituencies", or Suffolk or elsewhere.
  • Jon Ball on the doorstep
    Event: November 7, 2015 10:00 AM

    Join us for a day of campaigning in a ward where we have current councillors.

    Deliver some leaflets or knock on some doors in the company of experienced local campaigners.

    To find out more and where to meet, please email us at info@braintreeandwithamlibdems.org.uk.

  • Meeting table
    Event: November 16, 2015 7:30 AM
    Committee Room, Victory Hall, Stanway Village Hall, Villa Rd, Stanway, Colchester CO3 5RH

    At this annual meeting, current members of the executive committee will provide a review of the year's activities through a series of reports. Elections to the positions for the next year also take place.

    Executive positions are:

    • Chairman
    • Secretary
    • Tresurer
    • Membership Development Officer
    • Data Officer
    • 5 Executive Members
  • Kennet Radio
    Article: Sep 25, 2015

    The stars will be out for Chelmsford's ultimate science event, the Science Discovery Day at Sandford Mill on Sunday (27 September). It will feature various interactive activities incorporating the theme of light and astronomy. It is the biggest event of the year at Sandford Mill and is not to be missed.

  • Article: Sep 24, 2015

    Tim Farron delivered his first speech to a Lib Dem Conference as leader of the party.

    In it he called on the millions of liberals in Britain to become Liberal Democrats and join the party.

    Full text of the speech

    When I was growing up my school didn't have a sixth form. I guess that's because most of us didn't do A levels. So I went to a separate sixth form college - Runshaw in Leyland - and, in my first week, I joined the Liberal Party.

  • Article: Sep 24, 2015
    By Simon Oliver

    GLD are proud to announce that our emergency motion to urge the Tories to respect local decisions on fracking and wind projects, and to actively support domestic and community renewable energy schemes, has been PASSED by Bournemouth 2015 Federal Conference.

    The three things this motion calls for the government to do are: