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The Liberal Democrats are different - we are a Party that seeks to empower ever person and every community to have a voice and be the best it can be - incuding right here in Braintree and Witham.

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Latest News & Events

  • Article: Sep 29, 2016

    Today and Labour party conference, Jeremy Corbyn gave his speech to Labour party conference - and it made one thing abundantly clear - the Liberal Democrats are the only pro-European party now.

    Here's the four things, you need to know about Jeremy Corbyn's speech:

  • Article: Sep 28, 2016
    By Steve Bolter

    Steve Bolter's 2016 Bumpstead Election Address will be available here in early October

    His 2015 Election address can be found under Stour Valley South on the Braintree page.


  • Article: Sep 28, 2016

    Steve Bolter is the candidate for Bumpstead.

    The Vacancy, for a Braintree District Councillor for Bumpstead, is due to the resignation of Tory Councillor Robert Bolton.

    In last year's elections, Steve came second to a Conservative in his home ward of Stour Valley South.

    Steve was a councillor for the former Hedinghan & Maplestead Ward and is currently a Vice Chair of the Green Lib Dems and a Parish Councillor.

  • Event: Oct 20, 2016

    Election Day in Braintree District's Bumpstead Ward

  • Event: Oct 5, 2016 - Oct 7, 2016

    Distribution of election addresses in Brainrtree District's Bumpstead Ward

    The Bumpsteads, Sturmer and Birdbrook

  • Article: Sep 27, 2016

    Tim Farron has accused Liam Fox of being a "second class Cabinet Minister enjoying First Class travel around the world," after the International Trade Secretary was forced into an embarassing climbdown during a speech today at the WTO.

    It had been reported earlier this week that the International Trade Secretary would use his speech to come out in support of leaving the EU's Customs Union and seek a fully independent place on the WTO.

  • Article: Sep 27, 2016

    The use of physical restraint against mental health patients has surged by almost 17% over the last three years, with an average of 183 restraints every single day, research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.

    The findings were uncovered in an audit of mental health trusts across the country conducted by Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson Norman Lamb.

  • Article: Sep 27, 2016

    Liz Leffman was selected overwhelmingly last night at a meeting of local Liberal Democrats in the Witney constituency for the by-election caused by the resignation of former Conservative Prime Minister and local MP David Cameron.

    Tim Farron, fresh from his speech at the Lib Dem party conference in Brighton, made his first visit to the constituency of the campaign to congratulate the Charlbury councillor on her selection. Tim and Liz met shoppers and stallholders at Chipping Norton market.

  • Article: Sep 27, 2016

    Analysis by school leaders' union NAHT has shown that hundreds of nursery schools across England would be forced to close if the government doesn't adjust its proposals on Early Years Funding.

    Analysis by school leaders' union NAHT has shown that hundreds of nursery schools across England would be forced to close if the government doesn't adjust its proposals on Early Years Funding.
  • Article: Sep 27, 2016

    Reforms to probation services are far from complete and there is no clear picture of how the new system is performing in important areas, the Committee of Public Accounts says. Commenting on the report, Liberal Democrat Justice spokesperson Jonathan Marks QC said:

    "With no Liberal Democrats in the Ministry of Justice driving forward reform and making cutting the cost of reoffending a priority we have seen progress grind to a halt.