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Latest News & Events

  • Article: Nov 25, 2015

    We are trying something new at this year's Spring Conference. The Autumn Conference saw a record-breaking members' attendance with more first time conference attendees than ever before and we are keen for even more members to come to conference and actively engage with the Party's policy making process.

  • Article: Nov 24, 2015

    Tim Farron said:

    "The Liberal Democrats know that to defeat an enemy as evil as ISIL the use of military force is necessary. We will consider supporting extending airstrikes against ISIL in Syria provided the Government's plans meet the five points that I and colleagues have set out today.

    Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has written to the Prime Minister along with former leaders Nick Clegg, Paddy Ashdown and Menzies Campbell to outline the five principles the party wants to see addressed if they are to support military action in Syria.

  • Police
    Article: Nov 24, 2015

    Chelmsford City Council and Essex County Council are both being asked to oppose the proposed cutbacks to Essex Police. The Liberal Democrat opposition group have tabled motions for the full council meetings at Chelmsford on 2nd December and Essex on 8th December.

    Chelmsford Lib Dem Leader Cllr. Stephen Robinson is moving the motion on police cuts and commented, "It is worrying that there will be just seven PCSOs to cover the whole of the Chelmsford and Maldon Districts, and that the police are explicitly going to give up dealing with long-term neighbourhood disputes, low level anti-social behaviour and parking issues.

  • Syria Refugee Camp
    Article: Nov 24, 2015

    Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has written to the Prime Minister along with former leaders Nick Clegg, Paddy Ashdown and Menzies Campbell to outline the five principles the party wants to see addressed if they are to support military action in Syria.

    The letter, also signed by the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie and the Welsh Liberal Democrats Kirsty Williams, sets out the specific principles that would be required to be met to secure Liberal Democrat support for military action against ISIL in Syria.

  • Soldiers with Missile Battery in Desert
    Article: Nov 23, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats have welcomed the UN's unanimous Security Council resolution that agreed that ISIL/ISIS constituted an "unprecedented" threat to international peace and security, and called upon Member States with the requisite capacity to take "all necessary measures" to prevent and suppress its terrorist acts on territory under its control in Syria and Iraq.

  • Environment Button
    Event: November 29, 2015 12:00 PM
    Hyde Park Corner

    Lib Dems are passionate about campaigning to reduce humanity's impact on the climate. Come along and show your support at this big rally in Londone on Sunday, 29th November, 2015.

    • The Lib Dem presence at the march will be organised by the Green Lib Dems. For more detiails, check the Facebook Page for the Green Lib Dems.
    • The main demonstratino will start gathering at 12:00 on Park Lane, next to Hyde Park Corner, ready to move off at 13:00. The march will proceed through central London and finish with a star studded rally on Millbank, outside Westminster, due to finish at 15:45.
    • Look for Green Lib Dem Banner. Some members will be in GLD yellow high vis vests.
  • lynne feather
    Article: Nov 20, 2015
    By Lynne Featherstone

    The long awaited Paris talks on climate change are finally upon us. This is a chance for the world to come together to address the biggest threat facing humanity and decide on a collective response.

    As a party we have been extremely committed to the cause of addressing climate change for many years and we're not going to stop now. Nick Clegg signed a pledge with David Cameron and Ed Miliband for the UK Government to seek a deal in Paris to limit temperature rises to 2 degrees. We need to make sure this happens.

    I am speaking at the big climate rally in London on 29th November - The People's March - and will be marching with Green Liberal Democrats to make our voice heard.

    Please join us for this significant moment in history. You can RSVP to join the Liberal Democrat Bloc here.

    Let us know you're coming so we can stand firm together and demonstrate that concern for our world and its people is central to what it means to be a Liberal Democrat.

    Lynne Featherstone

  • doctor
    Article: Nov 19, 2015

    Junior doctors in England have overwhelmingly voted in favour of going on strike in their dispute over a new contract.

    98% voted in favour of a full strike and 99% in favour of action just short of a full strike.

    Liberal Democrat Health Spokesman Norman Lamb MP said:

    "It's a serious concern that we have reached a point where junior doctors are prepared to take strike action. The Government has woefully mismanaged this contract negotiation and Jeremy Hunt must act urgently to resolve the dispute. Everything possible must be done to avert the strike which could damage patient care.

  • The proposed cuts will axe 11 out of Leicestershire's 30 Fire Engines.
    Article: Nov 19, 2015

    The Conservative Government is planning to put the county's fire and rescue service under the direct control of the Police and Crime Commissioner. The Liberal Democrats say this must be opposed, because it will reduce accountability to the community they serve.

    Essex Liberal Democrats are calling on Essex County Council to oppose the planned changes, citing the partnership Essex Fire and Rescue Service already has with other local authorities.

  • Votes at 16 at Watford Girls Grammar
    Article: Nov 19, 2015

    Peers have backed calls to give 16 and 17 year olds the right to take part in the UK's EU referendum. The House of Lords voted to amend the European Referendum Bill - which paves the way for a poll by the end of 2017 - to extend the franchise, by 293 to 211.

    Liberal Democrat peers played a key role in defeating the Government, giving 16 and 17 year olds a voice in the EU referendum. Following the victory, Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said: