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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.

Recent updates

  • Article: Aug 27, 2015

    Tim Farron has welcomed the appointment of new Liberal Democrat Peers to the House of Lords and their commitment to fight for reform of the second chamber.

    All of the newly-nominated Lib Dem Peers have confirmed that they have joined the House of Lords with the intention of abolishing appointments and introducing elections at the earliest opportunity.

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    Article: Aug 19, 2015

    Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has written to Theresa May to urge her to address the humanitarian crisis in Calais at her upcoming meeting with French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.

    Tim Farron visited the Jules Ferry migrant support centre in Calais earlier this month to meet with refugees and organisations working in the area. He is calling for there to be more support and funding to tackle the lack of water, sanitation and medical supplies in the area.

  • Flooded Road
    Article: Aug 12, 2015

    SuDS stands for "Sustainable Drainage Systems" and the intention to establish a mechanism within the local planning process that will reduce flash floods when sudden or prolonged, heavy rainstorms fall onto hard surfaces. It's surprising just how quickly a flood can build up when a sudden storm dumps tons of rainwater onto extensive tarmac or concrete roads or other paved areas.

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    Article: Aug 7, 2015

    New Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has today launched his seven campaigning priorities for Parliament.

    These priorities cross traditional department boundaries and Tim will be able to draw on the talents and expertise of multiple spokespeople to push this agenda.

    To ensure the party's concerns are echoed on the ground, he has appointed a Parliamentary Campaigns Team.

  • Rebecca Gallantree
    Article: Aug 5, 2015

    Chelmsford's Rebecca Gallantree and her Team GB diving colleagues have made a video plea to Chelmsford City council to save the diving boards at Riverside. Fresh from winning a diving Gold Medal at the World Championships in Russia, Rebecca is calling on Chelmsford people to save the boards.

    Sign petition to save the boards here, and see Rebecca's video here.

  • Article: Aug 5, 2015

    Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron visited the Jules Ferry refugee camp in Calais yesterday (Tuesday 4 August) to learn about the humanitarian work of the UNHCR and Medicins du Monde.

    On his visit he met a 14-year-old boy who had escaped Syria and was being treated for two broken legs. The boy was on his own - and was among a number of young men and boys who had fled Syria and North Africa. He had been injured trying to get into Britain.

  • Article: Aug 3, 2015

    As President Obama's announcement of a clean power plan was hailed as the strongest action on climate change by a US president, Tim Farron has found the Conservatives' plans regressive.

    Commenting on President Obama's clean energy plan, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said:

    "We have seen today how President Obama is committed to bringing in measures to tackle climate change, yet David Cameron is insistent on setting about dismantling the Coalition's green legacy.

    "Our own Prime Minister seems intent on rolling back the green agenda championed by Liberal Democrats in Coalition and it reflects his arrogant and lackadaisical attitude to climate change.

    "In America they are seeking to boost investment in wind and solar technology, but in the UK the Government is slashing support for these very same renewable energy sources.

    "Liberal Democrats will fight tooth and nail against these short sighted, ideological cuts to the programmes that we fought for in Government."

  • Article: Jul 30, 2015

    Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has responded to the Prime Minister's remarks on the Calais migrant crisis. David Cameron said today that the UK will not become a "safe haven" for a "swarm of people coming across the Mediterranean".

    Tim Farron said,

    By blaming 'migrant swarms' for the current crisis in Calais David Cameron risks dehumanising some of the world's most desperate people. We are talking about human beings here, not insects.

    Of course, we need to improve security at the tunnel to protect our borders and stop migrants from dying on the tracks but we also need to address the wider humanitarian issue too.

    This means as a country we should accept our fair share of refugees by signing up to the EU asylum policy, rather than expecting others to do it for us. If Ireland can sign up to the scheme why can't we?

    By using the Prime Minister's language we lose sight of how desperate someone has to be to cling to the bottom of a lorry or train for the chance of a better life.

  • Andrew Murray (British Tennis)
    Article: Jul 29, 2015

    Tennis try-out sessions have been arranged for the summer holidays in Melbourne Park by local Lib Dem councillor Lee Ashley, starting this Sunday and then on Thursdays.

    Cllr. Ashley is a keen tennis fan and wanted youngsters to be able to try it. So she arranged a meeting with the Lawn Tennis Association, Active Essex and the City Council's Sports team to set it up. The dates are:-

  • Article: Jul 29, 2015

    Tim Farron has set about ending the Liberal Democrats' lack diversity at the top of the party - by naming the most diverse shadow cabinet team in the party's history to lead the party's fightback.

    The new Lib Dem leader announced a spokesperson team including 12 women and 10 men to lead the fight back against the Tory government.