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Braintree and Witham Lib Dems

LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

  • Article: Apr 12, 2022

    We now have a criminal Prime Minister.

    Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have both been fined for breaking Covid laws. Laws they wrote, and you followed.

    While we made countless sacrifices to protect each other, they were partying in Downing Street. They think they're above the law.

    Neither of them are fit to hold office. If Boris Johnson won't resign, Conservative MPs must sack the Prime Minister.

  • Black taxi (Vauxford / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0))
    Article: Apr 11, 2022

    Need a cab? No cash? Not a problem any more. From now all licensed taxis in Chelmsford must take card payments as a condition of their licence.

    For anyone needing a cab, finding they have no cash to get home can be a distressing experience. A safe taxi service is key to Chelmsford Council's commitment to making the streets safer, and the licensing team has been working with taxi drivers to continuously improve the great local service they provide. Taking electronic payment is an essential step in reducing risk for people out and about, especially at night.

  • Theatre interior
    Article: Apr 10, 2022
    In Chelmsford City Life

    Chelmsford City Council has voted to extend the scope of its refurbishment of Chelmsford Theatres to ensure a "red-carpet" treatment for audiences when it reopens after its makeover.

    A meeting of Full Council finalised the budget for the project on 22 March. The Council agreed to bring forward other refurbishment items that were planned over the next few years, so that the work can all be done at once to be more cost effective and better for theatregoers. The total budget for the project has now been set at just under £2.75 million.

  • Viaduct over Central Park at sunset in Chelmsford (Chelmsford City Council)
    Article: Apr 9, 2022

    Culture Chelmsford, an independent charity supporting arts and culture in the city, is looking for new trustees. The charity is helping to grow the cultural scene in Chelmsford, and you could join them.

    To get the best for culture in Chelmsford they raise money, influence others, and work with partners like councils, universities and cultural organisations.

  • Article: Apr 6, 2022
    By Liberal Democrats

    Life's been tough for lots of people over the past few years. And it's still tough. But with their trademark decency and strength, the British people are rising to the challenge. Raising families. Caring for others. And playing by the rules.

    Now more than ever, it's time for a fair deal.

    Yet with the rising cost of living, this Conservative Government is letting you down badly and taking you for granted.

  • Article: Mar 25, 2022

    Our focus this year has been squarely on understanding the party's overall political direction, our target voters, and the role our policies can play in helping us to persuade people and win votes. This was the main focus of our in-person awayday at LDHQ at the end of February, and has underlain all our other discussions, with the aim of informing both our current policy development work, and its direction for the future.

  • Article: Mar 24, 2022

    The Spring statement was a Sunak Swindle - hiking up people's taxes today while promising to cut them in future.

    Rishi Sunak is following Boris Johnson's lead by not being up front and honest with the country.

    Buried in the small print is a tax bombshell that will see the average family paying £1,600 more in taxes over the coming years.

  • Article: Mar 24, 2022
    By Alison Suttie

    Tim Farron and I are currently conducting a review into the Party's candidate selection processes.

    The review has been commissioned by the The Federal Communications and Elections Committee (FCEC), following conversations with the State Parties. Candidate approval and selection is a State Party function within our governance.

  • Article: Mar 23, 2022
    By Tim Farron

    Over the past month, as more than 3.5 million innocent Ukrainians have been forced to flee their country to escape Putin's war, people across the UK have responded with enormous compassion and generosity.

    More than 150,000 have offered to open their homes to Ukrainian refugees.

    The Anti-Refugee Bill is an awful piece of legislation that flies in the face of the incredible spirit of the British people.

  • Article: Mar 17, 2022

    On Wednesday, I returned from the Ukraine-Poland border. When I was there, I met refugees who have been forced to flee Putin's assault on their homes, including people who are desperate to come to the UK - often to join family members. I was proud to see many British aid workers and volunteers providing support and the generosity of the British public who are offering their homes.