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  • Article: May 21, 2019
  • Stephen Robinson
    Article: May 15, 2019
  • Cllr Barry Aspinell
    Article: May 14, 2019

    There's no change at the top for the Lib Dem team in Brentwood as Cllr Barry Aspinell and Cllr Philip Mynott were re-elected as leader and deputy leader, respectvely, for the municipal year 2019-2020.

    Barry said:

    "I am delighted to have been re-elected as leader for the 7th year running. This is certainly going to be an interesting one wtih a group of considerable size challenging a diminshed Conservative party that still appears to be in dissaray whilst I lead a group of talented and high calibre councillors with a mixture of experience and potential.

  • Carole Mulroney's letter to the Southend Echo & Leigh Times re administration May 2019 (Carole Mulroney)
    Article: May 13, 2019
    By Carole Mulroney in Southend Echo
  • Cllr Vicky Davies
    Article: May 12, 2019

    Cllr Vicky Davies was returned to her Pilgrims Hatch seat last week with a staggering 72% of the vote but that's no surprise to anyone who knows her. Everyone in the chamber has time and respect for the former council leader and Mayor who was first elected in 1991 in the ward of Brizes & Doddinghurst - the year of Lib Dem landslide victory when the party took control of the council.

  • Bollocks to Brexit
    Article: May 11, 2019

    In May 2016 the British people were given an over-simplistic vote - to stay or leave the European Union (EU). It split the country almost exactly in half and we are still very divided - and the two main political parties at Westminster in England are ignoring their voters and fighting internally. They appear to be more interested in their own careers rather than providing leadership and direction to the country.

  • Article: May 10, 2019

    Rejected, minority Tory group were kept in power today by maverick. Sounds like Westminster!

  • Article: May 10, 2019
    By Greg Foster

    We launched our manifesto yesterday on Europe Day. It's made a splash - read more now:

    WARNING: there are naughty words ahead. Stray political editors from the Daily Express may find their sensibilities offended!

    We launched our EU manifesto yesterday: Bollocks to Brexit. It's as bold as the name suggests - committing us to:

    ✔︎ A People's Vote
    ✔︎ Defending our fishing rights from being traded away
    ✔︎ A carbon-neutral EU by 2050

    And much, much more. You can read the full manifesto here: The Bollocks to Brexit Manifesto

    A greener, safer Britain requires us to stop Brexit.

    Ed Davey MP

    The launch event in London was great fun - with popcorn, fab speeches and, most importantly:

    George Osborn @GeorgeOsborn

    Many thanks to @SalBrinton for teaching us all to say Bollocks to Brexit using sign language.

    Let's just say it involves two large cupping motions.

    This is not the time to turn on our closest allies in Europe

    Jo Swinson MP

    Jo Swinson implored: at a time when the tide of populism is great, with Trump in the West and Putin in the East, this is not the time to turn on our closest allies in Europe. She reminded us that we backed a People's Vote long before it was fashionable - and how good it is that people are joining our campaign, from all parties and none.

    Last up was Vince. On his 76th birthday (Europe Day no less!) he was unapologetic about the rights we enjoy as EU citizens. Not just our right to work and study abroad, but the rights of those from European countries to come here. We welcome them and value their contributions.

    Every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to stop Brexit

    Vince Cable MP

    He also stressed - it's not about fighting other remain parties. Since the beginning of the year, poll after poll has been telling us that the UK is now a Remain country. We want to stop Brexit and get on with addressing the big issues that face our country. Which is why it's a travesty that Nigel Farage is topping the polls in a national election. A man that has sown division, violence and racial abuse in our country.

    But Nigel Farage, Theresa May and Boris Johnson will all take votes for the Brexit party, the Conservatives or Labour as a vote to crash out the EU. There's only one way to send a strong "stop Brexit" message - and that's to vote Liberal Democrat.

    Our message is clear - every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to stop Brexit. We're the biggest, strongest Remain party and have been since we were the first to call for a People's Vote in June 2016.

    We want to remain in the EU because it's best for our economy, our public services and our environment. There's no Brexit deal better than our membership of the European Union. Especially not the hard Brexit being pushed by Theresa May and aided by Jeremy Corbyn.

    And, frankly, they didn't have videos like this (thanks BBC This Week!):

    Our amazing local election results showed that we can win all across the United Kingdom. And now, that momentum's transferring. More and more people are saying they'll vote Lib Dem on the 23rd May to stop Brexit. Say you're with us - pledge your vote today:
  • Cllr Sarah Cloke
    Article: May 9, 2019

    A week ago, Brentwood elected FOUR new Lib Dem councillors and we introduce them here:

    Cllr Sarah Cloke - Brentwood West

    Sarah Cloke has been elected as councillor for Brentwood West with a majority of 174 (48% of the vote) and will work alongside borough councillors Karen Chilvers and Dominic Naylor and County Cllr David Kendall.

    Sarah, a scientist, lives in Brentwood West with her children and is well known in the community. She is employed as a manager in a global pharmaceutical company.

  • Article: May 7, 2019
    By Carole Mulroney

    Well, Thursday 2 May came and went in a whirlwind of activity for Southend's Liberal Democrats and, like the rest of the country, Southend showed the way that whirlwind was blowing.

    Out with the old and in with the new. In with 703 new Lib Dem councillors countrywide (at the last count) with Southend proudly providing the 3.

We believe that YOU should have the final say on the EU exit deal, not a Westminster stitch up. Let's give the people the final say.

Sign our petition here.