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  • Carole Mulroney writes in the Leigh Times 19 March 2019 (Carole Mulroney)
    Article: Mar 19, 2019
    By Carole Mulroney in Leigh Times
  • Felicity Sturt
    Article: Mar 18, 2019

    Former Chelmsford Mayor Felicity Sturt passed away at her home on Saturday 2nd March 2019. Felicity was 85 years young and dedicated to the local community.

    A major local innovation was when she and her husband Ronald produced the local Talking Newspaper for the partially sighted.

    Chelmsford's Lib Dem Leader Cllr. Stephen Robinson commented, "We were all sad to hear this news. I followed Felicity some years later as a councillor for the Patching Hall ward that she used to represent. Felicity always kept us on our toes on local issues long after she left the council, especially related to her interests in libraries, arts and culture. She was always so kind and encouraging as well."

  • Cllr David Kendall at Warley Hill (Karen Chilvers)
    Article: Mar 18, 2019

    Following requests brought to him by candidates Sarah Cloke (Brentwood West) and Jay Laplain (Warley) as they knock on doors around their respective wards, Cllr David Kendall has requested speed surveys for the following roads:

    • Honeypot Lane
    • London Road
    • Warley Hill
    • Woodman Road

    David said:

    "Sarah, Jay and I want these roads to be assessed for the safety and wellbeing of everyone that lives in or around the area. e have seen too many accidents and near misses over the years and I will do all I can to improve safety.

  • Disabled Car Park William Hunter Way Brentwood (Karen Chilvers)
    Article: Mar 18, 2019

    Cllr Karen Chilvers has secured some extra blue badge parking for disabled people after she discovered spaces cordoned off in William Hunter Way (WHW) last week due to engineering works.

    This town centre car park with 28 spaces is exclusively for blue badge holders and provides ample room for wheelchairs to be loaded and unloaded as well as a dropped kerb. A blue badge holder herself, she was surprised to see that 10 spaces were blocked and this was to continue for eleven weeks. Taking this up with Brentwood Council an oversight was uncovered: there had been no communication with ward councillors or relevant groups and no notices put up prior to the closure.

  • Article: Mar 18, 2019

    Save the date! On the 23 March we'll be marching for a final say on the Brexit deal with the option to remain in the EU.

    We want you to be there!

    Sign up now and we'll keep you up to date with the plans.

    WHEN
    March 23, 2019 at 11am
    MEETING POINT
    Lib Dem Meeting Point
    The Dorchester
    Park Lane
    London W1K 1PN
    United Kingdom
  • Article: Mar 17, 2019
  • Fight Climate Change
    Article: Mar 16, 2019

    Local council all over the country have been hamstrung by Conservative Government cuts and Uttlesford is no exception. Investment to prevent climate change is an easy target and this worries us!


    Ahead of the May local elections, Uttlesford Liberal Democrats will push the District Council, town councils and local parishes to:

  • Article: Mar 16, 2019

    Here's why you need to become a supporter of the Liberal Democrats

    By Sir Ed Davey MP

    The Liberal Democrats are changing.

    Politics is utterly broken right now. Labour and the Conservatives are being dragged to the ideological extremes, leaving millions feeling powerless and frustrated with the direction our country is taking.

    That needs to change. Liberal Democrats will be that force of change.

    For all those who feel frustrated with our political system, who feel that we're not making the progress we desperately need on climate change, housing, NHS funding, and improving our schools, the Liberal Democrats are their home.

    Liberal Democrats will be that force of change.

    At Spring Conference our membership approved steps to create a new Supporter Scheme.

    We are opening our doors to new people to get behind our liberal campaigns, work with us to deliver real results for people across the country, and shake up the system.

    What does that mean? As a Supporter you can:

    • Help shape party policy
    • Take part in our bold campaigns for a liberal Britain
    • Get involved with Conference
    • Work with the party to help shape the direction of the Liberal Democrats

    If you are sick and tired of this outdated, dysfunctional politics, and believe Britain deserves better, now is the time to act.

    Sign up as a Supporter and help us change the course of Britain's Future.

  • Article: Mar 15, 2019

    The fight against populism, Brexit and our wins in local government - catch up on Jo's speech now.

    By Liberal Democrats, Mar 15, 2019 11:03

    Jo started out with a heartfelt tribute to those killed in the Christchurch mosque shooting this morning. "The forces that sow hate and division and seek to turn fellow citizens against each other must not and cannot win"

    She then paid tribute to outgoing leader Vince Cable - "a powerful champion for liberalism"

    She carried onto Brexit "the word omnishambles doesn't do it justice."

    "At every stage the Conservatives have put the interests of their party ahead of the country"

    "Brexit's distracting us from the other issues that we need to tackle - all of which will be made worse by Brexit"

    She spoke about our fight for a People's Vote: "Together, we've been fighting since 2016 and still are."

    She paid tribute to our councillors delivering local wins up and down the UK - "millions for geothermal energy in Cornwall."

    "Liberal Democrat councillors are working hard every day delivering liberal policies for liberal Britain"

    She rallied party members for a last push before the local elections in May: "Let's get out there and knock on doors. Let's deliver letters and Focus leaflets, let's reach out on social media.

    "Together, we can demand better for our environment.

    "We can demand better for our children.

    "Together, we can build a better future"

    Jo handed over to two council candidates Ali and Christina - both originally European citizens. Their message to us was simple but powerful: "Don't be stopped by your gender. Don't be stopped by your accent. Don't be stopped by your age."

    Get all the latest from #LDConf - sign up for Conference Daily now:

  • Labour refusing to vote for a People's Vote
    Article: Mar 15, 2019
    By Sir Ed Davey

    I am fuming.

    After Parliament has made clear that they are incapable of agreeing on Brexit, the Labour leadership whipped their MPs to abstain on giving the people the final say.

    Every Labour MP who did not vote for a People's Vote have betrayed their members, betrayed their voters and betrayed remainers.

    When it was time to stand up and be counted, Labour refused. They're helping the Conservatives continue their Brexit chaos.

    But this isn't over.

    This Conservative Brexit mess has not gone away.

    Parliament will soon realise that there is only one way to break the Brexit deadlock.

    We need to hold a People's Vote to find out what the people want - now it is clear what Brexit will actually mean.

    The Liberal Democrats have been fighting to give people the final say for nearly three years.

    We're proud to be the party of remainers.

    And we sure aren't giving up now.

    If you're with us in this fight, join our campaign today.

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.