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  • Jennie Lardge
    Article: Apr 16, 2019

    Jennie Lardge and Eleanor Sampson are standing as Chelmsford City Council candidates for the Lib Dems in Waterhouse Farm ward. Here, they explain why they want to be city councillors.

  • Article: Apr 15, 2019

    Summary

    On 2 May this year we, the people who live in Tendring, will elect our representatives for the next four years. Who we elect will determine what kind of council we get. Many people are fed up with the council and politics. But the answer isn't to stay at home and not vote. That gives a free run to councillors who do little and don't listen to you.

  • River Chelmer
    Article: Apr 14, 2019

    In the local elections on 2nd May, Lib Dems are working for a safer, greener and fairer Chelmsford.

    Demand a safer Chelmsford

    Gangs, drug-dealing and knife crime are on the rise. The Conservatives slashed the number of Essex Police PCSOs and Constables.

    The Liberal Democrats will invest in policing and anti-gang initiatives.

  • Leigh Times article on policing 11 April 2019 ()
    Article: Apr 11, 2019
    In Leigh Times

    "Lib Dem councillor Carole Mulroney said "Whichever way the Police, Crime and Fire Commissioner dress this up, there has been a reduction of immense proportions in the police numbers in Essex. In Southend we have seen the worst of this and as a consequence we now have citizens in all areas worried about the potential for knife crime, concerned about increases in burglaries and thefts and scared of anti-social behaviour - on top of the hate crime, drugs issues and cybercrime. The need is desperate in all our areas."

  • Manifesto Launch Surgery 13 April 2019 ()
    Article: Apr 10, 2019
  • Article: Apr 9, 2019

    Nick Read is standing in the Waltham Abbey Paternoster ward elections for Waltham Abbey Town Council and for Epping Forest District Council.

    Nick is a Chartered Accountant who moved to Waltham Abbey in 2017 with his partner. Brought up in Hertfordshire, he has a passion for nature and regularly goes running in Epping Forest and Lea Valley Park. Nick is a regular at the Gunpowder Park Parkrun event on Saturday mornings and has participated in resident-organised litter clean-ups on Pick Hill. Nick's passion for nature means that he is keen to balance the needs of a growing population with protection for the Green Belt and the Epping Forest natural environment for future generations. Nick is also the local broadband champion for Superfast Essex.

  • Article: Apr 9, 2019
    By Christine Jardine Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West

    It's clearer than ever that we need a People's Vote and a chance to remain in the EU.

    We know with each new poll that comes out, from a million people marching in Westminster, from six million people signing a parliamentary petition and from votes in Parliament that this is the only way to break the deadlock.

  • Stansted
    Article: Apr 9, 2019
    By Alan Dean and Martin Foley

    Liberal Democrat councillors want the Planning Legal Agreement (S.106) and Planning Conditions to be reviewed and agreed by Uttlesford Council's Planning Committee before a Decision Notice is issued to Stansted Airport Limited/Manchester Airport Group.

    This evening (Tuesday, April 9th), at Uttlesford's routine council meeting, Lib Dem councillors will invite councillors from across all political groups to sign the requisition calling for an Extraordinary Council Meeting to ensure the review takes plan and that a Decision Notice is not issued prematurely to the applicant.

  • Stansted
    Article: Apr 9, 2019
    By Alan Dean
    Local Liberal Democrats want a planning legal agreement between Uttlesford District Council (UDC) and Manchester Airport Group at Stansted Airport that does not short-change residents. They have called for a halt to Stansted Airport being issued with a premature Planning Decision Notice by UDC. The Lib Dems say a Decision Notice to allow the go-ahead for airport expansion should be held back until a robust planning agreement has been negotiated and approved by the council's planning committee.
  • clean air card (George Potter)
    Article: Apr 8, 2019

    Liberal Democrat councillors called for Essex Council to take a lead on undertaking full assessments for clean air zones to tackle air pollution in February 2019. The Conservatives rejected the idea.

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.