These are the Liberal Democrat Party candidates standing in the Eastbourne council elections in May. Voting takes place throughout the day on Thursday May 2 with the election count on Friday May 3 and the results due in the mid afternoon. The Lib Dems are fielding 27 candidates in the nine wards across the borough.DEVONSHIREMargaret BannisterMargaret was first elected to Eastbourne Borough Council in June 2004. She is currently the cabinet portfolio holder for tourism and enterprise and former portfolio holder for community. Margaret has lived in Devonshire for the last 40 years. Until a short while ago, she worked at Bourne School and had been associated with the school for more than 34 years, first as a governor and then working in the school office. Steve HoltSteve was first elected in May 2015 and is the current cabinet member for finance. He is a member of Devonshire West Big Local, investing £1 million over 10 years in the local area. Steve is also the business … [Read more...] about Eastbourne council elections: Liberal Democrat candidates
Thanks to Brexit and low voter approval ratings for Corbyn and May, the Liberal Democrats think there is a clear space opening up for them in politics. They hope to capitalise on it at the next general election. There are 20 constituencies where the party needs fewer than 10,000 votes to win, and it has selected candidates in 15 of them so far. Of the 20 target seats, 14 are held by the Tories, three by the SNP, two by Labour, and one by Plaid Cymru. Most of them voted to Remain, but some narrowly backed Leave, including several in South West England where the party has traditionally fared well. Professionally, they’re like current Liberal Democrat MPs Several candidates have backgrounds in international affairs and development, while others have worked in journalism, teaching and law. Three are former MPs who lost their seats. Kirsten Johnson, a pianist who is contesting North Devon, said she entered politics to push for more money for mental health services and … [Read more...] about The Liberal Democrats’ class of 2022: who they are and what they think
New(ish) centrist pro-European party Renew will fold itself into new centrist pro-European party(ish) Change UK, once the latter has completed its transition from a group into a fully-fledged political party, the two parties have announced. The parliamentarians formerly known as TIG have had to complete their transition rather more quickly than they would have hoped. As with any new party, they are heavily reliant on media exposure and all things being equal, they would have been better off if they were able to announce their new name and branding over the summer holidays when there will be very little going on in Westminster. But the European elections are a contest that they can’t afford to miss, so they have had to accelerate their development. The real prize at stake for the various explicitly pro-European parties in this contest isn’t victory – there are too many of them to do that and their non-Brexit aims and interests are too disparate for a tie-up. While … [Read more...] about The pro-EU party Renew has vowed to fold into Change UK. But will the Liberal Democrats do the same?
These are the Liberal Democrat candidates standing for the Wealden District Council elections on May 2. The party has put forward 24 candidates to fight for seats on the council, which represents residents in areas including Crowborough, Hailsham, Heathfield, Uckfield, Herstmonceux Polegate, and Pevensey Bay. Read more: Here are the Labour candidates fighting the Wealden electionsA spokesperson for the party said, “Wealden Liberal Democrats are fighting a campaign based on affordable homes, fairer parking, more electric charging points, and stressing the accessibility and hard-working nature of Lib Dem community councillors. “On parking, any Lib Dem councillor elected to town or district council will push for a workable and acceptable solution for on-street parking controls in town centres and residential roads. “On housing, the Lib Dems are committed to making more affordable homes available for local families, and working for a fairer deal for those in the private … [Read more...] about Here are the Liberal Democrat candidates fighting the Wealden District Council elections
0 Post a comment Wednesday, 10 April 2019 - Politics by Contributed AT A well-attended hustings meeting at the White Hart Hotel in Launceston last Saturday afternoon, April 6, North Cornwall Liberal Democrats selected Danny Chambers, a local vet, to be their parliamentary candidate to succeed Dan Rogerson who held the seat from 2005 to 2015, writes Christine Williams. Mr Chambers was chosen from among five prospective candidates. Each of them spoke for ten minutes and answered questions before voting took place and the result was announced by the returning officer, Dave Browne.Aged 37, Mr Chambers grew up just outside Launceston and his work as a vet takes him all over North Cornwall giving him first-hand knowledge of the difficulties Cornish families face. He has campaigned on issues such as health and social care, mental health, animal welfare, climate change and above all poverty. He promised to speak up for the needs of ordinary people and give them hope: “Cornwall … [Read more...] about New leader for the North Cornwall Liberal Democrats