Today, I launched the Liberal Democrats’ European Election campaign with one simple message. A vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to stop Brexit. The fact European elections are happening at all is testament to the dismal failure of Brexiteers to have any common plan about what Brexit should mean. What we know is that Brexit of any kind puts our country at risk – the NHS, our public services, jobs across the country, and peace in Northern Ireland. Rather than oppose this damaging course for our country, Jeremy Corbyn is even now trying to find a form of Brexit which he can stitch up with the Conservatives. In the coming local and European elections, Labour voters are rightly turning away from their party. Many now find their natural home – a progressive, liberal, pro-European home – in the Liberal Democrats. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more … [Read more...] about Opinion: Vote for the Liberal Democrats and help us to stop Brexit in its tracks
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These are the Liberal Democrat Party candidates standing in the Rother District Council elections. Voting takes place throughout the day on Thursday, May 2, with the election count on Friday, May 3, and results due in the afternoon. The current makeup of the council is: 29 Conservative, four association of Independents, three Liberal Democrats and one independent member, with one vacancy. All 38 seats from the 21 wards on the council will be contested.The Lib Dems are fielding 16 candidates across 14 wards.Andrew Mier (Southern Rother) Andrew believes the villages deserve strong representation, free from the dominant Conservative majority based in Bexhill. As a Fairlight parish councillor for 11 years, five as chairman, Andrew is committed to the ward. Andrew opposes the Wakeham’s Farm development of 150 houses at Fairlight. He has actively served on the parish planning committee since its inception and is interested in design matters. Andrew would maintain responsible … [Read more...] about Rother District Council elections: the 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