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By Katharine Pindar  in Liberal Democrat Voice, Mon 5th December 2016 – 1:11 pm “More than 2000 years ago, so the story goes, angels sang ‘Goodwill towards all mankind.’ It’s a sentiment that Liberal Democrats can generally support. The point I want to suggest, however, is that the British people feel an increasing goodwill towards us, […]

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Another amazing by-election result for the Liberal Democrats has seen the people of Richmond Park in London elect Sarah Olney to Parliament, sending a thumping message to the Conservative Brexit Government. Sarah will be the new MP for the former Conservative strong hold of Richmond Park after she overturned a huge 23,000 vote majority to win. […]

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Many local people will know that Horsham District Council Tories want to impose car parking charges on our local car parks in the rural areas of Horsham District from 1 April 2017. Chanctonbury Liberal Democrats have always campaigned against the introduction of car parking charges as this would have a disastrous impact on the shops […]

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 Save-our-eu-citizenship petition

by derekdeedman on 21 November, 2016

  I am forwarding the link to this petition, initiated by the European Movement UK, and sent to me by Kate Evans, Chairman of the European Movement Sussex Branch,  in the hope that you will wish to sign up to its important message:http://euromove.org.uk/save-our-eu-citizenship It will be sent to the Prime Minister, who needs to be […]

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No joy for Steyning over Minerals Plan site at Ham Farm

by derekdeedman on 11 November, 2016

Despite a massive petition against the inclusion of a quarry site on the outskirts of Steyning in the proposed West Sussex Minerals Plan, the officers are still recommending the inclusion of the site in a report to the West Sussex  Environmental & Community Services Select Committee meeting on 16 November. Although they have slightly reduced […]

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Dear Derek I heard yesterday that the private ambulance transport business, Coperforma, are to lose their contract to an NHS provider, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust, so wanted to update you. I’ve been campaigning for this for many months now so I am absolutely delighted at the result. There is to be a managed transition period up […]

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By Jenny Randerson | Wed 26th October 2016 – 1:10 pm Yesterday’s announcement has confirmed what we have long suspected. That Theresa May would bow down to external pressures from big business and the foreign owners of Heathrow Airport to give expansion the green light – disregarding her own constituents and MPs in the process. […]

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A Liberal Britain is a country where…

by derekdeedman on 21 October, 2016

October 20, 2016 – 6:41 pm Mark Pack refers to the excellent grassroots initiative, Your Liberal Britain, which aims to better explain what the Liberal Democrats stand for by drawing together the best ideas from across the party’s membership. It’s latest consultation has just finished, and the full results have now been published. Here is […]

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What Hard Brexit would mean for our food and drink

by derekdeedman on 18 October, 2016

In his latest ‘Brexit Challenge’ paper setting out the details of what leaving the European Union really means, Nick Clegg has turned to the pitfalls facing the UK’s food and drink industry: Former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has warned that leaving the European single market would lead the UK “off a cliff towards higher […]

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Petition the Government to make votes matter

by derekdeedman on 12 October, 2016

The EU referendum vote on 23 June enabled very many people, who had not voted previously, because they live in ‘safe’ constituencies for one of the major parties where they considerer their vote would be ‘wasted’, to exercise their vote for the first time. This was because, being a national vote, every vote counted. With […]

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