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Another Steyning Council By-election and again no information about the candidates! As a postal voter I know the names of the two candidates, but although all electors should know there is an election, as there are poll cards for every elector, most non-postal voters are unlikely to know who the candidates are. Since one is standing as an Independent […]

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By Antony Hook | Tue 13th September 2016 – 7:30 am I cannot recall a political issue since I joined the party in 1998 that has engaged public interest so deeply and for so long as the EU referendum and its aftermath.  Almost 3 months after polling day, you can still hear people you pass at […]

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Jenny Randerson called on the Government to enforce fair compensation for passengers of Southern railway. The Liberal Democrat Transport Spokesperson questioned the Government over action to make Southern pay out compensation promptly and fairly. Recently the company has restricted the use of third party software which ease the compensation process. David Cameron and George Osborne […]

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By Caron Lindsay | Wed 7th September 2016 – 7:11 pm Theresa May has not even been Prime Minister for two months. However, she is already displaying a complacency in power that is quite chilling. At only her second Prime Minister’s Questions, she had this to say to Jeremy Corbyn: What we do know is […]

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The Liberal Democrat Plan for Britain in Europe

by derekdeedman on 7 September, 2016

By Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats believe that the British people should have their say on the final Brexit deal in a referendum. Voting for a departure is not the same as voting for a destination. British people have a right to have their say on whether the deal they are […]

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Lib Dems call for crack down on arms traders

by derekdeedman on 3 September, 2016

The Liberal Democrats have proposed a new law to create a register of arms dealers in Britain. The party said the law would mean greater accountability for UK arms sales to “shady regimes” like Saudi Arabia… The party’s Defence Spokesperson Judith Jolly said: “This register would allow better scrutiny of these shady deals, and bring […]

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By Caron Lindsay | Wed 31st August 2016 – 2:59 pm We like publishing speeches in full on LDV, partly for the historical record – things can be taken down from the party website if they become inconvenient after the passage of time, but they stay here – and partly because it’s useful to see the whole […]

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Message from Sussex Police 31 August 2016

by derekdeedman on 31 August, 2016

Scams are fraud and fraud is crime, report it – this is our message for Sussex residents. Each month, we see fraudsters targeting people across the county by phone, email and face to face in an attempt to defraud them. These ‘scammers’ are criminals who chose to prey on some of our most vulnerable. Operation […]

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Having been successful in gaining an unconditional offer from Exeter University to study Politics and International Relations (with study abroad), my son Jon will now have a vaccine jab against meningitis before he leaves for University in September. Public Health England says the jab will help protect against meningitis W in particular – a sometimes […]

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Death of George Cockman

by derekdeedman on 21 July, 2016

I was sorry to learn of the death of George Cockman at the age of only 77. He and I worked closely together on a number of local issues when he was the Independent District Councillor for Steyning and I was the Lib Dem County Councillor for Bramber Castle. I also often met him in […]

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