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  By Caron Lindsay | Wed 21st June 2017 – 11:04 pm The LibDem Press Office has issued a veritable storm of press releases in response to the Queen’s Speech today. Here’s a round-up of what our key figures said about their areas of expertise. Tim Farron looked at the whole speech and was unimpressed: “This slimmed […]

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Voters in Arundel & South Downs may see this comment as being negative, but in the General Elections I represented the Lib Dems in this constituency (2001, 2005, 2010)  I increased my share of the vote at each election, but highest vote I achieved was 28% in 2010. The Labour candidate at that time was […]

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County Council Election Day – Today, 4 May

by derekdeedman on 4 May, 2017

If yoy are a voter living in Ashurst, Bramber, Steyning, Upper Beeding or Woodmancote don’t forget to vote for Ross Wellby – Liberal Democrat candidate for Bramber Castle. NO ONE ElSE CAN BEAT THE TORY! Ross has fought a strong campaign with many residents meeting him as he delivered at least one of the several […]

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Whilst the Conservative candidate for Bramber  Castle headlines his latest leaflet with ‘Actions speaking louder than words’, one of his claimed successes was not his, another action by Horsham District Council could have been prevented by him, but was not, and a spectactular inaction was not even mentioned (no surprise there I suppose!). The removal […]

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Six tests on Brexit Labour have already failed

by derekdeedman on 28 March, 2017

By Liberal Democrats Mar 27, 2017 2:03 The Liberal Democrats have highlighted six tests that the Labour party have already failed on Brexit, in response to Keir Starmer’s speech today. These include failing to oppose the Government’s hard Brexit plans, stand up for Britain’s membership of the Single Market or give the British people the […]

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Lib Dem Conference MARCH 19, 2017 – 12:45 PM Where will liberal pro-Europeans, a group that includes people, even MPs, from across Labour, Conservative, Green, Lib Dem and no party, end up at the next general election? Will they be split ineffectually across many parties, will they coalesce around a new party or will the […]

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Labour fail to back Single Market in House of Lords vote

by derekdeedman on 28 February, 2017

Joe Otten | Tue 28th February 2017 – 11:24 am A cross party amendment to keep Britain in the Single Market was lost yesterday by 299 votes to 136 after Labour Lords who voted were mostly against, and Conservatives turned out in greater numbers. Liberal Democrat leader in the Lords Dick Newby commented. By far the […]

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15th February 2017 The House of Lords may be in no mood to threaten the bill as a whole; but the chance of amendment is strong, says Liberal Democrat peer, Lord Teverson. The upper house has been threatened will dissolution if it doesn’t deliver the Prime Minister’s preferred version of Brexit says Lord Teverson Credit: […]

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By Lord William Wallace | Mon 13th February 2017 – 11:55 am Active Liberal Democrats should read the Daily Mail.  You need to know where issues that dominate the news have come from. Even more under this Conservative government than under Tony Blair, the Mail sets much of our political tone and agenda; it’s the newspaper from which […]

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 “Last night Labour MPs backed the Conservatives in voting to trigger Article 50, the start of the formal process of Britain leaving the European Union. They did so even though Theresa May has chosen to pursue a hard Brexit, which will mean ripping Britain out of the single market – something that no one voted […]

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