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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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We Must End the Southern Rail Debacle Now!

by derekdeedman on 18 December, 2016

Rail users have had to put up with an appalling service from Southern Rail. Even before the strikes the company’s service was one of the worst amongst all the train companies across the UK. Now the situation has become totally unacceptable. Businesses in the South and South East of England are being adversely affected, important appointments […]

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As previously reported on this website, Horsham District Council intend enforcing car parking charges on the three main car parks in Steyning from 1 April 2017. Sadly the two Tory Horsham District Councillors for Steyning, and the Tory West Sussex County Councillor for the area, appear to have not put up much of fight against […]

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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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