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Dear Derek, I always find the summer break offers a good time for reflection. We’ve dashed through the first half of the year and now is the opportunity to take stock and recharge our batteries before we approach the autumn period. And what a lot to reflect on. The results of this year’s General Election show us […]

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On 26 May 2017, the West Sussex Joint Minerals Local Plan (prepared by the County Council and the South Downs National Park Authority) was submitted to the Government. Mr Jonathan Manning, an independent Planning Inspector, has been appointed to conduct an Examination-in-Public (EiP) to determine whether the Plan is ‘sound’ and ‘legally complaint’. The Planning […]

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Breaking News – Southern Rail

by derekdeedman on 21 July, 2017

By Stephen Lloyd – Lib Dem MP for Eastbourne Yesterday I emailed Derek Deedman and others about the meeting I held in Parliament between myself and the bosses of the two unions involved in the Southern Rail dispute. At that meeting they confirmed to me they would call off planned strike action, set for early August, if […]

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At its meeting of 2 March 2016, Chanctonbury County Local Committee (CLC) resolved to undertake an investigation into, and potential progression of, a speed limit restriction in Upper Beeding in its works programme for 2016/2017. Speed limit assessments were undertaken within the village environment and as a result a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) was proposed […]

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By Alistair Carmichael MP | Wed 5th July 2017 – 1:15 pm A couple of weeks ago I was due to meet with one of my counterparts in the Conservative whips office. These meetings are routine and are not normally the subject of comment.  This particular meeting was intended to deal with allocation of offices between the […]

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The following is a sample from the weekly EU Insider Briefing sent to full European Movement UK members every Monday. Please consider joining us to receive the full briefing and help support our work. The European Movement UK, founded in 1949, provides a voice for those who believe the UK’s interests are best served from inside the […]

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By Caron Lindsay | Sat 1st July 2017 – 4:35 pm Vince Cable is likely to be the sole nominee for the leadership of the Liberal Democrats. It is good to see, though, that he’s behaving like he is in a contest. He’s aware of what’s on the minds of members and activists  and responds accordingly. People had raised […]

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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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