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  • BBQ / Barbeque
    Event: Jul 27, 2019 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    4 St Deny's Road, Hawkinge CT18 7BU

    A relaxed summer BBQ, hopefully in the sun!

    Old, new and future members welcome.

    There's plenty of off-road parking available, but if you're planning to have a tipple it may be wise to use the Bus. The 16 or 16A both stop by Hawkinge Primary, which is a 2 minute walk from the house.

    Look forward to seeing you!

  • Chuka Umunna (Chris McAndrew [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)] https://pds.blog.parliament.uk/2017/07/21/mp-official-portraits-open-source-images/)
    Article: Jun 14, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats are delighted to announce that Streatham MP Chuka Umunna has joined the party.

    Chuka joins the Liberal Democrats, having held the seat since 2010. The Liberal Democrats recently topped the poll in London during the European elections and are extremely excited to gain this seat.

  • Layla Moran (Chris McAndrew [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)] https://pds.blog.parliament.uk/2017/07/21/mp-official-portraits-open-source-images/)
    Article: Jun 12, 2019

    The Public Accounts Committee, of which Lib Dem MP Layla Moran is a member, has published a report today describing NHS waiting times as "unacceptable" and in a "downward spiral" and warned patients are at added risk of harm.

    With waiting times being missed on this scale, the Conservative Government must not scrap waiting times, but ensure the NHS has the resources and staff to meet the targets. If waiting times are deprioritised, or abandoned, the result could mean worse care for patients.

  • Jo Swinson and Ed Davey
    Article: Jun 12, 2019

    The Liberal Democrat leadership election has begun in earnest!

    Nominations closed on Friday and two candidates were nominated by MPs and members - Ed Davey & Jo Swinson.

    Voting will begin on the 1st of July - and throughout this contest, the candidates will both have the chance to make their case to party members.

  • Bournemouth Town Centre (Chris Downer [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Event: Sep 14, 2019 - Sep 17, 2019
    Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5BH

    Join us for our 2019 Autumn Conference at the sunny Bournemouth seaside. Autumn Conference is our largest annual event and features lively debates, speeches, policy discussions, fringe events and a range of social events. Conference is open to party members, supporters and observers who want to find out more and engage with the Party.

  • HMRC Scam email
    Article: Jun 12, 2019

    Kent County Council Public Protection are continuing to see an increase in reports on HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) scams as well as changes to how they can trick you.

    To help you identify scams this is an example:

    How the scam works:

    • You receive an email that looks as if it is from HMRC
    • Fraudsters may "spoof" a genuine email address or change the 'display name' to make it appear genuine
    • You are told you are due a refund
    • You are given a deadline to apply
    • You are directed to click on a link in the email
  • Police custody cell [Copyright: Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland]
    Article: Jun 12, 2019

    The Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) is looking for volunteers (Independent Custody Visitors - ICVs) across Kent to visit Custody suites to check on the welfare and conditions of those held in police cells and report back to the PCC.

    This can be as often as once a month. In addition, ICVs attend training sessions, between two and four panel meetings a year, and an Annual General Meeting. The time commitment required is around three to five hours a month and all ICVs are asked to carry out at least one night-time visit a year (between 10pm and 6am).

  • Pioneering Places poster ()
    Article: Jun 6, 2019
    By Creative Folkestone

    This exhibition, displayed across three sites in Folkestone, explores the history and possible futures of the Ship Street Gasworks site.

    At Folkestone Museum we tell the story of Foord, from rural village to the railway and industrialisation, with much of the content contributed by residents.

    • 28 June to 21 July, every Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
    • Folkestone Museum, 1-2 Guildhall Street, Folkestone CT20 1DY

Supporter Scheme graphic

The Liberal Democrats are the only party fighting to keep Britain open, tolerant and united.

Open means open-hearted, open-minded, forward-looking, modern, green, internationalist and pro-European. We believe Britain is at its best when it is creative, innovative and outward-looking, comfortable in the fast-changing modern world and open to the opportunities and challenges of globalisation and the digital revolution.

Tolerant means diverse, compassionate and generous. We will always fight injustice and stand up for the underdog, the outsider, the individual, the minority and the vulnerable against the powerful.

United means we will always put the interests of the whole United Kingdom first. We reject the divisions in society, whether between young and old, urban and rural, leave and remain, or between regions and nations. We believe we are stronger - as communities, as a country and as a world - when we work together in our common interest.

If this sounds like you too, join us.