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  • Kent Police van and car (Editor5807 [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Jan 17, 2019
    By Neighbourhood Watch Liaison Officer

    There have been a number of reports of telephone calls being made to members of the public by fraudsters pretending to be Police Officers. They have been asking for personal details, Bank Account details and PIN numbers. Some fraudulent transactions have then been made.

    Please be aware - Police officers will never call members of the public requesting financial details or for any payments over the telephone, via email or in person. All incidents must be reported to Kent Police.

  • Screenshot of Opening frame of Lib Dems
    Article: Jan 15, 2019
    By Tom Brake MP

    We all remember waking up to that awful result two and a half years ago. We were all braced for uncertainty. But nobody could have predicted how disastrously the wheels came off the Brexit wagon.

    Warnings of food and medicine shortages. Tearing up vital environmental laws. Becoming rule takers, not rule makers.

  • Members Meeting graphic
    Event: Feb 11, 2019 6:15 PM
    Prater Raines Ltd office, 98 Sandgate High Street, Folkestone CT20 3BY

    A progress chasing meeting in the month following an Executive Committee meeting, mainly for Local Party Officers (Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurter, Secretary, Membership Development Officer, Data Officer) but any member is welcome to attend if they wish!

    Papers for the meeting are available to members on request to mail@shepwaylibdems.org.uk

  • Members Meeting graphic
    Event: Mar 11, 2019 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
    Prater Raines Ltd office, 98 Sandgate High Street, Folkestone CT20 3BY

    All members are welcome to attend Folkestone and Hythe (formerly Shepway) Lib Dem Executive meetings.

    Papers for the meeting are available to members on request to mail@shepwaylibdems.org.uk

  • BBC TV Licencing Scam Email page heading
    Article: Jan 10, 2019
    By KCC Trading Standards

    Be aware - there have been more than 5,000 reports about fake TV Licensing emails in the last 3 months.

    In December 2018 alone, 200 reports were made, with victims reporting a total loss of £233,455. The banks say they cannot reimburse customers who have mistakenly authorised payments to fraudsters.

  • David Lloyd George
    Article: Jan 7, 2019

    The Liberal Democrat History Group promotes the discussion and research of topics relating to the histories of the British Liberal Democrats and its predecessor parties, the Liberal Party and the SDP, and of liberalism more broadly.

    The Liberal Democrat History Group aims to appeal to anyone with an interest in the history of British Liberalism, whether academics, party activists or spare-time students of political history.

  • William Ewart Gladstone
    Article: Jan 7, 2019

    One hundred and fifty years ago last month, in December 1868, William Ewart Gladstone became Prime Minister for the first time. Over the following six years, from 1868 to 1874, his government produced a series of significant and lasting reforms, including nationwide primary school education, the secret ballot, legalisation of some trade union activities and the disestablishment of the Church of Ireland. This record helped build his reputation as the greatest Liberal leader in history.

  • Vince Cable
    Article: Jan 1, 2019
    By Greg Foster

    As we enter 2019, time is ticking down on Brexit, and with it the whole future of the country.

    The history books will look back on these coming three months as critical.It is almost unbelievable that Parliament is waiting a further week to return!

    After two long years of negotiation, the Prime Minister has brought back a Brexit deal that satisfies no-one. Her reaction is to try to scare people with the prospect of a 'No Deal' Brexit. In reality, that can't happen unless she decides it should.

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.