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  • Prater Raines office
    Event: Apr 24, 2019 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Prater Raines, 98 Sandgate High Street, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3BY

    Throughout April and into May, we'll be having regular campaign sessions leaving from Sandgate, followed by a social drink together!

    Meet at the Prater Raines office at 5pm, and teams will go campaigning - canvassing, delivery and more - something for everyone!

    At 7-7.30pm we'll stop and get a drink together at the Providence on Sandgate High Street. Clearly, you don't HAVE to come campaigning before we meet in the pub, but we'd really like to see you at both!

  • CatherineBearder
    Article: Apr 17, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats have today announced their list of MEP candidates in the South East constituency for the European elections on the 23rd May.

    The diverse list of candidates includes a current MEP, Councillors and other hard working community activists.

    The Liberal Democrats will fight the elections as an unapologetically pro-European Party campaigning hard to stop Brexit and restore Britain's tarnished reputation in Europe.

  • Demand Better for Sandgate and West Folkestone
    Article: Apr 11, 2019
    By Tim Prater, Liberal Democrat Candidate in Sandgate and West Folkestone

    I love Sandgate. I hope you do too.

    I've lived in the centre of Sandgate for the last 15 years. I run my business from the village. I'm in and around Sandgate pretty much every day. I'm a trustee of the Chichester Hall in the middle of town, and have been honoured to have been a Sandgate Parish Councillor for the last eight years and the Vice Chairman of the Parish Council for the last two.

  • Lorries on Brock
    Article: Apr 11, 2019

    Operation Brock, the contraflow on the M20 between junctions 8 & 9, has been in place for just over 2 ½ weeks. The scheme was put in place by Highways England in anticipation of a disorderly, no-deal Brexit at the end of March. With Brexit having been delayed till the end of October, Brock is not needed and should be dismantled ahead of the Easter break.

  • Princes Parade
    Article: Apr 4, 2019
    By Save Princes Parade Campaign email

    For our next fundraising event we will be holding a quiz night at The Fountain pub on Monday 8th April from 7pm to 10pm.

    Please come along to a fun quiz night to help raise money to go towards the legal costs to fight the proposed development of Princes Parade.

    To book your table please call The Fountain on 01303 470495. Everyone welcome.

  • Chani Sanger outside To Let Shop in Guildhall Street
    Article: Mar 31, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats have set out a comprehensive plan ahead of the local elections to support struggling high streets across England, including for Folkestone town centre.

    Tim Prater, Liberal Democrat campaigner for Folkestone and Hythe described the plans as "exactly the sort of policy we need to boost local investment and ensure businesses in Folkestone thrive."

  • Members Meeting graphic
    Event: May 13, 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

  • Alex Wilcock and Richard Flowers
    Article: Mar 29, 2019
    By Richard Flowers and Alex Wilcock

    Most people meet and get married within a few years, but not us. We got married on our twentieth anniversary. We had to wait 20 years before we could tie the knot, not because we didn't want to, but because to do so before 2014 would have been unlawful.

    Throughout the years the LGBT community has been marginalised, demonised and ignored

Supporter Scheme graphic

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