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Simon Bishop

  • Charlotte Hill and Simon Bishop
    Article: Nov 15, 2019

    Local resident Charlotte Hill has questioned Lib Dem candidate for Folkestone and Hythe Simon Bishop on his views in the run-up to the 12th December General Election.

  • Tim Prater and Gary Fuller
    Event: Nov 19, 2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Sandgate Library, James Morris Court, Sandgate High Street, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3RR

    As part of their commitment to listening to and working with local residents, Tim Prater and Gary Fuller, the new Lib Dem District Councillors for Sandgate and West Folkestone, will be holding regular drop-in advice surgeries in the ward each month.

    No need for an appointment - just turn up to discuss any issue you would like our help with. The surgeries are in a public place: if you'd prefer to speak to Tim or Gary one-to-one then please contact them directly and we can set up a personal meeting with you.

  • Simon Bishop outside Hythe Clinic
    Article: Nov 14, 2019

    Only 83.6 per cent of patients arriving at A&E in Kent and Medway, including the Folkestone and Hythe area were treated or admitted within four hours in October 2019, according to damning figures published today by NHS England.

    With the figure being well below the official target of 95% of patients attending A&E being admitted, transferred or discharged within four hours, Simon Bishop, Lib Dem candidate for Folkestone and Hythe, has reiterated his opposition to the proposed closure of Ashford A&E.

  • Matthew Parris (Nick Moyes [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)])
    Article: Nov 12, 2019

    Conservative voters living in Folkestone and Hythe: Do you still feel at home in the party?

    Matthew Parris, Times columnist and Conservative Party member for 50 years, doesn't, He quit the Party last week, saying:

    "I am a conservative, not a Liberal Democrat, but will unhesitatingly vote Lib Dem this time to defeat Tory zealotry over Europe. So should every former Tory voter who still believes it would be folly for Britain to leave the European Union.

    "One survey suggests a third of former Tory Remainers have already decided to vote Lib Dem in the coming election, the only question being what the nearly two thirds who still plan to vote Tory could possibly be thinking.

    "So here I find myself, unwilling to support a leader [Boris Johnson] who is a stranger to honesty or principle and who surfs a foolish populist wave for the sake of ambition alone, leading a governing party whose centre of gravity has shifted decisively away from the broadly centrist political force Conservatism once was."

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/im-leaving-the-tories-and-voting-lib-dem-thm7g22ld

  • British Passport
    Article: Nov 12, 2019

    Hundreds of EU nationals living in Folkestone and Hythe have not been offered permanent residency in the UK, the latest official figures uncovered by the Liberal Democrats have revealed.

    Candidate in the upcoming election for the Lib Dems, Simon Bishop, accused the government of leaving local families from the EU in "legal limbo" and throwing people's lives into desperate uncertainty.

  • Chicken / Rooster / Cock (Muhammad Mahdi Karim [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rooster_portrait2.jpg)
    Article: Nov 11, 2019

    Responding to the news that Nigel Farage's Brexit Party will not be standing a candidate against Damian Collins in Folkestone and Hythe, Liberal Democrat candidate, Simon Bishop, said:

    "Nigel Farage's comments show he is running scared of the Liberal Democrats as the strongest Remain party in Folkestone and Hythe. He knows that we are the only party at this election that can take seats like Folkestone and Hythe from the Conservatives and stop Brexit.

  • Simon Bishop and Lib Dem members and supporters campaigning in Saltwood
    Article: Nov 11, 2019
    By Simon Bishop, Liberal Democrats Parliamentary Candidate for Folkestone and Hythe

    Where the first day of campaigning made me concerned about the division that has been sowed by the Brexit referendum, this weekend has inspired me.

    To see so many people out helping deliver leaflets in Hawkinge, Folkestone, Hythe, Saltwood, Stanford and beyond was incredible. There were party members and non-party members who came to help. Some were life long Lib Dem members, others for whom it was their first time and they came because they feel so passionately that Brexit is wrong for this country that they want to do their bit to help.

  • David Monk and Tim Prater with
    Article: Nov 9, 2019
    By Folkestone and Hythe District Council Press Release

    Dog owners are being reminded of the negative health impacts caused by failing to clean up after their four-legged friends.

    Cllr David Monk and Cllr Tim Prater of Folkestone & Hythe District Council (F&HDC) joined forces to reinforce the message by applying "I'll take poo too!" stickers on normal bins along The Leas in Folkestone earlier today (November 7).

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