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  • Ann Rimmer
    Article: Jun 27, 2019

    We're really sorry to have heard that former Lib Dem Sandgate Parish Councillor Ann Rimmer died yesterday after a short battle with cancer.

    In her time in Sandgate, Ann was a staunch supporter of the Party, both working behind the scenes and as a Councillor.

    Our thoughts are with her daughter Season, family and friends.

  • Princes Parade
    Article: Jun 27, 2019

    In the first ever full council debate on the future of Princes Parade, Folkestone and Hythe District Council passed a motion to Save Princes Parade from development and instead build a new swimming pool and leisure centre at Martello Lakes. The motion was proposed by Lib Dem Councillor Tim Prater and seconded by Green Councillor Lesley Wybrow, ond was won by 15 votes to 14.

  • In Memoriam
    Article: Jun 24, 2019
    By Tim Prater, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on Folkestone and Hythe District Council

    Brian Copping served as a Councillor for Foord ward on Shepway District Council for around 30 years, and also Folkestone Town Council for eight years. He sadly passed away around 30 May.

    Brain was a Liberal Democrat until 2004 before founding People First, but I feel we should mark his contribution to our Town and District over the three decades that he sat as a Councillor. A number of other Councillors at Folkestone and Hythe and Folkestone Town Council served with Brian, and will recall his contribution.

  • Tim Prater and Gary Fuller
    Event: Aug 20, 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.

  • 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.

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