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  • Event: May 7, 2016 7:00 PM
    Hythe Sports Pavilion,South Road, Hythe CT21 6AR

    We are organising a Community Quiz on Saturday the 7th May at Hythe Sports Pavilion, Hythe starting at 7pm.

    Everyone welcome - please bring your own drinks and nibbles. Raffle.

    Quiz costs just £5 per head - no more than 6 players per table.

    Please RSVP in advance to Val Loseby val@shepwaylibdems.org.uk or call 07929 948471.

  • Shepway District Council Sandgate Parking Consultation Notice on Granville Parade
    Article: Apr 26, 2016

    Shepway District Council have started a consultation on proposals to introduce a Residents Parking Permit scheme in Castle Road, Granville Parade, Granville Road East, Granville Parade West, Lachlan Way, Lister Way and Parade Road.

    They are proposing to limit parking in these roads to two hours for non-permit holders. This restriction will be in place 8am-8pm EVERY day of the year including weekends and bank holidays. Only residents and businesses based in the roads named above will be able to get permits.

  • Brighton Conference Centre
    Article: Apr 21, 2016
    By Andrew Wiseman, Chair of the Liberal Democrats' Federal Conference Committee

    Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference 2016 registration is now open. We're going to Brighton between 17th-20th September to discuss politics, meet new friends and learn new skills.

    For the first time we're offering everyone a Super Early Bird registration rate of just £60 if you book within the week (making it cheaper to attend as a regular member than in the last 6 years!). Click here to register your place now.

  • Make Votes Matter
    Article: Apr 21, 2016
    By Make Votes Matter

    On Saturday 7th May - the anniversary of the election of the most unrepresentative Parliament since women won the vote - Make Votes Matter is holding the Demo for Democracy outside Parliament. Baroness Sal Brinton, President of the Liberal Democrats, will speak alongside figures from across the political spectrum, united by the common cause of fair representation for all voters.

  • Ashford William Harvey Hospital entrance (© Copyright Julian P Guffogg http://www.geograph.org.uk/profile/25219 and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
    Article: Apr 19, 2016

    Local Liberal Democrat Lynne Beaumont has called for stronger action to protect NHS staff after figures were released that show a shocking amount of violence against staff.

    The figures released after a parliamentary question show that East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust has seen 116 cases of violence in the last year.

  • Baroness Olly Grender
    Article: Apr 18, 2016

    The Government has agreed a Liberal Democrat amendment to the Housing and Planning Bill, which protects vulnerable tenants from being wrongly evicted.

    Under the Housing & Planning Bill, landlords get faster access to a property if they believe the tenant has abandoned it.

    The successful amendment requires a landlord to get in touch with a third party such as a charity, local authority or individual who has helped to pay the tenant's deposit. If the landlord gets a response that the tenant has not abandoned the property they can't change the locks and reclaim it.

  • HM Treasury analysis: the long-term economic impact of EU membership and the alternatives
    Article: Apr 18, 2016

    Commenting on Treasury analysis, which shows that Brexit would cost British households up to £4,300, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron said:

    "The sheer volume of serious and sobering evidence against turning our backs on Europe is overwhelming. The Treasury assessment today, showing a £4,300 cost to families, gives another stark warning about the impact on every household in Britain.

  • Sandgate High Street potholes
    Article: Apr 15, 2016

    Local Liberal Democrat, Gary Fuller has blasted local Conservatives for letting down Shepway, as figures unveiled in Parliament show, that cash to fix our roads has been slashed.

    Parliamentary analysis shows that in Kent pothole maintenance funding has been cut by £2,271,000.

    This cut comes after the Chancellor promised an extra 'Pothole Fund'. Even with this cash, it doesn't plug the gap and Shepway will lose out.