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  • Providence Inne, Sandgate
    Event: Oct 5, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    The Providence Inne, 47-49 Sandgate High St, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3AH

    A regular meet-up on the first Wednesday of every morth for Liberal Democrat members, supporters and the Lib Dem curious in the Shepway area!

    Simply come along for a social drink and a chat: no speeches, no leaflet delivery. It's a "buy your own" event (sorry!) but come along and say hello to our Councillors, campaigners, members and friends.

  • Sandgate War Memorial
    Article: Sep 22, 2016

    The Sandgate War Memorial has received Grade II Listed Building Status following an application by local parish Councillor Guy Valentine-Neale on behlaf of the Sandgate Society conservation and planning group.

    The official notification dated 20 September said:

    "Sandgate War Memorial, Junction of Military Road and Sandgate High Street, Sandgate, Kent - Awarded Listed Building Status

  • Tim Farron
    Article: Sep 20, 2016

    Below is the final version of Tim Farron's speech at the close of the Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton today.

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    Liberal Democrats are good at lots of things. But the thing it seems that we're best at, is confounding expectations.

    We were expected to shy away from taking power, but we stepped up and we made a difference.

  • Tim Farron in Whitehall
    Article: Sep 20, 2016

    Tim Farron has rejected Jeremy Corbyn's suggestions that supporting continued membership of the Single Market is 'Free Trade Dogma', saying that free trade is vital to our economy and to millions of jobs.

    He also called on Liam Fox to apologise for calling businesses too 'lazy' to export, and said that neither Labour not the Conservatives are now willing to stand up for business.

  • Lord Jonathan Marks QC
    Article: Sep 20, 2016

    The Liberal Democrats have called for an urgent review into the effect of cuts to the legal aid budget and increased court fees.

    The changes have seen a rise in the number of people coming before the courts without being represented by a lawyer, as well as deterring individuals and small businesses from taking legal action.

  • Alistair Carmichael
    Article: Sep 20, 2016

    The Liberal Democrats have urged the government to play its part in resettling refugees, in particular unaccompanied children, in an emergency motion at their Autumn Conference.

    The demand comes as Theresa May addresses a special UN meeting on migration in New York. Yesterday the Prime Minister resisted calls to take in more vulnerable refugees from Syria.

  • Tim Farron arriving at Autumn 2016 Conference (Liberal Democrats on Flickr)
    Article: Sep 17, 2016

    Tonight Tim Farron raised the curtain on the Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton.

    Here's what he had to say:

    At exactly this time, eight days ago in Sheffield, Liberal Democrat activists, including dozens of new members, were working their socks off.

    They'd been up delivering and campaigning since before the crack of dawn.

  • Brighton Pier (By hozinja (Brighton Pier at dusk, UK Uploaded by BaldBoris) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Sep 16, 2016

    If you have not yet registered for Lib Dem Conference in Brighton starting tomorrow its not too late to do so, even if it is only for the day

    There are more first time conference attendees coming than ever before and member attendance as a whole is set to be the highest on record too. Day passes are available for £37 and concessionary rates are available.

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.