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  • Focus leaflets
    Event: Apr 27, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Prater Raines office, 98 Sandgate High Street, Folkestone CT20 3BY

    A regular team delivery session each week for the Shepway Lib Dems - timed to be duriig daylight hours and while the children are in school!

    Keeping in touch with local residents throughout the year with local news and asking their opinion is a key part of the Liberal Democrats community campaigning. As we haven't got newspapers willing to do that for us (generally!) we do so ourselves through printing leaflets and delivering them ourselves: no Goverment or Council money is used: our leafelts are paid for and delivered by volunteers.

  • Lynne Beaumont
    Article: Apr 18, 2017

    Voters in Folkestone and Hythe should vote for the Liberal Democrats to change the direction of the country and ensure Britain has a decent opposition.

    The Prime Minister today has called a snap General Election to be held on the 8th June. Lynne Beaumont, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Folkestone and Hythe, commented:

  • Tim Farron
    Article: Apr 18, 2017

    Commenting on the Prime Minister's call for a General Election, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said:

    "This election is your chance to change the direction of our country.

    "If you want to avoid a disastrous Hard Brexit. If you want to keep Britain in the Single Market. If you want a Britain that is open, tolerant and united, this is your chance.

    "Only the Liberal Democrats can prevent a Conservative majority."

    In the first few minutes after Therea May's announcement, hundreds of people have joined the Liberal Democrats. Join them, and the Liberal Democrats, today.

  • Tim Prater
    Article: Apr 4, 2017

    The Shepway Liberal Democrats have nominated candidates for all six of the Shepway divisions for the 4th May 2017 elections to Kent County Council. Nominations were submitted and accepted on Friday 31st March.

    Cheriton, Sandgate and Hythe East candidate Tim Prater is looking forward to the election campaign. He commented:

  • Money / banknotes (pounds sterling) in hand
    Article: Apr 4, 2017

    Kent County Council Trading Standards are warning the public to be aware of a bogus 'Trading Standards Officer' who has recently called at a resident's home in Kent.

    The criminal claimed that he had received the resident's money from a recent court case and in order to retrieve the money the resident must pay a release fee of £10,000.

  • Providence Inne, Sandgate
    Event: May 3, 2017 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.

  • Roadworks sign
    Article: Mar 15, 2017

    Military Road, Sandgate will be closed 20th March for up to 3 days to allow for ironwork to be carried out by Kent County Council.

    The road will be closed between the junctions with Sandgate High Street and Oxenden Road between the hours of 07:00 and 19:00.

    An alternative diversion route will be signed while the road is closed via Sandgate High Street, Sandgate Hill, Sandgate Road, Earls Avenue, Shorncliffe Road, Risborough Lane and Military Road. Please allow extra time for your journey, delays expected.

  • Lynne Beaumont
    Article: Mar 14, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have criticised Damian Collins for voting against the right of thousands of EU nationals in Folkestone and Hythe to stay last night, as a majority of MPs gave the final go-ahead to a hard Brexit.

    There are 4,123 residents from elsewhere in the EU living in Folkestone and Hythe.

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.