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  • Rob Bird
    Article: Jan 15, 2018

    Kent residents will suffer increased council tax bills next year as the County Council is set to increase its council tax charge by 4.99%. This means an increase of £52.32 pa for a Band C homeowner. The Government is cutting its funding of the County Council by another £46.4 million. Meanwhile the County Council's Conservative Cabinet is struggling with increased demand for crucial services and cost pressures.

    Despite additional council tax revenue from increased housing , KCC is planning savings of £53.4 million largely through service cuts and increased charges. Further staff cuts are planned saving £6.4 million and putting further pressure on KCC's beleaguered workforce. £8.2 million of the planned cuts have not yet been specified.

  • Rob Bird
    Event: Feb 3, 2018

    From Kent County Council Lib Dem Group Leader Rob Bird:

    SAVE THE DATE ... there will be a major event for all Kent and Medway Lib Dems on SATURDAY, 3rd FEBRUARY.

    Because of the proximity of the Thanet by-election on 11th January we have deferred our training event planned for 13th January to 3rd February.

  • Providence Inne, Sandgate
    Event: Feb 7, 2018 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.

  • Team for Shepway 2017
    Event: Feb 10, 2018 7:00 PM
    The Puffins, Chalkpit, Peene, Folkestone CT18 8BG

    A training and Q&A session on standing for Council: the how, what, why and when!

    All Lib Dem members welcome from those actively considering standing for Council to those that are just curious about the process!

  • Vince Cable New Year Message 2018
    Article: Dec 31, 2017
    By Vince Cable MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats

    There are very few people can say 2017 went exactly the way they wanted it to. Looking forward to 2018 it's clear that we have a lot of work to do.

    In 2018, we will continue to stand up for our values.

    We will offer people the choice of an Exit from Brexit. We have a big opportunity to win a real cash injection for the NHS. And we have a big opportunity to win the argument for thousands more affordable homes.

    All over the country, people are getting behind these campaigns by joining and supporting the Liberal Democrats.

    Thank you for everything you did in 2017 and let's make 2018 our year.

  • Decorated Christmas Tree
    Article: Dec 24, 2017

    Shepway Liberal Democrats wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful and successful 2018.

  • Vince Cable Christmas Video 2017
    Article: Dec 21, 2017
    By Vince Cable

    In his Christmas message this year, Vince is asking you to support a charity that works with people who are homeless near to you. Watch the video to find out more.

    Will you help Vince spread his Christmas message - and his call to action today? Share this on social media now:

  • Tom Brake (By Chris McAndrew - https://api20170418155059.azure-api.net/photo/bhDYT87s.jpeg?crop=CU_1:1&quality=80&download=trueGallery: https://beta.parliament.uk/media/bhDYT87s, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=61321850)
    Article: Dec 21, 2017
    By Tom Brake MP

    Last night, instead of opposing the government, the Labour party clocked off early for Christmas and failed to back a Lib Dem Amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill.

    Last night our effort to enshrine in law a vote on the final Brexit deal was defeated by the Conservatives after Labour failed to show up. The Lib Dem amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill, if it had been passed, would have seen the people have a final say on the deal Theresa May brought back from Brussels.

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.