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  • Plimsoll Line (http://www.flickr.com/photos/brinkmann/509192200/)
    Article: May 15, 2017

    THE FOLKESTONE SAMUEL PLIMSOLL MEMORIAL CAMPAIGN presents:
    An event to commemorate:
    SAMUEL PLIMSOLL.
    'The Sailor's Friend'.

    SATURDAY: 03 JUNE 2017
    From: 2.30 pm
    Speaker: Captain Charles Woodward.
    Member: Honorable Company of Master Mariners and the Marine Society.

    ST MARTIN'S CHURCH.
    HORN STREET, CHERITON, nr FOLKESTONE
    CT20 3JJ.
    Refreshments in the Community Hall after: £2.50 pp.
    A retiring collection will be held in aid of the MNA and FSPMC.
    ALL WELCOME TO ATTEND.

  • Lynne Beaumont 2017 General Election Campaign Poster
    Article: May 12, 2017

    With the General Election fast approaching on 8th June, are YOU looking for a way of showing your support for Lynne Beaumont's campaign? Thinking about putting up a window poster, but actually want something with a bit more IMPACT? Have we got just the thing for YOU!

    You can show your support for Lynne Beaumont and the Liberal Democrats in Folkestone and Hythe by agreeing to have a garden poster for the campaign. The Liberal Democrats will erect the poster on your behalf and take it away after the election.

  • Stop the Squeeze logo
    Petition: May 9, 2017

    We support the Liberal Democrat plan to Stop the Squeeze on funding for our pensioners, the NHS and our schools.

    We believe it is vitally important to properly invest in and safeguard our health care and education systems.

  • Lynne Beaumont 2017 General Election Campaign Poster
    Article: May 9, 2017

    Lynne Beaumont has today become the nominated Liberal Democrat candidate for Folkestone & Hythe at the June General Election.

    Lynne Beaumont was the Liberal Democrats' candidate for Folkestone and Hythe for the 2010 and 2015 General Elections. Lynne has lived, worked and campaigned here for 30 years. She has lived in Folkestone, Hythe and the Elham Valley and raised her children here, and is delighted that her grandchildren are also now growing up here.

  • Lynne Beaumont
    Article: May 8, 2017

    Nearly 28,000 pensioners living in Folkestone and Hythe will receive at least £772 extra per year under Liberal Democrat manifesto plans to protect the 'triple lock' for state pensions.

    At 27,730, Folkestone and Hythe has one of the highest numbers of people receiving state pensions in the country, according to figures from the Office of National Statistics, which puts it 20th out of the country's 635 constituencies.

  • Photograph Jordan Williams / Press Release
    Article: May 8, 2017

    The East Kent Coast Liberal Democrats have selected JORDAN WILLIAMS as their candidate for the seat of SOUTH THANET in the upcoming General Election.

    The young and energetic Jordan Williams was born and bred in Thanet. A pupil of Chatham House Grammar School, he went on to work in retail management in the local area. He has recently taken up a position with an international airline.

  • Photograph Simon Dodd / Press Release
    Article: May 8, 2017

    The East Kent Coast Liberal Democrats have selected SIMON DODD as their candidate for the seat of DOVER and DEAL in the upcoming General Election.

    Simon is a solicitor specialising in competition and EU law and joined the Liberal Democrats while still at university. He is married with one daughter.

    A passionate European, Simon is particularly concerned about the impact on the residents of Dover and Deal of leaving the EU without a proper trade deal. "In standing for this seat I want to protect and increase jobs and quality of life for local people," he explains.

  • Martyn Pennington 2017
    Article: May 8, 2017

    The East Kent Coast Liberal Democrats have selected Martyn Pennington as their candidate for the constituency of North Thanet in the upcoming General Election.

    Martyn Pennington was born in the north of England, and now lives in Westgate-on- Sea where he is a councillor. He retired a couple of years ago following a career spent improving the effectiveness of overseas aid, working with large organisations such as the UK Government, the European Commission, the World Bank and the United Nations. He is married and has three grown-up daughters. He enjoys sport, and plays guitar in a church worship band.

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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.

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