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  • Event: Nov 30, 2017 7:00 PM
    The Puffins, Chalkpit, Peene, Folkestone CT18 8BG

    All members welcome. Papers will be available soon.

  • Providence Inne, Sandgate
    Event: Nov 1, 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.

  • Event: Nov 18, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    The Chambers, Radnor Chambers, Cheriton Pl, Folkestone CT20 2BB

    In the fringe of the Folkestone Book Festival 2017, Shepway Liberal Democrats are delighted to welcome Baroness Lynne Featherstone to Chambers in Folkestone to talk about her new book "Equal Ever After".

    In the future, people will find it difficult to believe that until 2014, somewhere between 5 and 10 per cent of Britain's population were excluded from marriage.

  • Open Arms by Vince Cable
    Event: Nov 19, 2017 3:00 PM
    Quarterhouse, The Quarterhouse, Mill Bay, Folkestone CT20 1BN

    Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable talks about his first novel, Open Arms, a gripping international political drama, set in Whitehall and the slums of Mumbai. He tells how his first-hand knowledge of the intrigues and machinations of political power informed his writing.
    At a time when facts are often much more unbelievable than fiction, especially in the political world of late, this will no doubt be an enlightening conversation.
    Early Bird Tickets £8.
    Tickets from https://www.quarterhouse.co.uk/whats-on/vince-cable-in-conversation?book=149538&spektrix_bounce=true

  • Princes Parade
    Article: Sep 22, 2017
    By Geoff, Secretary - Save Princes Parade in http://saveprincesparade.org/

    The Princes Parade Planning Application, ref Y17/1042/SH, has now been submitted and validated by Shepway DC (who are also the applicant!). It can be found on the council's website via this link:

    https://searchplanapps.shepway.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OV593HNZKSO00

  • Nurse with baby (By Salim Fadhley from London, UK (Sarah the Nursey Nurse) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Sep 22, 2017

    9,832 EU nationals left the NHS between 30 June 2016 and 30 June 2017, figures published by NHS Digital today have revealed. This is an increase of 22% on the previous year, and up 42% on two years earlier.

    In total 3,885 nurses, 1,794 doctors and 1,518 support staff from the EU left the NHS between June 2016 and June 2017.

  • Gary Fuller at Folkestone Pride 2017
    Article: Aug 21, 2017

    It was great to be at the very first Folkestone Pride event on Saturday 19th August - thank you to the many people that came and had a chat with us!

    We told lots of people about the Lib Dems work for LGBT+ rights over the years, including that of Lynne Featherstone when in Government to finally bring Equal Marriage to the statute book.

  • The Week in Politics - Jo Swinson and Vince Cable
    Article: Aug 21, 2017

    Your round up of all the latest news, views and updates from the Liberal Democrats.

    It's been another busy week for Lib Dem MPs and campaigners. Here's what we've been up to, in case you missed it...

    Saturday 12th August

    Government release figures claiming that exports of sunglasses, swimwear, flip-flops, card games and ice cream means Brexit will be a success.

    Read the article I want an exit from Brexit

    Sunday 13th August

    Vince Cable on Westminster Hour - if you oppose an extreme, hard Brexit, work with us to stop it.

    I want an exit from Brexit

    Join the Liberal Democrats

    Monday 14th August

    Lib Dem Justice Spokesperson Jonathan Marks backs calls for urgent action to address the backlog of people serving prison sentences with no fixed release date.

    Read the article

    Tuesday 15th August

    Vince Cable calls on the Government to withdraw Donald Trump's invitation for an official state visit.

    Read the article

    Wednesday 16th August

    Vince tells us about very good cake.

    While Brexit Secretary David Davis has some questions to answer on future customs arrangements.

    Read the article I want an exit from Brexit

    Thursday 17th August

    Layla Moran wishes students receiving their A Level results all the best.

    Norman Lamb calls on the Government to recommit to closing mixed-sex wards, instead of turning a blind eye.

    Read the article

    Lib Dem Sally-Anne Jarvis wins a by-election in Southcourt ward, Aylesbury Vale. Lib Dem vote is up in Peterborough and Aylesbury Riverside.

    Friday 18th August

    Vince Cable hits out at the Government's environmental irresponsibility in selling off the Green Investment Bank

    Read the article I want action on Climate Change

    Vince pays tribute to Bruce Forsyth, who has died aged 89.

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