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  • Sal Brinton
    Article: Aug 9, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats thanked the party's Chief Executive Tim Gordon today after he announced that he was stepping down after five years in the role.

    Tim said: "It has been an honour to work for the Party for past half decade. These have not been easy years but I am proud to have worked with both Nick Clegg and Tim Farron who so clearly and eloquently articulated the Liberal voice that Britain needs."

  • 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

  • Providence Inne, Sandgate
    Event: Sep 6, 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.

  • Lynne Beaumont
    Article: Jul 26, 2017

    Local Lib Dem Lynne Beaumont has reacted with shock at plans to transfer all community breastfeeding support services to the Health Visiting Service. The plans will result in a saving to Kent County Council of £404,000 per year.

    Concerns have been raised about the cutting of specialist support in favour of support from nurses who offer more general support. This change could potentially lead to reduced quality of, and access to, much needed support for families in Kent.

  • Quiz graphic
    Event: Sep 22, 2017 7:30 PM
    Hythe Sports Pavilion, 2 South Road, Hythe CT21 6AR

    Are you (or can you defeat) Shepway Lib Dems' brightest sparks?

    Why not come along to our big quiz at Hythe Pavilion and find out.

    More details to follow.

  • 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)
    Event: Sep 16, 2017 9:00 AM - Sep 19, 2017 3:30 PM
    Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2GR

    Join us for our 2016 Autumn Conference at the sunny Brighton seaside. Autumn Conference is our largest conference each year and features lively debates, speeches, policy discussions, fringe events and a range of social events. Conference is open to party members, supporters and observers who want to find out more and engage with the Party.

  • Article: Jul 20, 2017
    By Sheree Bell and Danielle Anson in We Love Folkestone Politics

    PRESS RELEASE

    19th July 2017

    There were plenty of honks and thumbs ups from passing vehicles, including police and ambulance workers, when protesters took to the Folkestone Civic Centre to make their voices heard tonight. Angry about the 15% pay rise that KCC Councillors awarded themselves, whilst Public sector workers are offered a hard fought for 1%, a group of 20 residents participated in the demonstration. It was organised by Facebook group, We Love Folkestone Politics, which is encouraging people to make the move from the internet and on to the streets, getting people out of their lounges and bedrooms to raise awareness of political issues. Founded by Danielle Anson and Sheree Bell, the group originally started as a way of encouraging voter registration in the local and national elections and quickly grew as a platform for people of all political persuasions in Folkestone to share news and discuss the things that matter to them.

  • 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.

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.