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  • Scrutiny in Spelthorne
    Article: Jul 19, 2019

    The first formal meeting of the Spelthorne Joint Committee since the Spelthorne Borough Council Elections was held on Monday 15th July,

    More information on the Joint Committee can be found here - https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/your-local-area/spelthorne/committee

    Present at the Committee were the seven County Councillors representing Spelthorne at Surrey, 4 Conservative Borough Councillors, 2 Lib Dem Borough Councillors and 1 Labour Councillor. The meetings are chaired for 2 years alternating between Richard Walsh, representing Surrey County Councillors and Ian Harvey on behalf of Spelthorne Borough Council.

  • Lib Dem Leadership Ballot
    Article: Jul 6, 2019

    All Party members for whom the Party has an email address should have received yesterday their personalised email to vote in the Leadership Election.

    If you are a current Party member and have not received this email (entitled "Your chance to vote for who will lead the Liberal Democrats" from "Lib Dem Elections ", please check your spam / junk mail folders and if you can't find it contact elections@libdems.org.uk to let them know.

  • Article: Jun 23, 2019
    By First published by Lambeth Lib Dems

    Lambeth Lib Dems are delighted to announce that Chuka Umunna has today joined the Liberal Democrats and will now represent Streatham constituency as a Lib Dem MP.

    Chuka is the first Member of Parliament to cross the floor of the House of Commons to join the Liberal Democrats since 2001. He has been the MP for Streatham since 2010 and won 68.5 percent of the vote when re-elected in the 2017 General Election.

  • Lib Dems winning
    Article: Jun 21, 2019

    In light of the increased representations of Liberal Democrats on Spelthorne Borough Council, the Lib Dem Group of councillors have decided to shadow portfolios as part of their ongoing commitment to scrutinise council proceedings. Sandra Dunn has been duly selected to lead the team as the Group Leader of Liberal Democrat Councillors and has announced that as well as the 6 portfolios, she has requested a dedicated Communications & Social Media responsibility. The responsibilities have been allocated as follows:

  • Article: Jun 11, 2019


    That's how many people had joined the Liberal Democrats as of midnight last night.

    That makes it official - our party is the biggest it's ever been!

    First of all welcome to our new members - you've joined Britain's biggest liberal family. We couldn't be more excited to have you on board.

    It's been a brilliant month for our party. Here in Spelthorne we came second in the European Elections, doubling the vote share of each of the other main parties. This means that as well as being the official opposition on Spelthorne Borough Council, we also have 3 MEPs across the South-East region

  • Leadership Election 2019
    Article: Jun 6, 2019

    Following the resignation of Vince Cable after the great gains in both the local and European elections, the Liberal Democrats are choosing their next leader!

    You must be a member before midnight on 7th June if you want to have a say in shaping the future of the party. We have 2 fantastic candidates in Ed Davey & Jo Swinson.

  • Article: May 29, 2019

    In an update to the article we posted on the 22nd May, we're pleased to see that the Conservative administration at Surrey County Council has deferred on the decision to implement charges on DIY rubbish.

    However, we do note that this is only a deferral and not a defeat. This means there is much more work ahead and we will continue our local campaign.

  • Brexit put it to the people placard design
    Article: May 24, 2019
    By Vince Cable

    Theresa May has conceded defeat and announced her resignation as Prime Minister.

    This will undoubtedly be spun by hardline Tories as a failure on her behalf. They'll tell us that a true Brexit believer would have been able to do it.

    But a new Prime Minister won't solve Brexit. Neither will a General Election. Leaving the EU without a deal will cause our country untold harm and widen the gap between the richest and poorest in society.

  • Fly tipping
    Article: May 22, 2019

    As the Eco-Park saga continues, Spelthorne Liberal Democrats are disappointed by the additional charges that are set to be introduced from 3rd June, particularly for waste wood and household rubble.

    Liberal Democrats across Surrey have already been very vocal about the issues surrounding the charges and inconvenient changes at the 'Eco-Park' on Charlton Lane and similar sites across Surrey dubbed the 'Tory Tip Tax' - https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/fly-tipping-surrey-lib-dems-12886340. We are concerned that as a consequence of these additional charges we will see an increase in fly-tipping, which costs the council more to clear up, as well as causing significant annoyance to residents.

  • Article: May 19, 2019

    As Brexit drags on, it becomes clearer every day - it's a national embarrassment. More and more people are realising how important EU membership is for our country and our future.

    Theresa May is trying to push through a deal that panders to her party's extreme fringe and Nigel Farage. Again and again, Jeremy Corbyn has helped her, letting down Labour supporters across the UK.

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