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  • Article: Apr 15, 2019

    When my son Gabriel was born, I didn't imagine that he'd have quite such an active political career before his first birthday.

    But now he's experienced one anti-Trump march, two People's Vote marches, one debate in the House of Commons chamber and one very infamous breach of the pairing arrangements in Parliament. He's probably the most politically active baby in the country.

  • electric charging point
    Article: Apr 14, 2019
    By Alan Collins

    The Liberal Democrats have demanded Medway Council take "urgent action" after revealing it is one of over 100 councils across the country that has no plans to increase the number of electric vehicle charging points.

    Liberal Democrat candidate for Watling ward Alan Collins claimed local councils have been "hamstrung by Conservative Government cuts" and warned "urgent action" is needed to tackle rising transport emissions.

    Of the 301 local councils that responded to the Liberal Democrats freedom of information request, 107 do not have a plan to increase the number of charging points. 122 local councils confirmed they have a formal plan, but only an additional 62 have taken steps to increase the number of EV charging points.

    Ahead of the local elections in May, the Liberal Democrats at their Spring Conference in York [March 16th] called for the Government to adopt a series of measures to help councils. They include:

  • medway maritime hospital
    Article: Apr 14, 2019
    Medway Liberal Democrats are calling for improvements to our local health services. We oppose the removal of critical stroke care in Medway and are campaigning for the return of mental health services.
    A recent NHS decision to locate specialised Stroke Units at Ashford, Dartford and Maidstone could impact on the availability of critical stroke care to the 400,00 people within the catchment of Medway Hospital. We question the last minute changes to the way the different options for siting the units were assessed. We support a Judicial Review on the decision and referral to the Secretary of State on the grounds that the selection process is flawed.
  • Article: Apr 14, 2019

    I'd like to wish all of our Sikh members, supporters and candidates a Happy Vaisakhi.

    I know that today is a very special day for you as you celebrate not only the year that Sikhism was born as a collective faith, the anniversary of the founding of the Khalsa (the collective name given to Sikhs who've been baptised), but also the start of the Sikh New Year.

  • Gillingham High Street
    Article: Apr 13, 2019
    Medway Liberal Democrats recognise that residents need places where you can shop, use local services and meet your friends, family and neighbours. There are numerous challenges to our established retailers from the internet. Speaking to local residents, increases in parking charges and hours of operation are also acting as deterrents to visiting local town centres, pushing shoppers to other centres.
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    Article: Apr 13, 2019
    By Alan Wells
    Many people in Medway are looking for access to adult education to improve their job prospects and quality of life. An invaluable service that's under threat with funding for adult and community learning uncertain, Medway Liberal Democrats believe Medway's adult education service requires improvement to help more people take advantage.
  • Article: Apr 12, 2019

    We're now fighting TWO elections. Together, we're going to deliver the best results in both elections that we've had in years!
    On 2nd May we need to gain more councils and councillors across England. On 23rd May, we want to elect a Liberal Democrat MEP in every part of the country.

    Our local election campaign is well underway. But we've got a lot to do to ensure our European Election campaign gets off to a flying start too.

  • Article: Apr 12, 2019

    The time he campaigned for Roy Moore in Alabama. When nine women had come forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct.

    Fortunately, Moore lost the seat to Democrat challenger Doug Jones. Which is good, because much like Farage himself, Moore's kind of the worst.

  • Article: Apr 11, 2019

    Brexit latest

    Brexit is still paralysing government and parliament. But I think a significant corner has been turned with the decision of the European Council to extend the timetable for Brexit until Halloween on Oct 31st.

    The sense of drama and crisis has abated somewhat, now that Brexit Day is no longer imminent.

  • Article: Apr 11, 2019

    It's our job to win big for fellow Remainers across the country in these European elections.

    Last night Theresa May met with EU leaders and, in a dashing blow to her plans, was forced to agree to extend Article 50 to October 31st, with the ability to review at the end of June.

    She's still doing the hokey-cokey and dancing around the issue but as a result, it's clear European elections are incredibly likely this Spring.