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East of England Liberal Democrats

  • Article: Feb 19, 2019

    The numbers don't lie. 2019 presents the biggest set of local elections for the Lib Dems in several years. Many of those candidates will be under the age of 26. That's where we come in.

    I'm Charlie, campaigns officer for the Young Liberals - the party's youth and student wing. We want to see more young people getting elected - and that's why today we launched Young and Winning 2019.

  • Article: Feb 19, 2019

    Council must ensure more enlightened approach

    The Lib Dems are calling on the Labour Council to do more to segregate cyclists and pedestrians on shared routes such as parts of Newmarket Road. This follows concerns expressed by some older pedestrians and parents with pushchairs about cyclists approaching from behind with no warning.

  • Article: Feb 19, 2019

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  • Article: Feb 18, 2019

    Today, 7 MPs left Labour to form an independent group. I felt they were brave and said I hoped we'd be able to work together.

    What I didn't say is I felt the answer to many of their reasons for leaving are addressed right here, with the Liberal Democrats.

  • Tories running away
    Article: Feb 18, 2019

    Conservative councillors Chris Hossack and Cliff Poppy have, today, resigned from their positions as Chair and Vice-chair of the Community, Health and Housing Committee.They cited the lack of information available to them to scrutinise the housing service as one of the reasons for their actions.

    Cllr Barry Aspinell, Leader of the Lib Dem group said:

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson over the approach to the Black Cat Roundabout on the A421
    Article: Feb 18, 2019

    Highways England has today announced the preferred route of the new dual carriageway between the Black Cat Roundabout and Caxton Gibbet and the preferred new configuration of the Black Cat roundabout, and Mayor Dave Hodgson has responded by calling on the agency and on the Government to ensure there are no further delays for this crucial project. Today's announcement comes two years after the public consultation on the options for the remodelled junction and new section of road, while the 2021/22 start date for the project has already been subject to what Mayor Dave has described as an 'appalling' two-year delay.

  • Article: Feb 18, 2019
    By Vince Cable

    Today 7 Labour MPs have left their party to become Independents.

    It's not unexpected, or unwelcome. In part, they've been pushed to this by Jeremy Corbyn's refusal to respect his party's policy on Brexit.

  • Article: Feb 18, 2019

    Politics is broken.

    Labour is broken.

    Seven former Labour MPs have resigned their party and have come out today saying they are embarrassed and ashamed of Labour today.

    Labour is a party that has for years been pulled to the hard, extremist left.

    A party that has done nothing to address the bullying and antisemitism in their midst.

    A party that is enabling the Tories on Brexit.

    As these seven MPs have worked out - something has to change.

    Labour is not alone in seeing their party tear themselves apart in recent months. The Conservative party looks every bit as divided and fractious towards their leader as Labour does, and there are many Conservative MPs and members whose views no also longer align with the hard right direction the party has moved towards.

    Politics is broken, and I agree - something has to change.

    But now is not the time for a fledgeling new party to emerge.

    Britain is just over a month away from leaving the EU - without a deal - when the majority of the public want us to Remain.

    We have offered the hand of friendship to these MPs who have shown courage in breaking away from Labour and who share our values. We look forward to cooperating with them in parliament and in their constituencies.

    But there is only one established party, with the resources and experience, to fight for a people's vote right now.

    We need to keep our attention and focus on fighting this disastrous Tory government. There's only one way out of the national embarrassment that is Brexit - a people's vote. Will you share our campaign to fight for a final say on Brexit, and help us keep the focus on fighting against Brexit?

  • Kite
    Article: Feb 18, 2019

    Bedford's beautiful Embankment is this year hosting the first ever Bedford Festival of Motoring, which will take place alongside the regular Bedford International Kite Festival in Russell Park on the first weekend of June on Saturday 1st and Sudnay 2nd June.

    The inaugural Bedford Festival of Motoring is being brought to the town by Bedford Borough Council in partnership with Adrian Grubb of Events with Panache. Adrian has previously been involved with the successful launch and management of the Stratford-upon-Avon Festival of Motoring.

  • Brexit Bus
    Article: Feb 17, 2019

    As the Tory and Labour Leaders dance around their Pro-Brexit handbags and put Party before Country, major Brexiteers plan a quick exit and move their fortunes out of harm's way.

    Last September we highlighted the reality of the Brexiteers promises when they promised an easy pain free exit from the EU. As many of us knew it was just us that was going to experience all the pain.