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    • Image result for lib dem meps bollocks to brexit t shirts
      Article: Jul 13, 2019

      After a time-warp 6 week campaign, an 18 hour polling day marathon and an incredible win on 26 May, the sixteen of us went to Brussels in June to take up our new positions as MEPs. You might have heard about the furore we caused!

      The Liberal Democrat cohort are sworn in as MEPs. If you like our tshirts, you can get your own here

    • Barbara Gibson and Lucy Netsingha Tree
      Article: Jul 13, 2019
      Two of our newly elected Lib Dem East of England MEPs have been appointed to European Parliament Committees.

      On Wednesday, Lucy Nethsingha was elected as the Chair of the Committee on Legal Affairs for a two and a half year term. She said:

      "I am determined the Committee will play a key role in providing legal certainty and stability for the European Union, while advancing rights for Europe's citizens and addressing the central issues of our time, such as environmental crime."

      In addition, fellow Lib Dem East of England MEP, Barbara Gibson, was confirmed as a member of the Committee on International Trade, as well as a substitute member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.
    • desert
      Article: Jul 12, 2019

      The five point environmental plan announced on Monday by Norfolk Tories is a derisory gesture.

      Responding to the climate change emergency will take more than a few small measures, but in five points this is what the Liberal Democrats would do differently:

      1. Establish where Norfolk has got to get to. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change made it clear we have 12 years and counting to reverse the current trends if we are to limit global warming to one point five degrees. It's vital any plan knows where it's going. We would set up a Citizen's Assembly to develop a clear strategy for achieving this.

    • Mayor Dave Hodgson Bedford Foodbank Visit Video Still
      Article: Jul 12, 2019

      Mayor Dave Hodgson thanked Bedford Foodbank volunteers and supporters for all that they do on behalf of local residents in need during a visit to the charity's storage and sorting centre this week.

      Bedford Foodbank trustees Simon Danes and Bill Fradin showed Mayor Dave and Liberal Democrat Councillors around their Murdock Road facility.

    • Article: Jul 12, 2019

      Conservative-run Norfolk County Council has blocked a move to debate a People's Vote on Brexit at its next full council meeting.

      Liberal Democrat Councillor Steff Aquarone was planning to move the motion but the Council has banned it from being debated.

      Councillor Aquarone says,

      "I am shocked at this blatant piece of attempted democratic suppression. The chairman's role is supposed to be neutral, and yet this stinks of party political interference. Their once-grand party is in absolute disarray, brought to the brink of extinction by a party that's only been in existence for a few months. They'll do whatever they can to get this issue off the table and it's a disgrace.

    • Article: Jul 12, 2019

      This will be followed by a wake at the Chalkwell Park Rooms in Chalkwell Park, Leigh-on-Sea. As well as refreshments and general conversation there will be a chance for people to share their memories of Chris. We hope that friends will bring their thoughts and stories and be prepared to share them if they would like to.

    • Steffan Aquarone
      Article: Jul 12, 2019

      The first ever inter-governmental global assessment on biodiversity prepared by 150 leading experts from 50 countries found that human activity is killing species in greater numbers than ever before. It suggests that around a million species now face extinction within decades, a rate of destruction tens to hundreds of times higher than the average over the past 10 million years.

    • Article: Jul 12, 2019

      South Norfolk Liberal Democrats

      Members' Briefing July 2019

      Welcome to Our New Members

      I am delighted to report that, in line with the national situation, more than 50 South Norfolk Residents have joined the Party in the last few months. I look forward to meeting them at our various gatherings.

      EU Campaign Success

    • Article: Jul 12, 2019

      "The Climate Emergency needs a proper response not a series of empty gestures" say Norfolk County Liberal Democrats in their latest

      press release

    • Honey bee
      Article: Jul 12, 2019

      Bees' Needs Week is a week long campaign from 8-14 July to help raise awareness of bees and other pollinators.

      Bees and other pollinators are vital to growing lots of our favourite foods and for plants to flourish in our fields and gardens. Bees' Needs Week is a great opportunity for you to find out more about how important pollinators are and how you can support them.