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Why I joined the Liberal Democrats – and why you should too!

Neil Lewis delivering the Liberal Democrat message

I joined the Liberal Democrats in May this year because I didn’t want to see a tolerant, open and liberal voice falter in our public and political life.

And I shared your values – ‘no one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity’.

When I read that value statement, I suddenly, thought – that’s . . . → Read More: Why I joined the Liberal Democrats – and why you should too!

Petition – No New Police Taxes

No New Police Tax

No New Police Tax

Join our petition asking the Police and Crime Commissioner to deliver better efficiencies in the Cheshire Police to avoid putting up local taxes after the Conservative . . . → Read More: Petition – No New Police Taxes

The Magic Autumn Statement (or so George Osborne would have us believe)

George Osborne BudgetLast week the Chancellor gave his autumn statement to the House of Commons. At first this all appeared as though George Osborne was pulling rabbits out if his red box, just like magician does from . . . → Read More: The Magic Autumn Statement (or so George Osborne would have us believe)

Chester Liberal Democrats 100 Club

The 100 Club is a fund raising scheme for the Chester Liberal Democrats.

Most of the membership fees from Chester Liberal Democrats go directly to the central party, and therefore we must rely in large part in schemes such as this, direct donations (either one off or regular) to fund our activities. Our principle costs . . . → Read More: Chester Liberal Democrats 100 Club

CWAC backdown on Public Space Protection Order

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Chester Liberal Democrats are pleased that the council have listened to the people that responded to the PSPO (Public Space Protection Order) consultation and dropped the illiberal controls over homeless rough sleepers and buskers in . . . → Read More: CWAC backdown on Public Space Protection Order

Why our Front Line Policing Matters

cheshire constabulary logoGreat liberal cities and communities are safe places to live, work and play. They are neighbourhoods where people have the ability, the freedom even, to make the most of their skills and the opportunities that . . . → Read More: Why our Front Line Policing Matters

Voter registration

Image result for voter registration ukRegister to vote online by 16th November 2015! https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Voter registration is back in the news because the Tories narrowly won a vote in the Lords to bring forward the implementation of individual voter registration to December 2015 from December 2016. This . . . → Read More: Voter registration

The Compelling Case for Giving 16 and 17-Year-Olds the Vote in the EU Referendum

imageLord Wallace makes a persuasive argument in his recent article (link below) for giving 16 & 17 year olds the vote in the EU referendum. After all the outcome of the vote will directly affect them in the future.

The Liberal . . . → Read More: The Compelling Case for Giving 16 and 17-Year-Olds the Vote in the EU Referendum

Save our Homes

Yesterday Morning, the first Liberal Democrat Party Political Broadcast by Tim Farron was released. It focuses on the crisis that exists around housing and the Liberal Democrats commitment to make this a priority by committing to build 300,000 new homes a year. But also to ensure this issue is no longer kicked into the . . . → Read More: Save our Homes

Winter is coming

Winter is coming. The immortal words of House Stark from Game of Thrones and i suspect soon to be one of the most quoted lines in Lib Dem history.

Tim used it whilst talking about the Refugee Crisis, saying:

“Winter is coming and the risks and hardships faced by those seeking sanctuary will only . . . → Read More: Winter is coming