Chris Black 1958 – 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Cllr James Newport 11

It is with regret I must tell Focus readers that our ‘admin’ Chris Black, suddenly passed away last night. Our thoughts are with his wife and son at this difficult time. Chris touched many peoples lives in his 30+ years as a Councillor and remained a popular candidate for the […]

Foci Going Out ….

Sunday, September 10, 2017 admin 0

We have two Focus leaflets currently going out in Downhall & Rawreth, and Sweyne Park and Grange. If anyone wants to give us some help, please let us know!

Goodbye Tim… Hello Jo?

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 admin 3

Tim Farron has resigned as Lib Dem party leader, and Jo Swinson is the bookies’s favourite to take over .. Jo was an MP at 25, a government minister in her early thirties but lost her seat to the SNP two years ago. Last week she triumphantly won it back […]

Still Making Your Mind Up?

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 admin 3

Then have a look at our manifesto here, there’s plenty worth voting for. And locally our candidate for Rayleigh and Wickford, Ron Tindall, is totally opposed to the downgrading of Southend A&E.

The Evidence Behind the Lib Dem Proposal To Legalise Cannabis

Monday, May 15, 2017 admin 2

Jonathan Calder has a good post here on the Lib Dem policy for a regulated market in cannabis. It’s worth repeating in full: The Liberal Democrat call for a regulated market in cannabis this week has attracted more media interest than out policies normally do. You can read the evidence […]

Our Choice For Rayleigh and Wickford – Ron Tindall

Sunday, May 14, 2017 admin 16

We are putting up an experienced campaigner to contest the Rayleigh and Wickford constituency . Ron Tindall has spent many years as a local and county councillor, is a former trade union organiser, and is an ardent campaigner against domestic abuse. Not content with all that, Ron at 60 dedicated […]

Only Posters In Rayleigh Are Lib Dem

Saturday, April 29, 2017 admin 0

We began putting up posters today in Rayleigh – no other party seems to have bothered. They say “VOTE FOR CHRIS” so work for both Chris Black and Chris Stanley. We don’t have many more posterboards available , but if you live in a busy road and are OK with […]

Hello To New Members…

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 admin 0

So we have an unexpected general election…. and the Lib Dems recruited 5000 new members in a day! If you are one of those new members, and live in Rayleigh, Rochford, Wickford or Castle Point, feel free to contact us, for example by phoning Chis Black on 01268 778973… we’ve […]

One Good Win For the Lib Dems – And One Astonishing Win.

Saturday, January 14, 2017 admin 0

You won’t find the national press mentioning this much, but the Lib Dems are running rampant in council by-elections. Last Thursday we made two gains – we won a seat off the Conservatives in the South of England, and we won a seat off Labour in the North of England. […]