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 12

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 […]

The Rayleigh Times Has This Article By Chris Black This Week….

Friday, April 28, 2017 admin 0

“If you are a Lib Dem councillor, then sooner or later the Conservatives will probably make you an offer to switch sides. Thankfully I’ve never been tempted, because if I had gone against my principles and turned blue I really would be regretting it now. Because it should be obvious […]

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 […]

The National Background Looks Good For Us

Thursday, April 6, 2017 admin 0

Nationally, this is a pretty good time for the Lib Dems . We are doing better than UKIP in opinion polls and the psephologists are predicting good results for us. To quote inews: Lord Robert Hayward, who predicted both the surprise 2015 Tory election victory and the referendum result, forecast […]

“Fragmented, inefficient and ineffective “

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 admin 5

From the BBC website yesterday: Simple actions to help protect homes in England from flooding are still being ignored by government, MPs say. The Commons environment committee said ministers were not addressing what it called the fragmented, inefficient and ineffective flood management. Areas of concern include flood impact home insurance, […]

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Could You Be Another Sarah Olney?

Friday, December 2, 2016 admin 17

A year and a half ago Sarah Olney  wasn’t involved in politics. Sarah only joined the Lib Dems after the last general election, and last night she became our newest MP. As the Political Betting website comments here: That’s a fantastic result for the yellows and a tragic result for […]

Timid? Or Just Complaining Quietly?

Sunday, January 24, 2016 admin 1

Liberal England reports here from Leicestershire: Leicestershire’s Conservative MPs were busy retweeting this photograph last week. It shows them and the Conservative leader of the county council Nick Rushton meeting the local government minister Marcus Jones to press the case for more generous funding for Leicestershire. The Leicester Mercury quoted […]

Did Your MP Vote For Houses That Are Fit For Human Habitation?

Thursday, January 14, 2016 admin 1

The Independent has the following report: On Tuesday MPs voted down an amendment which would have seen landlords forced to ensure their properties were fit for humans to live in. The amendment was defeated by 219 votes to 312 – a majority of 93. … shadow housing minister Teresa Pearce […]