Canterbury and Coastal Liberal Democrats are hosting their pre-national conference event at Bekesbourne Village Hall, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, on Saturday 3rd September.
At the event, we will be discussing the policy motions on the agenda for the party's national conference in Brighton, which takes place later in the month.
Our meeting gives local members the opportunity to hear about these policies, but also to propose any amendments to their wording. If local members agree on an amendment, the local party will send this to the conference committee which then decides whether it should be debated at conference.
Our meeting on the 3rd is a good way to hear more about Liberal Democrat policies, how they are made, and how to influence them!
Policy motions at national conference this year include:
Last week was the by-election in the Northwood Ward in Ramsgate with local residents going to the polling stations on Thursday 18th August. Two of our local members stood for this election - John Finnegan and Jordan Williams.
This was the first time we as a party have fought in this area for a fair amount of years so it was going to be a difficult campaign from the very start. John and Jordan put together a good campaign and with the help of other members were able to canvass streets and deliver 1000's of leaflets.
It's time to let you know what your local Lib Dem teams and councillors have been up to in the past couple of weeks:
Clear skies and warm weather, as the Canterbury Lib Dem team went door knocking on Spring Lane Estate:
We delivered and collected surveys, asking local residents for their views on a number of issues. Issues such as the availability of affordable housing, the care available to elderly people, and the balance of funding between mental and physical health.
Norman Lamb's letter to The Times, 19th August 2016
Jeremy Hunt led the country up a hill by promising a "game-changing" response to what has been described by the chief medical officer as a "growing health catastrophe", but the government's "castrated" plan on childhood obesity is a national embarrassment. In failing to clamp down on the aggressive marketing and exploitative promotion of junk food, the government has let the nation down by putting corporate profits before the health of a generation.
South East Region are pleased to announce that their AGM and annual autumn conference will take place this year in Woking on Saturday, 5th November.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Tim Farron MP, Leader of the Lib Dems
- Sal Brinton, President of the Lib Dems
- Baroness Kate Parminter, House of Lords
- Tom Brake MP
- Catherine Bearder MEP, and
- Antony Hook.
Plastic bag use has plummeted in England since the introduction of a 5p charge last year, under the previous coalition government.
The number of single-use plastic bags used by shoppers in England has fallen by more than 85%. More than 7bn bags were handed out by seven main supermarkets in the year before the charge but this has been reduced to just over 500m in the first six months after the charge has been introduced.