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Spring Conference update

The conference at York is going really well. You can follow Tim Farron making his speech at 11'45 on Sunday 19th at www.libdems.org.uk/conference.

2017 Message from the Chair

As incoming Chair of the Liberal Democrats in our area I want you to know that 2017 will be a busy and, I hope, encouraging year for us. We plan to build on the string of successes in 2016:

  • Our local membership in East Kent has more than doubled in the last 18 months, with over 100 members in each of the Thanet and Dover branch areas
  • Nationally we have a fantastic record in by-elections, not just in Parliament but in Council elections where we gained 22 seats from other parties in 2016 ... Read more >


  • Event: Mar 25, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    East Kent Coast Liberal Democrats are joining in the March for Europe on Saturday 25th March in London.

    We will be leaving from Ramsgate train station at 07:05 on the highspeed

    We have other members also travelling from Sandwich/Dover train stations

    Meeting for coffee in St Pancras before heading to meet other LibDems as Libdems Unite for Europe from Marble Arch

  • CCS focus March 2017 Page 1
    Article: Mar 24, 2017
    By Nigel Whitburn
  • CCN focus March 2017 page 1
    Article: Mar 24, 2017
    By Nigel Whitburn
  • Candidates and members
    Article: Mar 23, 2017
    By Jordan Williams

    Over the past 18 months the party has gone from strength to strength. In this time East Kent Coast Liberal Democrats membership has risen over 263% and continues to grow each day as more people join the real opposition to our current government and our local authorities who have grown complacent. We cover two very different areas from far reaches of Dover to the quiet villages of Acol and Birchington. Each of our towns have very unique needs but our representatives leave us without a real voice time and time again. Our local party chair Martyn Pennington adds "more and more people are joining the Liberal Democrats because they're fed up with extremist dogma and nationalist rhetoric. Lib Dems are for an open,tolerant and united country, and as councillors we have a fantastic record throughout the UK in doing sensible things for ordinary people."

  • Article: Mar 23, 2017
    By Alex Claridge in Kentish Gazette 23 March 2017
  • C&C LD Logo
    Article: Mar 23, 2017

    This morning James Flanagan spoke on BBC Radio Kent's Breakfast show about the plans for the council merger and put our position forward. Segment starts from 1:32:20 here.

  • Canterbury Jan 2017
    Article: Mar 23, 2017

    Cllr Nick Eden-Green puts his vision across for our area:

    Locally the city council must put its own house in order before going for massive reorganisation. For example over the last few weeks I have been trying to get SERCO to replace the paper waste insert in my bin which they damaged. After 3 emails to SERCO and the council, someone came to my door with an open crate to use temporarily as the bin inserts are out of stock. Great. Putting paper in an open crate in the March winds is a guarantee that my paper waste will litter the streets. That means, you guessed it, more work for SERCO. Then they will eventually come back a second time with the correct insert and take the crate away. Who pays for all this? We do as taxpayers. Get it right first time and stop moaning about lack of money.

  • Article: Mar 22, 2017

    Commenting on today's attack in Westminster, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said:

    "These were horrific and deeply tragic events and my thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of those who lost their lives today and the many more who are injured.

    "The bravery and professionalism of the police and emergency services has been truly humbling."