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Open, Tolerant and United.

  • LibDem Pint
    Event: Oct 27, 2017 6:30 PM
    Royal Hotel, Deal

    Come along to our "Lib Dem Pint" social event

    It doesn't matter if you're a Lib Dem member, a member of another party or if you've never really been interested in politics before - you have a voice in a warm, open and tolerant vision for Britain and you are very welcome.

    Catch up with friends, meet new friends and discuss a range of topics.

  • Document: Oct 5, 2017
    4 MiB drawing or desktop publishing document

    After a hectic few months campaign- ing for local elections and the General Election, we will be concentrating on building the local party for the coming year. These are crucial times for our country. Joining the Lib Dems shows that you aren't just moaning about the situation, but want to get stuck in and change things for the better. With membership having grown nationally to over 100,000, and since early 2015 from 70 to nearly 300 in the East Kent Coast area, we are eager to mobilise you all.

    Remember, this is genuinely a party where every member matters, it isn't run by trade union barons or men in grey suits. Every member has a vote (and a wallet!), and we depend on you to support our efforts locally.

    We hold our AGM on 18 November in Whitfield Village Hall near Dover, everyone is welcome; you can also at- tend our annual dinner on 8 November in Broadstairs (details below) or one of the regular get togethers we arrange in Thanet and Dover, which are publicised on our website. We hope to make sure each member is more than just a name on a mailing list, but part of a team which is setting out to win.

    And win we can.

    We will be learning how to campaign effectively, with support from Antony Hook, who moved from Deal to Faversham this year and won a 'no-hope' Council ward, turning a 4% vote into a 48% winning margin. Preparing for the District elections in 2019, we will choose a ward in each District (one in Thanet and one in the Dover area) to focus on and use as a training base.
    Every vote matters. In the General Election we lost East Fife constituency by just two votes, and Sarah Olney lost Richmond Park by only 45. So every effort that we make to talk to people on the doorstep, or reach them through posts on Facebook or tweets, can count.

    Join us in rolling back the negative rhetoric of the Daily Mail, the bumbling ineffectiveness of the Tory/DUP Government, and the vacillation of the Labour party, and spelling out to this region what a positive Britain and a promising future could look like with the Liberal Democrats.

    Thank you!

    Martyn Pennington
    Chair of East Kent Coast Liberal Democrats

  • Article: Sep 22, 2017

    9,832 EU nationals left the NHS between 30 June 2016 and 30 June 2017, figures published by NHS Digital today have revealed. This is an increase of 22% on the previous year, and up 42% on two years earlier.

    In total 3,885 nurses, 1,794 doctors and 1,518 support staff from the EU left the NHS between June 2016 and June 2017.

  • Will Hutton, in conversation with Vince Cable at the Autumn Conference in Bournemouth 2017
    Article: Sep 17, 2017

    'How refreshing to hear a national politician speak so openly' commented the Observer columnist, Will Hutton, in conversation with Vince Cable at the Autumn Conference in Bournemouth.

  • Anne Fox
    Article: Aug 25, 2017

    The East Kent Coast Liberal Democrats' candidate for the upcoming by-election for Sandwich Town Council is Anne Fox.

    Formerly a Local Council officer, now retired, Ms Fox says she is extremely keen to put her knowledge, experience and time to good use for the benefit of the people of Sandwich.

    Describing herself as "open-minded but pragmatic," Fox vows to become an "active and effective member of Sandwich Town Council".


LibDem Pint

Royal Hotel, Deal

29th Sept 6:30 PM