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Thanet Liberal Democrats

Jordan and the Lib Dems campaign for a better Newington

Thanet Liberal Democrats are a branch of East Kent Coast Liberal Democrats campaigning for a better Thanet.

For the upcoming 2017 election to the UK Parliment we have selected Martyn Pennington as our candidate for North Thanet and Jordan Williams as our candidate for South Thanet.

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Thanet Liberal News

  • Margate (By Ben Sutherland from Forest Hill, London, European Union (DSCF3942Uploaded by Snowmanradio) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Jul 29, 2017

    John Finnegan is standing for election to Thanet District Council in Margate on the 3rd August 2017

    John believes residents of Margate should be given another opportunity to vote in favour of a Parish or Town Council. "The last consultation was inadequately publicised. Residents were not given enough information about the benefits of having a parish or town council and consequently they were not fully informed."

  • Article: Jul 28, 2017

    John Finnegan is standing for election to Thanet District Council in Margate on the 3rd August 2017

    John saw the selling off of our council homes by the Conservatives during the 1980's. John lived through the Labour Government's empty promises in the 1990s to build new council homes. "Money promised for social housing was used instead to fund the Iraq War," John Finnegan recalls. "In all their years in office, Labour built little social housing. We in Thanet are now dealing with the consequences of this."

    "If voted onto Thanet District Council, I will oppose UKIPs building of executive homes. I will encourage the development of shared equity schemes to help first time buyers and also Housing Cooperatives where tenants could self manage their housing estates."

  • John Finnegan April 2017
    Article: Jul 27, 2017

    "Margate is on the up, but let's face facts," says John Finnegan, local resident and campaigner, "Margate has a litter and fly tipping problem."

    "We in Margate are fed up with the mess. Much of the litter is due to carelessly storing rubbish which then gets attacked by seagulls and scattered wide by the wind."

  • Martyn Pennington 2017
    Article: Jun 11, 2017
    By Martyn Pennington

    When we saw the exit poll results at the Winter Gardens on Thursday evening, our first thought was "it could have been a lot worse!".

    From a purely Lib Dem point of view, we gained a significant increase in the number of MPs, which was a key objective, and the results have shown how close we came to winning several more (we lost Fife North-East by just two votes, and Richmond Park by 45 votes).

  • Tim Farron 2017
    Article: Jun 9, 2017
    By Tim Farron

    Speaking at the National Liberal Club on the day after the general election, Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron said:

    This was the hardest of elections, marred by the tragedy of those vile terrorist attacks in Manchester and in London.

    And now the future of our country is less certain than it was when Theresa May called this election a month and a half ago.

  • Air pollution
    Article: Jun 6, 2017

    Why is this not part of the General Election debate, ask the Liberal Democrats.

    Donald Trump's shocking decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change is a timely reminder of the devastating effects on us all of man-made global warming, from air, river and sea pollution to increased periods of flooding and dramatic reduction in biodiversity. PM May's shameful refusal to sign a letter to Trump condemning this action is a chilling reminder of the UK's need to stay on the right side of Uncle Sam - whoever's in charge - in the wake of severance from our European allies.