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Thanet Liberal Democrats

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

Jordan Williams and team during the January 2016 Newington by-election Campaign

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20th Nov, 7PM

Thanet Liberal News

  • Save Kent's Buses
    Article: Dec 5, 2017

    They are SOCIALLY NECESSARY Buses

    Kent County Council are considering reducing the subsidy it gives to 78 bus routes all over Kent. The bus operators have warned that these services could be withdrawn if the subsidies are cut. You can find a list of buses that could be axed by clicking here.

    People rely on these vital bus services - schoolchildren, disabled and elderly people and their carers. People who can't drive will find it harder to get to doctors or hospital appointments. People living in rural areas will struggle to get to the shops. As a result KCC has chosen for many years to keep these 'socially necessary routes' running by paying bus companies a contribution towards their costs. .

  • Martyn Pennington 2017
    Article: Nov 19, 2017
    By Martyn Pennington

    As in 2016, this year turned out very differently from what we expected a year ago.

    In April, just as we were preparing our last push in the KCC elections, a real snap General Election meant we had to go the extra mile and carry on campaigning until June 8th. After the shattering results of the 2015 General Election, followed by the massive disappointment of the EU referendum in 2016, we hoped for better - hopes that a large proportion of the 48% 'remain' voters, and a significant number of Labour voters unable to agree with Jeremy Corbyn's leadership style and policies, would support us, gave us a reasonable base for optimism. The outcome could have been worse but could have been so much better.

  • Tom Brake MP at East Kent Coast Lib Dem dinner 8 Nov 2017
    Article: Nov 14, 2017

    Tom Brake MP warned of another 'snap' election in view of the inability of the Conservatives to reach agreement on a Brexit strategy at a dinner held in Broadstairs by the East Kent Coast Liberal Democrats last Wednesday 8 November.

    Mr Brake, who is the Lib Dem spokesman on Brexit and international trade in the Commons, pointed out that no clear proposals had been put forward by the UK Government on the three key issues surrounding the leaving settlement, namely the final bill, the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic, and the status of EU nationals living in the UK, all of which could and should have been done months ago.

  • 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."