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  • Page: Nov 15, 2017

    Thank you to everyone who supported Dr Nigel Dennis and Morwen Millson in the County Council elections on 4th May. Nigel was re-elected to the County Council for the Horsham Hurst Division with the largest majority of any of the opposition members.

    Nigel said, "I am grateful to everyone who voted for me and will use my best endeavours to work for all local residents. It is a privilege to serve the people of Horsham on the County Council."

  • Article: Nov 15, 2017
    By Morwen Millson

    Whilst those who know me are aware that I am anything but a keen cyclist, I have always been a keen supporter of cycling and cyclists. I have campaigned for better facilities and safety provision, so that more people can enjoy cycling safely and conveniently.

    But in the same way that motorists need to ensure their tyres are up to scratch, and their lights are working properly, at this time of the year I am often concerned that cyclists and pedestrians - including me - could do more to ensure they are visible at night.

  • Article: Nov 15, 2017
    By Stephen Lloyd

    From the newsletter of Stephen Lloyd, Lib Dem MP for Eastbourne. Stephen writes:

    I had a meeting with the Child Poverty Action Group in Parliament to explore a recent report they've produced on the impact of recent and proposed government cuts on family incomes and poverty. I have to say that some of the figures are shockingly bad.

  • Article: Nov 15, 2017
    By Morwen Millson

    There are three issues that the European Union negotiators insist on settling before they will allow the Brexit discussions between the EU and the UK to turn to a post-Brexit trading relationship.

    The first is the most obvious - the future status of EU citizens in the UK and of UK citizens resident in other parts of the EU, after the UK leaves the EU. Many took advantage of the EU's freedom of movement to work in another country, and ended up making their lives there. Both their rights and those of their children must be taken into account.

  • Article: Nov 15, 2017
    By Christine Costin

    Christine Costin writes:

    Still time to respond to this Survey about the future of Horsham Park. Consultation ends 27 November.The more that Horsham Town is targeted to take development the more vital it becomes that green spaces are preserved and protected. The quality of people's living environment matters. People need space to breath and relax, they need leisure space and plenty of accessible open spaces that bring them into contact with nature. Built up areas can be soul destroying and those living in them need to be able to relax once their work is finished. Escapism activities should be within easy reach! The consultation on the future of Chesworth Farm closes on the same day.

  • Article: Nov 14, 2017

    Liberal Democrat leader, Vince Cable, today set out the Liberal Democrat approach to the Budget. The full text is below.

    As Leader of the Liberal Democrats, it is one of my responsibilities to give a serious Lib Dem analysis of the economics around the Budget, and to present an alternative.

    I have recently been returned to Parliament from exile.

  • Article: Nov 14, 2017

    On the face of it, this seems like a major concession. But the reality is it simply isn't good enough.

    First of all, David Davis has said that even if Parliament votes down the deal, the UK will still leave the EU. This means MPs are essentially being told to take it or leave it.

    Secondly, the government is agreeing to give MPs a say on the final Brexit deal but not the public.

  • Article: Nov 7, 2017

    The advert, which forms part of a new campaign called 'Blood Normal', attempts to get rid of the embarrassment around the 'Aunt Flo' after a recent survey found that nine out of ten women attempt to hide the fact they are on their period, and 56% of girls said they would rather be bullied at school than talk to their parents about periods.

  • Article: Nov 6, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have agreed to cross party proposals which will see an independent grievance process, improved HR support, and the establishment of a cross-party working group to implement these changes.

    Following the meeting Vince Cable, Leader of the Liberal Democrats said:

    "These are the right first cross-party steps to address harassment and abuse in Westminster. There needs to be a robust, independent complaints system across Parliament that offers victims a safe, non-partisan procedure."

  • Article: Nov 1, 2017

    Wera Hobhouse MP, Liberal Democrat Communities and Local Government Spokesperson, commented:

    "I very much welcome the ban on lettings fees and the cap on deposits, which Liberal Democrats have long been campaigning for.
    "The detail of this legislation must now be looked at closely to ensure that there are no loopholes which unscrupulous letting agents could exploit.