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Horsham Liberal Democrats

Louise Potter

Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Horsham Liberal Democrats

Read what Louise has to say:

Louise Potter

STOP BREXIT

Brexit is tearing our country apart. It's costing jobs at home and respect abroad. I want to be part of a tolerant and inclusive country within Europe. So let's stop Brexit now - we've got more important things to deal with

The wrong homes in the wrong places

We desperately need more affordable homes for our families and key workers. But the Tories are letting developers decide

what they want to build. Not nearly enough of them are for local needs. We're being asked to find room for 10% more people in just 5 years - and an astonishing 40% in 18 years!

Fair funding for Public Services

All this new housebuilding comes without proper services. Everywhere you look, we're struggling. It's not fair on our teachers, doctors and social carers. The Tories said austerity was over - not for public services it isn't! I will fight to restore funding for schools, GPs and carers to sustainable levels.

Let's beat climate change

As a new District Councillor I helped declare a Climate Emergency in my first few weeks. This is just the start. I see green policy as an opportunity to do things better! We need strategies to achieve zero carbon emissions far sooner than 2050. That means better public transport, electric vehicles, more cycling and walking routes, and care for the environment.

Recent updates

  • Article: Jan 8, 2020

    Happy New Year!

    Over Christmas and New Year, a team of HQ staff and almost 60 volunteer testers from across the party as well as the team at Prater Raines have been hard at work testing Lighthouse, the party's new Local Party Management tool.

    The feedback from those users has been really encouraging, they've found the system really intuitive and easy to use.

  • Article: Jan 6, 2020

    Today I've announced my team of spokespeople in the House of Commons.

    We'll speak up for the millions of people who voted for the Liberal Democrats in the general election, and the millions more who are dismayed with the actions of this Conservative government.

    The team's portfolios can be found below:

  • Article: Jan 3, 2020
    By Ed Davey

    Iran is governed by a brutal regime which has been openly hostile to the west.

    Donald Trump has yet again radically and recklessly escalated tensions in an area where peace-keeping was already on a knife edge.

    There is a real danger this will stoke further conflict, undermining peace and stability in the region. Given the severity of the crisis, the Prime Minister must make a statement about the UK's position immediately.

    The UK should not automatically follow whatever position the Trump administration takes, but work with a broader group of concerned states at the United Nations.

  • Article: Dec 31, 2019

    As my Presidency draws to an end on New Year's Eve, I wanted to write to you with a final thank you for the extraordinary help that you have given the liberal cause over the last five years.

    To have faced three General Elections and the EU Referendum during these five years - as well as the snap European elections this year - has been unprecedented, draining for everyone who has worked in them. Our candidates and teams, party staff and the many members and supporters who have continuously found that extra bit of energy and effort kept fighting the liberal cause.

  • Article: Dec 31, 2019
    By Liberal Democrats
  • Article: Dec 24, 2019
    By Liberal Democrats
  • Article: Dec 22, 2019

    A happy and peaceful Chanukah to all Jewish people around the world!

    Chanukah is a special time of the year for so many reasons. It's about solidarity with friends and family. It's about overcoming adversity in impossible circumstances. Most importantly, it's about the power of faith and how it can make wonderful things happen.

  • Article: Dec 20, 2019

    Boris' bad Brexit bill is before the House of Commons today.

    So what are we doing to fight the damaging and dangerous effects it will have on democratic scrutiny, workers' rights, the battle against the climate crisis, and more?

    Today, we tabled an amendment to block the Withdrawal Agreement Bill because:

  • Article: Dec 20, 2019

    Voting reform is not about the electoral advantage of any party.

    It is about better democracy.

    As politicians we have a responsibility to ensure voters across the UK do not feel disenfranchised.

    In this election the Liberal Democrats increased their vote share by 4%, more than any other party, but achieved fewer seats in Parliament.

  • Article: Dec 20, 2019

    Today, Boris Johnson will take his reckless Withdrawal Agreement to MPs. It will be rushed through to meet the arbitrary deadline of January 31st.

    Johnson and his government don't care how it will affect British people, or how the worst off in our society will be hit hardest.

    They just want to push Brexit through, whatever the cost.

    A harmful Brexit deal isn't the only plan they have which will irreparably damage our country. Among the announcements in the Queen's Speech are plans to: