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The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

Paul Kennedy selected as Parliamentary candidate

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    Article: Aug 27, 2014

    The Liberal Democrats have set out plans to introduce a trio of wealth taxes which will help to cut the deficit whilst ensuring fairness in our tax system.

    Manifesto plans to increase taxes on the wealthiest will go alongside a pledge to further cut Income Tax and reduce National Insurance.

    Commenting Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said:

  • Article: Aug 25, 2014

    Liberal Democrats will more than triple the early years pupil premium to £1000 per child under manifesto plans announced today by Schools Minister David Laws.

    The early years pupil premium was introduced in March 2014 and is currently worth £300 for every disadvantaged child.

    Liberal Democrats want to extend this to £1000, helping to ensure that every child has got a fair start in life and is ready to learn when they start school.

  • Article: Aug 16, 2014

    Liberal Democrats would support carers with a package of measures designed to make their lives easier under manifesto plans announced today.

    Carers save the state tens of billions of pounds a year and the Lib Dems want to give them something back.

    The package includes raising the amount carers can earn before losing their allowance.

  • Article: Aug 14, 2014

    A record number of students have been accepted into university this year, with a greater number of opportunities and choices opening up.

    There has been more flexibility introduced, so universities can recruit more students, making it possible for more young people to access the institution of their choice.

  • Event: October 24, 2014 7:15 PM
    The Old Barn Hall, Church Road, Bookham

    Advance notice of our ever-popular annual quiz night in Bookham.

    7:15 pm for prompt start at 7:45 at The Old Barn, Church Rd, Bookham.

    £12.50 includes a light supper of Cottage Pie (with a vegetarian option if booked in advance).

    Bring your own drinks and glasses

    Seating - tables of 6. Form your own team or join a scratch team on the night.

  • Steve Gee
    Article: Jul 28, 2014

    Steve Gee has been unanimously selected by the Epsom & Ewell Liberal Democrats as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) for the 2015 General Election, at a hustings meeting at Bourne Hall.

    Steve Gee is the managing partner of a large multi-national construction consultancy. He has lived in the Epsom & Ewell constituency for twenty four years and is a former Chair of the Epsom & Ewell Party. Steve stood as Liberal Democrat PPC in the 2005 General Election in Wimbledon where he increased the Liberal Democrats' share of the vote of by 40%.

  • Paul Kennedy
    Article: Jul 27, 2014

    Paul Kennedy, a qualified lawyer and actuary with experience of working in both the public and private sectors, has been selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Mole Valley for the General Election next year following selection meetings in Leatherhead and Dorking.

    After selection, Paul Kennedy said, "I am thrilled and honoured to have been given this opportunity to represent and defend the beautiful Mole Valley and to build on the strong second place that the Liberal Democrats have achieved in the constituency in recent elections.

  • David Preedy
    Article: Jul 23, 2014

    At the end of his speech at last night's meeting of Mole Valley District Council, David Preedy - Liberal Democrat Group Leader and Councillor for Box Hill & Headley - described how Headley Court has became a global centre of expertise, achieving better outcomes for its patients than equivalent organisations in the United States. He attributed this to the improved facilities, much of which have been funded by Help for Heroes and the British Legion following public subscriptions, and to the expertise, commitment and team ethos of the medical personnel. He then expressed a growing concern that many of the key personnel - both civilian and military - may choose not to move to the new centre to be built at Stanford Hall.

  • Headley Court
    Article: Jul 23, 2014

    At last night's meeting of Mole Valley District Council, David Preedy - Liberal Democrat Group Leader and Councillor for Box Hill and Headley - proposed a motion calling for urgent discussions between the Council and all interested parties, including the Ministry of Defence and the Headley Court Trustees, about the future of the facilities at Headley Court. This follows the recent announcement of the intended transfer of the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre to a new facility to be constructed at Stanford Hall in the Midlands.

  • Pippbrook
    Article: Jul 23, 2014

    At last night's meeting of Mole Valley District Council, the future of the Pippbrook site in Dorking was debated. The recommendations of the Council will be a major factor when the Council's Executive meets in September to make a decision. The debate covered three main issues:

    • Whether to refurbish the existing Civic Offices or to demolish them and build new offices;
    • What to do with Pippbrook House, left empty since the County Council moved the Library;
    • Whether to use parts of the site for "enabling development", probably housing, to raise funds for the work.