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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.

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  • Brockham flooding
    Article: Sep 12, 2014

    Local Liberal Democrats have called for an extension for households affected by last Winter's floods to apply for the Government's Repair & renew grant. The grant provides up to £5,000 to cover the costs of work to provide better defences against future floods. However only 9 households in Mole Valley have applied for the grants and the deadline for applications is 30th September.

  • Pippbrook
    Article: Sep 12, 2014

    At the meeting of the Mole Valley District Council Executive on 9th September, the Conservative/Independent Administration decided to increase the threat to the parkland and public space at Pippbrook. Firstly they decided to retain the threat of selling much of the open space for "enabling development" - probably housing - by deciding to defer any decision on this in defiance of the Liberal Democrat proposal to decide against such development. Secondly the Executive changed the Council's earlier recommendation by deciding actively to market areas "in the vicinity of" Pippbrook House to potential purchasers of Pippbrook House.

  • David Preedy
    Article: Sep 11, 2014

    At a meeting of Mole Valley District Council's Executive on 9th September, Liberal Democrat councillors opposed a proposal to reduce the rights of local representative groups. The proposals were part of a package of changes designed to allow more planning applications to be determined in secret by Council Officers; if accepted, the change would have removed the right of Parish Councils or Residents' Associations to call controversial planning applications to the Development Control Committee to be decided by Councillors in public. At the end of the debate the Council's Executive, made up of Conservative and Independent Councillors, agreed to withdraw these proposed changes.

  • Article: Sep 8, 2014

    Today, Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg unveiled a "manifesto for the next generation" launching the party's pre-manifesto, an 80-page document that will form the backbone of the party's 2015 election platform.

    Liberal Democrats on Surrey County Council have welcomed the announcement in the pre-manifesto that the party will continue to oppose the expansion of Heathrow and Gatwick at a national level.

  • Article: Sep 8, 2014

    Liberal Democrats have today unveiled the party's pre-manifesto, which sets out out vision for Britain in the next Parliament

    The policies in the pre-manifesto, which has spreading opportunity for the next generation at its heart, will be debated and voted on by our members at the upcoming Party Conference in Glasgow.

  • Article: Sep 5, 2014

    The Liberal Democrats have taken the first step in reforming the bedroom tax by winning a crucial vote in Parliament.

    Under the proposals, which were passed today in the House of Commons, existing tenants will not be penalised when they cannot move into smaller accommodation because this is not available or where there is a serious medical reason for an additional room.

  • Article: Sep 1, 2014

    Liberal Democrats in government are delivering free school meals for all infant school pupils - now we plan to go one step further and extend the scheme to all primary school pupils.

    Following evaluation of this policy, the free school meals scheme would be extended, as resources allow, while ensuring that school food standards apply to all schools, including free schools and academies.

  • Article: Sep 1, 2014

    The Liberal Democrat manifesto will include plans for five new laws to protect the environment, it has been announced today.

    The manifesto plans include include legal targets for clean air and water, an end to dirty coal power stations and an ambitious decarbonisation target for the electricity sector.

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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.