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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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  • Article: Sep 26, 2014

    Congratulations to Guildford Liberal Democrats who stormed to victory in last night's by-election.

    New Councillor Colin Cross gained the seat on Guildford Borough Council and overturned the Conservatives 55 per cent majority.

    Guildford Liberal Democrats now have a 330 vote majority. This is fantastic result for Colin and the team.

  • Article: Sep 21, 2014

    Within hours of the momentous decision by the Scottish people to remain in the UK, Westminster found itself once again bogged down in conventional party political point scoring.

    I have seen for myself the way in which the vested interests in the two old parties can conspire to block reform - scuppering elections to the House of Lords and a clean up of party funding in recent years.

  • Article: Sep 19, 2014

    After a momentous day, the Liberal Democrats are delighted that Scotland has decided to remain in the UK. This is an exciting time as now we can start delivering more powers to Scotland.

    Commenting on the results, Nick Clegg said:

    "I'm absolutely delighted the Scottish people have taken this momentous decision to safeguard our family of nations for future generations.

  • 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.