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Eastbourne & Willingdon Lib Dems

  • Article: Mar 6, 2017

    Tory controlled East Sussex County Council have decided to increase their share of the Council Tax by 5%. They are doing this whilst making ill considered and devastating cuts of £17 million to front-line services, such as Adult Social Care and Children's Services. We are all aware that the Tory Government has reduced funding to local government but this is no excuse for the County Council Tories to slash their budget so irresponsibly. If it were not for the NHS bailing out Adult Social Care by £7 million their budget would not even balance.

  • Article: Jan 10, 2017

    In a major statement East Sussex Liberal Democrat Councillors have hit hard at the Conservative minority administration of East Sussex County Council.

    Liberal Democrats condemn the government for not properly tackling the funding crisis in Adult Social Care. The Conservative government has said that councils can raise their Council Tax by up to 5%, of which 3% can be used to fund Adult Social Care. This is an extra 1% on what the government had planned. It is not known if the Conservative run County Council will levy the extra 1%. The extra 1% will bring in £2.3 million but will not bridge the funding gap, which in East Sussex has been £6 million each year for the last few years. This continued gap in funding will lead to further cuts which come on top of year on year cuts suffered by Adult Social Care in East Sussex.

  • richmond park by-election
    Article: Dec 2, 2016

    In the early hours of this morning it was announced that there will be another Lib Dem in Parliament following the election of Sarah Olney in Richmond Park.

    Former Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd said "Our win in Richmond is an absolutely extraordinary result. An increase of around 30% in our vote means the Lib Dems now have a new MP in Westminster. My heartiest congratulations to Sarah Olney and our campaigns team in Richmond. Clearly in Eastbourne where I lost the last general election by a margin of only 1.5% the outcome in Richmond is very encouraging."

  • Stephen Lloyd with our Sovereign Ward candidate Roger Howarth
    Article: Nov 7, 2016

    You may have heard that we have a by-election in Sovereign Ward on Thursday 24th November because one of the Conservative councillors resigned. We are pleased to say we've got an excellent candidate, Roger Howarth. Stephen Lloyd said "He is a very good friend of mine, as well as being the Eastbourne Lib Dems Treasurer. I know that were he to be elected he'd make an outstanding councillor for the Ward."

  • Cllr. John Ungar presenting Certificate of Merit
    Article: Oct 11, 2016

    This year's Wonderful Old Town's Front Garden initiative has proven to be a great success. The initiative was started four years ago by Councillor John Ungar and the Old Town Lib Dem Team.

    This initiative was to recognise the contribution by residents to enhance the environment for us all. During June every garden which can be seen from the street was viewed, that is approaching 4,000 front gardens. From those, around 250 were awarded Certificates of Merit. The certificates were delivered over the last few weeks.

  • Councillors David Tutt and Alan Shuttleworth discussing proposals with a local resident.
    Article: Oct 4, 2016

    Many local residents are incensed about the Wates Developments plans to build on the green belt between Langney and Pevensey. More private housing on farmland is not only environmentally wront but will increase existing flooding issues, and add to the problem for local health services and road issues. Our Hospitals and GP surgeries are already overstretched. Wealden Council has already approved hundreds of new private houses around Stone Cross. Eastbourne's Liberal Democrat Councillors will fight this development, it is simply absurd to assume that Eastbourne will handle the enormous strain that this private development will put on our infrastucture.

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