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  • Cllr John Crockford-Hawley
    Event: May 7, 2017 3:50 PM - 6:00 AM
    All Saints' Church, All Saints' Road, WsM

    My year of office as Chairman of North Somerset Council is drawing to a close and the traditional annual civic service will be held this year in All Saints' Church (designed by George Bodley, the same architect who designed the national cathedral in Washington DC).

    Music will be of cathedral quality ……. and Chairman's champagne will be suitably chilled.

  • Article: Apr 22, 2017

    Tim Farron has ruled out doing any coalition deals with Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn after the election.

    Every Liberal Democrat vote and every Liberal Democrat MP elected is a challenge to Theresa May's Hard Brexit agenda. In the next parliament we will fight to stop a disastrous Hard Brexit, keep Britain in the Single Market and make sure people have their say on the final Brexit deal in a referendum with remain as an option.

  • Cider
    Event: Apr 25, 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    The Railway Inn, Sandford

    Want to know more - PUB'n'POLITICS - Tuesday 25th, 7.30pm, at The Railway Inn at Sandford. Join North Somerset Cllrs and others upstairs to debate some of the important issues as we build up to June 8th. Brexit, NHS, grammar schools to name but a few.

    And, obviously, you want to find out how we plan on winning!

  • Article: Apr 21, 2017

    The President of the European Parliament has said Britain would be welcomed back with open arms if voters changed their minds about Brexit on 8 June.

    This directly contradicts Theresa May's claim that 'there is no turning back' after Article 50.

    Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron said: "This shows it's not too late to prevent a divisive, hard Brexit.

  • Article: Apr 20, 2017

    Ed Davey, former Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, has accused the government of engaging in a "politically dubious" act announcing the controversial sale of the Green Investment Bank to an Australian bank in a cut price deal.

    Mr Davey, who is seeking the Lib Dem nomination for his former seat of Kingston and Surbiton, likened the £2.3bn agreement to "selling off the family silver".

  • Article: Apr 20, 2017

    Jeremy Corbyn is never going to be Prime Minister because he can't even lead his own party, the Liberal Democrats have said.

    Responding to Jeremy Corbyn's speech today, Liberal Democrat Shadow First Secretary of State Alistair Carmichael said: "Jeremy Corbyn is never going to be Prime Minister. He can't lead his own party, let alone our country. The more people see him, the less they want to vote for him.

  • Article: Apr 19, 2017

    Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has called out Theresa May for refusing to take part in televised debates as ITV announced they will go ahead with a leaders' debate.

    Speaking at Prime Minister's Questions today, Tim Farron said: "This election can change the direction of our country. From the consequences of potential hard Brexit outside the Single Market to the future of our NHS and social care, schools and environment.

  • Article: Apr 19, 2017

    Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrats' European Union spokesperson, has confirmed he will be standing again in Sheffield Hallam.

    In a statement Mr Clegg said: "Theresa May has called a General Election out of opportunism and intolerance: opportunism in seeking to exploit the weakness of Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour party; and intolerance in seeking a landslide majority to bring about 'unity', by which she means the ability to impose whatever interpretation of Brexit she wishes without meaningful scrutiny from Parliament.

  • Article: Apr 18, 2017

    The Liberal Democrat General Election campaign has got off to a flying start as new members have seen the party double in size since May 2015.

    In the short time since the snap General Election was announced the Liberal Democrats have gained over 2,500 new members.

    Commenting on the surge Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron said: "This election is a chance to change the direction of our country and thousands are joining our fight.

  • Article: Apr 18, 2017

    Liberal Democrats in Weston-super-Mare welcome a General Election and an opportunity to take out message to local people. This area is traditionally closely fought between the Lib Dems and the Conservatives - we won in 1997 and 2001, they won in 2010 and 2015. We expect to confirm our candidate shortly.

    If people want to avoid a disastrous Hard Brexit. If they want a Britain that is open and tolerant, then this is their chance to vote for a united, liberal alternative.

    North Somerset divided virtually 50/50 between leave and remain in the referendum. Only a Lib Dem vote offers an internationalist, sensible and electable alternative to the Conservative Brexit Government.

    Liberal Democrats have been holding the Conservatives to account on disability cuts, social care funding and the crisis in our NHS. It's Liberal Democrats who have led the way in challenging the attitude of the anti-Weston Conservative Council.

    If people want a change, they need to vote for it.