Tiverton & Honiton By-Election announced as 23 June.
To join the campaign and get a Liberal Democrat MP elected
Queen's Speech fails to address the concerns of the people about the rising cost of living. Ed Davey raises fears about the neglect of Rural Communities, Pensioners and the most vulnerable in our society
In a disastrous night for the Conservatives the Lib Dems severely dent the Blue Wall yet again.
Liberal Democrats call for a cut in VAT
Brighton Festival 7 May to 29 May 2022. (See Events page for more details)
We can't turn our back on those fleeing Ukraine.
Families are desperately fleeing war with their children. We say "Let them in".
Event: May 7, 2022 - May 29, 2022Festival Booking Office
Brighton Festival opens on Saturday 7 May 2022 with the Childrens Parade. Starting at 10:30 am in Jubilee Street. The procession travels to Madeira Drive, via New Road, North Street, East Street and Grand Junction Road before finishing in Madeira Drive at 1:00 pm.
For details of the main events goto https://brightonfestival.org/, for details of Fringe Events go to https://www.brightonfringe.org/, and for details of the Artists Open Houses go to https://aoh.org.uk/.
Event: May 29, 2022 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Transcending Borders and Democracy Under Fire, 3 pm - 5.45 pm on Sunday 29th May 2022, at Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton BN1 1UF (https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/festival-of-europe-presents-164426/)
A MINI FESTIVAL IN SUPPORT OF DEMOCRACY AND PEACE chaired by Caroline Lucas.
Featuring live music, debate, and poetry on the topic of Transcending Borders and Democracy under Fire, this will be an event not to miss!
Music by Undead Musicians Club celebrating the life of the late singer, songwriter and pianist Rich Beahan, with musical direction by Chris Hookway.
Debate on the subject of 'Democracy under Fire' with writer, journalist and co-founder of Byline Times - Peter Jukes, British Green politician, economist and ex MEP- Molly Scott-Cato and writer, artist and activist - Madeleina Kay.
Poetry read by students from Poetry by Heart on the theme of 'Transcending Borders'.
25% of money raised will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee - https://www.dec.org.uk/ - for their Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. Tickets £10 - £20, concessions, drop in.
Article: May 18, 2022
The date for the Tiverton and Honiton has been announced to-day. It is 23 June, as is the date set for the Wakefield By-Election.
Article: May 18, 2022
The Office for national Statistics today announced that inflation is currently running at 9%. A poll by Ipsos found that 1 in 4 people skip meals as a result of the rise in prices and that 44% have changed supermarkets in their quest to seek lower prices.
Lib Dem Home Affairs Spokesperson, Alistair Carmichael accuses Priti Patel of trying to micro manage policeArticle: May 17, 2022By Vikram Dodd in The Guardian
The Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesperson, Alistair Carmichael, accused the home secretary of trying to micromanage policing around England and Wales from her office in Whitehall.
"Priti Patel might think she knows better than the police when it comes to fighting crime, but her abysmal record at the Home Office says different. The fact that so many criminals are getting away with it shows the Conservatives don't have a clue about the problems our communities face.
Article: May 14, 2022In Bloomberg
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak admitted to Bloomberg yesterday that the government's computer system cannot change payments more than once a year. In other words that it is inadequate for a modern welfare society. B & H Lib Dems respectfully suggest to the Chancellor that it might be a good idea to amend the software so that it can.