Manifesto available for download here or as a web version below:
A LIBERAL VOICE FOR A LIBERAL CITY
The Lib Dem Plans for Brighton & Hove in 2019
Brighton and Hove is a city with a lot going for it. We have a great location, an entrepreneurial culture, the best independent shops in the country, two universities, and a vibrant arts and sports scene.
But it's also a city of contrast. We face challenges such as a low-wage economy, a housing crisis and areas of severe deprivation. This situation has been worsened by the Tory Government's continued austerity, resulting in damage to many public services like our schools, police and NHS. Meanwhile all three parties on the Council seem more focused on having internal arguments than on serving the city.
In Brighton & Hove, Lib Dem membership has trebled since 2015. We are the only national party that has wholeheartedly and consistently opposed Brexit, chiming with the open, internationalist views of this city where 68.6% people voted to Remain in the EU.
LIBERAL DEMOCRAT VALUES
The values of the Liberal Democrats are set out in the preamble to our constitution:
"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."
Our council candidates did us proud by standing on this platform in May 2019. We will continue to fight for representation at council level to be a liberal voice for our liberal city.
Our manifesto is an evolving document in a fast-changing world. The next council elections are scheduled for May 2023, but we won't stand still in the meantime! If you want to get involved in local Lib Dem policy formation, please contact us via our website, liberalbrighton.org.