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  • Article: Nov 13, 2015

    Keep warm and safe this winter

    Get your electric blanket tested for free at Loughton Library and get advice from Trading Standards and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service while you wait!

    • When: Tuesday 17 November 2015 between 10am and 3pm
    • Where: in the Gallery, Loughton Library, Trapps Hill, Loughton, IG10 1HD
  • Article: Nov 10, 2015

    In 2012 Theresa May and the Tories brought forward plans to force internet service providers to keep a record of all your texts, emails and every website you visited.

    It was an enormous intrusion into our privacy, and a staggering attempt to grab our personal data on a scale we have never seen before.

  • Article: Nov 10, 2015

    In the debate on Monday, Tim Farron MP argued against the Government's plans to dismantle social housing by selling off council homes calling it an "all-out assault on social and affordable housing". He said:

    "We have a national emergency in housing. Millions of people suffer daily from poor housing, or from the uncertainty of not knowing where they will be living from one month to the next and whether they can send their children to the same school one term after the next. Across the country, we have soaring house prices several times higher than a median earner can afford, and a rental sector in which many people spend over half their income on rent."

  • Article: Nov 10, 2015

    Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly transport spokesperson, commenting on reports in today's Financial Times that TfL is paying 500 additional workers £1.5 million a month since September for a new Night Tube that will not start until next year said:

    "Soon the Mayor will be announcing the fare changes for next year and we will discover the real price that London commuters will have to pay for the long list of the Mayor's financial blunders and vanity projects.

  • Article: Jul 24, 2015

    Tim Farron savages Labour and Tories over Welfare Bill in maiden speech as leader.

    Speaking in the House of Commons the new Liberal Democrat leader called Tory plans to rip £12bn from welfare bill "unfair, unwise and inhuman". Tim Farron said the cut was unnecessary and accused George Osborne of choosing to attack the poorest families under the guise of economic necessity. He accused the Chancellor of "demonising" people with disabilities and mental health conditions. The Westmorland and Lonsdale MP also accused Labour of giving in to the Conservatives' narrative and said their position on the bill was "shameful".

  • Article: Jul 24, 2015

    In a huge blow to Britain's Green industry, the Conservatives have announced they will end all Government funding to the Green Deal - a programme set up by the Liberal Democrats in Coalition that helps people make their homes more energy efficient.

    Tim Farron has condemned the new policy, saying:

    "Today's news is yet another blow for green industry and British jobs. The Conservatives claim they want to tackle climate change, but this is further evidence they don't care about the environment.

  • Article: Jul 24, 2015

    We are delighted to announce that Tim Farron has been elected as Leader of the Liberal Democrats.

    In an all-member ballot for the leadership, 56% of members voted with the result revealed this afternoon.

    Tim Farron received 56.5% of the votes and in second place Norman Lamb received the backing of 43.5%.

  • Chris Greaves and Ann Haigh
    Article: Jul 17, 2015

    We are very sorry to report the death of our local party chair Chris Greaves. Chris was diagnosed with leukaemia and sadly his health deteriorated very rapidly.

    Chris was the Liberal Democrat district council candidate for Buckhurst Hill East in 2014 and for Buckhurst Hill West in 2015. Before moving to Buckhurst Hill he was an active member of Woodford Liberal Democrats where he was vice-chair and a candidate in the Redbridge borough elections. Chris was an energetic and positive campaigner and he will be greatly missed by his Liberal Democrat colleagues, as well as by the wider community of which he was such an active part.

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    Article: Jun 22, 2015

    Following reports that the Conservatives will cut wind farm subsidies earlier than planned, Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change spokesperson Lord Purvis said:

    "Anti-wind power Tories will put up electricity bills, cut green jobs and reduce investment.

    "This is bad for the environment, it is bad for the economy and it is bad for our energy supplies. This is the sort of short sighted mistake that the Liberal Democrats consistently stopped the Tories from making.

  • Article: Jun 22, 2015

    Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder has congratulated Europol and law enforcement agencies across the EU for conducting the biggest ever international operation against the illegal wildlife trade.

    Operation COBRA III led to the recovery of over 12 tonnes of elephant ivory and at least 119 rhino horns, and saw the participation of law enforcement teams and agencies from 62 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and America.