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  • Article: May 1, 2019

    Local elections are being held across much of England tomorrow. Councils' decisions affect many things close to home. Here are a few reasons to ensure that Liberal Democrats are the ones making those choices:

    1. Local politics is in our DNA. Lib Dem councillors have a strong track record of listening, working hard and getting things done. We empower communities to take decisions at the lowest possible level - not impose it from Westminster. Lib Dem councils build more houses, are greener and invest more in policing and schools than those run by other parties. We deliver good quality services at a fair price to local residents.

  • Article: Apr 30, 2019

    We launched our brand new supporters scheme at conference last weekend. So far, over 5000 people have signed up - a huge welcome to you all!

    Are you on the fence about joining them? Here's some of the reasons they gave us as to why they registered:

    1. Brexit. We're the party of Remain. We're not giving up on that.

    2. Brilliant local Liberal Democrats. MPs, devolved parliamentarians, councillors, activists - take a bow. ūüĎŹ

    3. Being fed up of the Conservatives.

    4. Being fed up of Labour. These last 2 came up a lot, funnily enough...

    5. The emails they receive from us. Oh, stop it you.

    6. They watched our Party Political Broadcast. You can watch it here:

    7. For a fairer voting system. Because your vote should have the same worth wherever you cast it.

    8. To feel more engaged in politics.

  • Article: Apr 30, 2019

    In terms of furthering his Tory leadership ambitions, it's been a very successful year. In terms of tackling the knife crime epidemic, ending the Hostile Environment or providing certainty to the 3.6 million EU citizens living in the UK, not so much…

    1. Blaming the police for Tory cuts

    Faced with a surge in knife crime, police forces across the country are crying out for cash to reverse the £1 billion of Tory cuts that have taken 5,000 officers off the streets since 2015.

  • Article: Apr 27, 2019

    Clive spent the whole of his career in NHS management as well as serving as a magistrate for nearly 25 years which included sitting on related national bodies.

    He says "I have lived in Epping Forest District for more than 30 years and delight in its rural setting despite it being so close to London. For this reason, it is important to ensure that we maintain close scrutiny of all planning applications and resist those that are inappropriate that would spoil the environment and we must ensure that planning decisions are strictly enforced.

  • Article: Apr 27, 2019

    We launched our European campaign on Friday - and the reception has been great.

    We set out a simple, clear message - that a vote for the Lib Dems is a vote to stop Brexit. It's resonated loud and clear with Remainers up and down the country.

  • Nick Read (photo) (Epping Forest Liberal Democrats / Nick Read)
    Article: Apr 25, 2019

    Nick Read is standing in the Waltham Abbey Paternoster ward elections for Waltham Abbey Town Council and for Epping Forest District Council.

    Nick is a Chartered Accountant who moved to Waltham Abbey in 2017 with his partner. Brought up in Hertfordshire, he has a passion for nature and regularly goes running in Epping Forest and Lea Valley Park. Nick is a regular at the Gunpowder Park Parkrun event on Saturday mornings and has participated in resident-organised litter clean-ups on Pick Hill. Nick's passion for nature means that he is keen to balance the needs of a growing population with protection for the Green Belt and the Epping Forest natural environment for future generations. Nick is also the local broadband champion for Superfast Essex.

  • Article: Apr 24, 2019

    Epping Forest Lib Dems have announced their candidates for the upcoming elections to the District Council.

    If you'd like to help our team get elected and make a difference in your area, please get in touch.

    BROADLEY COMMON, EPPING UPLAND AND NAZEING

    Edward Barnard

    BUCKHURST HILL WEST

    Joseph Barkham

    CHIPPING ONGAR, GREENSTED AND MARDEN ASH

  • Article: Apr 20, 2019

    Five reasons to vote for the Liberal Democrats in the European elections on 23rd May.

    1. To vote against Brexit

    The Liberal Democrats are the only nation-wide party to have been fighting Brexit since the very beginning.

    We've spent three years campaigning for a People's Vote with an option to remain in the EU.

  • gif of printer printing our Euro addressed mailings
    Article: Apr 19, 2019
    By Shaun Roberts

    Our printers are working through the night to create mailings to 2.8 million people across the UK - telling them why they need to vote Liberal Democrat in the European elections.

    We're off to a flying start thanks to your generous donations.

    THANK YOU.

    In both the local and European elections, we have a real story to tell. Your support enables us to tell our story to millions online and offline.

    Our campaigning up and down the country is delivering more Lib Dem voters in the local elections and more votes to stop Brexit.

    But as the EU election has been called so suddenly, it means we don't know if we can raise the funds to keep campaigning at this high level.

    The Liberal Democrats are the ONLY pro-Remain party with the capacity to deliver a European election campaign on such short notice - here's what the papers are saying:

  • Article: Apr 18, 2019

    Local election campaigns around the country are going well with just under two weeks left. Like many of you, our home has moved into our regular election machine, and our driveway is the Watford garden poster factory!

    If you haven't yet, make sure to ask your local team for a garden poster (or window poster if you cannot have a garden one) and show your friends and neighbours that the Lib Dems are winning here!