Adur, West & East Worthing Party including East Arun

  • Our campaign for a better Worthing

    • Support for low cost and rental homes
    • More childcare and flexibility in provision
    • More help with living costs for vulnerable people
    • The promotion of cheaper energy schemes such as Ichooser and renewables
    • Support remaining in Europe so that it can be improved

We will not sit on the fence!

Adur & Worthing Liberal Democrats totally agree with Worthing residents that open spaces such as our parks, sports grounds and our greensward should be kept open for public use for all ages. Schools too should be able to retain their playing fields and not be forced into selling off sections of land to development to pay […]

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‘Smart Worthing’ – Our Vision

Whilst we’re enormously proud of our town and its history, we need to look to Worthing’s future and prepare a town fit for purpose in an increasingly digital-led world. Adur & Worthing Liberal Democrats are proud to announce our vision of a ‘Smart Worthing’ – embracing technology innovation—making Worthing the most efficient, seamless, safe and forward-thinking destination […]

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Incredible night for the Liberal Democrats

After weeks of Liberal Democrat campaigning that has had the Conservatives thoroughly panicked, the results of the Witney by-election were announced early this morning. The brilliant Liz Leffman got just over 30% of the vote and secured 11,611 votes, putting her second to the new MP, Robert Courts. You’ll probably be aware that this seat […]

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Southern Rail: drivers balloted on strike action

More misery for Southern Rail passengers as drivers will be balloted for industrial action – after last-ditch talks failed to resolve a row over driver-only trains. Plans to extend driver-only operated trains are opposed by both Aslef and the RMT. Aslef, which was blocked from taking action by a court injunction earlier this year, will ballot […]

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Grammar Schools fail the test on social mobility

Responding to a BBC investigation which found fewer than half of England’s grammar schools give poor pupils priority in allocating places, Liberal Democrat Councillor Hazel Thorpe said: “Everyone has a unique learning style and the  age at which we want to learn. Grammar schools therefore do not suit everyone and from my own experience are divisive. Fortunately for […]

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Houses for sale signs

Home ownership is further away than ever

Average house prices in the UK increased by 8.4 per cent in the year to August 2016.  The average UK house price was £219,000 in August, £17,000 higher than a year earlier. Government statistics suggest Adur needs to deliver 6,800 homes by 2032. A shortage of space means Adur District Council has identified enough land […]

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Another #SouthernFail!

Adur & Worthing Liberal Democrats have been contacted by angry commuters struggling with Southern Rail’s new ‘Delay Repay’ system. If your train journey was affected by the wholly avoidable strike action last week, Southern Rail have set up ‘Delay Repay’ to compensate you – however the majority of customers trying to use the service have called it “unclear” and […]

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Our housing time bomb

You may have read about, or even attended, the public meeting on the future of housing in Shoreham and have concerns about the potential for tall buildings. Adur & Worthing Liberal Democrats believe that St Mary’s Church should be the benchmark height for all proposed residential developments and that tall buildings are not the answer to the […]

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It’s time to #ReformRenting

Britain’s rental system is broken and renters can’t get ahead and the Liberal Democrats are trying to fix that. With our Renters’ Rights Bill we want to shift the power to people who rent and end unfair rip-off letting fees. The average letting fee in Adur & Worthing is £355, many people have to pay over £500! […]

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What is mental health first aid?

Speaking at the launch of Worthing’s 4th Mental Heath Awareness Week on World Mental Health Day, (Monday 10th October) Councillor Bob Smytherman proposed a challenge to those present to take the Take 10 Together challenge and undertake Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training organised by MHFA England and and delivered locally by local charity – Coastal West Sussex Mind […]

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