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
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Challenge your MP and Cllrs. to improve our Education Provision

As Liberals, we welcome the U-turn by the government to drop forced academisation for every school. There are still many shortcomings of this government and their way of thinking to challenge – loss of qualified teachers, reduction in School and College funding, loss of parent governors and lack of school places for starters. To find […]

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Brexit- our reflections

“On the 23rd of June 2016 a seismic event took place in Britain. We voluntarily voted the whole United Kingdom out of European Union (EU) membership. As Liberal-Democrats we believe this was a huge constitutional mistake that will not benefit Britain’s future generations and their standards of living for decades to come. To alleviate the […]

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Hate Crime following Brexit fallout

In response to public demand – a motion was agreed by councillors present at the July Full Council 2016. We condemn any form of racism, xenophobia, hate crime and any form of discrimination. We value our European and overseas residents – Liberal Democrats’ Bob Smytherman and Hazel Thorpe have also put forward a practical solution […]

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Let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water

Voting for staying IN or leaving is a serious business. It can’t be reversed and the impact of the referendum is already being felt.Local language schools who bring trade and tourism to our Town are cancelling their bookings. Think carefully – do you want more austerity because people aren’t buying and selling or do you […]

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Worthing This Week

This week I chaired an EU presentation on staying IN Europe. Our Speakers, Baroness Kate Parminter, Deputy Liberal Democrat Leader in the House of Lords, who specialises in the Environment and Antony Hook former MEP candidate and barrister spoke to Members about the negative impact of leaving and the positive effect of staying In. Kate’s […]

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Worthing This Week

This weekend I supported Friends of Tarring Park by joining the litter picking patrol with several local residents. Fortunately we couldn’t pick up vast amounts of litter as it was reasonably clear this week. So not a big problem and no needles either – let’s hope it stays that way over the coming months.

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Worthing This Week

The Mayor Making on Friday was an emotional affair, when our first Canadian Lib Dem Cllr Michael Donin stood down in favour of Conservative Cllr Shaun McDonald. Our heartfelt thanks are sent to Michael and his Mayoress Linda Williams for a splendid year,having supported countless individuals and groups over their year. They also raised over […]

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WH 030614 Worthing Lib Dem leader Keith Sunderland. Photo by Derek Martin

Who cares?

I just had a call from a family who are due to be evicted in 8 days time. They are a working family and the wife is pregnant with their fourth child. It is simply because the landlord wants their flat back not because they have done anything wrong. What puzzles me is why I […]

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There is a problem but this isn’t the solution

Dealing with the homeless is not easy but fining them for begging is not the answer. There is a concern that this will be used to harrass the homeless community so that they do not make shoppers feel bad. There are some problem people but there are alreday dispersal orders and the vagrancy act to […]

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Latest daft idea. Fine people who have no money

The Latest idea from the Conservatives is to fine rough sleepers. £100 spot or £1000 in court if they can’t pay. You can just imagine the conversation: Police Officer: ” You have been found rough sleeping and are therefore liable to pay a fine of £100. If you fail to pay this then I have to […]

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