Adur, West & East Worthing Party including East Arun

Monthly Archives: February 2014

Liberal Democrats bid for full consultation on part-night street lighting fails

Following the installation of new street lighting under West Sussex County Council’s PFI contract, many local residents have contacted their Liberal Democrat councillors to complain that their new lights are going off at midnight, when the old ones were illuminated throughout the night. Liberal Democrat councillors ‘called in’ the Conservative Cabinet Member’s decision to make […]

Worthing Lib Dem Budget Speech & Amendment by Cllr Alan Rice (Feb 18th 2014)

This being a time of austerity I read recently a book about a former time of austerity – between the two world wars.  In “The Road to Wigan Pier” George Orwell  describes the terrible housing conditions and the impossibility for many to provide decent food on the table in northern towns.  I hope and trust […]

Clegg challenges Farage to debate

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has challenged UKIP Leader Nigel Farage to a head-to-head debate on Britain’s membership of the European Union. Nick Clegg made the challenge live on air during his weekly radio call-in show Call Clegg on LBC this morning. The real question at stake in this May’s European […]

Employment grows again – Danny Alexander

Figures published today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) reveal that employment has grown once again. The number of people in work has risen by 193,000 on the quarter, while the number of women in employment has reached a record high of more than 14m. More than 30m people are now employed and in […]

Liberal Democrats launch cutting edge new website

The Liberal Democrats have today launched a cutting edge new website (www.libdems.org.uk), supported by NationBuilder – the world’s leading voter engagement tool – putting them at the forefront of digital campaigning in the UK. With predictions that 2015 will be the UK’s first data election, the Liberal Democrats are set to lead the way in […]

If Miliband is serious about climate change he should abandon price freeze – Ed Davey

Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey welcomes Ed Miliband’s calls today for a political consensus on climate change, having called himself for consensus on green issues in his speech to the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) on Thursday. Commenting, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed […]

Amendment by the Liberal Democrat Group to West Sussex County Council budget 2014/15

County Council – 14 February 2014     Performance Framework and Revenue Budget and Capital Programme 2014/15 Amendment by the Liberal Democrat Group   £ £m Total net expenditure in original recommendations   534.802 Additional base spending from 2014/15     Reduction in cuts/additional services comprising:     ·         Street lighting in urban areas after midnight […]

ONLY 3 WORKING DAYS left to SAVE some cash on Gas and Electricity !

Only 3 working days to go to the FIRST EVER Energy deal for Residents, promoted by your local Liberal Democrats. Hazel Thorpe, newly reselected  PPC  says “ It is a great example of Lib Dems in Government bringing a positive influence to local issues, action not just words- they don’t pay the bills”. Sign and […]

Not so Caring Tories Slash Housing Numbers by moving the Goalposts!

Worthing and Adur Tories agreed at a recent  Council meeting to make people, who move to the area,  live here for 2 full years, (as suggested by the Tory Secretary of state),  before they are eligible to be put on the Housing register and supported. Currently, the residency time is 6mths, and this was recommended […]

New Party Political Broadcast – #whyiamIN

This evening [Wednesday], the new Liberal Democrat Party Political Broadcast airs on BBC One, BBC Two and ITV One. You can watch a sneak preview here: http://www.amillionjobs.org/in_europe In the 2m 40s broadcast, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says the Liberal Democrats are the only party prepared to fight to keep Britain […]