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Bob Smytherman

I have been a Local Councillor for Liberal Democrats in Worthing for Tarring since 2002 and was the Executive member for Planning and Economic Development in 2003/4. I live and work locally. I worked in Old Nick\'s burger Bar in Worthing for 15 years after leaving college, before starting my own business.I am currently a Night Manager at the Chatsworth Hotel two nights a week and was a Cycling Instructor for West Sussex County Council teaching Year 6 and 7 children from local schools. I was leader of the Lib Dem group on Worthing Council from June 2004 until 2008 and reelected to represent Tarring Ward in May 2006 and 2010. I am currently Shadow Cabinet Member for Health, Safety and Well-Being I was elected as County Councillor for the Tarring Division in June 2009 and currently Spokesman for Adult Services I am also Chairman of the Federation of Private Residents Association that have been helping leaseholders for the last 40 years. Lib Dem Tarring Division Weekly Surgery is held at West Worthing Baptist Church in South Street , Tarring from 10.30 am to 12.00 noon EVERY Saturday morning

Liberal Democrats to protect state pension increases in law – Webb

PENSIONERS would be guaranteed to earn at least an extra £790 per year by the end of the next parliament under Liberal Democrat manifesto plans, Pensions Minister Steve Webb announced today. These changes mean the state pension will be worth at least £131-a-week by 2020, up from just £97.65 four years ago. Thanks to the […]

Liberal Democrats deliver 1.8m apprenticeships – Birtwistle

Liberal Democrats have helped create over 1.8m apprenticeships since coming into Government in 2010. Figures released today show 314,000 people started an apprenticeship in 2013/14. It means that 1.8m apprenticeships have been created since the coalition took power. This takes the Government close to achieving their target of creating 2m apprenticeships in this Parliament. Commenting, […]

More powers for Scotland inevitable – Clegg

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has welcomed a joint-statement by the Liberal Democrat, Conservative and Labour leaders in Scotland committing to more powers for Scotland in the event of a No vote in the referendum. Commenting, Nick Clegg said: “Today our unshakeable commitment to home rule for Scotland within a strong […]

Lib Dems to protect education budget from cradle to college

The Liberal Democrats will protect the full education budget in the next parliament, the Deputy Prime Minister announced today. Nick Clegg said the party would ringfence education spending for 2 to 19-year-olds. This means the Liberal Democrats would protect an extra £10billion of education spending based on this financial year, rising with inflation. Currently funding […]

Vote with facts

It’s only three days until the European elections – but only 26% say they are certain to vote in the UK. How many friends, family or colleagues do you know who won’t be voting? We know that many people feel they don’t know enough about European issues to make an informed choice; four out of […]

Nick Clegg launches European election campaign and manifesto

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has today launched the Liberal Democrats’ 2014 European election campaign. The launch took place in Colchester at a rally with activists and supporters, followed by a public town hall-style Q&A session hosted by Heart FM. The Liberal Democrats have also released their 2014 European election manifesto, […]

Liberal Democrats have fought to protect onshore wind – Davey

Commenting on the Conservatives’ 2015 manifesto commitment to end onshore wind subsidies, Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey said: “This Government is green because the Liberal Democrats have fought every step of the way to protect our environment and lead the fight against climate change.   “That’s why we are creating thousands […]

‘The fight is on’ – Nick Clegg launches European election campaign

Today [Thursday], Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will launch the Liberal Democrats’ 2014 European election campaign. The launch will take place in Colchester at a rally with activists and supporters and will be followed by a public town hall-style Q&A session hosted by Heart FM. Speaking at the launch event, Nick […]

LIB DEMS CALL FOR CABINET MEMBER TO RESIGN OVER NCP FIASCO

In the blame game over who is responsible and accountable over the payout to NCP one salient fact has been overlooked. Whatever officers have done or not done it is the Cabinet Member for Environment that is ultimately responsible for the parking portfolio. In July 2009 Worthing Borough Council (WBC) and NCP agreed to trial […]

More people in work than ever before – Danny Alexander

Figures published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that more people are in work than ever before with levels of employment up to 30.4m. Unemployment has fallen by 77,000 in the three months to February 2014 to a rate of 6.9 percent – the lowest level in five years. Wages are also […]