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

New rules to stop cover ups of poor care – Lamb

The Coalition Government has announced new rules to prevent cases of poor care being covered up. The announcement comes as part of the Coalition’s response to the public inquiry into the failings at Mid Staffordshire hospital. Robert Francis QC, who led the inquiry, recommended that there should be a legal duty of candour to ensure […]

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Rock enrol gets MEP seal of approval

Time to listen to young people across Europe… that is the message from Catherine Bearder Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England. Catherine hosted BtB (Bite the Ballot) and WIMPS (Where is My Public Servant) in Brussels as they launched an initiative aimed at boosting young voter registration ahead of the 2014 […]

Worthing Liberal Democrats Weekly Newsletter – 17th to 23rd March 2013

Articles for the past week: Leader:  Promise kept  News this past week:  1. Budget bonus 2. New Pool Opens Day Before County Election 2. Lib Dem Donates £200 To St Barnabas 3. More CIF Funding 4. More Traffic Regulation Orders WORTHING LIBERAL DEMOCRATS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 17TH TO 23RD MARCH 2013     Lib Dems will keep County services local where […]

“Agreement on a bankers’ bonus cap will usher in a much needed culture change” – BOWLES

Final agreement on a cap for bankers’ bonuses will be reached tonight in Brussels with the completion of the last trialogue negotiation between the European Parliament and European Commission. New rules on bonuses, incorporated in the updated Capital Requirements Directive (CRD), include: A salary / bonus ratio of 1:1 which can be raised to 1:2 […]

“Agreement on a bankers’ bonus cap will usher in a much needed culture change” – BOWLES

Final agreement on a cap for bankers’ bonuses will be reached tonight in Brussels with the completion of the last trialogue negotiation between the European Parliament and European Commission. New rules on bonuses, incorporated in the updated Capital Requirements Directive (CRD), include: A salary / bonus ratio of 1:1 which can be raised to 1:2 […]

“The Cyprus bailout deal is a disaster for EU rules and Single Market principles” – BOWLES

Sharon Bowles Member of the European Parliament for the SOuth-East of England and Chair of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, has said she is appalled by the Cyprus bailout, which includes ‘bailing-in’ some guaranteed deposits – i.e. swapping them for shares. Sharon said: “This grabbing of ordinary depositors’ money is billed as […]

Bowles claims victory for transparency in European statistics

Sharon Bowles Member of the European Parliament or the South-East of England and Chair of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, today welcomed the successful adoption of her report on European statistics. The European Statistics Authority 2010 Regulation* will improve transparency in the transmission of data from EU countries to the European statistics […]

Bowles backs ban on animal-tested cosmetics

The European Parliament has championed an historic EU-wide ban on the import and sale of cosmetics tested on animals. The UK prohibited the testing of cosmetic products on animals back in 1997 but will now, along with the rest of Europe, be adopting the EU ban on the import and sale of animal-tested cosmetics. The […]

Letter to The Times re bankers’ bonuses by Sharon Bowles MEP

Sir, Your 1st March editorial concerning bankers’ bonuses has several inaccuracies. First, MEPs from across the political spectrum have pointed out that the size of bonuses, linked for example to trading returns, induced over-risky behaviour and peddling of poorly understood products. This contributed significantly to the financial crisis. Greed turned to fraud in Libor-rigging and […]

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Bearder criticises delay on pesticide ban

A decision to delay a ban on pesticides which could harm bees is reckless, Catherine Bearder Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England has said. The European Commission held off on a pan-EU ban of neonicotinoids, which are thought to damage bees. It came as the UK Government said it wanted to […]