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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Liberal Democrats ending DNA database for innocent people – Huppert

Commenting on the news that today, the first of several million DNA samples were sent for destruction in line with the Coalition Government’s commitment to clear innocent people from the DNA database, Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Parliamentary Party Committee, Julian Huppert said: “In a fair society it is simply not right that […]

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£40 million to be invested on supporting people in their own homes

An extra £40 million will be added to the Disabled Facilities Grant to help people remain independent in their own homes for longer. Speaking at the Housing Learning and Improvement Network Conference, Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb said:   “For people with disabilities and older people, even the simplest things such as walking, getting […]

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UK must not rely on fracking for future energy hopes

The dash for gas could harm the environment and fail to cut energy bills, Catherine Bearder Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England has warned. On December 13 the UK Government said fracking could resume under strict controls to monitor for seismic activity. But Catherine said: “There is no doubt we drastically need […]

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MEPs will demand treaty change for single EU seat

A court decision to block plans to merge two Strasbourg European Parliament sessions into one week has been branded wasteful. Catherine Bearder Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England said there was now a compelling case to change the treaty and remove the need for an EU base in Brussels and Strasbourg. […]

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West Sussex Lib Dems call on County Council to back ‘Jessica’s campaign’

At this week’s County Council meeting (Friday) , Liberal Democrat Group Leader Morwen Millson hopes to persuade the Conservative-run County Council to add its voice to ‘Jessica’s campaign’ to raise awareness of the problem of scam  – or fraudulent  – mail. Jessica was a 78-year-old widow who responded to a scam letter, which said she […]

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Net tightening on illegal waste exports

Tough action is welcome on gangs dumping dangerous electronic waste in developing world, Catherine Bearder who is Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England has said. Catherine welcomed news the Environment Agency had uncovered a criminal network attempting to export broken electronics from the UK. Eight men and three companies were ordered […]

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EU decision should ease airport delays

New rules governing allocation of runway slots and noise levels at EU airports should cut delays, Catherine Bearder said today. The European Parliament has agreed to a package of proposals aimed at alleviating pressure on airports and neighbouring communities. Catherine who is member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England said: “Airports needed […]

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European Parliament votes for a unified patent scheme

Members of the European Parliament have voted to establish a Europe wide Patent system. The unified patent system would allow registration of patents with a single European Union (EU) authority rather than in each of its 27 member states and would also establish a unified European Patent Court. The European Patent Office would administer the […]

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“Libor and Euribor settlements should be paid into the public purse” – Bowles

The Chair of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England Sharon Bowles, has said that settlements agreed between banks and regulators over the Libor and Euribor scandals should be paid into the public purse to help reduce deficits. Speaking from Strasbourg, Sharon said: […]

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Coalition on the right track on unemployment – Mulholland

Commenting on the latest unemployment figures released today [Wednesday], Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committee on Work and Pensions, Greg Mulholland said: “The largest recorded fall in unemployment for over a decade is very welcome news. It shows that the Coalition Government is on the right track to get more people into work […]