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 Shoreham footbridge well under way

Shoreham’s new multi million-pound footbridge is well under way. We’re following the progress of the eagerly awaited bridge – here’s a look at how things are going.

Starbucks tax commitment welcome start but they must pay fair share – Williams

Commenting on the news that Starbucks has agreed to pay more corporation tax, Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson, Stephen Williams said: “I am glad that Starbucks has finally given in to public outrage and agreed to pay a fairer share tax in the UK. Other companies should follow suit. Over 12,000 people have […]

Time to stop barbaric ivory business

Efforts must be intensified to stop elephant poaching and drive down the global demand for Ivory, Catherine Bearder Memeber of the European Parliament for the South-East of England has insisted. The call was made as MEPs this week met politicians from 78 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries during the joint ACP-EU parliamentary assembly in […]


Euromyth Buster: My Top 10 Euromyths

The constant trickle of ‘meddling Brussels bureaucrat’ headlines and the downright barmy tales hot from some of Britain’s Eurosceptic newsdesks have become weather-worn by increasing ridiculousness. The bluster caused by these headlines often glosses over some far more important misconceptions, which are also vital to nip-in-the-bud. Catherine Bearder Member of the European Parliament for the South-East […]

Nick Clegg interview in AD LIB

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg has told new party magazine AD LIB that he will keep the Coalition Government in the centre ground. He also talks explicitly about Liberal Democrat achievements in Government, as well as things that would have been done differently if the Liberal Democrats had not been in […]

Capital Allowance will boost manufacturing and jobs – Birtwistle

Commenting on temporary increase in the Additional Investment Allowance from £25,000 to £250,000 for two years, Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committee on Business, Innovation and Skills, Gordon Birtwistle, who campaigned for this temporary increase, said: “It’s fantastic the Coalition has recognised the importance of manufacturing to the British economy and is supporting […]

Liberal Democrats cutting your taxes by £600 a year – Williams

Commenting on the rise in the Income Tax personal allowance announced in the Autumn Statement, Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson, Stephen Williams said “Liberal Democrats are working for a stronger economy and a fairer society, so that everyone can get on in life. That’s why we are cutting taxes for working people. “Today’s announcement means that […]

United front on adult social care funding in West Sussex

West Sussex County Council’s three group leaders have come together to back a campaign calling for more funding for elderly care. Research by the Local Government Association (LGA)* has shown that the rising cost of providing care and support to a growing ageing population, combined with the increasing cost of delivering other statutory responsibilities like […]


Liberal Democrats announce South-East of England candidates for the 2014 European Parliamentary Elections

The South-East England Liberal Democrats have  announced the ten candidates which will appear on the ballot paper in the 2014 European Election for the South-East of England Region. The elections are conducted on Closed Party Lists and will take place on 5 June 2014 to elect the 73 Members of the European Parliament from the […]

Sharon Bowles e-newsletter #13

Sharon backs Banker to the Poor This month I signed an open letter to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh calling for the fair and democratic appointment of a new Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Grameen Bank and its founder, Muhammad Yunus, who I met with last year to discuss the possibility of a London-based social […]