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

Bowles proposes a small print charge for legal disclaimers

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, welcomed the vote  support of the Saïd El Khadraoui report on Shadow banking. The report is aimed at getting a better regulatory grip on shadow banking. The final report, which was voted […]

Appointment of Yves Mersch to ECB Board: Statement from Sharon Bowles

“The European Central Bank (ECB) now has a member on its highest board without a democratically established mandate. The European Uunion’s (EU) heads of state have sent a clear signal of what their idea of a democratic process is: a tool to be upheld in form and discarded when its truths are inconvenient. “Citizens across […]

Bearder pressure helps unlock money for rural broadband across West Sussex

A superfast broadband scheme to invest £6.2m  in rural broadband in West Sussex has been given the green light by the European Commission, following pressure from Catherine Bearder Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England. Work to start laying cable can start which will mean improved internet speeds to homes and businesses based […]

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Lib Dem MEPs join calls for reform of abortion law in Ireland

Members of the European Parliament  have joined a protest calling for urgent reform of Ireland’s abortion law. Catherine Bearder Members of the European Parliament for the South-East of England took part in an action day, which included demonstrations at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, as well as outside Irish embassies around the world. She joined more than […]

MEPs demand robust regulation on shale gas, but fracking ban rejected

Rules to control shale gas exploitation do not go far enough, Catherine Bearder Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England has said. Catherine voted to support a call to member states to ban new fracking operations in the European Union, but the amendment was rejected by other MEPs. It comes after residents […]

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Euromyth Buster: EU debate should be based on fact, not fantasy

The British media is in love with the Euromyth. The invented tales about European Union policy have the ability to amuse and terrify the public. But Catherine Bearder, Liberal Democrat Member of the European Parliament for the South-East England, explains why she has launched her Euromyth Buster campaign to make sure fact is not substituted […]

Ban brutal business of shark finning

Catherine Bearder Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England urged  the European Union (EU) to push ahead with laws to protect sharks from an agonising death. It comes amid concern over the popularity of shark fin soup, which is a delicacy in Chinese cooking and made from the fins of various shark species. […]

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Euromyth Buster: Time to tackle Euromyths

Catherine Bearder Member of the European Parliament for the South-East Of England today posed the following question To be honest, is it really a surprise when people become exasperated by the European Union? Let’s face it, they are rarely presented with the facts. and, if we are to have a reasonable debate about the EU, […]

Worthing Lib Dems – taking action to fill empty homes

Did you know that Empty Homes Week starts on November 26th? It is a real scandal that when so many people want a home to live in, the previous Labour government let numbers of empty homes rocket upwards. Thanks to Lib Dem pressure the government has been working hard on turning this round and filling […]

Sharon Bowles comments on postponement of ECB executive board candidate’s hearing

The hearing of European Central Bank (ECB) executive board candidate, Yves Mersch, scheduled in the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, has been postponed. Explaining the decision, Sharon Bowles Member of the European Parliament and Chair of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, said: “A decision was taken by the Coordinators of the Economic […]