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  • Event: Sep 19, 2019 8:00 PM
    The Oak, 135 Sevenoaks High Street

    Sevenoaks Liberal Democrats are holiding our first Liberal Pint event on Thursday 19 September and we would love you to attend!

    Liberal Pint is exactly what it sound like - an informal drink and chat among liberals - and many other local LibDem groups have found these a great way for members to keep in touch.

  • PPC for Dartford, Kyle Marsh
    Event: Sep 21, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Dartford Liberal Democrats

    It's about time we all got together!

    Please join us for our first ever Coffee Morning Fundraiser on Saturday, 21 September between 10am and 1pm. As this is a party fundraiser, we'll be asking for a donation of £3.50.

    There will be plenty of home-made treats and fresh coffee available, and it will be a great opportunity to meet other local Liberal Democrats.

  • From l to r: Antony Hook MEP, Ukonu Obasi (Gravesham PPC), Judith Bunting MEP, Kyle Marsh (Dartford PPC)
    Article: Sep 7, 2019
    By John Death

    Lib Dems in Gravesham welcomes two of our SE Region MEPs to a Street Stall in Gravesend. Antony Hook and Judith Bunting both came to support our discussions with local people and meet our new PPCs for Gravesham and Dartford.

    Gravesham may have voted firmly Leave, but views are changing even here. At a street stall on Saturday 7th September, we found lots of people relieved that someone was arguing the Stop Brexit case. And almost everyone could see a better use for £30 bn than the cost of a No-Deal Brexit.

  • The Vine - Sevenoaks
    Article: Jul 14, 2019
    By Tony Clayton

    Sevenoaks' Lib Dem Councillors have asked thousands of voters how they would start the journey to zero carbon - starting now. We know government is moving too slowly and will miss the targets it has set to avoid serious climate damage. So we need to make this happen locally.

    Here are ideas so far - Will you support them? What else will make a difference?

  • Gillian Douglass 1
    Article: Jul 8, 2019
    By Gillian Douglas

    People who have sexual identities other than heterosexual have been discriminated against throughout history. It is important, therefore, that children are taught about LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, etc.) rights in school, both to gain awareness and to help the situation improve. The Liberal Democrats campaign against prejudice and discrimination against LGBT+ people while continuing to campaign for the UK government to ratify the Instanbul Convention which protects the rights of women and girls.

  • Tony Clayton in Bayham Rd
    Article: Jun 25, 2019
    By Tony Clayton

    Your Council Tax bill which arrived in April repeats the story of above inflation increases. Up 5.4% this year - bringing the rise over five years to almost a quarter. Much higher than the 10% increase in most wages over the same period.

    More local services are now paid for through the regressive Council Tax system, which hits low income families harder. Less comes through central government from income tax, which is related to ability to pay.

  • Article: Jun 17, 2019

    Compulsive viewing!

    For the past 18 months Belgian filmmaker Alain de Halleux has been following Michel Barnier, EU chief negotiator, behind the scenes of events with a film tracing in real time the various stages of the discussions that led to the agreement, still awaiting ratification, on the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union.