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marvelous Meze at MaRlpits

Join us for a wonderful summer evening at Marlpits Lodge near Ninfield, sampling the finest aromatic delights of Turkish Meze and good company. Saturday 20th August from 6:30pm. All Welcome. Click here for more details

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We have all been shocked and sickened by President Putin's unprovoked and increasingly deadly invasion of Ukraine over the past weeks - click here for more

In Rother we form a significant part of the ruling Rother Alliance, providing three of the nine Cabinet posts including both Environmental briefs, and at County we form the official opposition. If you would like to get involved at any level we would love to hear from you.

Recent updates

  • Event: Aug 20, 2022 6:30 PM

    A Turkish Night to remember, £25 for members, £15 friends,

    Further information to follow. Keep the date free !

  • Article: Aug 12, 2022

    Serving on a committee is one of many great ways you can support the Party, and we are always keen to encourage new talent. The Party website has lots of information in the internal-elections hub.

    We have upcoming Federal elections for:

  • Article: Aug 12, 2022

    With our Brighton conference approaching (agenda and registration here), I've recently written the latest report back to conference on the Board's work. Here is a slightly expanded and updated version of that report.

    The next general election

    With a new Conservative Party leader nearly upon us, the range of plausible dates for the general election is wide open. As it now may well be much sooner than seemed likely at the time of our last conference, the Federal Board has been reviewing our general election plans.

  • Article: Aug 9, 2022
    By Liberal Democrats

    We need bold and urgent action to help families pay their bills and heat their homes this winter. There is no other choice.

    Families and pensioners across the country are in the grip of a cost-of-living crisis. We have already seen energy bills rise by £700 this year. They simply cannot afford another, even bigger rise of £1,400 in October.

  • Article: Jul 29, 2022

    General Election preparedness

    As is our key focus, in our last meeting we continued to discuss our General Election preparedness and planning.

    In summary, our plan builds on what worked in the 2019 general election (and previous plans), changes what didn't work, and looks to the future for new ideas and approaches.

  • Article: Jul 19, 2022
    By Stephen Hardy, MBE in Bexhill Observr

    Dear Editor

    You could argue that the Conservatives in recent years have had to deal with a huge number of crises, the global financial crisis, Covid, and a global energy crisis, a fallout from the war in Ukraine. But so have the rest of the world. The critical element though is what has been the Conservatives' response, their so-called 'big calls': stifling austerity, the western world's highest death rate from Covid and exposure of the truth that successive governments have failed to have a future-proofed energy policy.

    But hold on: this Government has made things even worse on all counts by their dogmatic pursuit of a hard Brexit.

    So do the Conservative leadership contenders have a solution to the mess we are in? Seemingly not as all are wooing the Conservative electorate, (who are in the main white elderly, well off men living in London and the South East) with tax cuts. The TV debates have shown that all the candidates are oblivious to the real problem facing us all, the climate crisis. Have any of them stepped outside their air-conditioned TV studios this week?

  • Event: Sep 21, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    The Denbigh Pub,LittleCommon Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 4JE
    Join the Bexhill Lib Dems in the Denbigh pub in Bexhill, on the third Wednesday of every month,
    -- informal discussions on politics and current affairs. All welcome, even non-members. This is a relaxed opportunity
    to meet your local party and find out how you can get involved, or just chat over a pint, or a cup of tea.
  • Article: Jul 15, 2022

    When will the next general election be?

    Sorry, I don't know. But I do know that the range of plausible dates is wide open - from only a couple of months away through to January 2025. And that whenever the date is, we also have a massive round of local elections in May.

    Which is why we need to step up our campaigning, capacity building and planning through the second half of this year. Even if this Parliament goes its full term, the benefits of extra canvassing, member recruitment and training this summer will still be considerable.

  • Article: Jul 13, 2022

    The Federal Conference Committee (FCC) met on Saturday, 9th July to start its work on the final agenda for Autumn 2022 Conference, which will be taking place in Brighton, with an option for online attendance.

    If you haven't yet registered for Conference, I would recommend doing so here.

    At the meeting we discussed several items in relation to future venues and the meeting and motions schedule for 2023 into 2024. As previously reported, we will be returning to York for Spring Conference 17 to 19 March 2023.

  • Article: Jul 6, 2022
    By Munira Wilson

    Each year, thousands of grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings and family friends step up to support a child who is unable to live with their birth parents. They deserve more support.

    Yesterday, I introduced the Kinship Care Bill in the House of Commons. This bill calls on the Government to provide all friends and relatives who look after a child who cannot live with their birth parents with an allowance of at least £137 a week: the same level as for foster carers.