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Welcome to Bexhill and Battle Liberal Democrats. We update our website regularly and hope it will tell you all you need to know about what the LibDems are doing both locally and nationally.

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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

  • Article: May 14, 2022
    By Liberal Democrats

    The Liberal Democrats have selected Cllr Sarah Dyke as their candidate for the Somerton and Frome constituency.

    Sarah lives in the constituency and is from a Somerset farming family which can be traced back over 250 years to the local area. Sarah worked in the agricultural industry and is Portfolio Holder for the Environment on South Somerset District Council where she is spearheading rewilding programmes, investment in electric vehicle charging points and the council's zero-carbon targets.

  • Event: May 18, 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, for 'Pint & Politics'
    -- 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: May 13, 2022

    Liberal Democrats won right across the country in May's local elections with successes from the Scottish Highlands to Somerset, from Kingston-Upon-Thames to Kingston-Upon-Hull, from Powys to St Albans.

    Liberal Democrats elected 868 Councillors, a net gain of 224!

    We are winning again because we are listening to people. Because we hear their concerns and their frustration. Because we are standing up for our values, standing up for our communities, and fighting for a fair deal.

  • Article: May 12, 2022

    We're winning

    What an amazing outcome from this May's local elections:

    • Three more Liberal Democrat majority councils, taking us back to where we were before going into Coalition in 2010;
    • A net gain of 224 councillors, making this the fourth set of net gains in a row, something we've not achieved since the Iraq war;
    • 19% vote share (the national equivalent vote share, i.e. what it would have been if there were elections everywhere); and
    • The lovely bonus of seeing our sister party in Northern Ireland, Alliance, gaining seats and votes to move up to such an impressive third place.
  • Article: May 11, 2022
    By Stephen Hardy MBE in Bexhill Observer
    Dear Editor

    One of the reasons why the Conservatives did so badly in the local elections last week, losing nearly 500 seats, mainly to the Liberal Democrats, was because they have absolutely no plan to solve the current cost of living crisis.

    The only crumbs of comfort that they have hinted at to solve the crisis are incredibly to reduce the number of assistants in nurseries so the nursery could cope with more children by employing fewer assistants, and by making us have MOT tests for our vehicles every two years instead of every year.

    Both of these so-called 'helpful' ideas would save the average family very little but come with significant downsides, which the Conservatives have seemingly willfully ignored.
    Fewer childcare assistants means poorer care for our precious children and doubling the time between MOT tests means more unsafe and unroadworthy vehicles on the road.
    Instead of helping people, especially the less well off they have increased National Insurance charges which hit the poorest more than anyone else.

    That is why when given the chance in those parts of the country which had elections, the voters did the sensible thing and chose parties other than the clueless Conservatives.

    Stephen Hardy

  • Article: May 9, 2022

    The Federal Board will be holding another surgery, a chance to come along and ask us your questions, on Monday 16th of May. You can register to join us here!

    Interested in our plans for Tiverton and Honiton? Want to know drove success in the Local Elections? Have an idea for how we can improve? This is an opportunity to talk to us.

  • Article: May 3, 2022
  • Article: Apr 29, 2022
    By Mark Fairweather

    Child Poverty in Bexhill and Battle

    Official figures show that very nearly one third of the children in Bexhill and Battle are growing up in
    official poverty, and there will be many more only just above that abysmal level. These children
    represent the essential workers of the future - the future nurses, the future care workers, the future
    key workers. In poverty will these children be able to pursue education to fulfil their potential? In
    poverty it is a logical response to want to be earning as soon as possible, not pursuing education.
    How crazy is this? We don't have enough nurses yet the Government puts even more obstacles in
    the way of would-be nurses!

  • Event: Jun 11, 2022 10:00 AM
    Highfield House, Virgins Lane, Battle, TN33 0JH

    Jeremy and Kathryn Field invite you to enjoy a Coffee Morning in their garden at Highfield House, for just £5.00

    . Plants and Books for sale. Also a Round-the-Garden Quiz.

  • Article: Apr 29, 2022
    By Mark Fairweather

    The Government's "Clean Heat Grant" scheme comes into operation from April 1 st 2022. However
    no-one will be able to apply for the £5000 grant until May 23 rd . This means that only the richest, who
    can afford to shell out £10,000 and just hope that they will land the grant in the future, will be able
    to start work on installing a heat pump in the next few weeks.