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Auction thank you

Silent Auction raises over £700 for funds to support our campaigns.

A Big Thank You to all those who generously donated a host of superb gifts, or personal time, and our lovely Bidders who made the Auction a Great Success!

If we are going to build a better, fairer, greener, more caring Britain we need our friends and supporters help, to raise funds and deliver our message.

Join us now and make a difference!

Christmas Draw

Buy tickets for the Lib Dem Christmas Draw

The Lib Dem Draw is a great way to donate to the Liberal Democrat cause, and you could win one of our tremendous prizes to boot. Tickets cost just £1.00 each.

We will draw the prize winners for the Christmas 2021 draw at 8:00pm on 9 December 2021 .

Your ticket purchase today will support Bexhill and Battle Liberal Democrats.

Latest Covid 19 information can be seen HERE

  • 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.

    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.

    Our Councillors are here to serve you, so please don't hesitate to get in touch, and please do check the website regularly.

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  • Article: Dec 4, 2021

    When I arrived in London as a teenager, Sir John Major was Prime Minister. I felt a connection with the City. My political views formed, firstly at university, and later whilst living in Islington. I joined the Liberal Democrats.

    I was honoured to be elected as the Lead London Regional Diversity Champion. I continuously help to increase participation and engagement within our inclusion and diversity teams. I am vocal within Liberal Democrats Members to help represent those underrepresented in the UK Politics. In 2020 I founded the national BLAC Liberal Democrats (Blac Lives Action Committee) with the mission to make heard the voice of Black members within the Party.

  • Article: Dec 4, 2021
    By Greg Foster

    Dear Lib Dem friends,

    I know already you are as keen as I am to improve the experience of people from under-represented groups within the party, particularly people who are not White. May I
    thank you now for your excellent attitude, for listening closely to my suggestions on what to do. The improvements are immediately noticeable. Please keep going.

  • Article: Dec 4, 2021

    Vision

    My goals for this role are:

    • I want to help provide a platform for better training and promote a programme that supports ethnic minority members to develop their potential, so they are competently able to stand for external and internal elections of office;
    • I want to see established an attractive and resilient message that helps to build a strong foundation for the Liberal Democrats to engage in Ethnic Minority communities;
    • Within the party, I want to establish a better understanding of Ethnic minority issues on housing, education, LGBT+, heath, crime, etc. This will allow us to better serve the ethnic minority communities at a national and local level.
  • Article: Dec 4, 2021
    By Greg Foster

    As a former Lib Dem Parliamentary candidate, I have seen prejudice close-up, within British politics and, sadly, within our party. And I know that I'm not the only one. My experience led me to take time to reflect and then, at Harvard, I learnt from world leaders on race equality, collaborative working, and leadership. I want to translate my experience and learning into change for our party in the UK. As a starting point, we must implement the Alderdice Review recommendations.

  • Article: Dec 4, 2021
    By Greg Foster

    I was a 100/200m Sprinter. Catastrophe struck in my early 20's when my achilles tendon ruptured. For 20 months I was in a wheelchair. I needed wheelchair-friendly public transport to hospital and the inadequacy of it shocked me. It made me realise that everyone has a choice. When you see something that's wrong, do you leave it for someone else, or do you fight for change?

    I decided to fight for change. I set up a transport company and, eventually, was transporting 5,000 vulnerable children and adults in wheelchair accessible vehicles. I got involved in drafting the Private Hire Vehicles Act and helped lead the campaign for cab safety. I delivered contracts to the 2012 London Paralympics. I was named in the Black Power List.

  • Article: Dec 2, 2021
    By Jeremy Hargreaves

    The Federal Policy Committee has had a busy autumn, kicking off our next programme of policy development work.

    We have spent some time over the last few months trying to understand the party's key political priorities to win over the voters we need, and the right messages and supporting policies needed to achieve that (recognising that detailed policy is not usually the thing that swings most voters). This has been the starting point for our latest programme of work.

  • Article: Dec 1, 2021
    By Cllr Kathryn Field in Battle Observer

    The Rich get Richer
    Long before being adopted as a song lyric, it was actually the romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley
    who first penned the line "The rich get richer and the poor get poorer".

    Back in the summer the independent think-tank The Resolution Foundation reported that during the
    pandemic the richest 10% of households had seen their wealth grow by £50,000 to a whopping
    £1.4m, while a third of the population gained just £86 per adult. The poorest 50% of the population
    own just 9% of national wealth. Much recent media criticism has understandably focused on how
    lucrative PPE supply contracts have been handed out, but the scandal that affects far more people is
    the way in which the wealth gap has continued to grow under this Government.

  • Event: Dec 15, 2021 7:00 PM
    The Denbigh Pub, Little Common Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN39 4JE

    We have booked our usual third Wednesday slot in December (the 15th) for the Bexhill Lib Dems Christmas Meal, from 7pm. This event has been a lot of fun in the past, so it's great to be able to hold it again, after missing last year. You don't even have to be from Bexhill;-)

    If you have not received an email with details of this event contact Thomas Taylor thomastaylor464@gmail.com .

  • Article: Nov 29, 2021
    By Liberal Democrats

    The Liberal Democrats have today called for urgent measures to support the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV), including a formal return and improvement of the shielding programme.

    The Government has so far failed to announce any specific measures for those who were classed as CEV in spite of their increased risk of serious illness from Covid. It comes after two cases of the newly discovered 'Omicron' variant of Covid were reported in the UK.

  • Article: Nov 25, 2021

    Today is Carers Rights Day, and the Liberal Democrats are continuing to stand up for carers.

    The Covid pandemic has shown that we are a nation of carers. But it's also shown how, for this Conservative Government carers are nothing more than an afterthought.

    From Ministers' abject failure to protect people in care homes, to their refusal to raise Carer's Allowance when they put up Universal Credit, carers have been forgotten and ignored again and again.