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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.

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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.

    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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Recent updates

  • Article: Nov 24, 2021
    By Stephen Hardy in Letter to the Press. Bexhill Observer

    On Monday night, only Conservative MPs voted for the sneaked through formula on personal care costs in the Health and Care Bill. Amongst them were our two local MPs, Huw Merriman and Sally Ann Hart, whereas 19 of their own colleagues had the courage to recognise the formula, only included last Friday to avoid scrutiny, was deeply unfair.

    Putting a simple Bexhill example forward, it would mean that the older person who could only afford to have bought the one bedroom retirement flat on sale on De La Warr Parade for £65000, would see 100% of the proceeds of sale of that flat go to paying their care costs.
    Contrast that with the similar person able to have afforded the detached house on Collington Lane West at £1.2 million, that person's estate would see only 7% of the proceeds of sale going to paying care costs.
    In a so-called 'levelling up' world, Boris Johnson says we are aiming for, it looks to me that those on the up go even further upwards, and those at the bottom,even further downwards.
    Stephen Hardy
    Robertsbridge
  • Article: Nov 20, 2021

    Let's Make Lib Dems BME Friendly - It's Not What We Do, But How We Do It That Counts

    Below is an outline of why I am standing for Vice President.

    I am an established Race Equality and Diversity campaigner with a Business Management background and an established record of striving for Race Equity across the Party. In the course of my 25 years as Party member I have served on the Federal Policy Committee, International Relations Committee, been Secretary of the PCA, vice chair of EMLD and served as a Regional Diversity Champion. I am also Secretary of Lib Dem Friends of India. It is this personal history that accounts for my reputation as a Community Champion within the Party and my high profile amongst BME communities nationally.

  • Article: Nov 20, 2021

    Time and time again, we hear that the reality of what ethnic minorities face in our party and in our politics does not match up to the principles we hold, and, as a party committed to equality, it is vital that we apply our values and make a change. I will provide the positive vision and leadership we need to move forward and make that happen.

  • Article: Nov 20, 2021

    A campaigning Vice President, for a campaigning Party

    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?

  • Article: Nov 20, 2021
    By Tahir Maher

    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 and campaign with 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: Nov 20, 2021
    By Marisha Ray

    You, as Liberal Democrat members, have asked me for a diverse, inclusive party that represents all sections of all our communities well.

    I am standing to be your Vice President for minority communities to promote inclusion and to eliminate racism and other discrimination from inside our party, to inspire more and more candidates from under-represented groups to stand and to inspire all of us to engage on a sustained and substantive basis with all of the UK's communities so that we eliminate exclusion and disadvantage.

  • Article: Nov 20, 2021
    By Julliet Makhapila

    Your vote matters and is a Vote for Hope, Action and Transformation.

    From when I arrived in London as a teenager, Sir John Major was Prime Minister and I felt a connection with the city. Firstly at university, and later whilst living in Islington, my political views formed and I joined the Liberal Democrats.

  • Article: Nov 19, 2021

    How the Party is run, by, and on behalf of, every member is fundamental to how successful we are at delivering our liberal vision of Britain.

    The 2019 General Election Review (the Thornhill Review) set out how we must change in order to succeed at future elections. Since its publication, in many areas we have made strides, but there is still much to do.

  • Article: Nov 17, 2021

    Our campaign has already got off to a flying start in the by-election caused by Owen Paterson's disgrace.

    The local party had already made impressive progress in this May's local elections. They secured a clear second place and created many marginal Conservative-Liberal Democrat wards.

    Now we have a brilliant opportunity to turbo-charge that growth in our support and to see just how angry voters are about sleaze and sewage. Ed Davey is already on his third visit there.

  • Article: Nov 17, 2021

    How the Party is run, by, and on behalf of, every member is fundamental to how successful we are at delivering our liberal vision of Britain.

    The 2019 General Election Review (the Thornhill Review) set out how we must change in order to succeed at future elections. Since its publication, in many areas we have made strides, but there is still much to do.