Brentwood's Lib Dem Councillors

Cllr Liz Cohen elected in Shenfield - December 2012

Sport Relief 7

Lib Dem councillors raise money for Sport Relief

Cllrs Barry Aspinell and David Kendall re-elected to County 2013

Cllrs Barry Aspinell and David Kendall are re-elected to Essex County Council in May 2013

2012 Election night

Cllr Ross Carter, Cllr Karen Chilvers, Cllr David Kendall & Cllr Graeme Clark - two holds & two gains in May 2012

Protesting against the Sunday Library Closure in 2010

Protesting against the Sunday Library Closure in 2010

William Hunter Way

Protesting against the William Hunter Way development in 2008

Tim Farron MP at Brentwood Town Hall with Cllr David Kendall & Cllr Karen Chilvers

Tim Farron MP visits in March 2011 and supports the successful Save the Town Hall campaign

Election 2014: Tories lose control of the council (Brentwood Gazette)

The night the Conservatives lost control - Brentwood leaders celebrate

Cllr David Kendall & Cllr Karen Chilvers supporting local traders

Cllr David Kendall & Cllr Karen Chilvers supporting Warley traders

Opposition councillors (Lib Dem, Labour, Brentwood First & Independent) celebrate their successful campaign (Back Row: Aspinell, Mynott, Davies, Le Surf, Morrissey & Lloyd. Front Row: Clark, Chilvers, Cohen, Keeble, Quirk, Sapwell & Clarke)

Cross party opposition councillors deliver return of one hour parking charge - July 2013

Cllr Barry Aspinell signs the Brentwood Accord (Cllr Karen Chilvers)
Over the line

Opposition councillors - including Cllrs David Kendall, James Sapwell and Graeme Clark, cross the line together at a charity event

Lollipop Man
Cllr Vicky Davies with her consort, Alan Davies (Jane Spriggs)

Lib Dem Cllr Vicky Davies is Mayor of Brentwood for 2014-5

  • Towards the end of the Scottish referendum campaign the leaders of the three main parties made a vow that we would deliver significant new powers to the Scottish Parliament. We not only delivered on that vow, on the timetable that we said, we've actually over delivered on it. It's vow max, if you like, and now we will have a Scottish parliament which can raise the majority of the money that is spent in Scotland, as well as gaining significant new welfare powers.

    Article / Nov 28, 2014
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    To mark Carers Rights Day, Liberal Democrats are urging people who care for ill or disabled loved ones to find out about the financial and practical support they are entitled to.

    Across the UK there are around 6.5m unpaid carers looking after family, friends and neighbours.

    These unsung heroes save the country an estimated £119bn a year, which is why Liberal Democrats want to give something back to those who dedicate their time to care for another person.

    Article / Nov 28, 2014
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    Children with mental health conditions who have committed no crime should not be kept in police cells while awaiting treatment.

    In England last year, more than 200 under 18s who suffered a mental health crisis were held in police cells instead of being taken to health based places of safety.

    These children were locked up due to staff shortages and lack of appropriate facilities.

    Article / Nov 27, 2014
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    More than 2,000 struggling schools could be turned around if they had effective support, Liberal Democrat Schools Minister David Laws has said.

    Speaking to CentreForum, David said the Conservatives' determination to monitor all schools from Whitehall threatens standards in education.

    He said the Conservatives refused to introduce proper oversight for academies and free schools, relying only on the Department for Education.

    Article / Nov 27, 2014
  • Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has today unveiled the biggest single investment in cycling.

    The funding worth £214m is designed to make it easier and safer to get on your bike in the UK.

    In July Nick said he wanted to see the number of journeys made by bike more than doubled by 2020. Nick will today discuss how this will be made possible by the new funding when he hosts a cycling summit in Bristol.

    Article / Nov 27, 2014
  • Nick Clegg has announced plans to see abandoned buildings brought back to life in a renewed effort to tackle a chronic problem where vast sites in Northern cities become empty and unused for long periods of time, making areas look blighted.

    Nick wants to help match-make entrepreneurs and community groups with local authorities and land-owners to find temporary uses for vacant buildings and land rather than let those sites go to waste.

    Article / Nov 27, 2014
  • The rise of the so-called Islamic State in Syria and Iraq is one of the most serious and dangerous issues we have had to face since we came into Government. Whatever we call this organisation - IS, ISIL or Da'ish - we can't ignore their brutal activity. The graphic and disturbing images of violence coming from Syria and Iraq show the barbaric way this extremist group has perverted the Muslim faith.

    Article / Nov 26, 2014
  • Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg announced that he will be establishing and chairing a new Mental Health Taskforce, which will include Cabinet Ministers from across the coalition.

    The Liberal Democrats have been campaigning on mental health issues for many years, with a focus on bringing treatment for mental health problems in line with physical health and ending years of discrimination.

    Article / Nov 25, 2014