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

  • Liberal Democrats in government are delivering free school meals for all infant school pupils - now we plan to go one step further and extend the scheme to all primary school pupils.

    Following evaluation of this policy, the free school meals scheme would be extended, as resources allow, while ensuring that school food standards apply to all schools, including free schools and academies.

    Article / Sep 1, 2014
  • The Liberal Democrat manifesto will include plans for five new laws to protect the environment, it has been announced today.

    The manifesto plans include include legal targets for clean air and water, an end to dirty coal power stations and an ambitious decarbonisation target for the electricity sector.

    Article / Sep 1, 2014
  • Households could save at least £100 a year by improving the energy efficiency of their homes, under Lib Dem manifesto plans announced today.

    The Liberal Democrats would reward people who improve the energy efficiency of their homes by giving them a council tax discount and slashing their energy bills - a double bill cut.

    Article / Aug 31, 2014
  • Spreading opportunity through education will be at the heart of the Liberal Democrat pre-manifesto.

    The 80-page document will form the backbone of the party's 2015 election campaign.

    The party's focus will be a 'manifesto for the next generation' with a host of policies aimed at improving the life chances of children and young people.

    Article / Aug 31, 2014
  • On Wednesday 3 September, Liberal Democrats will launch their pre-manifesto, which will form the backbone of the party's general election platform.

    The party's focus will be a 'manifesto for the next generation' with a host of policies aimed at improving the life chances of children and young people. Read Nick Clegg's foreword to the pre-manifesto below.

    Article / Aug 31, 2014
  • Liberal Democrats will give fathers an extra four weeks paternity leave under manifesto plans announced today.

    Currently fathers are entitled to two weeks paternity leave but the Liberal Democrats want to go further and dedicate an extra four weeks exclusively to fathers. This will increase the protected paternity leave for dads to six weeks.

    Article / Aug 30, 2014
  • Liberal Democrat and former teacher Gerry Keating has been elected new councillor in North Jesmond (Newcastle Upon Tyne).

    Cllr Keating won by a landslide over a field of four other competitors, with more than 50% of the votes.

    The Lib Dems gained 711 votes at this by-election, beating Labour, who lost over 250 votes. The Conservative candidate gained 117 votes. The UKIP candidate had 112 votes, and the Greens garnered 94 votes.

    Article / Aug 29, 2014
  • Our third and final day in India began with an early rise of 5.15am so we could make the long journey to Southern India - myself to Bangalore to try to better understand India's 'Silicon Valley' and for Ed to visit Hyderabad to continue his energy and climate change discussions.

    After arriving at Bangalore's impressive new airport, our first stop was the Airbus India facility in one of the hubs of the city's IT sector. This Airbus site isn't where they actually build the planes - a lot of that happens in the UK - but it instead focuses on the hi-tech modelling, testing and simulation of civil aircraft.

    Article / Aug 28, 2014