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

  • Speaking at the Welsh Liberal Democrat Spring Conference in Cardiff, Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said that the Welsh NHS could benefit from up to £450m extra under his party's plans.

    Accusing the Labour party of failing to support Wales' health service, Nick argued that this extra investment can be used, amongst other things, to support Kirsty Williams' pledge to increase the number of nurses on hospital wards.

    Article / Feb 27, 2015
  • Liberal Democrat Peer Jeremy Purvis has today welcomed the successful progress though the House of Lords of the Lib Dem Bill to enshrine the UK's aid spending target in law.

    The Bill, which was proposed in the Commons by Michael Moore MP and which would ensure 0.7% of the UK's Gross National Income is spend on international aid, cleared its Report Stage despite sustained pressure from a small minority of Peers set on derailing the proposals.

    Article / Feb 27, 2015
  • Labour's plan to cap maximum tuition fees to £6,000 is deeply regressive. Under their plans only the wealthiest graduates would benefit.

    Only graduates with a starting salary of at least £35,000 would pay less. A salary only paid for by a handful of big City firms.

    This compares to an average graduate starting salary of £21,700.

    Article / Feb 27, 2015
  • Commenting on the Conservatives record on immigration, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said:

    "I said to David Cameron he shouldn't make the commitment because it was inevitable he was going to break it because you can't control the net figure.

    "They made that commitment - we said we were not going to do it as a coalition government .. and they are now going to have to suffer the embarrassment.

    Article / Feb 26, 2015
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    Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show the highest level of pension saving since records began in 1997.

    Pension membership has risen across all age groups. The figures underline the success of automatic enrolment, where workers are automatically placed in a pensions scheme.

    To date the programme has brought more than five million workers into a pension scheme.

    Article / Feb 26, 2015
  • This morning I announced the results of the first auction for green energy generation. The results are impressive - more clean energy at lower costs.

    Thanks to this first renewable electricity competition of its kind, I have offered contracts to 27 renewable energy projects across the UK. Enough to power 1.4 million homes and save the equivalent carbon emissions of taking 2 million cars off the road.

    Article / Feb 26, 2015
  • Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced an extra £500,000 to provide support for veterans in Colchester.

    Vulnerable ex-military service men and women in Colchester will benefit from the Veterans Pathway which will help them full reintegrate back into civilian life.

    Veterans Pathway is a consortium established to provide 65 units of temporary, supported and independent accommodation for ex-service men and women most in need.

    Article / Feb 26, 2015
  • Liberal Democrat Minister for Energy & Climate Change Ed Davey has announced plans for 27 renewable electricity projects which together could power 1.4 million homes, comparable to the number of households in Wales.

    If built, these projects could support thousands of green jobs, bolster energy security and cut the cost of renewable electricity.

    Article / Feb 26, 2015