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Welcome to Brentwood Liberal Democrats


Brentwood Liberal Democrat Team

We work tirelessly on behalf of our Borough's residents representing thier views and striving to improve the communities of Brentwood & Ongar. We believe by working together we can be build an open, tollerant and united community.

"Open, Tollerant and United"

We believe in Opportunity. That everyone, no matter what your background, should have the same chance in life. We want to fight injustice, reduce inequality and break down the barriers that hold people back, whether it is in schools, the workplace or anywhere people are denied a fair chance.

Brentwood Station (Romford Recorder)Help Us Fight The Boundary Commission's Proposals

The Conservatives have given the Boundary Commission the task of reducing the number of Westminster Parliamentary constituencies from 650 down to 600. They have made this move on the basis that it will save money and make all constituencies a similar size in terms of the electorate. However the Boundary Commissions proposals have shown little regard for historic boundaries, local identity and democratic accountability.

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National News from The Liberal Democrats

  • Trevor Sheldrick - new Liberal Democrat county councillor for Hadleigh Sep 16
    Article: Sep 23, 2016

    Liberal Democrats are celebrating gaining the Hadleigh seat on Suffolk County Council. As a result the out of touch Conservatives have lost their majority on the council. They can no longer be certain of driving through their policies at budget time and on other crucial votes.

    Suffolk's newest county councillor is Trevor Sheldrick, a respected town councillor with a long record of service to the town. The full result was:

  • Tim Farron
    Article: Sep 20, 2016

    Below is the final version of Tim Farron's speech at the close of the Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton today.

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    Liberal Democrats are good at lots of things. But the thing it seems that we're best at, is confounding expectations.

    We were expected to shy away from taking power, but we stepped up and we made a difference.

  • Article: Sep 20, 2016

    Sal Brinton, President of the Liberal Democrats, will give a speech today to members on the final day of the party's Autumn Conference.

    She will say

    Good morning, Conference. Here we are, constitutional amendments concluded - how will we all manage next week without the excitement?

    But seriously, I want to thank you for your involvement and responses to the challenge I put to you over a year ago to think how we could improve our Federal structures, and how we can work more effectively as a party. The thousands of suggestions and comment that you made to the Federal Executive have truly helped shape what came to Conference, and your contributions to the debates over the last four days has been genuinely helpful.

  • Article: Sep 20, 2016

    The Liberal Democrats are today launching a National Consultation exercise on the impact of Brexit on local communities.

    All Lib Dem parliamentary candidates will contact businesses, health and educational institutions and civil society organisations in their constituencies to discuss their Brexit concerns.

  • Alistair Carmichael
    Article: Sep 20, 2016

    The Liberal Democrats have urged the government to play its part in resettling refugees, in particular unaccompanied children, in an emergency motion at their Autumn Conference.

    The demand comes as Theresa May addresses a special UN meeting on migration in New York. Yesterday the Prime Minister resisted calls to take in more vulnerable refugees from Syria.

  • Lynne Featherstone
    Article: Sep 19, 2016

    Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change Spokesperson Lynne Featherstone has accused the Conservatives of trashing the coalition government's green legacy, including by slashing subsidies for renewable energy while spending billions subsidising Hinkley Point.

    The Government's own impact assessment has predicted up to 19,000 job losses in the wind and solar sector.

  • Willie Rennie
    Article: Sep 19, 2016

    This afternoon, Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie will give a conference speech on how the party will provide a progressive alternative to the Conservatives and SNP, the "terrible twins of divisive politics."

    Willie Rennie will say:

    On May 5th this year, in Scotland, Liberal Democrats started winning again.

  • Tim Farron in Whitehall
    Article: Sep 19, 2016

    Tim Farron has rejected Jeremy Corbyn's suggestions that supporting continued membership of the Single Market is 'Free Trade Dogma', saying that free trade is vital to our economy and to millions of jobs.

    He also called on Liam Fox to apologise for calling businesses too 'lazy' to export, and said that neither Labour not the Conservatives are now willing to stand up for business.

  • Susan Kramer
    Article: Sep 19, 2016

    Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Baroness Susan Kramer has called for a 45 billion pound investment in house-building, enough to build 150,000 homes a year for five years.

    This would form part of a wider fund to deliver on the infrastructure the country desperately needs - on roads, rail, broadband, schools and hospitals.

  • Article: Sep 19, 2016

    Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Susan Kramer will this morning deliver a speech to party conference on building an economy fit for the future, attacking the Conservatives for only standing up for the wealthy elite and Labour for failing to offer a credible economic alternative.

    Full text of Susan Kramers' speech below