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Cllr Liz Cohen elected in Shenfield - December 2012
Brentwood's Lib Dem Councillors
Lib Dem councillors raise money for Sport Relief
Sport Relief 7
Cllrs Barry Aspinell and David Kendall are re-elected to Essex County Council in May 2013
Cllrs Barry Aspinell and David Kendall re-elected to County 2013
Cllr Ross Carter, Cllr Karen Chilvers, Cllr David Kendall & Cllr Graeme Clark - two holds & two gains in May 2012
2012 Election night
Protesting against the Sunday Library Closure in 2010
Protesting against the Sunday Library Closure in 2010
Protesting against the William Hunter Way development in 2008
William Hunter Way
Tim Farron MP visits in March 2011 and supports the successful Save the Town Hall campaign
Tim Farron MP at Brentwood Town Hall with Cllr David Kendall & Cllr Karen Chilvers
The night the Conservatives lost control - Brentwood leaders celebrate
Election 2014: Tories lose control of the council (Brentwood Gazette)
Cllr David Kendall & Cllr Karen Chilvers supporting Warley traders
Cllr David Kendall & Cllr Karen Chilvers supporting local traders
Cross party opposition councillors deliver return of one hour parking charge - July 2013
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)
Cllr Barry Aspinell signs the Brentwood Accord (Cllr Karen Chilvers)
Opposition councillors - including Cllrs David Kendall, James Sapwell and Graeme Clark, cross the line together at a charity event
Over the line
Lollipop Man
Lib Dem Cllr Vicky Davies is Mayor of Brentwood for 2014-5
Cllr Vicky Davies with her consort, Alan Davies (Jane Spriggs)
  • Article: Jan 20, 2015

    For too long, the subject of mental health has been ignored, marginalised, or left to the realm of social experiment or institutional stigma.

    Why does this matter? Well, just like physical health, we all have mental health.

    Mental health problems affect one in four people in any given year, and the numbers continue to rise. Mental health also costs the country £105bn a year in benefits, lost working days and tax receipts, and the cost of treatment.

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    Article: Jan 20, 2015

    Peter Mandelson has attacked Labour's mansion tax plans calling them crude and saying he instead prefers Liberal Democrat plans to introduce additional council tax bands.

    Lord Mandelson's comments prove yet again that Labour are all at sea when it comes to the nation's finances.

    Liberal Democrats are leading the campaign to introduce a mansion tax.

  • Article: Jan 20, 2015

    Liberal Democrats are delighted that The Sun newspaper will no longer feature topless models on Page 3.

    The decision to scrap the old fashioned sexism of Page 3 is long overdue and signals a change in how women are presented in the media.

    Liberal Democrats have heralded the Sun's new approach as a step in the right direction in ending the objectification of women.

  • Article: Jan 20, 2015

    The Conservatives plan to strip people of their human rights and allow British judges to ignore rulings by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), it has been reported today (Tuesday 20 January).

    Under their plans for a new bill which would replace the Human Rights Act, the Conservatives want to pick and choose who is entitled to human rights.

  • Article: Jan 20, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats have called for the supermarket watchdog - know as the Groceries Adjudicator - to do more to protect dairy farmers faced with low milk prices.

    Currently 4 pints of milk costs around 89p, more than a bottle of water, and that clearly shows the system isn't working in the best interest of dairy farmers.

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    Article: Jan 19, 2015

    Every region in England has pledged to bring an end to detaining people with mental health conditions in police cells.

    Authorities across England have committed to improving care for people with mental health issues and working towards ending the use of police cells under the Mental Health Act.

    The announcement from Liberal Democrat Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb comes as NHS England launches pilots in six areas to empower NHS 111 staff to deal with calls about mental health crises more effectively.

  • Article: Jan 19, 2015

    Liberal Democrats are leading the campaign to stamp out the mental health stigma Nick Clegg has said today.

    Speaking at a mental health conference he was hosting with Liberal Democrat Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb, Nick said:

    "Bit by bit, we are making progress: transforming people's attitudes and putting in place the reforms necessary to deliver long lasting improvements in our mental health services."

  • Article: Jan 19, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is calling for all NHS trusts to commit to a new ambition for zero suicides in the health service.

    Nick is today (Monday 19 January) hosting a mental health conference with Liberal Democrat Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb. The event brings together leading doctors, policy makers and campaign groups to discuss the future of mental health services in England.