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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)
  • Paddy Ashdown
    Article: May 8, 2015

    Paddy Ashdown has written to members of the Liberal Democrats on what has been an extremely hard night for the party. His letter is below:

    Last night was a bitter night for Liberal Democrats. Perhaps most bitter of all, the results do not do justice to your hard work, dedication or passion.

    You have fought the campaign of your lives, and I am incredibly proud of you.

    Let us remember what we fought for - liberal values, offering a vibrant, positive, and hopeful alternative for our country.

    The forces of decency, moderation, unity, respect for others and progressive politics are weaker this morning. But they are not lost, and they must not be lost.

    However painful this defeat, our fight for all this party stands for must continue.

    In 2010 we put the country before our party, and we should be very proud of everything that we, Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats have achieved.

    These will be tough days ahead for our party, and they could be tough times for our country too.

    But Liberal Democrat resilience has battled through time and time again, and I genuinely believe that, while diminished in Parliament, our voice will be heard again and is needed now more than ever.

    I look forward to fighting that fight alongside you.

    Paddy

  • Article: May 7, 2015

    Voters face the biggest political decision of their lives this polling day.

    Our amazing activists and supporters have been campaigning the length and breadth of the UK for a liberal voice in government.

    Keep up to date with all the latest news from the campaign trail by following us live here.

  • Article: May 6, 2015

    The surprise story tomorrow night will be the Liberal Democrats.

    Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg praised tireless work from activists to deliver a record breaking campaign and reminded voters they faced the "biggest political decision of their lives" on Polling Day.

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    He said:

    "We were written off at the beginning of this campaign - yet when the polls close tomorrow night, we will be the surprise story of the election".

  • Article: May 6, 2015

    On the penultimate day of the election campaign, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg told voters, "you face the biggest political decision of your life".

    With the polls neck-and-neck and no party likely to hold a majority in parliament, voters face the prospect of a new government lurching to the extreme left, the extreme right, or breaking up the country unless they vote Liberal Democrat to anchor Britain to the centre ground.

  • Article: May 5, 2015

    Britain faces a second General Election before Christmas without Liberal Democrats to provide stability in coalition, Nick Clegg has warned.

    Nick said it would be impossible for a minority government to pass key legislation without signing off controversial concessions to the nationalists and Nigel Farage.

  • Article: May 5, 2015

    Treasury figures analysed by the Liberal Democrats show the last Labour government signed off at least 138 Private Finance Initiative (PFI) projects in the hospital sector with private firms during their time in office.

    These controversial deals are the real threat to the NHS and are set to cost taxpayers £11.7bn in repayments over the next parliament.

  • Article: May 5, 2015

    Manatee, as we're calling it, is a piece of technology we've developed to allow us to deliver targeted messages to voters through Facebook and YouTube based on data we have collected from them and stored in Connect.

    This is a huge step forward and something no other party can do, It means we can talk to voters about the issues they're most interested in and hopefully persuade them to support us. Of course, protecting the privacy of the people whose data we hold is our absolute priority. Here's how we're doing that.

  • Article: May 5, 2015

    Newspapers from across the political divide are united in their belief Liberal Democrats have been a force for good in government.

    In their editorials, national titles recognise the Liberal Democrats achievements in government and the stability the party has brought to the country in the last five years.